Blogs 2011

Laavy Kathiravelu, October 2011

When I first met my fellow researchers on the GlobalDivercities project, I was struck that we were all “locals” in the cities we were going to study. If not born in those cities, we had each lived for an extended period of time in the field sites we were about to research. Anthropologists doing fieldwork in their own home countries is not a new development, but ...

Vibha Joshi, June 2011

Are you a Christian? No! How do you expect to understand what we are doing here, if you do not have faith? I was confronted with a series of questions when I walked in to the personal prayer centre that was part of the larger healing prayer meeting being held in Dimapur, Nagaland in February 2011. This interrogation was also the result of  my decision on that particular day to go ...

 


Peter van der Veer, September 2011

The 9/11 attack on the USA has had a huge impact on world politics. The collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York remains one of the most powerful images signifying the vulnerability of modern societies for terrorist attacks. Common people who live their everyday life far away from the battle fields of contemporary conflict ...

Stefan Lindemann, April 2011

Most of my colleagues have used their blogs to talk about fieldwork they have conducted in the context of their small-N studies. Sören has reflected upon the advantages and disadvantages of doing large-N research. I am currently doing medium-N research and will therefore discuss the challenges of being ‘in between’. I am responsible ...