Tag: liminality

Navigating Lockdown: What Studying Vipassana Mediation Taught Me About Surviving Melbourne’s Intense Lockdown

The Familiar Strange , November 22nd, 2020

While last year I was busy being quite the adventurous backpacker, this year my biggest achievement has been to walk beyond the well-worn path between my bedroom and…

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The Liminality of Grief in Trauma

Anthropology365 , September 1st, 2019

As time continues to press forward after the April 30 shooting at UNCC, I have continued to reflect, think about my experience, and discuss the experiences with others…

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Ep. #31: Field ties, clear truth, cringy rap & liminal states: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 17th, 2019

In this panel, we welcome Shamim to the Familiar Strange podcast. Shamim is working with Dee on a TFS video project that they hope will be released later…

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Bloodshed, Liminality & The Ends Of Egypt’s Revolution

MPeterson , August 23rd, 2017

The word “ends” has at least two significant meanings. We can speak of “ends” as goals, aspirations or outcomes. For example, we might ask, “What are the ends…


How creating your own ritual can bring surprisingly deep meaning

Carie Little Hersh , November 9th, 2015

New Year’s Eve of 2007 was grim. My husband and I hosted a party of battered friends, most of whom were under the age of 35. Within the…

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Thinking About Liminality in Tahrir Square

MPeterson , July 7th, 2015

I have a chapter on the Egyptian revolution in this new book. As I struggled to make sense of the dramatic changes in Egypt from January 2011 forward,…


“Words of Witness” Captures The Ambiguity of The Egyptian Revolution

MPeterson , July 3rd, 2015

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Words of Witness, Mai Iskander’s compelling account of the aftermath of Egypt’s 2011 revolution in Tahrir Square that led to the resignation…


Creativity, innovation, and the space between cultures

Grant , February 25th, 2015

Anthropologists are drawn to places where culture is a little shaky. Normally, culture supplies the meanings and rules with which we understand and navigate the world. And normally,…

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Ideology of mixing? Should tolerance be acceptance?

Dr. Marranci , March 16th, 2014

Recently a piece of news from an otherwise internationally unknown college attracted the attention of social media, news, and created a huge twitter and blog response. The object…

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