Tag: inspiration

America Needs Some Perspective

I used to think that Americans like me who had a strong point of view on topics related to positive social change all had some sort of elevated…

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of…

On the Craft of Writing w/ Dr. Anita Hannig

How do academics write for a variety of audiences? Is routine a necessary part of creating? How many times will Ryan mention Stephen King? In this episode of…

Cultural appropriation: Against inspiration?

This blog post comes from a debate organised by the University of Manchester Anthropology undergraduate society. The title of the debate was “This house believes cultural inspiration is…

Flatulanthropology #BODY

When Jon was a PhD student at Edinburgh University in the early 1990s, there was a running joke about the possibility of developing a project on ethnoscatology –…

The Deportation Conundrum – REDUX #BORDERS

Today we re-visit a post on the deportation conundrum by Barak Kalir. The post was first published in the spring of 2014 as a part of our thread…

REDUX: Scenes of #Gentrification

Scene One: London Soho and Bloomsbury I used to love London for its Indian and Thai vegan restaurants, vibrant queer cafes, independent bookstores, second hand antiquaries, esoteric health…

REDUX: From Crisis to the University of Utopia aka MURI!

We conclude this dark thematic week on University Crisis with our insistence to be also ‘tongue in cheek’. We remind both ourselves and others: when policy making is…

REDUX: A Facelift & Discussion over Academic Blogging – and PLEA for support! #RELAUNCH

What is an academic blog? Who form its audience and who are, or should be, its authors? How does blogging resonate with more ‘serious’ – or at minimum…

Universit(ar)y journeys: an ethnographic play

Last year Mick Taussig gave a short course to doctoral students at the University of Helsinki on the relation between research and writing. Ethnography, he repeated several times…

REDUX: Russian and Polar Bears Unite! A Follow-Up.

What is 19cm high, 20cm wide, weighs only 680grams but carries a President? Right – it’s the Russian Bear! And what is flying high into the sky? Right…

REDUX: Simulacrum Crimea (Anthropoliteia Virtual Roundtable PART 2) #UKRAINE

Today we re-post our conversation with Judith Beyer from a  joint virtual roundtable with Anthropoliteia. In her commentary, Judith answers the question: “What has struck you the most,…