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Nathalia Brichet

Greenland, mainly through the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, and an intensified Greenlandic official strategy to appeal to international investors and companies. During my annual anthropological fieldwork in Greenland undertaken between 2013

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‘Is Anthropology Legal?’

Anthropology and the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Cassandra Yuill

legislation and tackle the issues and challenges born at the interface of new regulatory frameworks, technological advancements and anthropological fieldwork. In this article, I set out to report and reflect on the workshop and the possible futures, both

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Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies

Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class

Camilla Hoffmann Merrild, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

understandings of early cancer diagnostics, where social differences in cancer stage at diagnosis and in survival are often ascribed to lack of knowledge and understanding (e.g. Whitaker et al. 2015 ). We draw on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in a socially

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Amanda J. Reinke

contested juridical grey spaces, providing valuable insights into the intersections of the informal and formal legal realms. I draw on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area (2014–2015) and one year of fieldwork in Richmond

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A World of Touch in a No-Touch Pandemic

Living with Dementia in a Care Facility during COVID-19

Cristina Douglas

visits to Garden Views Care Home. But during my fieldwork, I developed a warm friendship with Jean despite her significant loss of memory and apparent loss of language. She has been living for a few years now with very advanced dementia at Garden Views

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Carceral Entrapments

Views from the Prison/Street Interface in India

Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

contemporary India. I use ethnographic snippets from two field sites: a central prison in India and a narrative interview with a gang leader with prison experience, from my fieldwork in a para (neighbourhood) in Kolkata, India. The article also has a

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

is true for its own socioeconomic conditionalities together with its paradoxical migratory policies. As soon as I began my fieldwork, a complex methodological puzzle regarding Ecuador's transit condition arose that materialized in three empirical

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‘The Good Citizen’

Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking

Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

community thus provide the foundation for the moral sensescape that people bodily navigate when experiencing bodily sensations. Methodology The analysis presented in this article draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork carried out by Offersen from December

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Yassaba’ or the Fear of Being Abandoned

Health Promotion Messages and Local Meanings in Guinea

Maria Cristina Manca

reviewing health promotion activities. During my three periods of fieldwork in Guinea, I organised focus group discussions and conducted interviews with local people including health-care workers, survivors and the relatives of those who were sick with Ebola

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Pedagogy in Action

Rethinking Ethnographic Training and Practice in Action Anthropology

Mark K. Watson

treat PAR in anthropology as a complementary approach to the conventional mise-en-scène of fieldwork (i.e. interviews, participant observation and focus groups) runs counterintuitive to the transformative logic of the former for two main reasons