02:30:09 pmCategories: Anthropological notes, Writing

"Start in the middle"

Last week the amount of empirical data and loose ends unsettled me in my intentions to get on writing. I asked everybody I met if they could recommend me a technique to sort the data and how and where to start writing. The second best advice I got was to… more »


02:01:57 pmCategories: Spaces, Anthropological notes, Post-fieldwork

Steps to an analysis: from impressions to data

After I mapped out an outline two and a half months ago, my project has appeared amazingly ordered and under control. Perhaps it’s no wonder then, that I’ve postponed delving back into my fieldnotes for as long as I could, keeping myself busy with ordere… more »


14:09:44Categories: Writing

Authoring a PhD continued

In Authoring a PhD: How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation by Patrick Dunleavy, I’ve found numerous advice on how to structure my work more efficiently. I’ll try to sum some of them up here and give a brief account of how… more »


17:15:37Categories: Anthropological notes

To formulate a thesis question

I’ve got one year and six months pay left of my research grant and with the help of organised writing I hope it won’t be a problem to finish in time. But I realise that the writing must be organised this time, so no more writing 140 pages too much like I… more »


11:42:34Categories: Post-fieldwork, Blogging

Yes, my research blog is really supposed to continue…

Oslo one month ago Three recent events have inspired me to get this blog going again. The last drop must have been a post by the incredibly prolific research blogger Mary Stevens. In her last post, she tells about her PhD viva and her examiners’ inte… more »


11:30:44 pmCategories: Post-fieldwork

Eerie post-fieldwork experiences: Norwegian Anthropologists’ Facebook association

Facebook hit Norway like a meteorite while I was in Paris (where, by the way, Myspace was the big thing). With 404 508 members, this tiny country with only 4,5 million inhabitants constitute one of the larges regional networks on Facebook (Norway). I sti… more »


11:37:14Categories: Politics, History, Anthropological notes

Ethnography under colonialism: what did Evans-Pritchard think of it all?

“When the Government of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan asked me to make a study of the Nuer I accepted after hesitation and with misgivings” (Evans-Pritchard 1940: 7). “A Government force surrounded our camp one morning at sunrise, searched for two prophets… more »


01:13:20 amCategories: Oslo, Post-fieldwork

Existence! Resistence! ...eh back in Oslo

4th of April 2006, from one of the many demonstrations against the new labour law It’s almost two months since I left Paris and time is overdue to get going with the second phase of this blog. One thing is certain; one will always have Paris, but for… more »

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