Felix Girke
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University of Bielefeld
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http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/tdrc/ag_sozanth/index.html

About Me

I just completed my PhD thesis on "The ädamo of the Kara. Rhetoric in social relations on the Lower Omo" at Halle University, and am preparing for a post-doc project elsewhere.
While I have done extensive research in Ethiopia, I consider myself much more of a general anthropologist than an Africanist. I am interested in theory and methodology, visual anthropology, the history of our discipline, the Maussian mix of social relations/economics/politics, questions of ethnic groups and categories, language/culture, and speaking/interaction. This last interest has progressively led me to embrace the principles of ethnomethodology/conversation analysis, a very sound methodological approach.
My recent work heavily focused on rhetoric in a fairly wide sense, and my PhD thesis and several upcoming spin-offs are the most material evidence of that.
I am still happy with the 2007 film "Morokapel's feast. The story of a Kara hunting ritual" (with Steffen Köhn), which people apparently liked to watch.
I dearly love to teach, and it is turning out that working with sociology students in Bielefeld can be quite rewarding intellectually.

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At 10:15pm on June 15, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
You mentioned John Galaty in your latest comment about tribes. The two of you would appear to share an East African interest. You know, I imagine, that Galaty and I are long term McGill colleagues and friends. Do you know him personally?
At 3:29pm on June 8, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
Another fine comment on the question of tribes. Thanks for your contribution.
At 1:53pm on June 3, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
Felix, many thanks for your excellent comment on the Theory in Anthropology discussion.
 
 
 

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