Tag: truth

A Memory of History or History of Memory? – A War Memorial ‘Simpson and His Donkey’

The Familiar Strange , June 5th, 2022

I remember when I was a little girl, I was fascinated with war memorials. Stone colossi towering over people, gravely staring into the infinite as if seeing something…

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Tamar Katriel on her book, Defiant Discourse

| , December 27th, 2021

Interview by Irit Dekel Irit Dekel: Your recent book Defiant Discourse helps readers understand the relations between speech and action, revisiting important questions concerning the performat…

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Holding Belief in Suspense

Kylie Wong Dolan , April 11th, 2021

Some months ago, I went for an early morning run with a mate at my fieldsite. After a short trot together, she left for work, and I decided…

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The Fallible and the Untrustworthy: Writing Culture as the Unreliable Narrator

The Familiar Strange , August 30th, 2020

The notion of the Unreliable Narrator is, for me, not a critique of the perceived moral failings of the anthropological project, but a methodological narrative construct integral to…

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Ep #52: An exploration of truth & trust: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 23rd, 2020

Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from…

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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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[Author Interview] Tom Gieryn and “Truth Spots”

Ilana Gershon , May 28th, 2019

Ilana Gershon interviews Tom Gieryn about his new book, Truth Spots: How Places Make People Believe (University of Chicago, 2018). Gieryn is Rudy Professor Emeritus of Sociology at…


Comedic Lies as Transitory Truths

Alexandra Frankel , April 1st, 2019

Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than, well, anthropologists? And what happens when a Danish anthropologist takes the mic? Anthropology News recently decided to no longer accept prank…

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Truth of History

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 24th, 2018

This title is nearly an oxymoron. There are historic truths, but what we known of history is an invention of mostly people who did not personally experience that…

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How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018

Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…

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Adventures in Blogging: Bringing Anthropology to the World

Anne , February 15th, 2018

For World Anthropology Day, we asked Paul Stoller to share his thoughts on the urgent need for a more public anthropology, as well as his ideas about blogging…

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