The AMNH ‘Man in Africa Hall’ at 50: Exploring African Ethnographic History

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NY circa 2000. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.    By Dr. Enid Schildkrout (left) and Jacklyn Lacey (right) / 10.14.2017 Schildkrout: Curator Emerita of African Ethnology, Division of Anthropology Lacey: Museum Specialist II, African Ethnology, Pacific Ethnology American Museum of Natural History The “Man in Africa Hall”[…]

The Diachronic Ethnography of Media: From Social Changing to Actual Social Changes

By Dr. John Postill / 06.21.2017 Senior Lecturer in Communication RMIT University, Melbourne Abstract In this article I address the challenge of how to study media and actual social changes ethnographically. To do so I draw from the relevant media ethnography literature, including my own research in Malaysia and Spain. I argue that ethnographers are[…]

Does One Ethnic Group Own Its Own Cultural Artefacts?

At the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Photo by Allegro-Takahi/Flickr By Dr. Tiffany Jenkins / 03.18.2016 Sociologist and Writer Objects that once adorned display cases in museums around the world are disappearing from view. In recent decades, dramatic wooden Iroquois face masks, crafted by the nations and tribes of indigenous people of North America, have been[…]

Two or Three Things I Love about Ethnography

Photo by Jonathan Cardy / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Signe Howell Professor Emerita of Anthropology University of Oslo 7:1 (2017) Abstract I argue that anthropology and ethnography are two sides of the same coin. Anthropology is nothing without ethnography and ethnography is just an empty practice without a concern for the disciplinary debates in anthropology[…]