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Wicked Science

nckawa , August 13th, 2021


Wicked problems defy easy resolution and are plaqued by disagreements over their fundamental nature and cause (Credit: image by Via Sannevanderbeek) A recent article I published with colleagues…


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One (dis)placed ethnographer’s movements during the pandemic: Is the on-line world a lesser ethnographic world?

What does a Chicken, Drums, Whiskey, Gossip, and International Diplomacy have in common?

Guest Post: Teaching Self-Representation through Collaborative Visual Ethnography [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

Footnotes Editor , July 15th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Mafazy…


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Guest Post: Teaching Self-Representation through Collaborative Visual Ethnography [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

footnotes , July 15th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Mafazy’s research over the past thirty years…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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Connecting the dots around the XUAR Camps: bringing together a year of diverse research, by Rune Steenberg (University of Copenhagen)

Rune Steenberg , November 17th, 2019


Scholarship and advocacy It has been a good year since the international media and organisations world wide have begun to pay increased attention to the internment camps in…


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Life as an Insect Inside a Glass Jar: Language Learning Through Immersion

Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Mats Utas , July 4th, 2019


Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…


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Hawthrone effect: first contacts between anthropology and business

Gabriel Santiago Jurado Gonzalez , April 24th, 2019


Between 1924 and 1932 members of the School of Human Relations conducted research to evaluate the impact of changes in working conditions on the productivity of workers. The…


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“Certain esoteric rites” for The Ethnographer

Protected: To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: A Conversation with Daniel Jordan Smith

U.S. Academic Anthropology’s Hiring Network

nckawa , July 23rd, 2018


A paper I authored with several colleagues titled “The Social Network of U.S. Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities” was recently accepted by American Anthropologist and will be publ…


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Diasporic Fields of Belonging

Takami S. Delisle , June 7th, 2018


I collect stories about U.S. anthropology graduate training experience from racially minoritized individuals across color lines and borders. I document these narratives emerging from this broad collec…


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Protected: Irish Writers, Anthropologically Speaking: An Interview with Helena Wulff

Book Review: Among Wolves: Ethnography and the Immersive Study of Power by Timothy Pachirat

Rose Deller , April 10th, 2018


In Among Wolves: Ethnography and the Immersive Study of Power, Timothy Pachirat offers an experimental contribution to scholarship on social science methodology. Written in the form of a play,…


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The Anthropology/Poetry Nexus–An Interview with Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Alma Gottlieb , January 15th, 2018


Can artists and social scientists inhabit the same universe? Melisa (“Misha”) Cahnmann-Taylor embodies that nexus. Her advanced degrees include an MFA in poetry . . . and a…


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Everything You Thought You Knew about Orphans in Africa Is Probably Wrong

Alma Gottlieb , December 15th, 2017


Policy makers, development workers, orphanage voluntourists, missionaries, prospective adoptive parents: ignore this book at your peril.   “AIDS orphans” are commonly imagined as the…


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Experimental Ethnography: 31 Prompts | 实验民族志:31个提示

Gabriele , September 12th, 2017


Not all experimentation is ethnographic. Not all ethnography is experimental. The intersection of ethnography and experimentation collapses into a black hole with a fluctuating event horizon, swallo…


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Is History Over? How Can Power be Soft? Ask Ulf Hannerz

Alma Gottlieb , July 19th, 2017


  The end of history The clash of civilizations The coming anarchy Soft power We’ve all heard these trendy mottos, and most of us have probably cringed. Anthropologists…


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Asking How Many Children Your Mother Has is a Complicated Survey Question!

Interview with Perry Gilmore about “Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki”

Alma Gottlieb , May 15th, 2017


Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki chronicles a charming and, indeed, remarkable friendship that developed between two five-year-old boys—one (Sadiki), the son of a traditionally…


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Ethnography on Trial

Diane Austin, Lauren Penney & Tom McGuire , May 10th, 2017


Victoria Phaneuf, Lauren Penney and Lindsey Feldman in southern Louisiana in 2013 while conducting research on the midrange effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “[Ethnography] is the most…


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