Ethnographic theory Digest 2018 vol. 3

Time is flying, we are already at NET Digest no. 3 and looking forward to a cosy Christmas-month! So, here are some hints for those of you curious for new thoughts to lighten up rainy days.

/Monographs and Articles

Striving for decolonization of the curriculum, this is a relevant collective volume edited by Andrew Sanchez:

The NET’s own Theodoros Kyriakides’s new piece in Cultural Anthropology on Gene Therapy in Cyprus and narratives of the future

Michael Fischer’s new book on ethnographic theory and method (and digging backwards in time too)

AbdouMaliq Simone’s new book on the nature of urban space

Not that new but relevant in how ethnography can bridge theories: Fassin, D. (2017). The endurance of critique. Anthropological Theory, 17(1), 4–29.

Special Issue of Social Anthropology on “Tactics as Ethnographic and Conceptual Objects”

Interested in the nexus between kinship and tourism? Naomi Leite just published her book “Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging”

To give you some food for thought on our workshop theme, futures, Felix Ringel’s new book is an Ethnography of Germany’s Fastest-Shrinking City

Noah Coburn provides ethnographic insights into the working of the Empire in “Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War”

Bringing together design studies with critical border studies, Mahmoud Keshavarz’ writes about “The Design Politics of the Passport: Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent”


A conversation between two specialists, Tye Rattenbury and Dawn Nafus, about the intersection between data science and ethnography

A lovely refelction on the “magic of fieldwork”

Here is an important collection of issues on sexual assault in anthropology

What if we saw “open access as a kind of ‘revolutionary infrastructure’”? LaFlamme, Marcel and Boyer, Dominic. “Toward Adversary Anthropologies, or, How to Build Your Own Revolutionary Infrastructure.” Cultural Anthropology 33, no. 4 (2018): 526–535.

Don Kalb’s talk on right and left and populism:–d6XPixv5oAZYJ5vrzm_OzD4xGi2Nu9N_zTctjOK3eMJtCx6r_e4Ow

/ Public media

Hau at the moment has a great podcast on Digital Cultures:

/CfPs for workshops and jobs

Interested in the posthuman turn?

Two anthro-professorships at Universität Wien:

Professorship in Medical Anthropology and Global Health:…/medical-anthropology-…/

Professorship in Socio-cultural Anthropology with a focus on Visual Anthropology:…/…/bew_ausschreibung-flow…