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Seminar: Media Activism

philbu , May 9th, 2019

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OccupyHandSignals.pdf For the MA Program “Visual and Media Anthropology” at the Free University Berlin, I am organizing a newly developed semi…

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Book: Ritualisierung – Mediatisierung – Performance

philbu , April 15th, 2019

Luger, M., Graf, F., & Budka, P. (Eds.). (2019). Ritualisierung – Mediatisierung – Performance. (Ritualization – Mediatization – Performance). Göttingen: V&R Unipress/…

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Micro-activist Affordances by Arseli Dokumaci

Arseli Dokumaci , March 18th, 2019

I met Ahmet, a disabled young man, during a visual ethnography I conducted in Istanbul, Turkey (2009), where I worked with people with disabilities related to rheumatoid arthritis…


Single Shot: Tractors on Kochi Beach

The Familiar Strange , March 13th, 2019

I was used to seeing the sand coated in washed up Styrofoam, thongs, coconut shells, and water hyacinth. However, on this day I was greeted with tractors, preparing…

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Word Shell by Janelle Taylor

Janelle Taylor , February 28th, 2019

I have never lost my childhood habit of beachcombing for special rocks and shells, and I think of ethnography as involving a similar process of collecting bits of…


Seminar: Digital & Visual Technologies as Material Culture

philbu , February 28th, 2019

In the summer term 2019, I am giving a seminar on digital and visual technologies as material culture at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (MA &…

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Single Shot: Interspecies Care and Responsibility

The Familiar Strange , February 27th, 2019

Dog keeping is a polluted, unholy, and prohibited practice in rural Pakistan. Many Sunni Muslims belonging to Hanfi jurisprudence consider the dog’s mere presence in a house a…

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Michaela Schäuble: Ecstasy: A review of two recent exhibitions on consciousness-expanding experience

Focaal Web Editor , January 23rd, 2019

In his classic Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession, I. M. Lewis (1971) contends that ritual, belief, and spiritual experience are the three cornerstones of…


Make Time to Watch “The Flight of the Condor: A Letter, a Song and the Story of Intangible Cultural Heritage”

Jason Baird Jackson , November 30th, 2018

Don’t miss the recent documentary film “The Flight of the Condor: A Letter, a Song, and the Story of Intangible Cultural Heritage”. by Áslaug Einarsdóttir and Valdimar Tr….

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Paper: The anthropology of digital visuality

philbu , November 16th, 2018

Budka, P. (2018). The anthropology of digital visuality: Notes on comparison, context and relationality. Paper at Vienna Anthropology Days 2018 (VANDA2018), Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna, 20 S…

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Twisted and Evil: Ableism in Star Wars

Emma Louise Backe , September 14th, 2018

By Cindee Calton “Seriously, Star Wars? Again?” was the exact phrase that ran through my mind the first time Dryden Vos appeared on screen during my first viewing…

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Monstrous possibilities: Kaiju as beauty and terror

Emma Louise Backe , August 16th, 2018

By Esther R. Anderson Kaiju are giant monsters that can be seen causing filmic chaos without apparent cause or motive. As genetically-engineered creatures, aliens, or remnants of a…

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Repeat photography & coastal change: From notes and ideas to research method

Ryan , August 2nd, 2018

Image 1: Storm battering the coast of Cabo Pulmo, 10:38 am on September 3, 2012. You never know when or how new research will begin. Let alone how…


Panel: “Digital Visuality” @ VANDA 2018

philbu , July 30th, 2018

PANEL “DIGITAL VISUALITY” @ Vienna Anthropology Days (VANDA) 2018 (September 19-22, 2018) Convenors: Elke Mader & Philipp Budka Thursday, 20 September 11:00-17:00 Room 4 (New Institute Building (…

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Single Shot: Poisoned Hyena

The Familiar Strange , July 29th, 2018

Each entry in the “Single Shot” visual anthropology series presents a single photograph or unbroken shot of video taken during ethnographic fieldwork, plus a short description, with an…

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The Word: Rhetorics of Resistance in Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale

Emma Louise Backe , July 25th, 2018

By Emma Louise Backe Dolores Abernathy—titular host in HBO’s Westworld series—spends most of the second season with a gun on her hip and a constellation of blood spattering…

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What the Camera Does – #RoR2018

Dick , July 18th, 2018

Two men mount the security grates over what will be the windows of my house. Title: La sécuriser. Photo Credit: Dick Powis. 2018 This series – #ROR2018 –…


Single Shot: War Games

Ian Pollock , July 1st, 2018

Each entry in the “Single Shot” visual anthropology series presents a single photograph or unbroken shot of video taken during ethnographic field work, plus a short description, with…

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Transparencies Report

ukvisualanth , June 13th, 2018

  Introduction TRANSPARENCIES 2018  celebrated the creativity and initiative of our students,  how they gave of themselves and collaborated to be able to realise the films they wanted….

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#Review: Monrovia Modern

Pauline Destree , June 12th, 2018

Monrovia Modern is a beautiful and perceptive book that describes the limitations and contradictions of architectural forms of political and urban imaginations in Monrovia. It will appeal to…


The Single Shot: contribute a still or moving image from the field

The Familiar Strange , June 10th, 2018

Author: Dr. Natasha Fijn is based at the ANU Mongolia Institute. Her research focuses on multispecies ethnography and observational filmmaking. Ethnographic film and photography includes detailed obse…

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Transparencies 2018

ukvisualanth , May 25th, 2018

Dear students, friends, alumni and supporters of visual anthropology at Kent, Please join us for the biggest student screening event in the history of visual anthropology at Kent….

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Panel: The Digital Turn: New Directions in Media Anthropology [Media Anthropology Network]

philbu , May 14th, 2018

The EASA Media Media Anthropology Network is organizing a panel at the 15th European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference in Stockholm, 14-17 August 2018. “The Digital Turn…

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Seminar: Indigenous Media 2018

philbu , May 8th, 2018

For the 4th time I am organizing the seminar “Indigenous Media” for the MA Program Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin. In this course, students…

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