Ethnographic theory Digest 2019 vol. 6

It is official! The winter is over, the new year started (for those who celebrate Nowrouz/Newruz). We wish you a wonderful spring!

Our digest of this month, and we will have a new guest reading list this week! Also, one last chance to submit an abstract for our NET sponsored panel on “Anthropologies, Futures, and Predictions” at the Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society 29-30 August 2019, in Helsinki.


A fantastic new piece on PowerPoint and corporate Korea by Michael Prentice in American Anthropologist (see his reading list for us here at the NET last year)

For the title alone, but also for the subgenre of theoretically and ethnographically revisiting the milieus of previous generations of anthropologists, Knut Christian Myhre’s piece in JRAI

Joseph Streeter’s new piece in Anthropological Theory on belief

Dimitri Tsintjilonis writes about how narrations of the encounter of the devil in Greece confuse past, present and future and what that has to do with the country’s economic crisis

Anthropological Theory’s Special Issue on “Politics In The Time Of “Post Politics”: Rethinking Anthropology’s Conception of The Political For The 21st Century” edited by Nancy Postero, Eli Elinoff and Nicole Fabricant 


Stuart Kirsch’s important book from last year in engaged anthropology

Joelle Bahloul’s book from the 1990s on domesticity and microhistory

Although not out yet, looking forward to the publication of the Fernando Coronil Reader published next month, and maybe it pushes us to go reread his work now.


The American Ethnologist just published their Orientations to the future series, edited by Rebecca Bryant and Daniel M. Knight

As a reminder to be conscious about racial inequality in academia and work (more) toward inclusion, here is Zoie Todd’s latest contribution to Anthrodendrum

On Focaal’s Blog, David Bozzini talks with Gabriella Coleman about the ethnography of digital politics

Allegra Lab’s interview with Ather Zia on ethnographic poetry


Aisha J. M. Sultan created a podcast with Helen Lee and Shoshannah Williams which offers candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork

A Monsoon Assemblage keynote lecture by Tim Ingold