Tag: reciprocity

EP# 80 Reborn Dolls & The Use of Social Sciences: This Month on TFS 

The Familiar Strange , September 19th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · EP# 80 Reborn Dolls & The Use of Social Sciences: This Month on TFS This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls…


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Hunger, Religion, and Public Anthropology

foodanthro , January 19th, 2021


Betsy Taylor Is feeding the hungry, a key moral value in religious teachings across cultures? I was recently asked this by a pediatrician concerned about child hunger in…


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Ep#62 Job Fantasies, Working with Others, Extractive Calls & Reciprocity Revisited:This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , August 23rd, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #62 Job Fantasies, Working With Others, Extractive Calls & Reciprocity Revisited This week we bring you another zoom panel! Featuring Mike Dunford who is…


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Guest Series: Embodying Reciprocity: Relationality and Redistribution in the Practice of Anthropology

Footnotes Editor , June 24th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest series edited by Schuyler Marquez, who has also authored this introduction. Schuyler Marquez’s work focuses on bringing classical anthropological questions on…


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What is Anthropology? A Summary Review of the Second Edition by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Jodie-Lee Trembath , March 1st, 2020


I found it helpful when Eriksen drew the line in the sand about the fundamental questions that anthropology concerns itself with. Here’s his Big Three: 1) What is…


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Part Two: Reciprocity and Its Discontents

Haidy Geismar , January 21st, 2020


Patricia G. Lange, California College of the Arts   Mary Douglas, a key figure in the field of anthropology, once famously asserted that in small-scale societies, “the cycling…


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Reclaiming Reciprocity in Video Sharing Environments

Haidy Geismar , January 14th, 2020


By Patricia Lange, California College of the Arts in San Francisco [In this new series, part of the Digital World category, we publish author commentaries on recently published…


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Reciprocity in Silicon Valley: The prominent role of gift giving among tech entrepreneurs in the Bay Area

standplaatswereld , December 11th, 2019


‘Marcel Mauss applied to Silicon Valley’ – by Vivienne Schröder During my three months of fieldwork in the Bay Area on the work/private life situation of early-stage tech…


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“We will give to you so that you can give to us”: A Tale of Two Manuscripts

The Familiar Strange , August 25th, 2019


I debated for quite a long while as to what kind of second project I thought would be the most useful, given the circumstances. … My main concern,…


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Ep. #41: Mediocrity, Confusing Cake, Public Accountability & Gift Reciprocity: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 7th, 2019


Simon (0:48) kicks off this panel by asking us about mediocrity. He reflects on his fieldwork in Iran, where he observed – particularly in the education sphere –…


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Paying back or paying forward: What does it mean to give?

Kylie Wong Dolan , June 30th, 2019


I was lucky to have Mexican friends to put me up, ferry me around, shower me with food and attention, without asking for a thing in return. It…


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The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Rhiannon Mosher , November 7th, 2016


Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…


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The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Rhiannon Mosher , November 7th, 2016


Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…


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Zombies, Zombies, Everywhere

Erin McGuire , October 17th, 2016


Our love affair with zombies has lasted at least a decade, if not more (28 Days Later came out in 2002!). And yet it doesn’t seem to grow…


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Ancestral Lines, Second Edition

John Barker , April 4th, 2016


At the core of the Teaching Culture series of ethnographies is John Barker’s Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest. This…


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A Fictive Birthday with Real Debts

Human Economy Blog , January 29th, 2014


Photo Credit: Erik Bähre By Erik Bähre This week we publish a guest feature by Erik Bähre, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology,…


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