We were free this week – a well needed break after the intensive inhouse classes and before our online classes begin next week.
I took the opportunity to continue watching the ethnographic classics that we will learn about once a week this semester.
I also realised there are lots and lots of texts to read in Qualitative Methods. Most of them are voluntary reads. I really liked the Bernard chapters on interviewing, and I also started reading Spradley’s book from the start, since I liked the chapters we had to read for the inhouse classes.
It was the annual porn film festival in Berlin. I went to three screenings and saw a couple of really good movies, and made some interviews for a future podcast episode.
- Bernard (1995): Unstructured and Semistructured Interviewing. In Research Methods in Anthropology. Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches , p. 208-236.
- Bernard (1995): Structured Interviewing. Ibid, p. 237-255.
- Spradley, J. P. (1980): Preface and Chapter One: Ethnography and Culture. P. v-viii and 3-12 in Participant Observation.
- Screencast: FUVMA Field Work
Ethnographic Film, Unit 2: The Camera as a Research Tool
- Mead, Margaret (1975): Visual anthropology in a discipline of words. P. 3-10 in Principles of Visual Anthropology by Paul Hockings, ed. (1995).
- Video: Margaret Mead & Gregory Bateson: Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea 1936-1938
- Video: Timothy Asch & Napoleon Chagnon: The Ax Fight (1971)
- Video: Timothy Asch & Napoleon Chagnon: A Father washes his Children (1974)
- Video: John Marshall: The Hunters (1956)
- Intermediate Japanese. Review of Chapter 9.
- Memrise: 45,500
- 2136 Jōyō Kanji by Grade, level 15 → 600 of 2136 kanji learned
- The Economist: Transgender politics focuses on who determines someone’s gender
- The Economist: Who decides your gender?
- The Economist: When one person’s right is another’s obligation
- The Economist: America’s new attitude towards China is changing the countries’ relationship
- The Economist: The end of engagement
- The Economist: China is broadening its efforts to win over African audiences
- The Economist: A fashionable aesthetic confounds Chinese parents—and officials
- The Economist: A journalist is confirmed dead. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is defiant
- The Economist: Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food
- The Economist: Quantum computers will break the encryption that protects the internet
- Expressen/Linda Skugge: Så saboterar ängsliga redaktörer språkglädjen
- SvD/Anders Q Björkman: Är det modernt att vara dålig på högskoleprovet?
Films and video
- Vice: Joshua Oppenheimer on ‘The Look of Silence’ (2015, 25 min).
- Sophie Yetton: Ordinary Streets (2015, 11 min)
- Langfocus: How I study languages
Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2018
- Marianne Chargois: Empower (FR 2018, 23 min)
- Ovidie: Everything’s better than a hooker (FR 2017, 56 min)
- Kristian Petersen: Lizzy and Seyyah (DE 2018, 10 min)
- Nayra Green, Vera Rodriguez, Emy Fem and Catalina Diaz: Behind the window (NL 2017, 5 min)
- Carmina + Fred W. Dewitt: Amateurs professionnels (FR 2017, 35 min)
- Yvette Luhrs + Andre Weststrate: Sex worker at home (NL 2018, 6 min)
- Jan Henrik Stahlberg: Fikkefuchs (DE 2017, 101 min)
- Monocle/The Foreign Desk: Saudi Arabia vs the world
- Sveriges Radio/Europapodden: Avsnitt 82: Kina rekordinvesterar i Europa – ska vi bli rädda?
- Bögministeriet: Det med emigrerande bögar
Report from the pornfilmfestival: