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Ask-Me-Almost-Anything (AMAA): Centering Student Engagement with Ethnographic Monographs by Christine Sargent

Christine Sargent , December 6th, 2021


“Why is this a book?” The student who volunteered this question during a class discussion could not have known how meaningful – and unsettling – I found the…


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Ancestral Lines: Return to Uiaku

John Barker , December 1st, 2021


Morning on Ganjiga beach March 2020. I had been in Uiaku for just over a week, but already established a pattern of sorts. Each evening after visitors had…


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David Graeber LSE Tribute Seminar: Lost People

focaal_admin , November 30th, 2021


Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar is not David’s first published book, but it is based on his doctoral thesis and, in this sense, his…


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Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León

The Familiar Strange , November 28th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León This week Carolyn sits down with Jason De León, anthropologist, photographer…


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Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021


by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…


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Too Fat to Be an Anthropologist

Alex D'Aloia , October 24th, 2021


In what now feels like a lifetime ago, I was having one last catch up with a mate from my PhD cohort before we both set off for…


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Illustrating ASSA’s findings with comics – part 5

Georgiana Murariu , October 12th, 2021


By Georgiana Murariu and Laura Haapio-Kirk In this blog post, we present the fifth comic in our ASSA comics series, set in rural Ireland. The comic below highlights…


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Fetishes or Cyborgs? Religion as technology in the Afro-Atlantic space

Giovanna Capponi , October 12th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Exú, the trickster god, Axé Ilé Oba – São Paulo (photo by Giovanna Capponi)…


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EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics

The Familiar Strange , October 3rd, 2021


The Familiar Strange · EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics We’re back this week with Joe’s first interview! For this episode,…


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Sudan: Its diversity, economics and history

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2021


by Jehron Muhammad KHARTOUM, Sudan—Nothing says diversity like Sudan. Once Africa’s largest country, now divided by neocolonial and neoliberal machinations … More


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#PoliticalEngagements: Digital Engagements

Maya Avis , September 27th, 2021


For many social anthropologists working on different forms of political expression, online settings have become an inextricable part of their research sites, a trend further entrenched by the…


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Ep# 79 A Journey to the West: Nicholas Ng on the Music of the Teochew Diaspora in Western Sydney

The Familiar Strange , September 5th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep# 79 A Journey to the West: Nicholas Ng on the Music of the Teochew Diaspora in Western Sydney We’re back this week with…


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Feeling Digital and Reimagining Fieldwork during COVID Times

digitalethnography , September 3rd, 2021


Yichen Rao, Anna Castel & Lili Almási-Szabó* During the outbreak of COVID-19, everyday life has been modified in accordance with the protocols that every country has implemented. These…


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Will “Only Murders” be funny? It depends.

Grant , August 30th, 2021


Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez to star in the new show Only Murders. Variety tells us that the new show called Only Murders and staring Selena…


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Book review: Citizen Designs (2021) by Eli Elinoff

lorenagibson , August 23rd, 2021


The University of Hawaiʻi Press has been publishing some excellent books lately, including Eli Elinoff’s first monograph, Citizen Designs: City-Making and Democracy in Northeastern Thailand (20…


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Like, Share, Comment, and Follow: Labor and Capital on Instagram

Lakshita Malik , July 14th, 2021


Screenshot of the Instagram profile of the influencer discussed in the blog. Social media content creator Ishita Mangal (@ishitamangal) uploaded a post with multiple slides on her Instagram…


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Strange Bedfellows: On Trauma and Ethnographic Vulnerability

Sandhya Fuchs , July 5th, 2021


I never expected that laughter would be part of the solution. I had set out on fieldwork with rather vague notions about the importance of sensitivity and silence…


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Knowledge Production, Toxic Corporate Capital, and the Anthropologist’s Entangled Ethics

Saudi Garcia , June 29th, 2021


The dominant disciplinary literature on cultures and practices of extractivism relies on a separation of “the field,” and the insights gained there, from our professional lives as anthropologists…


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Aging in a Digitalized World: Beyond a User/Non-User Framework*

digitalethnography , June 24th, 2021


Sophie Colas** Engagement with digital technology takes numerous, often very abstract and tenuous forms that sometimes involve the intervention of other people. Such multiple engagement with digit…


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Writing Life No. 15: An Interview with Kalindi Vora by Alberto Morales

Alberto Morales , June 24th, 2021


Kalindi’s laptop sits inside her car, which serves as a writing space sometimes. The last time I spoke to Kalindi in person was at the Society for the…


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Ethnographic Poetry and Academic Writing: A Reflection

Jarrod Sim , June 20th, 2021


“Whatever your eye can see, it’s vecik.” This line resonated with me while I was conducting my fieldwork in Taiwan with the indigenous Paiwan village known as Paridrayan….


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Days of Their Lives: The Limits, Possibilities, and Parallels of Media-Ted Research during a Pandemic

Sreenidhi Krishnan , June 17th, 2021


On a regular day, a Hindi soap opera production set in Mumbai is home to upwards of 100 artists and technicians – production associates, actors, make-up artists, costume…


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Writing Life No. 13: An interview with Matthew Wolf-Meyer by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , June 3rd, 2021


From the bottom left, clockwise: my writing board (which currently has a note from my kids and a note about a future paper to be written), a stack…


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Ep #75 The Anthropologists Perspective on Nomadland & Commodified Mothers: This Month of TFS

The Familiar Strange , May 16th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #75 The Anthropologists Perspective on Nomadland & Commodified Mothers: This Month of TFS This month familiar stranger Tim kicks us off by pondering…


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