This week we spent most of the time discussing the papers and projects that people have been developing. The notes that I took were limited and the Q’s a noted show me pulling in the thoughts from outside of the course to bear on the conversation that is happening in this class.
This week I became more pre-occupied during the class about how my project would take form as an ethnography, rather than a historical piece. Read more
This week I've found myself using Trello less and less as I go through my days. This is more on account of being overburdened with activity than with not needing or wanting to. The fact that I am posting this two days late is testament to my 'busy-ness'. Thankfully, there was still time for a beer with Comitas.
After class on Tuesday 16th of February, I asked Professor Comitas to help me clarify the history and overview of the field of Anthropology. I’m becoming more interested in the idea of learning Ethnographic methodology but am not clear on how this work fits into the history. After the first couple of classes I pursued an interest in M.G. Smith and read the first third of The Study of Social Structure, but this only served to make me more curious about how others see Smith.
I was hoping for a reading suggestion or recommendation of sorts but instead was asked to take a seat while he gave me an answer. Read more
Note: This week I discovered that Soundcloud was not a solution that I could continue with. Unless I’m willing to pay lots of money, the upload restrictions meant that this won’t be possible. So my solution now is to (1) make available the entire file via drop-box to my classmates who would like it and (2) use this online site to cut the file into 10mb chunks, which can be made into this awesome audio playlist as above.
This also explains why I have not written much/anything about this weeks session yet, although it was extremely interesting. I’ve already listened to the audio while taking a walk in the park.