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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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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 5

mthl_admin , November 16th, 2017


This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 5, Danusha Veronica Goska’s essay “Political Paralysis” This is the last chapter in the first…


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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 4

mthl_admin , November 15th, 2017


This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 4, Paul Hawken’s commencement address “You Are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring” “You ar…


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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 3

mthl_admin , November 14th, 2017


This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 3, Marian Wright Edelman on standing up for children Before I start, is it strange…


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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 2

mthl_admin , November 13th, 2017


This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 2, an excerpt from Jonathan Kozol’s Ordinary Resurrections The second piece seems to endlessly run…


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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 1

mthl_admin , November 13th, 2017


Kia ora. Kei to pēhea koutou? For the next ten weeks of weekdays–that’s 55 days in total–I’ll be reading & writing about each piece in Paul Loeb’s edited…


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A fear that never ends #fieldnotes

Luminita-Anda Mandache , October 2nd, 2017


I started my own journey in the Brazilian northeast, on the plane from Rio de Janeiro to Fortaleza, Ceará, with a dream. After wandering around the airport, hot…


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Notes from inside a Twitter Experiment #EmergingDigitalPractices

Rachel Douglas-Jones , September 23rd, 2017


Using participation in a collective online experiment with Twitter as a springboard, I interrogate the tweet as a fieldnote. How do the temporalities of tweeting intersect with disciplinary…


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Follow up: #Tinder as a research method

Anya Evans , August 19th, 2017


Following the unexpected popularity of my May article Tinder as a Methodological Tool I was asked by Allegra to write a follow up expanding on the subject and…


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Tinder as a methodological tool #EmergingDigitalPractices

Anja Ryding , May 2nd, 2017


Imagine being able to remotely and anonymously search through locals in your area, browse through pictures of them, and chat with those who also found you attractive. Imagine…


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#Fieldwork among comedians: A Danish anthropologist trying to be funny

Morten Nielsen , April 13th, 2017


“Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than I am?” A few years ago, I started asking myself that question. As an anthropologist, I am supposed to know about…


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On Extroverted Expertise, One-Handed Scientists & Dirty Laundry #REDUX

Vincent Ialenti , February 22nd, 2017


In 2014, Vincent Ialenti wrote about deflated optimisms among European scientists grappling with political questions about their legitimacy, the capitalization of their expertise, and the frustrations…


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Fighting a wildfire on a gun range, or, the sensuous memories of #fieldwork

Lindsey Feldman , February 20th, 2017


Introduction I fought 32 wildfires over fifteen months as part of my ethnographic research. I fought them with men who are currently in prison. Many western U.S. states…


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Call for Guest Editors / Thematic Threads

Allegra , February 7th, 2017


The year 2017 is set to be a year where critical new insights are needed at all fronts. And Allegra Lab needs you! We are calling for proposals…


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20 minutes in transylvania

zephyrin_xirdal , November 25th, 2016


  On his fully equipped “Monster” hoverboard Mike, the teenage werewolf, speeds through “Transylvania,” the October 2016 version of “Subway Surfers”. Under a …


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Cultural #evidence and the law

Anthony Good , November 7th, 2016


How do we decide whether or not to accept the evidence of our senses, or to put our faith in the statements of others? These are questions we…


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Slam that #ethnography! – Introduction

Tanja Ahlin , October 17th, 2016


Have you ever been in a conference room, listening to one presentation after another, only to realize that they all seemed strangely similar? As in, following the same…


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The Fun of Student-Led Research

Fabio Mattioli , October 7th, 2016


If you have been in a classroom recently, you probably noticed that students’ eyes are not always pinpointed to the professor. Many are concentrated on the suffused noise…


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A Not-So-Wolfy Wall Street: A Study of Financial Players Risky Behavior and Their Proclaimed Elitism

Matilde Ascheri , October 6th, 2016


The media and popular films like The Wolf of Wall Street  have portrayed the financial world as a place of risky behavior, stress, and substance abuse, alimenting pre-existing…


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#Reviews Week – and a Student-Led Research Project!

Judith Beyer , October 3rd, 2016


This week we have two new reviews for you, tackling the question of #race (see our #callforreviews here):  Tomorrow, our frequent and much cherished reviewer Gabriela Radulescu explores…


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Hunting in Northern Cyprus #Fieldnotes

Abraham Heinemann , September 6th, 2016


November 2015; I proceeded ten metres behind Ertan Abi  for much of the morning, a place in which I was not directly within the firing line but could…


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On grief and other hard things: A visit with the (environmental) humanities

mthl_admin , August 24th, 2016


As part of my sabbatical, I recently spent two weeks with the exceptional researchers in Environmental Humanities at UNSW. My hope was to encounter ideas that would inspire…


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Anthro Blogging 101: Allegra Lab

Emma Louise Backe , June 30th, 2016


In this edition of Anthropology Blogging 101, we welcome Miia Halme-Tuomisaari and Julie Billaud, Editors in Chief at Allegra Lab. Tell us a little about Allegra Lab. How did it…


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