While browsing the Web, I came across a paper titled Real Environments—Video Ethnography for True Understanding by Kunal Sinha and Prashant Ramachandran. The authors, both Indian, work for Ogilvy and Mather in China and Singapore. An interesting mixture of ethnographic detail, video analysis, and cultural stereotypes (India v China). If you are interested in the uses of video and…Continue
This question is directed at the younger members of OAC. It is stimulated by stumbling across a piece that Grant McCracken wrote for Harvard Business Review and announced back in October. The title is
CULTURE IS THE SEA IN WHICH BUSINESS SWIMS. MILLENNIALS GET THIS. BOOMERS NOT SO MUCH.
The first three paragraphs…Continue
Having just set a paper in my intro to socio-cultural anthropology class I realised that when you ask undergrads to find a source they reach straight for the internet (not the hp... sorry) but have very little idea about what is legit and what isn't. With that in mind I thought I would use this as a space to make a list of good intro texts online:
First up - Small places large issues - Thomas Hylland…Continue
Added by Nathan Dobson on November 21, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
I would be glad of information that any may have on this topic. What I have so far is here:
Added by Alice C. Linsley on November 20, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments
Cross-posted from my blog, Analog/Digital. Originally published on November 04, 2012.
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I find that when you move to a new country and start learning the language, certain words, idioms and expressions come to be extremely important as hooks which you use to understand a whole host of other things. I find that you flirt around certain words, they come and go and are used in different contexts until finally you get all their different meanings and then pow! they become essential structuring principles for the rest of your understanding. I go so far as to think of them as central…Continue
About 6 weeks ago Netanyahu called for the dismissal of the Knesset and for early elections, closely following the U.S. elections. The reason for dismissal of the government was a gridlock in the Knesset over Netanyahu’s draconian national budget for 2013. The call for the elections defused the threat for more social protests, given the steep price increases for food, rent, gas etc. since spring 2012. A mini operation, or a dress rehearsal for this one, was carried out in June 2012. Another…Continue
Added by Smadar Lavie on November 15, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments
*** Sorry for cross-posting ***
Please circulate. For those interested in purchasing this paperback book, there is a great time-limited discount offer.
Envisioning Eden: Mobilizing Imaginaries in Tourism and Beyond
Noel B. Salazar
Berghahn Books, November 2012 [paperback version]…
Added by Noel B. Salazar on November 9, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments
I gave 5 or 10 million
—I forget —…Continue
After almost two years of studying anthropology intensively, I've come to a realization: I'm really, really uncomfortable with religion and ritual, to the point of even avoiding lectures about them. I've spent very little time in churches, and of course there are few rituals in American society that happen outside of church. The time I have spent was largely forced, in a primitivist Pentacostal sect of the early 1980s - not really a comfortable environment to become comfortable with the…Continue
“The Knafo Chronicles: Marching on Jerusalem With Israel’s Silent Majority,” published in AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work highlights the key links between social protest movements by Israel’s marginalized Mizrahim (“Easterners,” Hebrew) and heightened Israeli aggression against Palestinians and Muslim neighboring states--most recently, Iran. Since summer 2011, Israel has been beset by…Continue
The interpreters (the pundits) were all over the place. The nerds (statisticians like Nate Silver and Sam Wang) came through with amazingly accurate predictions. Nate Silver's new The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't should be on everyone's reading list.
En anteriores entradas del presente blog hemos hecho referencia al concepto de no-lugar siempre relacionado con tramas urbanas. El gran ejemplo de Marc Augé de no-lugar, el que ha servido y sirve de referencia al mismo, es el del aeropuerto, gran espacio de tránsito en el que es imposible reconocer ningún tipo de identidad, historia o relación con su contexto más cercano. Sin embargo, desconozco si Augé estaba únicamente pensando en este tipo de paisajes cuando desarrolló su teoría.…Continue
Added by Jose Mansilla on November 5, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments
i haven't been around for quite a time. Settling in Cambridge was more work than expected - but I was actually writing in the last couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you - especially John and Keith - for the feedback on my begging-piece. A couple of ideas have now been distilled in this blog post on Sandy Ross's blog:…Continue