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FACT AND FICTION INTERSECT: AGAIN

Fact and fiction intersect. I am participating in National Novel Writing Month. Boulevard of Bad Spells and Broken Dreams is set in The Bronx–and in Puerto Rico. 225 more words

Timeless Tidbits

The formal vs informal clash: the challenges of ethnographic research with young people in a youth drop-in context

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Reflecting on experiences in a current ethnographic research project, Phoebe Hill discusses the particular challenges around consent and ethics when undertaking research in informal youth settings. 360 more words

Politics And Current Affairs

New Series: Anthropological Inquiries

Hey everyone,

Today I aired a first episode of a new series that runs parallel to Anthropology in 10 or Less called Anthropological Inquiries. The show takes a much more indepth look at topics in Anthropology by inviting Anthropologists to come talk about their work. 15 more words

Video

Dr. Yolande Bouka is investigating female freedom fighters in Namibia’s liberation struggle

Meet the Sié Center’s newest postdoc fellow, Dr. Yolande Bouka. Dr. Bouka is a highly accomplished scholar who not only conducted the first systematic investigation of the legal journey and reintegration of former prisoners of the genocide in Rwanda, but had two children during the process! 882 more words

Research

The Construction of Muslim Identities at the College of William & Mary

The Construction of Muslim Identities at the College of William & Mary

Summary: An ethnographic analysis of 8 W&M students who self-identify as Muslim. This paper offers a localized, albeit narrow, view of the breadth of the construction of Muslim identities which inherently contains broader structural matters such as class, ethnicity and gender. 46 more words

Ethnographic Research

Field Research in Information Design

If you are an information designer you can enhance your work by using field research. However, this type of research is still frequently overlooked in information design professional practice… 593 more words

Information Design

Creative methodologies for understanding cultural norms and expectations

Phase one of my research involves discovering ‘the illusion of the normal.’ Analyzing the cultural norms and expectations placed on people in Polish society.  To put it in cognitive anthropological terms, “measuring a cultural model of what it means to be a good, well-respected member of Polish society.” Cultural Models, in the field of cognitive anthropology, reflect the shared, implicit knowledge that one must know in order to function adequately in society and be perceived by others as a legitimate member of the group (Goodenough 1996). 1,474 more words

Methodology