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Antonia Lucia Dawes

and creative interconnections or ‘friction’ that emerged in particular places, suggesting that the universal might be better understood as a series of ‘sticky engagements’ (Tsing 2005 : 1–6). The idea that it might be possible to comment upon global issues from the messy, immersive and sticky depths of an ethnographic study is something that has always been important to me. I have also been influenced by Achille Mbembe when he explained, in the first chapter of Necropolitics , that he wrote ‘from Africa, where I live and work (but also from the rest of the world

in Race talk
Observational sketching as method
Sue Heath and Lynne Chapman

also evoked by Les Back (also see Back's foreword in this collection) in a plenary address which he gave towards the end of the residency at a Morgan Centre event on creative approaches to qualitative research, which included a workshop on observational sketching. Speaking of Perec's ‘extraordinary attentiveness to things’, he argued that Perec manages to enchant the mundane through noticing detail and its significance … it makes us think … about attentiveness as a vocation – a matter of training our senses and then sifting imaginatively what we find

in Mundane Methods
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Towards a critical race theory of the labour market
Ebun Joseph

written as composites of many individuals. This composite character, which is the defining characteristic of CCS, allows the dialogue to speak to research findings and ‘creatively challenge racism and other forms of subordination’ (Yosso, 2006: 11). CCS has been deployed successfully in Education research to highlight the discriminatory employment experiences of Black minority ethnic scholars and students, and would have a similar fit in labour market research. Storytelling aids talking about race When Black and Brown people tell stories, what can we learn from them

in Critical race theory and inequality in the labour market
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Richard Werbner

ethnographers with critical and self-doubt about ethnography, redescribing in its destabilizing of ethnography has elicited an efflorescence, known to Strathern’s credit as the New Melanesian Ethnography. Introduction By comparison to both deconstruction and redescribing, reanalysis is hardly novel. That is, in good measure, because it shares very simply with much academic practice in puzzling about what is mistaken in a text, argument or received analysis. In such practice, re-analysis is pragmatic, on the creative way to ethnographic renewal. The appeal is this. Hunt for

in Anthropology after Gluckman
Overcoming barriers and creating pathways for sustainability
Jesús Granados Sánchez

knowledge; and 6. Replace the conception of a static use of knowledge with one of a dynamic and creative knowledge. The partnership is the main consideration in shaping a truly engaged university. The main elements for a successful partnership are: the creation process; a vision of engagement and sustainability (which implies defining the mission, the type of community, and the level of integration); the partners and their roles (which involve mutual understanding and trust, definition of leadership, and participation in decision-making); the outcomes (which assume

in University engagement and environmental sustainability
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Tom Inglis

the linear, centralising logic of the Greco-Roman culture which dominated most of Western Europe . . . In contradistinction to the orthodox dualist logic of either/or, the Irish mind may be seen to favour a more dialectical logic of both/and: an intellectual ability to hold the traditional oppositions of classical reason in creative confluence.’3 In emphasising the dialectical logic of the Irish mind, Kearney was attempting to go beyond Matthew Arnold’s concept of the Celtic Soul and to assert that the Irish, like the Celts generally, were ruled not just by reason

in Are the Irish different?
New limits to growth
Josef W. Konvitz

environment that is conducive to innovation? The place to look for some answers is between the covers of Cities in Civilization: Culture, Innovation and Urban Order (1998) by the late Peter Hall. For Hall, the golden age of a city, the moments which 92 Why is the economy sputtering? earn it a place in history, is when it is bursting with creative energy. It usually lasts but briefly, whether measured as a burst of artistic development in Renaissance Florence, or of technological innovation in late nineteenth-century New York, or of new institutions for social welfare in

in Cities and crisis
Richard Werbner

in paradoxes for his lecture titles. Sixty years later, these are still provocative, signalling open arguments: ‘The Peace in the Feud’, ‘The Frailty in Authority’, ‘Estrangement in the Family’, ‘The Logic in Witchcraft’, ‘The Licence in Ritual’, ‘The Bonds in the Colour Bar’. These lectures 43 44 Anthropology after Gluckman are the tour de force that distilled the essence of recent research by Gluckman himself and his old RLI colleagues, in particular Colson, Mitchell, Barnes, Epstein and Holleman. Even more creatively, as the spokesman for this distillation

in Anthropology after Gluckman
Dave Boothroyd

chapter, Deleuze’s and Guattari’s) thinking on drugs addresses the question of the relationship between drugs, literary art, ‘artistic life’ and the processes of theorising itself in the context of their own intellectual movements away from the humanistic modernity which Foucault refers to as ‘the age of man’. The aim is consider how drugs and drug effects may be considered to figure in their respective attempts to overcome anthropocentric modernity, which traditionally claims the artist and the work of art, moreover the individual creative intelligence and its product

in Culture on drugs
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Global conversations on refuge
Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

studies” that were both attentive to histories of displacement and crossed disciplinary boundaries. This book is thus a political project founded on an effort to create new avenues for theorizing about forced migration. Rather than summarizing developments around it, our aim is to encourage analyses of refugee situations that trace and compare historical trajectories of displacement and refuge, to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on the complex nature of forced migration, and to think more creatively about the processes, politics, and experiences

in Displacement