Tag: failure

#Failures: Failed to belong – (Re)Negotiations of care in a Tanzanian social welfare office

Nina Haberland , September 30th, 2020


Every day, women, men, and children sit on the wonky wooden benches in front of the social welfare office, patiently waiting to present their matters to one of…


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#Failures: When things don’t hold: Anthropologies of failure, breakdown, and dysfunction

Chakad Ojani , September 22nd, 2020


The fragility of our infrastructures and modes of living seldom become as ubiquitously palpable as they have with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of the corona virus…


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Book Review: The Lost Ethnographies: Methodological Insights from Projects that Never Were edited by Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont

Rose Deller , March 28th, 2019


In The Lost Ethnographies: Methodological Insights from Projects that Never Were, Robin James Smith and Sara Delamont bring together a range of contributors who place loss at the centre of…


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Materiality of Research: The General Theory of Failure: Thoughts on the Material Culture of Failure by Timothy Carroll, David (Jeeva) Jeevendrampillai and Aaron Parkhurst

Rose Deller , December 7th, 2018


In this feature essay, Timothy Carroll, David (Jeeva) Jeevendrampillai and Aaron Parkhurst introduce recent edited collection, The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong (Bloomsbury, 2017),…


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Coding Culture IV: Code-phobia and Making the Most of Fear, Failure, and Tiny Victories in Digital Anthropology

Katherine Cook , August 7th, 2017


This is the fourth and final post in a multi-part blog series in which Katherine Cook shares her experiences integrating digital anthropology into her teaching.  In the first…


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