Tag: Stories

Reading the Assamese Folktale of Tejimola through an Inter-Species Lens: Understanding Life as a Verb instead of a Noun

Chitra , October 1st, 2020

By Paloma Bhattacharjee, National Museum Institute, New Delhi § The Capacity of Stories Burhi Aair Xadhu (loosely translated as Grandmother’s Tales) is a corpus of Assamese folktales coll…


Ep. #39 Heartless Foundation, Stories, Reconciliation & Failed Election Prophecies: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , June 9th, 2019

On this month’s panel, we welcome Will Grant from The Wholesome Show onto the podcast and introduce Kylie Wong Dolan, one of TFS’ Editorial Board members who is…

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The Stories Continue by Annelieke Driessen

Annelieke Driessen , March 12th, 2019

Much to our pleasure we got many positive responses following the publication of our series, ‘thinking with dementia’. Some of these responses suggested novel directions in which we…


Would sobriety coins be an acceptable form of payment at the liquor store?

Tweaking Narratives of War

Lina Pinto-Garcia , December 4th, 2018

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Stories of war and violence have permeated the daily life of Colombians for more than half a century. However, in the…


The Invisible Walls of the Whisper Network

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

#MeToo makes us all responsible for confronting sexual harassment. Let me begin by saying that it has been difficult for me to write about #MeToo. Although the topic…

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The Disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

 Anthropology’s decades-long misrepresentation of this story of sexual violence should inform the discipline’s relationship to #MeToo. This is the story of a story that matters to us. In…

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Experimenting with Stories #Colleex

Rasmus Rodineliussen , September 21st, 2017

Stories are a venue for experimentation and research, they tell about, define, create, and interact with social realities. Therefore they are important to include in analysis, and in…


Storying Climate Change

Alexandra Frankel , April 21st, 2017

Local testimonies build understandings of global climate change and galvanize meaningful action. There is a lot of talk about how we can bring the climate change message to…

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Talking Anthropology: Podcasting and Its Potential for the Discipline (Part Two)

Adam Gamwell , September 29th, 2016

By Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins In our first post, we discussed the inspiration and goals behind, as well as the cosmology around, This Anthropological Life. In this…

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The intangible narcotic: What does ‘vibe’ mean, really?

Hilary Agro , March 9th, 2016

There’s a term that comes up pretty frequently when talking about electronic music events. A search within my interviews (excepts from which are quoted here) and field notes…

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Feelings into words: Harvest Festival Part 2

Hilary Agro , February 10th, 2016

Describing, in words, what it’s like to be at a rave is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do for my research. How can one…

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“Dinna you get attached tae yon lamb” Fieldwork with Yoda.

Catherine Munro , December 15th, 2015

Two pairs of eyes looked at me from across the table waiting for my response. A third pair joined them. The four day old lamb cradled in my…


Four Legs Good: Working With A Canine Research Assistant

Robin Irvine , October 20th, 2015

Karen Lane – University of St Andrews The dog saw the elderly woman before I did. Walking up Market Street in St Andrews my mind was elsewhere (I’d…


Yin and yang at Harvest Festival: Part 1

Hilary Agro , September 28th, 2015

NOTE: I will not be discussing my regular research topic (drug use) in this post, out of respect to the organizers of Harvest. All names have been changed….

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Reading fiction as therapy

The Anxious Anthropologist , September 6th, 2015

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…

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A state of trance: Inner peace rising from chaos

Hilary Agro , July 14th, 2015

The experience of getting inside Sound Academy for Armin van Buuren was the low point of the night. After an evening of rain and dancing at the electronic…

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A happy ending for 30,000 mollyed-out kids running around Toronto.

Hilary Agro , July 9th, 2015

My heart dropped into my stomach when I first saw the announcement. Fireworks and junk during Zedd’s finale. “You’re welcome for this 3-second photo op,” thought the cleanup…

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Eat, sleep, anth, repeat: It begins

Hilary Agro , June 15th, 2015

Sunglasses in the darkness. White shorts, no shirt. Perspiration shining on his skin in the wild, flashing lights. A familiar-looking backpack on his shoulders, strapped over his muscular…

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