Tag: humour

Strange Bedfellows: On Trauma and Ethnographic Vulnerability

Sandhya Fuchs , July 5th, 2021


I never expected that laughter would be part of the solution. I had set out on fieldwork with rather vague notions about the importance of sensitivity and silence…


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My Divine Pet Rock

The Familiar Strange , May 23rd, 2021


Amusing anecdotes about fieldwork were, from what I could tell, basic currency throughout university halls, on conference panels, and in graduate student lounges. Many of my teachers and…


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A Poetics of Dementia by Rosemarie Buikema

Rosemarie Buikema , November 18th, 2019


One rainy morning in November, I called my mother. “Hi mum, how’re you doing?”“Well, it isn’t much fun to be sitting here in a chicken run all day…


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From The Field: Superbowl Sunday, The Dude Abides?

guestanthropologist , February 15th, 2019


by Jonny Craig Last week the New England Patriots faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53. At this, the culmination of the NFL season,…


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Notes on the 14th digital ethnography reading (Haynes 2016)

John Postill , October 18th, 2016


See other posts under Digital ethnography reading group Haynes, N. (2016). Social Media in Northern Chile. London: UCL Press. Summary of Chapter 3, “Virtual posting: the aesthetics of…


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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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