Category Archives: native informants

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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Digital Diasporas and Transnational Social Movements: Capital, Labor, Mobility and Identity

“Digital diasporas” occur at the intersection of local/ global, national/ international, private/public, offline/online and embodied/disembodied. In digital diasporas, a multiplicity of representations, mass media broadcasts, textual and visual performances and interpersonal interactions occur. The term *”digital diaspora”* is most often used to talk about how diasporic populations the world over use the Internet to connect […]

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which is the enactment and which the representation

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conceptual Quilting

to find out more about what it means to “quilt conceptually” according to rad Zabibha (born in 2006) and Cyb Tabla (born in 2004) go to http://slurl.com/secondlife/Brouwer/172/149/42 work in-progress – always considering also linking to Diva’s earlier moo projects – at least those that are still accessible

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The sled thread continues…

The archives aren’t updated yet – but when they do you can find the discussion… Meanwhile – cutting and pasting a part of my most recent post to invite anyone in-world to IM me to be a part of the group I am forming. THIS discussion is to me about SL education and how we […]

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“staging authenticities” by itineraries that never take us “home”?

what can I say? whose voices am I consuming as I say why can I not say when you can but yet you want their authentic voices what I tell you cannot be trusted that’s what you say as if you had heard the authentic yourself then why do you need me to reveal it […]

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evidence – and evidence of what and for who?

so what is the nature of evidence in the academe – who is required to provide what evidence and why…

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how may you be made ready to hear the voice(s) you ask me/us to reveal to you? why do you want us to reveal that “authentic” voice to you? who decided that if I put something in quotes it becomes his authentic voice? how may you be made ready to hear the voices you think […]

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back to the Bant Singh discussion

J writes on that discussion (see url linked in a previous post – if I put the url here it pings back to the site in the comments section and I dont want to link all my thoughts directly via that site once again in another comments post – even though people may very well […]

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