The Fieldnote

Small places, large issues. Politics, society and culture understood through the notes of anthropologists.


What does poverty look like on social media?
Feb05

What does poverty look like on social media?

This blog post is part of a much larger theme of the impact of social media on low income populations. This is most debated among social media theorists and activists and is also one of the research objectives of the Global Social Media Impact Study. I will give just a few insights on this issue from the Italian field site.

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From thieves to customers

The story of a market woman who wouldn’t stop serving food to armed rebels despite their reluctance to pay.

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From "being a scientist" to "being a curiosity": a tale amongst egg hunters.
Jan10

From "being a scientist" to "being a curiosity": a tale amongst egg hunters.

Doing research on the tradition of lapwing egg-hunting in the Netherlands, I was suddenly stripped of all academic cultural capital. A small word had blurred my scientific authority. Being a “Colombian”, I surely must be from a war torn, cocaine growing jungle country far from the modern standards of Dutchness.

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From “being a scientist” to “being a curiosity”: a tale amongst egg hunters.
Jan10

From “being a scientist” to “being a curiosity”: a tale amongst egg hunters.

Doing research on the tradition of lapwing egg-hunting in the Netherlands, I was suddenly stripped of all academic cultural capital. A small word had blurred my scientific authority. Being a “Colombian”, I surely must be from a war torn, cocaine growing jungle country far from the modern standards of Dutchness.

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Being cosmopolitans, in the name of Japan!

A fieldnote from Japanese universities (Tokyo, Nagoya, Ibaraki, Fukushima)

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The privilege of staying home

Who has the better deal? The “left-behind wife” or the travelling, bread-winning husband? Reflections about a misconception on gender equality.

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