Anthropological Canape of Eureka

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Among a bunch of others, I am currently reading Jonathan Marks book ‘The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology’ The introductory chapter outlines very clearly one way  of understanding what Anthropology is. After witnessing and sometimes participating in many… Continue reading

There is no algorithm for revolution, but there is one for fiscalisation.

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I am simply ‘posting’ a squeeze of interesting internet stuff that I found when I got distracted from doing the task I was meant to be doing this morning. Yep, I was rolling through… Continue reading

In the shadow of a Mountain

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A small reflection on some sociotechnical actualities of food and experience of being a person when when visiting epic landscapes. Selected from snippets of Gabrielle and Avi eating and filming (each other) in… Continue reading

Bitcoin revisited – Personally I am not a betting man

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*Warning: I have decided to swear in this post, so don’t read if you don’t like the accoutrements of foul language 🙂 There has been a lot of hype recently about something called Bitcoin,… Continue reading

Latour, Hart, Maxwell, Hume, Whitehead etc….

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Ok, so I have been learning that a lot recently, and no matter how much people may  correctly or incorrectly bash Latour or like his work. I don’t know, I just find it… Continue reading

One crossover between the Graeberian and Latourian projects?

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This text assumes you are familiar David Graeber’s book on Debt, and Latour’s work on Moderns, but may not be necessary. Main point When I look at the book ‘Debt: the first 5000… Continue reading

Tbilisi’s Gold Market

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Georgia has long been known for it’s gold… Thousands of years ago, Jason came all the way from Greece to find the famous golden fleece in the land of Colchis, now western Georgia,… Continue reading

Ethnographer Angst…

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“He thought I didn’t understand. He thought nothing had been communicated. I was angry. I was hurt. All the misunderstandings that tie the world up and keep people apart were quivering before me… Continue reading

Anthropological Fieldwork Workshop: Starting out

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The powerpoint from a simple introduction to fieldwork for beginners in anthropology drawing on my own experience. Includes useful resources and tips. If you have any to add please do so in the… Continue reading

Glimpse of possibility for peace in Israel/Palestine

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“Around 2001, I was invited by the Israeli College of National Security, where military officers are groomed to become generals, to give a lecture at Haifa University. Haifa University regularly hosts events of… Continue reading

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