Tag: romance

What Is This Lahu Thing Called Love?

Alexandra Frankel , January 28th, 2019


How pop music videos perform a simultaneously Lahu and modern identity. As the music video begins, we see a young man waiting anxiously, peering through a gate. A…


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Love and the Pursuit of Home after War

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019


Among Acholis, ideals of home and a good life are resilient even if everyday realities increasingly diverge from such aspirations. There is a tendency to think about love…


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Looking for Mr. Right Now

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019


What we talk about when we talk about Tinder. I have never been good at dating. I simply refused to acknowledge the subtleties and rituals of courtship, to…


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Ep. #19 Anthro & policy-making, digital disruption, online research, & what is love? This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , August 5th, 2018


This month, Simon starts us off (1:08) asking, how can we make the knowledge we gain from anthropology matter for policy and government? “There’s no reason why [anthropology]…


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Women on the market: Internet romance in Cameroon

John Postill , January 23rd, 2016


I am currently posting on this blog some notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S….


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The Sexual Lives of Others

Paul Manning , May 25th, 2015


The sexual lives of others. It may seem a new and tantalizing topic for an ethnography, yet this particular genre has a long history in anthropology. In the…


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