I’m back in the field so to speak. I’ve begun conducting ethnographic interviews which are the last stage of data collection for my dissertation. 6 down 60 to go.
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What Halloween Masks
A very thoughtful consideration of Halloween from the eyes of little children. Perhaps because I have spent the past two days at grief workshops, this article made me wonder if forcing little children to confront death and danger while playing at adult roles and power serves a greater function or at least has the opportunityContinue reading “What Halloween Masks”
Call for Managing Editor
The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness is looking for a new editor for their journal Anthropology of Consciousness.
Mobile Health in Context
Mobile Health in Context: How Information is Woven Into Our Lives @SusannahFox @PewResearch Susannah Fox from Pew Review Research put together an excellent presentation of the latest health and digital technology related statistics. The slides are concise, accessible, and thought provoking. Can we put cell phones to use improve health and health information seekingContinue reading “Mobile Health in Context”
Bloggers and Digital Anthropologists Unite at AAA
Digital Anthropology Interest Group, anyone interested in an informal get together in Chicago? I’m looking for suggestions.
DANG Call for Papers
DANG Call for Papers Deadline April 10th (To Meet April 15th AAA Deadline for Sessions) Email Abstracts to email@example.com Digital Anthropologists’ Current Engagements with 21st Century Publics: #Digital Publics, #Ethics, #Methods, #Insights The future publics, which anthropologists of the 21st Century will engage with, occupy a social space in which the digital and the physicalContinue reading “DANG Call for Papers”
Irish America Day
Americans in Ireland during the first week of July may be surprised to learn Ireland celebrates the 4th of July. It seems to largely be a celebration of Americaness, the Irish-American connection, and Americana. Photo borrowed from http://irishamerica.com/2012/05/irish-america-day-4th-of-july-in-ireland/ When I asked about why one middle age gentleman back in 2005, he told me that it wasContinue reading “Irish America Day”
Ireland Week 1
Week 1 Ireland – Dublin Highlights from my first week in Ireland. First, I think I left out one tiny detail in explaining my plans for Ireland. I guess I should mention that assisting me in doing all that stuff I mentioned in previous posts, is my travel companion Greg Wright: part-time research assistant, part-time body guard (my momContinue reading “Ireland Week 1”
What is the Place of Emotion in Humanistic Empiricism?
Recently, someone close to me drew the connection between the demand for the removal of emotion from scholarship and the continued presence of underlying masculine bias in academia. I was taken aback by the implications of this connection and my blindness to it. In reading Ruth Behar’s The Vulnerable Observer and “Believing in Anthropology asContinue reading “What is the Place of Emotion in Humanistic Empiricism?”