7 posts published by yahqut during February 2014
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Essay Organization | Pasco-Hernando State College …
Across disciplines, technologies and social sciences: Engaging on thinking how crossing disciplinary borders enables us to approach societal issues in a more comprehensive mode. What are the links between technologies and social sciences and how anthropology is fundamental to the social use of technologies?; Collaborative research: Introduction to methods incorporating different disciplines and distinct approaches, in order to organize research under different perspectives; A first approach to a village - its territory: Introductory fieldwork visits to the villages to be studied, in order to have a first sense of the realities we can observe. Under the notion of ‘territory’, we can start to discuss what happens in that place; Different layers of a map, mapping: Geography, urbanism, social and spatial structure’ – research on different subjects found in the villages where field work is done. How in the same place, a village, we find different realities and many topics to analyze, and how we can build different maps focusing on different aspects; Population, social world, social use of space: Engagement with ethnographic methods to discuss what are the meanings and contexts of the realities observed. Space and its use as translating the social universe of the studied villages; Constraints and problems, developmental matters: Observation and analysis of societal issues present in the villages - from water management to electrical connections, education, health or agricultural production. Cross these analyses with the discussions on ethnographic methodology to better understand the social and cultural contexts of the issues; Creative brainstorming – problems and solutions: Engaging with the recent anthropological research on infrastructure and development, in order to broaden a creative approach to the research projects using different media of registering and thinking: drawings, maps, photographs, film.
Living Life in Between | A Blog About Spiritual Transformation
Aesthetics, places and narratives: The dialogue between anthropology and arts, political contexts, social revolutions, economic inequalities, development and environmental problems; Ethnographic mediums: Different modes of producing an ethnographic work (text, film, art works etc.); Displacement, hybridity and fluidity: The recent researches and projects studying displacement and movement across borders. Studies on cultural hybridity, fluidity of cultural references and how anthropology today also focus on movement and inter-connections and not only in fixed contexts; Senses of belonging: The study of senses of belonging as essential to understand the personal experiences behind historical processes; Violence and war: Anthropology of war and how can we study violence in order to understand what are the meanings of violent upheavals; Questioning colonialisms, memory and postcolonial critiques: The critiques of the remains of colonialism in the actual world order, how postcolonial countries have been building official historic memories; Ruins and ruination: How the research on ruins and the processes of ruination can direct us towards questioning the consequences of historical processes in the daily lives of the ones who live with the consequences of those processes; Intimacy and narratives, aesthetics of resistance: Thinking on how personal narratives, the notion of intimacy and aesthetics can broaden the research on resistance and dissent; Disrupting the archive: The archive as ethnographic field, questioning how archives are built and preserved, and how this opens space for debates on official histories and alternative stories.
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