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Achirri Ishmael posted a blog post
Oct 19, 2014
Achirri Ishmael added 2 discussions to the group Ethnographic Writing
Oct 18, 2014
Achirri Ishmael's discussion was featured

Banners, Chants and the Poetry of Revolution

from Al Jazerra 2 September 2012"The uprisings in Tunisia were started neither by political action nor a military coup led by officers or opposition parties. Instead, the blade raised against the regime was made of banners and chants. And none cut more deeply than Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi's poem, The Will to Live, which begins: "When the people demand freedom, Destiny must surely respond." This…See More
Oct 18, 2014
Pavan Patel left a comment for Achirri Ishmael
"Hi Achirri, Thanks for a note. Well, i might not contribute something at present, the reason is that i am working on a book manuscript on ethnography of Nepal's Maoist movement and that is supposed to be published next year. By the way you may…"
Oct 18, 2014
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Tim Cresswell, Soil (Poems) Published June 17, 2013.

"In my academic work I am looking to embrace a more creative side that is not so clearly charted out. I want to share thoughts and have no interest in confusing readers or obfuscating – but I do want to give readers of my academic work a choice of outcomes rather than insisting that they follow my logic. I have just started to play around with this following some of the writing experiments of Walter Benjamin in particular. I increasingly have very little time for the kind of writing that is…See More
Oct 4, 2014
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Sep 23, 2014
Achirri Ishmael posted a blog post

Two Short Clips from Lake St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site, South Africa

In the first clip, state-sponsored students in conservation ecotourism are returning from a field trip. In the second trip, Mr.Themba Mthembu (of ZuluBirding) is instructing a group from another batch of students. See More
Sep 17, 2014
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“Twitter, Schmitter!" & a Few Fun Tweets

Found Poetry1Twitter, schmitter!We now havea court order!We will wipe outall of these!The internationalcommunity can say this,can say that.I don't care at all!Everyone will seehow powerfulthe Turkish State is!Erdogan, Turkish PM*Despite Erdogan’s ban on twittering, a report from Twitturk, which records the statistics of Turkish Twitter users, indicates over half a million tweets were posted in just 10 hours.2The “Happy Birthday” SongDoes anyoneever knowwhat to do,when people sing‘Happy Birthday…See More
Mar 23, 2014
Achirri Ishmael added a discussion to the group Anthropology of Southern Africa
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Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems - Lake St. Lucia as a Global Model

Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems - Lake St. Lucia as a Global ModelEDITORS:Renzo Perissinotto, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaDerek D. Stretch, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaRicky H. Taylor, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, South AfricaDATE PUBLISHED: June 2013FORMAT: HardbackISBN: 9781107019751St Lucia is the world's oldest protected estuary and Africa's largest estuarine system. It is also the centerpiece of South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the…See More
Mar 15, 2014
John McCreery replied to Achirri Ishmael's discussion Intersecting philosophy & poetry: Graham Harman: A Latour Litany by Jerome Rothenberg in the group Ethnographic Writing
"Lovely, lovely, lovely. So true, so true, so true."
Mar 12, 2014
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Intersecting philosophy & poetry: Graham Harman: A Latour Litany by Jerome Rothenberg

Graham Harman: A Latour Litany“On Vicarious Causation”Mindless atoms and billiard balls.Autistic moonbeams entering the window of an asylum.Fire and cotton.A hailstorm smashes vineyards,or sends waves through a pond.Human consciousnessis on exactly the same footingas the duel betweencanaries, microbes, earthquakes, atoms, and tar.Resume the offensive by reversingour curfew in an ever-tinier ghettoof solely human realities:language, texts, political power.Mailboxes, hammers, cigarettes, and silk…See More
Mar 10, 2014
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a childwithout an escortwalks the nightin a big city it does not know:isolated,lost -any ‘thing’might happen to it.AchirriFrom Bruno Latour (1987:33)See More
Mar 10, 2014
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An Invitation to a Circumcision: the World According to V. Putin (Found Poems).

Reading Putin*.I looked the man in the eye.I found him to bevery straightforwardand trustworthy.We had a very good dialogue.I was able to get a senseof his soul,a man deeply committed to his countryand the best interests of his country.I wouldn't have invited himto my ranchif I didn't trust him.*George Bush, June 2001.2. Putin, On Chechen MuslimsIf you’re preparedto becomethe most radical Islamist,if you’re preparedto get cir-cum-cised,I invite you to Moscow.I would recommendthat he who doesthe…See More
Mar 8, 2014
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A Short Travel Article Provokes a Heated Identity Debate On the Distinction Between "Boers"and "Afrikaaners"..

