Tag: guilt

‘GUILTY’ daughter-researcher: Ethnography, familial politics, and guilt

By Bhargabi Das I would like to begin by giving a little context of my research and my family and possibly how they overlapped over the course of…

My Reflections Two Years After Surviving a Classroom Shooting

Today marks two years since a classroom shooting happened while teaching my final class at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Six students were shot, two of which…

When the world invades “the field:” emotion, introspection, and ethnography

It’s been years since anthropology set aside the fantasy of “the field” — a bounded research site, where the locals, and the researcher studying them, are insulated from…

Competitive Hardship: ethnographic guilt and early-career pressure to conduct ‘authentic’ fieldwork

Jennifer Cearns is currently conducting ethnographic research in Miami, USA, and Havana, Cuba, focusing on practices of material and digital exchange, sharing and reciprocity within and between capita…

NEW! — Alan Bradshaw: European austerity and collective blame

According to Richard Seymour (2015), current European austerity politics ought to be regarded not as a temporary period of economic rationalization during crisis but rather as a shift…