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Fractocurrentism and the anthropologist of the future (TAOTF) …

Will be a world view  Will reconceptualise disciplinary thinking and skill sets  TAOTF will be better known  TAOTF will probably do fiewldwork …


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On voting

Following the US election result, many people are asking just how all the pollsters got it wrong. Not just wrong, but so …


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In praise of muddling

I’ve been rather harshly reminded of late how bad a forum Twitter is for complex discussion, so I’m going to try to …


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The reception and consumption of telenovelas in Senegal

This is a fourth set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., …


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Taking up Space

 Nine years ago when I started my doctoral studies not only was I in a fertile intellectual endeavour undertaking fieldwork, reading …


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The week ahead

I’ve realised that going back to work in a couple of weeks means remembering how to make and keep a schedule. (Who …


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Update

Just a quick update noting that Anne has been on long-term sick leave but will be returning to full-time research on 30 …


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If I was going to be interviewed about blogging by The Geek Anthropologist: 15 questions

  (… this is very informal…) Why do I blog? When you work outside academia and you’re not actively researching you still …


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For anthropologists, is interdisciplinarity ever truly a meeting of equals?

I recently read a Twitter post which asserted that interdisciplinarity was never a meeting of equals. As an anthropologist working outside of …


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The jacket

I’m trying a new strategy at work to raise my oomph and improve my legit appeal. I’m no slouch when it comes …


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An open letter to Prime Minister Turnbull: What would research and work look like if I was in charge?

Dear Mr Turnbull,  If I was in charge of research I would always include children on the research team. Instead of talking …


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An article! An article!

If there’s one thing that helps to ground you when you’ve felt voiceless or powerless in the past, it’s when you see …


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Routines of everyday life

It is a classic observation of anthropologists that we seek to document the everyday activities of people within various cultural contexts in …


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September 19th: International “Talk like a Pirate Day” – Who Knew?

Our calendars are full of special weeks and days to memorialise, commemorate and bring attention to the plight of people with special …


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Imploding Families

Arriving at work today I was met by my coworker who wanted to talk. We’ve worked together for about three years and …


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Reading fiction as therapy

Recently I found a website that offers fiction as therapy. You have a consultation of sorts and they send you away with …


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Change jobs, return to research or enrol in further higher ed?

You get to a point in your life where you start to reflect on your skill set and your current responsibilities and …


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A photo fell out of a book…

My book group (I say with inner pleasure at finally belonging to one) usually decide on books to read for the coming …


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