Tag: gift

Ep. #41: Mediocrity, Confusing Cake, Public Accountability & Gift Reciprocity: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 7th, 2019

Simon (0:48) kicks off this panel by asking us about mediocrity. He reflects on his fieldwork in Iran, where he observed – particularly in the education sphere –…

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Ethnography as Gift Exchange

wbkolleg , March 20th, 2019

A critical workshop recapitulation Zainabu Jallo Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper’s view on gift exchange. Episode “The Big Bang Theory, Episode “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis” (2008) …

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Priya Swamy , June 24th, 2015

It is the early(ish) stages of my fieldwork among Hindus from Suriname living in the Netherlands. I am reluctantly attending a question and answer period with a well-known…