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#Fieldnotes: Dreams and Personal Pursuits in Seoul: Part II

James Bo Gyu Jang , July 8th, 2021


The partial biographies presented in this piece are situated as stoppages that mark generational experiences of structural change in South Korea. In Part I, I considered how biographies…


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#Fieldnotes: Dreams and Personal Pursuits in Seoul: Part I

James Bo Gyu Jang , July 6th, 2021


In this piece, I document partial biographies of two residents of Seoul that were narrated across the course of fieldwork between 2019 and 2020. These fieldnotes consider what…


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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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Inviting disasters

Eleni Kotsira , May 14th, 2021


One particularly warm morning in September 2020, I am looking at photographs and videos in the media depicting the aftermath of medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) Ianós that just rampaged…


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (IV)

Fino , February 12th, 2021


Part Four: “When will this Covid be over?” During the first month of T.’s search for work in Dubai, Covid-19 felt like something that had happened last spring….


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (III)

Fino , February 11th, 2021


Part Three: A Travel Agent selling Freedom For the second half of my stay, I lived in a shared accommodation of mostly Egyptian men in Ajman, which is…


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of COVID-19 (II)

Fino , February 10th, 2021


Part Two: New Opportunities, New Stress In the Gulf region, Dubai has been a forerunner in the transformation towards a neoliberal market of skills and hands. Gulf countries…


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Jobseekers in Dubai in the time of Covid-19 (I)

Fino , February 9th, 2021


Arrivals to uncertainty In mid-December 2020, my friend T. returned to Dubai from Egypt in the hope of getting his old job back or finding new work. His…


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Ep #60 Adapting Methods, Human Difference, Virtual Dojos and Foggy Field notes:This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 26th, 2020


Welcome back to a new season!  With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, we bring you another Zoom panel! For this reason, the audio quality will be a little…


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Roam If You Want To

Kerim , May 5th, 2020


You already know how to use Roam Research, the new note taking app taking the internet by storm. You don’t need to follow the #roamcult hashtag on Twitter,…


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Larissa’s Story: Behind the Migration Crisis Headlines

Deniz Daser , November 13th, 2019


In late September, 2019, the current US presidential administration struck several unprecedented deals with the Northern Triangle governments of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to return asylum s…


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Notes on a Postcard

Siobhán McGuirk , October 2nd, 2019


The exhibition The World Exists To Be Put on A Postcard has been running at the British Museum throughout the summer. It is an apt location for any…


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Glimpses of Life in Indefinite Debt in the Czech Republic

Barbora Černušáková , September 19th, 2019


“I can only work cash-in-hand [načerno] for the rest of my life,” Nina[1] told me as we were sitting in her kitchen drinking black coffee while she was…


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Katherine Verdery on her book, My Life as a Spy

| , April 15th, 2019


https://www.dukeupress.edu/my-life-as-a-spy Interview by Tim Gitzen Tim Gitzen: You describe this book—and the process of reading your police file and writing the book—as part memoir. This is evident…


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Would sobriety coins be an acceptable form of payment at the liquor store?

Feelings in the field: reflections on fieldwork in murk-o

Adam Fleischmann , November 27th, 2018


Image: Nick Seaver (https://twitter.com/npseaver/) My lower back is sore. There’s a tension that’s rising from the place where my neck meets my scalp, and my eyes feel baggy….


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Musings from the murky middle ground of climate science and action

Adam Fleischmann , November 13th, 2018


Image: NASA (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glacial_lakes,_Bhutan.jpg) “There are many reasons why people in our field work remotely,” one data analytics coordinator tells me. We are talking …


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In praise of the scaffolding

Ann-Christin Wagner , July 12th, 2018


In my experience, when the ethnographic mission collapsed, this scaffolding remained standing, rich and complex, in plain view. There, the net into which I fell. (Rosaldo 2014: 112)…


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Land, Labour & Society in Aceh: Chandra Jayawardena’s unpublished fieldnotes

The Familiar Strange , July 11th, 2018


This post is a little outside our usual mandate, but we are intrigued by the idea that Professor Robinson proposes: an interactive online project  she is working on…


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Notes from a blurry border (Part 1): Can that mountain stop me?

Mateusz Laszczkowski , April 17th, 2018


While media attention is focused elsewhere, a new phase of the “European border crisis” is unfolding around the snow-covered mountain passes between Italy and France. What might the…


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Notes from a Blurry Border (part 2): Shatter the border!

Mateusz Laszczkowski , April 17th, 2018


While media attention is focused elsewhere, a new phase of the “European border crisis” is unfolding around the snow-covered mountain passes between Italy and France. What might the…


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Three Lies of Digital Ethnography

Crystal Abidin , February 7th, 2018


anthro{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Gabriele de Seta, contributing the final post in the Private Messages from the Field series edited by Crystal Abidin and Gabriele de Seta. Three Lies of…


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Wissen/Schaffen: From #Fieldwork to #Exhibition – A photo essay

Susan Ossman , January 25th, 2018


In 2016-17, I did fieldwork on the materials of scholarship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, an institute of advanced study. For this investigation, I worked with “the stuff…


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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 6

mthl_admin , November 26th, 2017


This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 6, Howard Zinn on “The Optimism of Uncertainty” Somewhat ironically, I took a week off…


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