Category: "fieldwork / methods"


  12:04:00, by admin   . Categories: Africa, Asia, globalisation, fieldwork / methods, migration

What the life of a pair of flip-flops can teach us about migration, inequality and studying up

Photo: Cíntia Regina, flickr During the recent (nearly) two years, I've been interviewing researchers that are part of the research project Overheating. The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century at the Univ… more »


Writing an anthropological detective story - Interview with Nancy Scheper-Hughes Part 3/3

By Aleksandra Bartoszko. Oslo University Hospital, Equality and Diversity Unit See part I of the interview Being radical critical without being leftist and part II The global trade with poor people's kidneys Nancy Scheper-Hughes is currently… more »


  01:23:01, by admin   . Categories: globalisation, books, fieldwork / methods, anthropology (general)

Book review: Presenting 2nd generation Multi-Sited Ethnography

Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research (ed.) Mark-Anthony Falzon. 2009. Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-7318-7.Tereza Kuldova (Tessa Valo), PhD fellow, Museum of Cultural History, Oslo This edited volume cons… more »


  22:41:01, by admin   . Categories: politics, books, fieldwork / methods, poverty, Northern America

Fieldwork among homeless heroin and crack users - new book by Philippe Bourgois

"In Search of Respect. Selling Crack in El Barrio" is one of my favorite ethnographies. Now, Philippe Bourgois, is out with a new book. In “Righteous Dopefiend", he looks at the clients of the dealers, the University paper Penn Current reports. The pa… more »
  21:41:58, by admin   . Categories: Us and Them, fieldwork / methods, journal articles / papers

Is the anthropologist a spy? New Anthropology Matters is out

When anthropologist Michael Madison Walker did research in rural Mozambique, he - as a white man - was variously assumed to be a priest, a development worker, a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, and even a spy. Fieldwork identities is the topic of the new issu… more »


  03:34:50, by admin   . Categories: Europe, fieldwork / methods, journal articles / papers

New Anthropology Matters out: Practicing anthropology "out of the corner of one's eye"

Why do people wear and produce fake underwear, fake suits and fake jeans? In the new issue of Anthropology Matters, anthropologist Magdalena Craciun tells us in a well written paper about what it was like researching "the place of fake brands in lives li… more »


How electricity changes daily life in Zanzibar - Interview with anthropologist Tanja Winther

How does everyday life change when electricity becomes available to people in a village in Zanzibar, East Africa, for the first time? Anthropologist Tanja Winther answers this question in her new book The Impact of Electricity. Development, Desires and D… more »
  01:48:31, by admin   . Categories: fieldwork / methods, anthropology (general), ethics

What happened at the AAA meeting in San Francisco?

The American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting is over - here a quick round-up of the conference coverage on the web. Anthropology and the military was a hot topic this year as well as Inside Higher Ed informs in three articles: Accordi… more »

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