Monday was the last day of Qualitative Methods, my favourite course so far. I felt very weak but kept going on Coldrex all through the evening, when the G9 graduation movies were screened at Kino Central. Next day I woke up with high fever and had to stay at home. But I rebound on Wednesday and participated in Anthropology and Photography after lunch, followed by an assignment and more G9 screenings. Friday was Media Anthropology, which turned into hands-on information about the program, plus an introduction to our teacher in Digital Anthropology.
Next week will be a voluntary camera workshop that I’ve signed up for, but I’m also taking a placement test for a Japanese course.
- Robert M. Emerson, 1995: Fieldnotes in Ethnographic Research, chapter 1 in Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, pp. 1-16.
Assignment: Take fieldnotes during two hours in or after class. I took mine during the first two hours of Media Anthropology. It became 10 pages and I will partner with Kyle for the peer review.
Anthropology and Photography
- Lucie Ryzova, 2014: Nostalgia for the Modern: Archive Fever in Egypt in the Age of Post-Photography, in Costanza Caraffa and Tiziana Serena (eds.): Photographic Archives and the Idea of Nation, pp. 301-318.
Our first assignment was to bring a photo, the taking of which we had been involved in and which had a relation to one of the texts we had read. I chose Christopher Pinney and had prepared a little oral essay on his analysis of the ascension of colonialist photography, and how the opposite perspective of my photo might have contributed to making it so easy to take:
Our second assignment was to make a photo essay with insta cameras on the theme of “unmarked categories”. My group shot ours at Kottbusser Tor and called it “Kreuzberg – proudly marked”:
- Intermediate Japanese. Review of Chapter 6 and 7.
- Memrise: 37,800
- 2136 Jōyō Kanji by Grade, level 13 → 520 of 2136 kanji learned
- The Economist: One of Japan’s great institutions makes way for a car park
- The Economist: Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony disqualifies him from the Supreme Court
- The Economist: China has designs on Europe. Here is how Europe should respond
- The Economist: Chinese investment, and influence, in Europe is growing
- The Economist: An African enclave in China shows the limits of Chinese openness
- The Economist: How governments should deal with the rise of the gig economy
- The Economist: The genius and legend of Anne Frank’s diary
Films – G9 graduation screening 2018
- Solomon Mekonen: Emails to my Little Sister
- Katherine Montgomery: Big Bons
- Aldonza Contreras: Into the Mazatec Dream
- Ben Boteler: Microstories: A Summer Experiment Microdosing LSD
Radio & podcasts
- The Familiar Strange: Ep. #0 Introducing The Familiar Strange Podcast
- The Familiar Strange: Ep. #1 Campus free speech, mundane governance, truth in politics, and creeps v. @ssholes: this month on TFS
- The Familiar Strange: Ep. #2 Medical tribes: Tanisha Jowsey talks anthropology in the emergency room and teaching medical students to be human
- SR: Godmorgon, världen!
- SR/P1 Dokumentär: Undergångssekten