Tag: fieldwork relationships

Ep # 91: The Hiking Middle Class & Perspectives on Perspectives This month on TFS 

The Familiar Strange , May 15th, 2022


The Familiar Strange · Ep # 91: The Hiking Middle Class & Perspectives on Perspectives This month on TFS Welcome back to the Familiar Strange!  This week is…


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The Weight of History: Doing Fieldwork as an Ethnic Chinese Researcher

The Familiar Strange , February 27th, 2022


I have been asked about my research in China as a researcher from Taiwan by my colleagues in the US. One of them commented: “It’s not common for…


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EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics

The Familiar Strange , October 3rd, 2021


The Familiar Strange · EP#81 Lifeworlds & Studying Aoetorea: Susanna Trnka on Traversing Multiple Lifeworlds & Publics We’re back this week with Joe’s first interview! For this episode,…


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Special ANSA Collaboration: Hanne Worsoe & Romy Listo on Fieldwork Trauma in & Outsider Witnessing

The Familiar Strange , May 30th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Special ANSA Collaboration: Hanne Worsoe and Romy Listo on Fieldwork Trauma and Outsider Witnessing This week we bring you a special collaboration between The…


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Ep# 68“Landing on the Earth”: Ashley Carruthers on Organic Farming and Cycling in Vietnam

The Familiar Strange , November 29th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #68:Landing On The Earth; Ashley Carruthers On Organic Farming And Cycling In Vietnam This week, we bring you an interview with Dr. Ashley Carruthers….


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Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

The Familiar Strange , November 18th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings! Surprise! We are so pleased to show you all a collaborative project…


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Ep #66 Method Adaptations, Big Bugs & aguaje: Diana Tung on Doing Fieldwork During Covid-19

The Familiar Strange , November 1st, 2020


The Familiar Strange · Ep #66 Method Adaptations, Big Bugs & aguaje: Diana Tung on Doing Fieldwork During Covid-19 “How much time do you actually need to spend…


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Ep#62 Job Fantasies, Working with Others, Extractive Calls & Reciprocity Revisited:This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , August 23rd, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #62 Job Fantasies, Working With Others, Extractive Calls & Reciprocity Revisited This week we bring you another zoom panel! Featuring Mike Dunford who is…


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Blurred lines and dead chooks in fieldwork

The Familiar Strange , August 2nd, 2020


My own fieldwork experience, like many others, demonstrates a blurring in what is ‘professional’ and ‘personal’, what is ‘leisure’ and ‘work’, whether you are researcher, student, or known…


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Balancing Acts: An Ethnographer’s Thoughts on Studying Religion

The Familiar Strange , May 24th, 2020


Anthropologists sometimes study sensitive topics and it is therefore not uncommon for ethnographic work to attract serious criticism along such lines. In a recent social media thread, I…


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Ep #55 Doing Right by Others: Robert Borofsky on the Value of Anthropology

Kylie Wong Dolan , April 5th, 2020


“Realistically there’s many people – maybe most anthropologists – are caught up in their own world, like many people are, trying to just get ahead. That’s irrelevant. What’s…


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Ep #49: Intolerable Ads, Introvert Anthros, Irrevocable Ties & Indigenous Symbols: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , October 27th, 2019


This month, Kylie [0:50] kicks off our conversation by reflecting on our blog about racism in sport and asks us about the ethics of ad targeting on social…


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I did it for the data

The Familiar Strange , July 14th, 2019


As an ethnographer of porn, I entered the field with some hard limits and never crossed them. I never ended up doing anything I regretted, but the pressure…


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Eating Iran: From the delicious to the inedible

Simon Theobald , June 16th, 2019


I was having second thoughts, but pressed on safe in the knowledge that I was performing an act that would raise my esteem in the eyes of those…


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Ep. #31: Field ties, clear truth, cringy rap & liminal states: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 17th, 2019


In this panel, we welcome Shamim to the Familiar Strange podcast. Shamim is working with Dee on a TFS video project that they hope will be released later…


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On the Heartbreak of Leaving the Field: Falling in love and going home again

The Familiar Strange , October 10th, 2018


My heart was broken not by leaving individual people, but by leaving something much bigger.  It takes us too long in anthropology to learn that the communities we…


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The village idiot: Language learning for anthropology fieldwork

Simon Theobald , September 19th, 2018


In preparing for fieldwork, I took a class on language training with Piers Kelly. While Piers was talking more specifically about learning in a context where a language…


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What Do We Owe the Informants Whose Data we Don’t Use?

Ian Pollock , April 18th, 2018


Ana provided me with generous amounts of knowledge, time, and care. She knew I was doing a doctorate, and the understanding between us was clear: her knowledge, and…


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