Category Archives: Book Reviews

Drawing as Possibility: A Review of Andrew Causey’s Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

This review, first published in Portuguese by Mana, has been translated and cross-posted here. The author of the review, Karina Kuschnir, describes Andrew Causey’s “how-to” guide on drawing as an ethnographic method as “precious for those who continue to believe that anthropology is possible without abdicating a critical, reflective, and renewed approach.” read more…

  • dateSeptember 5, 2018
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  • posted byAnne
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An Advance Student Review of Lissa

Reviews of Lissa, the graphic novel launching our new ethnoGRAPHIC series, will start to appear in the next few weeks, including reviews by academics writing for journals, blogs, and more public venues like The Lancet. But what about the students who are the target audience for this book? How do they respond to the novel, and what is their takeaway? Today we offer an advance review of Lissa from Zenab Youssef, a sophomore at Brown University studying International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. In a freshman course called “Egypt in Revolution” she read an advance draft of Lissa and produced the following review. We are proud to publish it here. read more…

  • dateNovember 8, 2017
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  • posted byAnna
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A Teacher’s Review of Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest

I have taught Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest by John Barker every semester since it came out in 2008. Without hesitation, it is my favourite teaching ethnography. Allow me to share with you how I teach with it… read more…

  • dateNovember 11, 2014
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  • posted byThomas McIlwraith
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