NET Digest vol. 3

Time is flying, we are already at NET Digest no. 3 and looking forward to a cosy Christmas-month! So, here are some hints for those of you curious for new thoughts to lighten up rainy days.

 

/Monographs and Articles

Striving for decolonization of the curriculum, this is a relevant collective volume edited by Andrew Sanchez: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/cja/36/2/cja360202.xml

The NET’s own Theodoros Kyriakides’s new piece in Cultural Anthropology on Gene Therapy in Cyprus and narratives of the future

https://culanth.org/articles/981-directing-the-future-of-gene-therapy-in-cyprus?fbclid=IwAR1aAm-PVdTfPgSUr_o1pVzd9wT9fzC1LgOovM_p1L7QhIv3i5s5hss0MhQ

Michael Fischer’s new book on ethnographic theory and method (and digging backwards in time too)

https://www.dukeupress.edu/anthropology-in-the-meantime/?viewby=title

AbdouMaliq Simone’s new book on the nature of urban space

https://www.wiley-vch.de/en/?option=com_eshop&view=product&isbn=978-1-5095-2335-1

Not that new but relevant in how ethnography can bridge theories: Fassin, D. (2017). The endurance of critique. Anthropological Theory, 17(1), 4–29. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463499616688157

Special Issue of Social Anthropology on “Tactics as Ethnographic and Conceptual Objects”

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14698676/2018/26/4?fbclid=IwAR3k5YS7ufD_ksQMmUsgLmGgZ47SiXwStBQgqW1huWx0zxhFtM9aT3AZBrI

Interested in the nexus between kinship and tourism? Naomi Leite just published her book “Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging” http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1525/california/9780520285040.001.0001/upso-9780520285040

To give you some food for thought on our workshop theme, futures, Felix Ringel’s new book is an Ethnography of Germany’s Fastest-Shrinking City

http://berghahnbooks.com/title/RingelBack

Noah Coburn provides ethnographic insights into the working of the Empire in “Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War” http://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/under-contract

Bringing together design studies with critical border studies, Mahmoud Keshavarz’ writes about “The Design Politics of the Passport: Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent” https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-design-politics-of-the-passport-9781474289382/?fbclid=IwAR0yZFj1suSr8at0ZleWJ-bUpcqK0A96H0kVGmpgZj9OkCek2EdsNsDLtnw

 

/Blogs

A conversation between two specialists, Tye Rattenbury and Dawn Nafus, about the intersection between data science and ethnography

https://www.epicpeople.org/data-science-and-ethnography/?platform=hootsuite

A lovely refelction on the “magic of fieldwork”

https://informalpolitics.org/2018/11/14/the-magic-of-doing-fieldwork/?fbclid=IwAR3XU0BvbU7Maqe0BlFknjUHawJcwRqLXanfyivgv5SDj6iJhriwo1M2wyU

Here is an important collection of issues on sexual assault in anthropology

https://metooanthro.org/resources/

What if we saw “open access as a kind of ‘revolutionary infrastructure’”? LaFlamme, Marcel and Boyer, Dominic. “Toward Adversary Anthropologies, or, How to Build Your Own Revolutionary Infrastructure.” Cultural Anthropology 33, no. 4 (2018): 526–535. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca33.4.02

Don Kalb’s talk on right and left and populism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4Ps5trUNc&fbclid=IwAR05–d6XPixv5oAZYJ5vrzm_OzD4xGi2Nu9N_zTctjOK3eMJtCx6r_e4Ow

 

/ Public media

Hau at the moment has a great podcast on Digital Cultures: https://www.haujournal.org/haunet/onlinegods.php?fbclid=IwAR3numtiKtfMvKrUbR_0nkWuBANkQ00ZAJrTfzwH-qDjpMijS6A8uPFbo20

 

/CfPs for workshops and jobs

Interested in the posthuman turn? https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/culture/posthuman-knowledge?fbclid=IwAR1rgo6IkMfIaB1fDPmpcMnwkEye1WNb-t6ZfFLRSXg4KKnhd-whqUOGBKw

Two anthro-professorships at Universität Wien:

Professorship in Medical Anthropology and Global Health: https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/…/medical-anthropology-…/

Professorship in Socio-cultural Anthropology with a focus on Visual Anthropology: https://univis.univie.ac.at/aussc…/…/bew_ausschreibung-flow…

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