Tag: narratives

Elizabeth Falconi and Kathryn Graber’s edited Storytelling as Narrative Practice

| , April 6th, 2020

https://brill.com/view/title/38668 Interview by Dilara Inam Dilara Inam: As you say you blur many taken-for-granted distinctions between spontaneous and rehearsed or quotidian and unconventional ways…

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The Agony of Flint

Brian McKenna , July 11th, 2019

Poisoned Water, Racism and the Specter of Neoliberal Fascism “Flint still doesn’t have clean water.”[1] Michelle Wolf, White House Correspondents Dinner, April 28, 2018 “Neoliberal fascism, as a…

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White Fans, Liberal Ideologies, and the Erasure of Black Stories in Gaming

Akil Fletcher , May 30th, 2019

Last month, the highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) was released to an excited yet wary fighting game community. Game studio NetherRealm’s newest incarnation received praise…


Tweaking Narratives of War

Lina Pinto-Garcia , December 4th, 2018

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Stories of war and violence have permeated the daily life of Colombians for more than half a century. However, in the…


Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018

In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…

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Reflections on “The Future of Central Asian Studies”

Eva-Marie Dubuisson , October 11th, 2017

The workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” was organized by Judith Beyer and Madeleine Reeves at the University of Konstanz and held on the 11-13th of September…


Storying Climate Change

Alexandra Frankel , April 21st, 2017

Local testimonies build understandings of global climate change and galvanize meaningful action. There is a lot of talk about how we can bring the climate change message to…

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Teaching AAA 2016: Narratives, Evidence, and Uncertainty

aaaguestcontributor , August 11th, 2016

This is the fifth post in our blog series designed to help you link your teaching with the 2016 Annual Meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. The series offers relevant teaching…

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Andrea Pia , May 2nd, 2016

The theme of “living fictions” comes from a presentation I gave at a recent meeting of the EASA Anthropology of Law and Rights network and builds on its…


NEW! — Alan Bradshaw: European austerity and collective blame

Focaal Web Editor , August 12th, 2015

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…


Children’s Ebola Recovery Assessment: Sierra Leone

Nicole McMurray , July 6th, 2015

Nearly half the population of Sierra Leone is under the age of 18 years and the impact of the Ebola crisis on their lives now and on their…

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Suffering for the Nation: bottom-up and top-down conceptualisations of the nation in Guinea and Guinea-Bissau by Christoph Kohl and Anita Schroven (2014)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015

Taking the two West African countries of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau as examples, the paper analyses how discourses of suffering can contribute to the emergence and development of a…

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Narrative captivity: Losing Orphan Black for want of a half-fan

Grant , April 21st, 2015

I am a long standing fan of Orphan Black but this season they lost me.  I tuned in for the opening episode of the new season, and it…

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