On Being Native and Getting Co-opted

How much should one get involved with the field? Don’t get me wrong, this is not about activist ethnography, at least not explicitly. One of the problems of being a native anthropologist is the presence of the possibility of being co-opted by the field. As you probably know already, I am a Nigerian doing fieldwork… Read More »

Update

Thanks Owen for checking in on me! It is nice to know that some people get around here. I am in the last few weeks of fieldwork, and it has got really intense. I am discovering holes in my knowledge, and I am trying to plug them before I leave. I realise that I cannot… Read More »

Project Syndicate

I just discovered the Project Syndicate site…. I am not yet done exploring it, but I think it promises to be interesting. The objectives, according to the home page, are: – bringing distinguished voices from across the world to local audiences everywhere; – strengthening the independence of printed media in transition and developing countries; –… Read More »

Some Trade Policy-Related Papers

Emerging Economies and the WTO Ms. Mariarosaria Iorio of the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN) thinks, among other things, that the fact that the insistence of emerging economies on keeping the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) during the last Doha Round, an insistence that led to the breakdown of the round, shows that the world… Read More »

Mobile Telephony and SMEs

Mobile phones can only do so much. A study recently finds: that there are ways in which costs and risks are being reduced and time saved, often by substitution of journeys. But it also finds a continuing need for journeys and physical meetings due to issues of trust, design intensity, physical inspection and exchange, and… Read More »

Beautiful Africa 9th Edition

The 9th edition of the Beatiful Africa Blog Carnival is currently online. It is hosted by Szavanna, and: includes amongst others a solar cooker recipe, writings by three very talented bloggers, you can also spend some time discovering South Africa’s wildlife, get to see the Olive-backed forest robin, a newly spotted bird species from Gabon,… Read More »