Week 6: Open Publics in Tight Spaces


Th May 7 Week 6: Open Publics in Tight Spaces

Goldstein, Ruth. “8. What’s in a Name?” In The Ethnographic Case, edited by Emily Yates-Doerr and Christine Labuski. Mattering Press, 2017. https://processing.matteringpress.org/ethnographiccase/8-whats-in-a-name/.

Abu El-Haj, Nadia. 2017. "Academic Freedom at Risk: The Occasional Worldliness of Scholarly Texts."
In If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography, ed. Didier Fassin, pp. 205-227. Durham NC: Duke University Press. Academic Freedom at Risk

Barney, Darin, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, and Tamar Tembeck, eds. The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt1ggjkfg.


Fassin, Didier. 2013. “Why Ethnography Matters: On Anthropology and Its Publics.” Cultural Anthropology 28 (4):621–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/cuan.12030.

Bessire, Lucas. 2017. "Tactical versus Critical" 

Hage, Ghassan. 2017. "What Is a Public Intervention?: Speaking Truth to the Oppressed." In If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography, ed. Didier Fassin, pp. 47-68. Durham NC: Duke University Press.


De Lauri, Antonio. 2017. “Why Public Anthropologist? – Public Anthropologist.” Public Anthropology (blog). October 15, 2017. http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2017/10/15/why-public-anthropologist/.

Cox, Aimee. 2009. “The Blacklight Project and Public Scholarship: Young Black Women Perform Against and Through the Boundaries of Anthropology.” Transforming Anthropology 17 (1):51–64. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-7466.2009.01041.x.

Yates-Doerr, Emily. n.d. “Fat Used to Be Celebrated in Guatemala, Now Unhelpful Obesity Advice Is Causing Weight Anxiety.” The Conversation. Accessed December 7, 2017. http://theconversation.com/fat-used-to-be-celebrated-in-guatemala-now-unhelpful-obesity-advice-is-causing-weight-anxiety-67915.

Yates-Doerr, Emily. 2017. “Where Is the Local? Partial Biologies, Ethnographic Sitings.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7 (2):377–401.

Beck, Sam, and Carl A. Maida, eds. Public Anthropology in a Borderless World. 1 edition. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.


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