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Recover. Reimagine. Restart.

As Autumn Session 2020 draws to an end, many of us are taking stock of the challenges and rapid changes that we’ve had to negotiate. This post invites you to look back even further. 467 more words

I was a "Lucky Fan"!: Further reflections on Thai BL and GMM's "Global Live Fan Meetings"

In the two weeks since I wrote my first reflections on GMM’s “Global Live Fan Meetings” and their importance for the globalisation of Thai BL pop culture fandom, something rather remarkable occurred. 1,602 more words


Barking up the right tree

The strangely sunny spring here in north-west England has come to a damp, grey end as I write. But while the weather may be overcast outside, here at Deep Roots central a ray of research sunshine has burst through the Covid-19 gloom to brighten up our fieldwork-on-hold summer. 1,292 more words


Indigenous Stories: Jesse

It fills my cup connecting with indigenous people from other cultures and bearing witness to their generational knowledge.

This is Jesse Chayaakewe’ Drescher

His mother is Tongva, who are Mission Indians (Native American) in LA county, and Rarámuri from Chihuahua, Mexico. 127 more words


Preserving the Story of Black Women

The preservation of the past is one of the most important aspects of remembering and honoring cultural identity. This may include uncovering artifacts, discovering cultural norms, or retelling folk stories. 1,049 more words

Evaluating Anthropological Ethnographies

In the past decade or so, I’ve been asked to serve on a variety of committees and judge a variety of paper competitions in anthropology. Over the last month, I’ve been deeply immersed in reading a bevy of new ethnographic work for a competition that I’ll leave unnamed here. 544 more words


The fall of Edward Colston made me one proud Bristolian: #blacklivesmatter

Watching rioters pulling down a statue of Edward Colston and toss him into the harbour side made me feel like a proud Bristolian.

Photo credit: Kimberly Meadows … 656 more words

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