Ethnographic theory Digest 2018 vol. 2

We hope you survived Halloween. If so, might want to get to know some monsters at

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

/ Monographs and Articles:

Precarity, Precariousness, and Vulnerability, Annual Review of Anthropology, Oct 2018:

Stuart McLean’s fantastic book, imagining an anthropology that assumes a different genealogy, one merging more closely with the humanities:

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:

Margaret Lock, weaving between the anthropocenic, genomic, and forms of embodiemt:

Tobia Kelly on human rights, and the concept, construct, and political space of “conscience”:

Susannah Chapman on Gambian farmers, seeds, and intellectual property law:

Lindsey Freeman, and a memoir that weaves through social theory:

/ Blog posts

Fantastic piece on AI systems:

For Halloween, George Nicholas on dressing up and cultural appropriation:

Adam Kuper on kinship (problematic perhaps, but surely good to get a waning conversation going!):

Jon Bialecki’s new blog, touring mythologiques:

Not new, but never got enough attention. Tristan Partridge on diagrams in anthropology:

Book list on European migration regime:

And to go with Magaret Lock’s piece: How Henrietta Schmerler Was Lost, Then Found:

‘There is no DNA test to prove you’re Native American’:

/ Job offers and CFP

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies call for panels and papers etc. (December 1, 2018 deadline)

Announcing the Eleventh Annual SCA Student-Faculty Workshops at #AmAnth2018:

Interesting PhD scholarship on the visible and invisible within a material culture context:

Associate Professorship at Aarhus, open in focus/area:

Lectureship at St. Andrew’s, open in area/focus:

/ Public media

The audio of the Huxley Memorial Lecture Margaret Lock’s new article in JRAI is based on:

Podcast with Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick on his latest book, What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize what They Do (2017):

Art as ethnography on This Anthro Life podcast:

New Critical Inquiry podcast on philosophizing new forms of digital knowledge:

New York Times Magazine on Bruno Latour and the production of knowledge: