The Fieldnote

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


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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Gone! When cultures disappear…

Jimmy Nelson shows vanishing tribes all over the world. His stunning photos are going viral at the moment. Yet another fetish for “the other”?

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