Ethnographic theory Digest 2018 vol. 2

We hope you survived Halloween. If so, might want to get to know some monsters at https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1584-time-of-monsters?fbclid=IwAR2jR7jnm158YsBXlTIRv0YB5PZ5LXybEvDqJtJ2uVE4K-krBw7SWVPEtQ4

Otherwise, here you go with this month’s inspirational readings!

/ Monographs and Articles:

Precarity, Precariousness, and Vulnerability, Annual Review of Anthropology, Oct 2018:  https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-anthro-102116-041644?fbclid=IwAR25KW_EwVR_zpiDlde7YrTvv954Rq3DQ5n82RHX929f_m639k6hWTOqlAc&journalCode=anthro#article-denial

Stuart McLean’s fantastic book, imagining an anthropology that assumes a different genealogy, one merging more closely with the humanities: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/fictionalizing-anthropology

And his equally fantastic and boundary pushing edited volume from last year with Anand Pandian on the nature and continous experiment that is ehnographic writing: https://www.dukeupress.edu/crumpled-paper-boat

Margaret Lock, weaving between the anthropocenic, genomic, and forms of embodiemt: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9655.12855

Tobia Kelly on human rights, and the concept, construct, and political space of “conscience”: https://read.dukeupress.edu/public-culture/article/30/3/367/135395/A-Divided-ConscienceThe-Lost-Convictions-of-Human

Susannah Chapman on Gambian farmers, seeds, and intellectual property law: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/amet.12703

Lindsey Freeman, and a memoir that weaves through social theory: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/single/978-1-5036-0689-0?fbclid=IwAR18Zqv01mygAR7O4UPCfZMgWiXOrPTWcqHZFcbNFg92tB8Z2sW3V-r8uzY%20Or%20https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lindsey-freeman/this-atom-bomb-in-me/?fbclid=IwAR0O9dyhwsysAjjUAN5-KWHqQ2nq4R5bufiYmW05jXPUxSjEyvcBK9rVatU

/ Blog posts

Fantastic piece on AI systems: https://anatomyof.ai/

For Halloween, George Nicholas on dressing up and cultural appropriation: https://www.sapiens.org/culture/cultural-appropriation-halloween/

Adam Kuper on kinship (problematic perhaps, but surely good to get a waning conversation going!): http://aotcpress.com/articles/talk-kinship/?fbclid=IwAR196Fr1wcGQccLXCD1M9scD0O3EtjKQGiIOLQIElMDtFzWc51s_rOtMfU4

Jon Bialecki’s new blog, touring mythologiques: https://touringmythologiques.wordpress.com/

Not new, but never got enough attention. Tristan Partridge on diagrams in anthropology: https://anthropologyoffthegrid.wordpress.com/ethnograms/diagrams-in-anthropology/

Book list on European migration regime: http://allegralaboratory.net/call-for-reviews-new-books-on-the-european-migration-regime/

And to go with Magaret Lock’s piece: How Henrietta Schmerler Was Lost, Then Found: https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Henrietta-Schmerler-Was/244782?key=40t1HyvNc9fWSmBHhIazDjvNtqx_uRr_mDCwWZkhD6ywH29CQ9z33d3SZayqJQ_FRnE2NVZ2enlqZG9oRk1wTTNPM3pzWWxNRHo3bGVtWWFpSWhGaDRBbEN1aw&fbclid=IwAR1Rh3x6IStv8TQnkjFJ5oxDt6jmANkrr-IZ3xG4uphHphZo2uLZKqI2Nd0

‘There is no DNA test to prove you’re Native American’: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129554-400-there-is-no-dna-test-to-prove-youre-native-american/?fbclid=IwAR1myFZSXwMv-7_SKO16U10kL2vlTWJdn-UhaN_kUt5gpyfdIc8nPxMD_AY

/ Job offers and CFP

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies call for panels and papers etc. (December 1, 2018 deadline) https://www.euroseas.org/content/euroseas-conference-2019-humboldt-universit%C3%A4t-zu-berlin

Announcing the Eleventh Annual SCA Student-Faculty Workshops at #AmAnth2018: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1544-announcing-the-eleventh-annual-sca-student-faculty-workshops-at-amanth2018

Interesting PhD scholarship on the visible and invisible within a material culture context: https://www.tate.org.uk/research/studentships/invisible-visible

Associate Professorship at Aarhus, open in focus/area: http://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/academic-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/1008581/5283/

Lectureship at St. Andrew’s, open in area/focus: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/ViewVacancyV2.aspx?enc=mEgrBL4XQK0+ld8aNkwYmBcu6R739kB3S4pZqAQDSf8snMxoPwT9Yh0G2SGeJ3+RmwIbNKjGtbIZWb7HA88qnABTwpsI9i/YZbUtCOqchPOIHi6WRXlzUNDbxdgxEaIsbNMWMXwTZ2mw9VWWWXN3UQ==

/ Public media

The audio of the Huxley Memorial Lecture Margaret Lock’s new article in JRAI is based on: https://soundcloud.com/royalanthropologicalinst/2016-huxley-memorial-lecture-by-margaret-lock

Podcast with Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick on his latest book, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize what They Do (2017): https://newbooksnetwork.com/austin-choi-fitzpatrick-what-slaveholders-think-how-contemporary-perpetrators-rationalize-what-they-do-columbia-up-2017/?fbclid=IwAR2kTidotcXS7fkaDqXKqNzkQJtb6yMdRExEgiLU4pr8TEpv9pmplUmPzxE

Art as ethnography on This Anthro Life podcast: https://anchor.fm/this-anthro-life/episodes/Art-is-a-Movement-e2c78q

New Critical Inquiry podcast on philosophizing new forms of digital knowledge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wb202-the-critical-inquiry-podcast/id1438552859?fbclid=IwAR3NfVheWvPs8_Jr9wYCmFKISozM-pTWPsw0sJWMcJQ_YHrTShufwxNHfOs

New York Times Magazine on Bruno Latour and the production of knowledge: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/magazine/bruno-latour-post-truth-philosopher-science.html?fbclid=IwAR0ZHnvs79gyaK_cpIb0WPNJN8uSyHTuUOhwuEAsC-R5scStpI0hPurkuGE