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WWeek 12 (Julia): Getting a sense of ethnography: gesturing towards a multisensory anthropology

Kirksey and Helmreich’s “The Emergence of Multispecies Ethnography” articulates an anthropological turn in which creatures “previously appearing on the margins of anthropology – as part of the landscape, as food for humans, as symbols – have been pressed into the … Continue reading

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Week 11 (Julia): How can performativity appear?

Reading Mahmood’s examination of the complexities of the pious relationship that Egyptian Islamic women have with their bodies and minds in the context of a nonliberal culture deepened and enriched Butler’s analysis of agency, embodiment, performativity and a queered feminist … Continue reading

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Week 9 & 10: Composing Discomfort and Slippage (Julia)

To retrace our steps, just as Kelly did, I would like to return to discuss some key thoughts about last week’s readings as well as to connect them to our present set of texts. To begin, I would like to … Continue reading

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Week 8: Tables Traveling Inwards (Julia)

The anthropologists we read for this week have a very different relationship with the order of things than those that we have been reading up until this point. I felt that these author’s brought us back to the place where … Continue reading

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Week 7 (Julia): Colonial Taboos, Neurotic Cyborgs, Temporality and Totemism: time after time.

In reading the excerpts assigned from Freud’s Totem and Taboo I found myself thinking, not only about the emergence of a psychoanalytically informed anthropology, but also about how the role of the anthropologist and the role of the psychoanalyst may … Continue reading

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Week 6: sign language and unconscous kinships (Julia)

I am very sorry about the delay in posting this! It wont happen again… Over the last few weeks, it has been really interesting to read texts that have altered and expanded the objects of anthropological investigation. Hence, we have … Continue reading

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Exchanging Tables

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