Anthropological discourse is constitutive of this debate, yet philosophy and social theory seem to have adopted a more clear stance towards this debate. Anthropology seems to limit this to definitions of ethnography - and even then, there is an explicit tendency - or better tension, between traditional combinations of 'doing fieldwork' and theorising about it.


I would truly welcome comments from either perspective on this blog:


Or here:


Also, it would be great to hear from anyone who knows of appropriate bibliography! I am planning to use it in some new research on film and the Internet, but I am open to any suggestions!

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Comment by Rodanthi Tzanelli on September 4, 2011 at 2:49pm

i John

thanks for this. Perhaps worth looking into it at some point. Wow, it looks so incredibly like the vision I sketch in my work...and so close to the dystopias of science fiction narrative at the same time. Only of course in critical discourse we deal with so much more than fables, we deal with harsh realities that threaten to destroy everything. Next time you'll hear about the topic will be in written format - and published. 


Comment by John McCreery on September 4, 2011 at 5:08am


Today, browsing at Kramer Books,  one of my favorite bookstores in Washington, D.C., I came across a book that reminds me of what you have written about Thessaloniki: Charles King (2011) Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams. Are you aware of it?


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