There's a short sketchy travel article on CNN by Stephanie Wolters and David Smith which is followed by a very heated discussion about "the Boer identity", as opposed to "the Afrikaaner".  Personally, I have never taken time to trace the difference. The discussion indicates that the difference seems to matter to South Africans who consider themselves of "Boer" descent.There are also insights around the phenomenon of white farmer killings, white farmer relations with black workers, and reports…See More
Nov 2, 2013
Achirri Ishmael added a discussion to the group Anthropology of Southern Africa
Sep 2, 2013
Achirri Ishmael posted a blog post

The Fuselage

It went like a firecracker, a real sharp blast,and before I knew, I was up from sleep to beholdthe skies, gaping throughthe roof of the Boeing.It was wide open above my head.I could feel the clouds streaming in.A quick look ahead,And I could see the flight panelAnd it's array of indicators.It was like hell broke lose. Oxygen masks dropped,And a flight attendant's voiceStuttered through the speakers.The nose of the plane dippedAnd the pilot began a rapid controlled descentfrom 36,000 feet to…See More
Jul 20, 2013

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Posted on September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Two Short Clips from Lake St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site, South Africa

In the first clip, state-sponsored students in conservation ecotourism are returning from a field trip. In the second trip, Mr.Themba Mthembu (of ZuluBirding) is instructing a group from another batch of students.





Posted on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am

“Twitter, Schmitter!" & a Few Fun Tweets

Found Poetry





1



Twitter, schmitter!

We now have

a court order!



We will wipe out

all of these!



The international

community can say this,

can say that.



I don't care at all!



Everyone will see

how powerful

the Turkish State is!



Erdogan, Turkish PM



*Despite Erdogan’s ban on twittering, a report from Twitturk, which records the statistics of Turkish Twitter users, indicates… Continue

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:00pm

Academic References

a child
without an escort

walks the night
in a big city it does not know:

isolated,
lost -

any ‘thing’
might happen to it.

Achirri

From Bruno Latour (1987:33)

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 7:00pm

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At 8:54am on October 18, 2014, Pavan Patel said…

Hi Achirri,

Thanks for a note. Well, i might not contribute something at present, the reason is that i am working on a book manuscript on ethnography of Nepal's Maoist movement and that is supposed to be published next year. By the way you may look at my recent writing which published in a Kolkata based journal. The below is the link; http://www.frontierweekly.com/views/sep-14/19-9-14-Nepals%20Election.html

Would like to share in forthcoming days. Would like to know what is yours current work on.

Regards,

Pavan Patel

Independent Researcher,

New Delhi

At 7:09am on December 21, 2011, Priscila Santos da Costa said…

Call for Papers

We are in the process of receiving original articles, essays, analytical reviews, translations and interviews in the fields of Anthropology and Philosophy for Volume 1, Issue 2, to be published in May 2011. We also receive papers the entire year. The articles may be sent to:

conexoesparciais@gmail.com

Check our first issue: http://conexoesparciais.com.br/?p=20

At 7:56am on January 24, 2010, Achirri Ishmael said…
Hello Iris,

That's been long I haven't stopped here - I've been so snowed over with my coursework.
The e-mail is achirri@yahoo.co.uk An attachment would do.

Hope your work is going great!

Achirri
At 3:26pm on January 23, 2010, Aris Anagnostopoulos said…
Hi Achirri, sorry for taking so long to reply, can you send me your email again, the inbox seems to have misplaced it somehow...

best

aris
At 3:23pm on November 15, 2009, Sheyma Buali said…
Hello Achirri, thanks for the push - but at this point I have never written any ethnography myself and thus it would be helpful for me to read the discussions. I am about to start about to get started on my first ethnographic writing and may have questions/discussion points soon... Till then - i hope to learn for all you guys :)
At 2:57pm on November 10, 2009, Huon Wardle said…
I liked 'mangling' too, of course.
At 2:13pm on November 10, 2009, Huon Wardle said…
I like your poem about Levi-Strauss: is it mangling or bricolage?
At 12:54am on June 17, 2009, Isabel Cardana said…
Hi Achirri,
Thanks for your interest in the group "human and non-human animals".
Hope you can contribute to the debate.
Thanks,
Isabel
 
 
 

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