The Fieldnote

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


Broadcasting Swissness

Looking at the letters from the listeners of Swiss Radio International can help us to understand the effects media has in how the image of a nation is constructed.

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Getting to know my neighbours in the shadow of war

A fieldnote from Jaffa, Israel/Palestine (January 2014)

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What a woman should be like

A fieldnote from a hairdressing salon in Munich, Germany (December 2013)

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Bored above the clouds

A fieldnote from above the clouds (March 2013)

“Ready for Take-off!” Everyone knows these famous words of pilots confirming their preparedness for departure. Condsidering my finding on a recent flight, I would add: “Ready for boredom!” Because this is what one might experience high above the clouds…

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Bored above the clouds

A fieldnote from above the clouds (March 2013)

“Ready for Take-off!” Everyone knows these famous words of pilots confirming their preparedness for departure. Condsidering my finding on a recent flight, I would add: “Ready for boredom!” Because this is what one might experience high above the clouds…

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Humans of the Future

A fieldnote from Munich, Germany (October 2013)

…one day humankind will be living in huge, well planned, structured and organised cities, where everyone will have his or her needs fulfilled in this life of 24/7-availability…

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