Logan Sparks's Blog – January 2013 Archive (3)

the passing of a handkerchief

two lovers separated during the nationalistic shifts of the balkan wars exchange a handkerchief....again, this follows on from my last post on fabric and ritual...

Added by Logan Sparks on January 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Mendilimin Yeşili

The song whose lyrics I published in my last blog post is this one, from a Turkish soap opera broadcast several years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQiv8Aq3CXA

Added by Logan Sparks on January 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Descriptions of Thickness, Fabrics, Green Handkerchiefs and Rituals

At the moment I am grappling a bit with Clifford Geertz in an attempt to get a firmer background in classical anthropological texts, although of course that can be both a blessing in a curse. On the one hand I am learning the language of Anthro and its ancestor cult (!) but I also risk adopting ideas that have been morei ntegrated, critiqued, surpassed etc...by now. I risk being out of touch. Oh well!

While looking at Geertz have the impression that my emphasis on contextualization is…

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Added by Logan Sparks on January 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

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