Category: Music, literature, arts...

10/10/12

Time to get it out!

The last entries in this blog will concern what probably ought to be the final part of any research project: getting the material out and beyond a blog like this and the narrow circles of colleagues and the odd conference. The first media to pick up… more »

25/03/10

01:54:30 pmCategories: Music, literature, arts..., Blogging

10 days intervals for a peaceful but alert diary-keeper’s mind

Ethnographic documentation? Art? Anyway: It's spring! Let not the expulsions blossom - Resist!When I started blogging again, I gave myself a 10-days interval between blog posts. The interval should be long enough to be realistic and feel comfortable, b… more »

12/03/10

10:26:27 pmCategories: Music, literature, arts..., Writing

Writing and performance

It was hard picking a photo for this post. So many of my photos evoke memories from my many slam nights in Paris, but how to find a photo that can convey some of theses feelings to the readers of this blog... With this one, I hope to put across the munda… more »

02/03/10

Anthropologists and novelists, part two

Anthropology is just one way among many fields that try to make sense of and represent social life. A post ago I stated that it probably isn’t even the most superior at it. Funnily, in the days after I wrote that post, I read in the papers several simila… more »

23/02/10

An Ariadne’s thread?

Souleymane Diamanka at Café Culturel in Saint Denis in the suburbs outside Paris Haven’t I claim that French slam poetry can be seen as a commentary on and/or a representation of French society? Yes, certainly I have. From my very first slam session,… more »

19/02/10

Anthropology and fiction (part 1)

The reason why I became an anthropologist is that anthropology can include anything. Early in my studies, when I still aimed in an other direction, a professor told me that until her MPhil she had had a very broad field of interests, including reading Fr… more »

29/10/08

03:40:06 pmCategories: Music, literature, arts...

Time catching up with me (not yet visa versa)

The writing of my thesis has moved into a new phase. Today is the first day that I spend at home of my six month’s leave. I’m supposed to change focus from what has occupied my mind more or less full time since I left for Paris late September 2005. So fa… more »

01/07/07

12:25:21 pmCategories: Fieldwork, Music, literature, arts...

Choices… List of (some of) what I lost out on the last one and a half week

I scribbled down this text à l’arrache a day all my plans disappeared and I was still under influence of the fieldwork fatigue. Since then, I’ve not become less fatiguée, but at least I enjoy my fieldwork again. I think actually that the change came righ… more »

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