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writing thoughts

Not for the first time ever has it occurred to me … how many times my daily work and home life routines have actually destroyed some very good writing habits I developed in my key teenage years when I was convinced I wanted to be an “author” – what that meant to me then and […]

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Look! The “subaltern” is using shiny things….how “evidence” skews investigation

A  post header inspired by a few recent conversations: One with a past Doctoral advisee and good friend who is a documentary film maker and nonprofit organization founder with a Phd in cultural studies; another based in conversations with a second life/South India based contact and collaborator; and another on several discussions in Berlin and Frankfurt/Oder […]

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From Situated Knowledges, Partial Truths, Extended Ethnographies, Locating of Selves to Ethnography of Fragments/Fragmented Access

As I continue my interviews and ethnographies for my three books in-progress (don’t don’t ask ….) I begin to understand anew (it happens each time I embark on a new research project and try to sort out how to verify information from one interview to another – from one ethnographic context to another source of […]

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Writing in Bergen – smatterings of thought

Today my FB status message at around 6.45 am was :   “I know I’m supposed to take vitamin D pills and the receding daylight should be affecting me and all that – but really I like having a few extra hours of early morning before daybreak and the world around me stops whispering and […]

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Digital Humanities and the Subaltern – who gets to be “human”?

In a series of tweets, notes and paper abstracts so far I’ve been asking and thinking through this question in relation to why Digital Humanities – and how Digital Humanities can or should be mobilized for social justice. This involves a thinking through of what it means to be human (again) and of the location […]

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An Indian in Bergen – or a US citizen in Bergen? (or shall we call it – the importance of knowing your Hing”?)

So we walk around looking for stores where they sell Indian (ish) vegetables, spices and grains and legume – we exhibit mannerisms and mixed accents that reveal us as “ugly Americans”… who are we? Who are we when we whip out an American Express card sheepishly as we run out of Norwegian Kroners? Who am […]

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Multiple modes of reporting: variable connectivity

As my FB friends list becomes more and more uncontrollable (sometimes I don’t even know why and who I’m adding when I get the requests anymore) – I am thinking of this huge “joint family” of social media relations that i keep shouting out to. Is anything in my life private anymore (yes it is […]

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