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Fieldwork: Highlights from the Textile Group

This post in the recent series on December 2017 research and travel in Guangxi, China was written by Carrie Hertz, who also provided the photographs. 1,178 more words

Folklore Studies

Men on a Plane - Development Sector Edition

I recently watched Paula Stone William’s Ted talk, which I can warmly recommend:

In it, Paula describes how her life has changed since she transitioned from male to female. 987 more words


Is Social Media more damaging than Porn? - Let kids be kids

In this next post on the topic of social media and it’s effects on society I want to focus on the use of social media by those under the age of 18. 727 more words


Dola Jatra – The other Rath Yatra

When world was water, you became a tireless vessel of the Vedas.

You, in Pisces form, Keshava: conqueror of the world, Hari!

When this heavy earth you carried on your callused tortoise back, how venerable you were, Keshava: conqueror of the world, Hari!

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Community Heritage

The Global Legal Hackathon

I have recently become involved with ace organisation The Legal Forecast. On the weekend of the 24th of February, I helped TLF organise the Sydney Round of the Global Legal Hackathon. 373 more words

Examined Life

Theyyam – God’s Own Dance

2 am is not exactly a time when people are expected to stay awake let alone dance or perform a divine ritual. But then Theyyam is unlike any dance or worship ritual ever experienced.

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Community Heritage

Be Your Own Hero: Supplement Depression Therapy with Video Games - An Ethnographic Inquiry into Therapeutic Video Games

While the oftentimes violent nature of video games has been largely regarded as a scapegoat by the public as a possible cause of depression and aggression, the purpose of this research is to determine if video games could act as a viable supplement to traditional treatment methods for depression. 184 more words

Video Games