Book review of Ivan Severi, Quick and dirty. Antropologia pubblica, applicata e professionale, Firenze, editpress, 2019, pp. 308.
Review article of Anand Pandian, A Possible Anthropology. Methods for Uneasy Times. Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2019, pp. 160; Tim Ingold, Antropologia. Ripensare il mondo, translated by Gaia Raimondi, edited by Matteo Meschiari, Meltemi,…
Book review of Giuseppe Profeta, L’acqua e il vaso nella vascolarità universale, Ortona, Menabò, 2020, pp. 116.
This article takes up the analysis in Rwanda and in the diaspora, on the ritual gukuna (i.e. elongation of the labia minora through a reciprocal female massage). This practice with the kunyaza (male sexual technique) is expected to facilitate pleasure …
I interpret the pursuit of an Islamic understanding of ideals such as democracy, pluralism and freedom, carried out by the Tunisian Islamic movements after the 2011 revolution, as part of a discursive tradition (Asad 1986) about the “Tunisian specifici…
This article proposes an ethnographic and anthropological reflection conducted in the context of a sociolinguistic investigation of the linguistic dynamics between locals and asylum seekers in the Aosta Valley. The analysis of language practices involv…
Aside to the demographic screening, a deeper biosocial interest in India can be observed on the scale of groups and subpopulations. Several agencies (university consortia, departments of human forensic genetics), are pursuing the inspection of populati…
In 2018, I conducted research on the application of protection measures for two minority language groups (Cimbrian and Mocheno) in Northern Italian schools. The study aimed at describing linguistic learning programs but it slowly turned into something …
Labour of Love: An Open Access Manifesto for Freedom, Integrity, and Creativity in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences, is the result of an LSE Research Infrastructure and Investment–funded workshop entitled Academic Freedom, Academic Integ…
A comment on Carlo Ginzburg’s new edition of Il formaggio e i vermi, Milan, Adelphi, 2019, pp. 231. With a note by Carlo Ginzburg.
Book review of Francesco Bachis, Sull’orlo del pregiudizio. Razzismo e islamofobia in una prospettiva antropologica, Cagliari, Aipsa Edizioni, 2018, pp. 174.
Review article of Hadas Weiss, We have never been middle class, London and New York, Verso, 2019, pp. 176; Caitlin Zaloom, Indebted: How families make college work at any cost, Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2019, pp. 280.
Book review of Francisco Martínez, ed, Politics of recuperation: Repair and recovery in post-crisis Portugal, London and New York, Bloomsbury, 2020, pp. 256.
Book review of Caterina Di Pasquale, Antropologia della memoria. Il ricordo come fatto culturale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018, pp. 257.
Book review of Giovanni Pizza, L’antropologia di Gramsci. Corpo, natura, mutazione, Roma, Carocci, 2020, pp. 182.
Book review of Berardino Palumbo, Piegare i santi. Inchini rituali e pratiche mafiose, Bologna, Marietti, 2020, pp. 176.
CAES editors team awaits for your papers for CAES Vol. 7, N 1 that is going to be published in late February 2021.
Journal of Extreme Anthropology
Oral Tradition, 34 (2020):3-441 On an 1820-21 trip into the fledgling Serbian Principality, Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (hereafter “Vuk”), the language reformer, orthographer, folklorist, and ideological father of the modern Serbian state,2 collected the song “The Building of Skadar” (“Zidanje Skadra”) from the guslar (bard) Old Man (Starac) Raško3 at Prince Miloš Obrenović’s manor in Kragujevac.4 […]
I am pleased to present to readers Oral Tradition Volume 34, comprising four essays that demonstrate, in the diversity of their topics and approaches, the broad reach of the study of orality and oral tradition. This volume brings together traditions from three continents—as well as, perhaps unexpectedly, the work of one of the twentieth century’s […]
Oral Tradition, 34 (2020):45-72 Introduction Proverbs are storehouses of traditional wisdom and are highly valued in Africa. Among the Akan of Ghana, proverbs are used in everyday conversations, storytelling, ancestral and royal praise singing, and conflict resolution, among other contexts. Proverbs may be expressed through drumming, horn-blowing, and dance gestures, and they may be illustrated […]
Oral Tradition, 34 (2020):73-104 In memory of Barre Toelken “This is so, isn’t it?” —F. R. Leavis (1972:62) “Hane’ doo t’óó saad t’éí át’é jinóózį́į́’ át’éé da, t’áá bí be’iina’ haleeh.” —Rex Lee Jim (cited in Casaus 1996:10) Rough translation: “Stories (poems) are not just words to be thought about, they are to become life.” “[Poetry] […]
Oral Tradition, 34 (2020):105-20 As any reader of Lolita knows, Vladimir Nabokov’s novel is characterized by the strong, central voice of its narrator, Humbert Humbert, opening as it does with one of the most famous apostrophes in literary history. Humbert lures readers in, seducing them with his confiding tone and the ornate register of his […]
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Oral Tradition Volume 34 Dorian Jurić Dorian Jurić is a Canadian cultural anthropologist, folklorist, and railroad maintenance foreman whose research explores the political life of folklore in the Western Balkans. He has also recently become the Vice President of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association. His writing, on topics ranging from oral traditions […]
El artículo “Candidaturas y VIH-Sida: tensiones en los procesos de atención” fue publicado en la revista Cuadernos Médico-Sociales en 1998, una publicación periódica de la Asociación Médica de Rosario que, desde 1978 y hasta el año 2002, fue un espacio…