Tag: parenthood

#BookReview: Being a parent in the field

Konstanze N’Guessan , July 17th, 2021

Ethnographic fieldwork resembles a dance on the wire between distance and closeness, seesawing between participant immersion and analytical retreat that turns the anthropologist into a tool of data…


#BookReview: Being a Parent in the Field

Anna-Maria Walter , May 21st, 2021

In 2017, my colleague Philipp Zehmisch and I had to cancel a panel on love and family relationships in ethnographic fieldwork, due to a lack of participants. Fabienne…


K’aissina! Father, Son, Taboos: Life-Lessons from Ethiopia #REDUX

Felix Girke , March 24th, 2017

The Kara of southern Ethiopia are a small population of horti-pastoralists among whom I have worked since 2003. Over the years, I collected in particularly cherished sections of…