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The bystander and the passerby

Reflections on ethnographic writing and response-ability

Nicholas Smith and George Mantzios

can only ever sink or swim, while only the minor celebrities of a discipline will likely remain afloat. Life in writing must endure and be endured both off land and overboard. Pandian and McLean claim a spirit of textual adventure for this endurance

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Nicolas Sembel

) before Durkheim (the celebrity)’ – long-awaited, because the original idea dates from 2008 and a conference on the 150th anniversary of Durkheim’s birth. It was an opportunity, as Marcel Fournier and Charles Kraemer point out in their introduction, for a

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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

mazloukeshi (processions) on the day of Hussain's martyrdom. The Karbala paradigm has undergone transformations similar to any other socio-religio-cultural phenomena. For example, lamentation singers have become religious celebrities who narrate the tale of

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

for cleanliness with myself, my family, my locality, my village and my work place’ led to thousands of anti-litter campaigns and weekend street-sweeping drives among India's urban elite classes and celebrities, with Modi himself joining in at many of

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Finding a place in the world

Political subjectivities and the imagination of Iceland after the economic crash

Kristín Loftsdóttir

attention ( Proppé 2014: 84 ). Gnarr often dressed up in drag when attending public events, including the Gay Pride festival in Reykjavík (2014: 88) , catching the eyes of the international media and making Gnarr not only an Icelandic celebrity but also an

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What Is Analysis?

Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox, and Bruce Kapferer

destructions that may be coming. For Wolin, knowledge practices have been increasingly infiltrated by corporate interest, which he sees as the driver of inverted totalitarianism and a motivating force in the generation of a culture of celebrity and consultancy

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Dangerous speculation

The appeal of pyramid schemes in rural Siberia

Leonie Schiffauer

would be grateful to the partners for making them understand the opportunities of the scheme—just like one of the most successful partners from the region: Zhargalma Iurevna, one of Buriatiia’s celebrities, a woman who worked all her life trading meat

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

instructions to the contrary. 26 Once local people and visitors to the Tikhvin area found out she was at the convent, she became something of a local celebrity. Soldiers on leave from the Preobrazhenskii Regiment, their extended family members, and other

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From Ebony to Ivory

‘Cosmetic’ Investments in the Body

Chiara Pussetti

Carey, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry or Rihanna! All these female black celebrities have light skin, long hair extensions … and have you ever noticed how Beyoncé's and Rihanna's eyes change colours? LOL. They have the money and the leisure time to change

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

characters, some pop cultural celebrities, some are theorists: Athos, Morrissey, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Tarkovsky, Seinfeld. Sometimes these characters speak off screen as disembodied voices of theory, sometimes they are just part and parcel of the meaningless