Tag: home


Abstract for a paper-in-progress: quarantine and sentiment analysis.

Samuel Gerald Collins , September 29th, 2020

      A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: sentiment analyses of new connections and communities in a COVID world.     Quarantine re-makes the city around u…

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Holding, Centering, Being: The many ways we live in the world.

Uzma , March 19th, 2019

Images and notes overwhelmed my various forms of media: I was flooded with New Zealand. My heart was flooded, my being was flooded, and I knew, once again,…


Love and the Pursuit of Home after War

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019

Among Acholis, ideals of home and a good life are resilient even if everyday realities increasingly diverge from such aspirations. There is a tendency to think about love…

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The Place That Is Our Home

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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Shifting Sands – A film by Paul Reade #displacement

Heike Drotbohm , August 30th, 2018

Tourism creates and depends on an entanglement of temporary and permanent displacements; at the same time it manipulates and projects dreams of freedom. This film looks at visions…


Cuando regatear al sistema es el único camino para crear una familia

Jessaca Leinaweaver and Diana Marre , July 24th, 2018

[no-caption] Miguel Gaggiotti Sonsoles* y su pareja deseaban adoptar un niño o niña. Vivían en un bonito barrio de Barcelona y, según explicó Sonsoles, se consideraban idóneos para…


When Gaming the System Is the Only Way to Parenthood

Jessaca Leinaweaver and Diana Marre , April 12th, 2018

[no-caption] Miguel Gaggiotti Sonsoles* and her partner had set their hearts on adopting a child. They lived in a nice Barcelona neighborhood, and from the start, Sonsoles explained,…


When You Can’t Go Home Again #MeadCompetition

Christopher Woodson , February 8th, 2017

A cold, wet, arctic wind graces the concrete skin of the Tenderloin. Pill Hill, the three-block stretch of inner city urbanity, along Leavenworth Avenue and between Turk and…


The Transformation of One of New York City’s Most Famous Squats #MeadCompetition

Amy Starecheski , January 31st, 2017

The notorious C-Squat has become a kind of “house society” in which people are tied together by their connection to shared property and communal history. But can it…


Making Heidelberg a Home while Longing for a Global City – by Magdalena von Drachenfels

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

“For now our home is Heidelberg” says Laila Khan (all the names have been changed) and, pointing towards her one year old son, Shahid, she adds: “He was…

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Homing Heidelberg – a Student Project Exploring Refugee’s Ways of Navigating the City

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

By Marie Sander, lecturer of the seminar Transcultural Place-Making How can we understand the idea of ‘home’ in times of migration? Is ‘home’ a place, social ties, family,…

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