Tag: Fieldsites

Emergent Brazilians comment the impeachment of the president

Juliano Andrade Spyer , September 2nd, 2016

This is one of the memes circulating among low income Brazilians in reference to the impeachment of President Dilma. The top comment says: “Gosh, is this true?” Below…

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Memes Brazilians are sharing about the Olympics

Juliano Andrade Spyer , August 16th, 2016

One of the stars of the Olympic games in Rio have been the crowd. It has attracted the attention of the foreign press (NYTimes, BBC), and particularly of…

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On the Brazilian crisis, Pentecostalism and thinking out of the bubble

Juliano Andrade Spyer , April 26th, 2016

Pentecostal service in the Brazilian field site. Photo by: Juliano Spyer Brazil is in the midst of a heated national debate between people in favour of, and those contrary…

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What does social media tell us about sociality in Grano?

Razvan Nicolescu , February 15th, 2016

‘Good morning’ message received on WhatsApp [double-click on the image to see the video]. So, what does the ethnography of social media use in southeast Italy tells us? In my…

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Fieldwork is haunting me, thanks to WhatsApp

Juliano Andrade Spyer , November 3rd, 2015

When is the end of fieldwork? (Photo:Merlijn Hoek CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When is it that fieldwork finishes? Thanks to social media, the separation between being in the fieldsite…

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Aspiring Politician? Try Facebook to build your personal brand.

Shriram Venkatraman , September 8th, 2015

Image Courtesy: @mkstalin and image shared on Saravanan’s Facebook profile Personal brand building through social media requires a strategically planned presentation of oneself to a general audi…

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