Tag: positionality

Ep # 91: The Hiking Middle Class & Perspectives on Perspectives This month on TFS 

The Familiar Strange , May 15th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep # 91: The Hiking Middle Class & Perspectives on Perspectives This month on TFS Welcome back to the Familiar Strange!  This week is…

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AMAA on Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Cal Biruk

Cal Biruk , December 8th, 2021

Questions developed by the members of CU Denver’s ANTH4600/5600, S2021: Kaylynn Aiona, Delilah Chavarria, Darcy Copeland, Keaton Green, Ari Jones, Caitlin Konchan, Chris Kuelling, Kuba Kwiecinski, Ro…


Positioning your position

standplaatswereld , December 2nd, 2021

In the picture above, you see me reading along with Hebrew psalms and prayers during a synagogue (shul) service on simchat torah. Simchat torah is a festive day…

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Crazy people on the other side of the world: challenges of ethnography and positionality in Iran

standplaatswereld , September 25th, 2019

by Younes Saramifar I recall vividly that I was pleased with my progress in the field on 14th March 2019. I smiled at the list of confirmed appointments…

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Ep. #35: Loneliness, Positionality, ‘Person’ & Violence: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , April 14th, 2019

This month Julia (0:59) starts us off with the relationship between loneliness and health after listening to an episode of ‘All in the Mind’, a podcast that explores…

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Dick description: Writing sexy

mxschnepf , April 12th, 2018

Let’s start with an anthropological classic: Geertz’s thick description of the Balinese cock fight which sometimes reads like a dick description[1] (“uninventive obscenities” anticipated by Geertz 197…


Positionalities: How my partner did field-work with me

mxschnepf , January 31st, 2018

I was standing in front of one of the work stations at Mastercut, the hairdressing salon I did my ethnographic fieldwork at. Two or three weeks in the…