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‘Off Path, Counter Path’

Contemporary Walking Collaborations in Landscape, Art and Poetry

Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker

self and into the field. Painting, Walking, Poetry as Fieldwork We work together by walking together, by ‘fieldwork’, a term shared by geographers and artists, one that bears interrogation here. Moving from map to land, we begin by rambling or

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

ethnographic fieldwork in the form of participant observation in the resorts of Palmanova and Magaluf. The first trip was in 1997, the most recent 2015. The work examines the constructions of identity through three key areas of social life: space, the body, and

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Rebuilding, Remembrance, and Commerce

Perspectives on the Economic Revitalization of Lower Manhattan

Kate DeConinck

The 9/11 attacks claimed the lives of thousands of New Yorkers and also devastated the economy in Lower Manhattan. Many local businesses and restaurants were forced to close, and thousands of residents were displaced from their homes. For more than a decade, the neighborhoods surrounding the World Trade Center site struggled to stay afloat economically. However, recent years have witnessed the revitalization of this area as developers have built new office and retail spaces as well as museums and memorials that attract visitors from around the globe. Drawing from fieldwork conducted between 2010 and 2017, this article analyzes the significance of these rapid economic developments for individuals who were personally affected by the attacks. Some persons condemned the changes as immoral, believing that money and respectful remembrance cannot coexist. Others viewed the revitalization as redemptive, the product of the communitas that had united citizens after the tragedy.

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Thither and Back Again

An Exploration of <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>

Sue Emmy Jennings

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the experience of the other world is a central theme, symbolised by the world of the fairies. The play traces a journey from the rigid laws of the court to the seeming chaos of the forest to a return to a place of compromises. It is within the forest that several characters experience ‘other worldliness’; indeed, the forest itself becomes the other world. In my fieldwork with the Senoi Temiar peoples in Malaysia, there is also a belief in other world journeys. In addition to the other world, there are issues addressed in terms of applying Shakespeare with children with special needs as well as troubled teenagers and adults. I describe my own learning from the tribe in terms of understanding child attachment and development. Finally, I suggest that Shakespeare’s plays, in particular Dream, provide rites of healing. These are provided in other societies by their own culturally embedded rituals of healing.

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Henk Driessen

anthropology. Jeremy did so at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the late 1950s with Raymond Firth and Lucy Mair. He did one month of fieldwork in Fezzan, Libya in 1959 then moved to nearby Malta where he conducted fourteen months of dissertation research

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

(hardcover). The great classical monographs in anthropology have been criticized because their authors often concealed the presence of other “foreigners” in their fieldwork sites, hereby “seeking to remove the influence from or interaction with foreign

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Donald H. Holly Jr.

. 1975 . The Gentle Tasaday: A Stone Age People in the Philippine Rain Forest . New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich . Pratt , Mary Louise . 1986 . “ Fieldwork in Common Places. ” Pp. 27 – 50 in Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of

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Beyond the Glittering Golden Buddha Statues

Difference and Self-transformation through Buddhist Volunteer Tourism in Thailand

Brooke Schedneck

the familiar and unexpectedly modern lives of novice monks is disorienting for volunteers at first, but is part of their learning and self-transformation as much as encountering difference. During periods of fieldwork in June–July 2010 and May

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Adam Hansen

serve to alienate communities and undermine free speech, but there is scant evidence that they will tackle the terrorism we all want to confront’. 33 Building on many years of fieldwork with ‘extremist’ groups of all persuasions, the anthropologist

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

offer is limited to my observation during preliminary fieldwork and might seem negligible compared with the countless trips that RN performs, considering that for most visitors these trips are a one-time experience, my experience still offers an insight