I presented in Theory & History Unit 10 on Friday, so I prepared for that during the week and met my co-presenters M and K at an “anticafé” in Wedding on Tuesday.
Spent Saturday night and the whole Sunday working on my machinima for Digital Anthropology. It’s starting to fill up, I should have a rough cut by the end of next week. I think it’s coming together well, after a few panics and crises, as should be.
The basic structure has been settled for a while now, especially the quotes by my informants. The challenge has been to find a way to illustrate that, and that’s what I’ve been experimenting with over the last weeks. Apart from screenrecordings, I’m using macro lenses and trying to go beyond the pixels in a way (the magnification is so great that you can see the red, green and blue part of each pixel on my MBP retina screen).
Black Mirror and Disenchanted on Netflix. And the first episode of Desperate Housewives S1, as well as the last of Frasier S10.
Theory and History of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Unit 10: Orientalism, Occidentalism and Postcolonialism (Said and Nader)
- Nader, Laura (1989): Orientalism, occidentalism and the control of women. In Cultural Dynamics 2, no. 3, pp. 323-355.
- Said, Edward W. (1989): Representing the colonized: Anthropology’s interlocutors. In Critical inquiry 15, no. 2, pp. 205-225.
And a reread for my presentation:
- Massad, Joseph A. (2007): Re-Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World. Chapter 3 in Desiring Arabs, pp. 160-190.
Unit 11: Critical Anthropology, Political Economy, and Global Capitalism (Wolf, Taussig)
- Wolf, Eric (1982): Connections: Introduction. In Europe and the People without History, pp. 1-23.
Extra – readings related to my research
Theory and History essay
- Alù, Giorgia (2005): Pan, the Saint and the Peasant: Southern Bodies Imag(in)ed at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century. In Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 14, pp. 203-224.
- The Economist: The new scramble for Africa
- The Economist: Vladimir Putin wants to stifle the Internet
- The Intelligence: Algerian protests, the world’s nearly-dead leaders and knife crime in Britain
- Babbage: What can Antarctic marine ecosystems tell us about the oceans? Also featuring Shoshana Zuboff and a discussion on the business model of Epic Games/Fortnite.