Ethnographers Talk About Energy and Climate Change Ep 02

  Speakers Dr Declan Kuch, The University of South Wales I’m a Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at UNSW. As a sociologist of science and technology, my research is motivated by the problem of how to reconcile public values with economic democracy in an era characterized by environmental constraints and an obsession with innovation. My research covers climate change, […]

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Ethnographers Talk About Energy and Climate Change Ep 01

Part I   Part II   Part III   Speakers Professor Lesley Head, The University of Melbourne I am a geographer whose research examines human-environment relations, both conceptual and material. That is, I want to understand how humans have physically changed earth’s systems, how we think about our place in nature, and how these two things are connected. In recent years […]

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Politics beyond the Yoga Mat: Yoga Fundamentalism and the ‘Vedic Way of Life’

Get PDF: McCartney, Patrick. 2017. Politics beyond the Yoga Mat: Yoga Fundamentalism and the ‘Vedic Way of Life’. Global Ethnographic.   Patrick McCartney Visiting Fellow, Australian National University psdmccartney@gmail.com Abstract This article explores an under-appreciated relation between the quotidian practices of Western yoga practitioners and the global agenda of Hindu supremacism. It demonstrates how yoga, or rather, the yoga body, […]

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River Nomads

Get PDF: Daniela Vavrova. 2017. River Nomads. Global Ethnographic.   Eric Komlavi Hahonou (Director and Producer) with the participation of Lotte Pelckmans. Duration 42 minutes, spoken languages: Hausa, Zarma, subtitles: French, English. Komlavi Consult (Production), 2016.   Daniela Vavrova The Cairns Institute and College of Arts Society and Education James Cook University daniela.vavrova@jcu.edu.au   “All people here came from somewhere else”. […]

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Children, Mirror Neurons and Bullfights

Children, Mirror Neurons and Bullfights

Get PDF: Terry Stocker. 2017. Children, Mirror Neurons and Bullfights. Global Ethnographic.   Terry Stocker Independent scholar stockerterry@hotmail.com   Children and childhood have long been studied in anthropology and have been central to the overall development of the discipline, as demonstrated by the fact that Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age in Samoa is one of the best-selling books in anthropology. […]

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The Brazilian Hawaii: Surf Culture, Tourism, and the Construction of Place

Get PDF: Palmer, Christian. 2017. The Brazilian Hawaii: Surf Culture, Tourism, and the Construction of Place. Global Ethnographic.   Christian Palmer Windward Community College ctpalmer@hawaii.edu Abstract This article describes how ideas of Hawaii were introduced and circulated in Brazil through surf culture, military travel and tourism, and the importance of these ideas in establishing a positive tropical identity in opposition […]

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When Immersive Journalism Met Open Ethnography

Get PDF: Miller, Faye. 2017. When Immersive Journalism Met Open Ethnography. Global Ethnographic. Faye Miller University of Canberra   It’s a rare occasion when a large group of documentary enthusiasts, filmmakers, journalists, popular writers and academic researchers (including ethnographers) are brought together in the same room: an eclectic mix of people who share a common appreciation (or at least curiosity) for […]

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Culture Circulates at the Heart of Childhood

Book reviewed: Lancy, DF 2014, The anthropology of childhood: Cherubs, chattel, changelings. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Reviewer: Nirmala Jayaraman How is culture, which David F. Lancy describes in his book, The Anthropology of Childhood, as a process of rituals and behaviors taught by adults or learned by children (372 – 373), influential to the individual? Lancy’s book explores this topic […]

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Globalization, New Religions and the Contemporary Re-Imagining of Japanese Identity

John Clammer (Photo by FreeDigitalPhotos.net coward_lion) Social scientists are wont to announce “crises” in the societies that attract their scholarly attention. While it might be stretching the evidence a little too far to suggest that contemporary Japan is in a state of crisis, it would certainly not be untoward to argue that Japanese society in the first decades of the […]

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Facing the World, Facing the Future: How Japan is Working to Represent Itself as a Nation at Sport Mega-Events

Wolfram Manzenreiter, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna Introduction The 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan was the first to be staged on the world’s most populous continent, Asia, and it was the first to be co-hosted by two nations. Watched by 2.7 million spectators, who followed the performance of 32 national teams in Japan and Korea’s twenty brand-new […]

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