[Ethnography has a] goal, of which an Ethnographer should never lose sight. This...– Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942), from Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922)
Taxonomy of Anthropology as a Discipline →
This useful diagram explores the various fields and sub-fields of anthropology.
Words Without Borders: An Online Magazine for... →
This is a very interesting website for anthropologists interested in the intersections of culture and literature. The magazine features poetry, fiction, essays, interviews and other nonfiction in translation from a wide variety of languages into English. I am particularly fond of the book review section.
All of us are watchers — of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the...– Peter M. Leschak (writer). A wonderful quote for ethnographers, who need to observe rather than just see.
What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely...– Margaret Mead (1901-1978) This is the best explanation I know for why we need good ethnography.
Alive in the Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the... →
A new book by Kirin Narayan, a literary ethnographer par excellence.
Forum on Ethnographic Writing →
This is a dedicated forum on ethnographic writing on the Open Anthropology Cooperative.
Philosophical Anthropology →
I am not very familiar with this branch of anthropology, but it sounds quite interesting and humanistic in its focus.
One luddite's beef with ethnographic software
I have recently been looking at a variety of software products to help anthropologists organize their qualitative data. I am highly dubious about the value of these products, other that their ability to generate revenue for the software companies. Has anyone used these? What is your opinion of them?
Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology →
My colleague, Rick Wilk in the anthro department at Indiana, has put together this great website for students interested in anthropological theories and how they have changed over time.
A Useful Website on Anthropological Theory →
In moving from experience of social life to conceptualization and intellectual...– Victor Turner (1920-1983)
soudeaisthebest asked: 1. How do you get through all the theory? 2. Whose work do you consider really influential to your own work?