Tag: reading

Reading Max Liboiron’s Pollution is Colonialism in a Chemistry Lab

Pollution is Colonialism book cover Pollution is Colonialism (Liboiron 2021) uses plastics to trace pollution in fish stomachs in Newfoundland while showing how this pollution is embedded in…

Reading Not to Perish

The “publish or perish” imperative in academia is periodically debated in the newspapers. I think some distance should be taken from the arguments developed in such articles. Even…

70 (or so) Essential Books in Anthropology – Allegra’s Readers’ Choices

Which books did you, our dear readers, consider as really essential reading in anthropology? Here’s the list of books that you suggested – all 70 + of them! The…

Being a grad student with ADHD: An ode to constant ontological uncertainty.

[Hi. I’m back. I’m digressing from my usual topics to get a little cathartic and personal for a bit. Don’t worry, for the next post we’ll be back…

Notes on the 12th digital ethnography reading (Lane 2016)

Lane, J. (2016). The Digital Street: An Ethnographic Study of Networked Street Life in Harlem. American Behavioral Scientist, 60(1), 43-58. doi: 10.1177/0002764215601711 Notes by Jolynna Sinanan Digit…

Looking forward to a week of #Reviews

During my recent fieldwork in Myanmar, I fell in love with books allover again. Myanmar is a country where everyone reads all the time, and with pleasure. The…

Reading as caching

When you spend a few years writing code, the principles of programming can start to spill over into other parts of your life. Programming has so many of…

Notes on the 6th digital ethnography reading session (Pink, Horst, Postill et al 2016)

By Allister Hill PhD student Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne On Tuesday 15 December we wrapped up the last of the Digital Ethnography Reading Sessions…

The Written World: Using Fantasy Literature To Understand Culture

By Dana Burton Close your eyes, don’t read another word, and imagine the scene of your favorite fantasy book. Think about the details that make it vivid –…

Revisiting a Writing Process: Ode to Academic Freedom #humanrights

This week we have dedicated an unusual amount to one single publication. This has in part been because of the unabashed claim – from one of Allegra’s founders…

An article! An article!

If there’s one thing that helps to ground you when you’ve felt voiceless or powerless in the past, it’s when you see the writing equivalent of your name…

Unscholarly Confessions on Reading

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by guest author Katerina Teaiwa as part of our Writers’ Workshop series. Katerina is Head of Department of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies,…

Reading fiction as therapy

Recently I found a website that offers fiction as therapy. You have a consultation of sorts and they send you away with a list of novels to read…

Assigned Readings: Strategies and Ponderings

To mark the beginning of the fall semester at most US colleges and universities, we would like to return to our series of blog postings by the Anthropology…

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

Feel like you’re staring into an abyss preparing for your qualifying exams? Paralyzed by the…

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

Feel like you’re staring into an abyss preparing for your qualifying exams? Paralyzed by the task of writing a literature review? Frustrated by your students…

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

Feel like you’re staring into an abyss preparing for your qualifying exams? Paralyzed by the…

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

Feel like you’re staring into an abyss preparing for your qualifying exams? Paralyzed by the…

A photo fell out of a book…

My book group (I say with inner pleasure at finally belonging to one) usually decide on books to read for the coming months by asking for suggestions from…