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Ethnography for Sensemaking in Times of Trauma

Ethnography for Sensemaking in Times of Trauma

Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work Kimberly Kay Hoang 2015, 248pp, University of California Press The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age Valerie Francisco-Menchavez 2018, 256pp, University...

Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life Gillian Tett 2021, 304 pp, Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster → Watch Simon Roberts in conversation with Gillian Tett & Donna Flynn Ulf Hannerz once proposed that “common sense is cultural ‘business as usual’; standard operating...

Automation Otherwise: A Review of “Automating Inequality”

Automation Otherwise: A Review of “Automating Inequality”

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the PoorVirginia Eubanks2018, 272 pp, St. Martin's Press What if we thought differently about how to integrate human and machine agencies?  As I sat down in to write this review of Virginia Eubanks’ latest book, Automating...

Book Review: The Paradox of Sensemaking

Book Review: The Paradox of Sensemaking

Sensemaking: The Power of Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm Christian Madsbjerg 2017, 240 pp, Hachette Books Excerpt Christian Madsbjerg has done a huge amount to elevate the profile and impact of ethnography in corporate settings. As co-founder of ReD Associates, Madsbjerg makes a consistent...

The Power of Not Thinking

The Power of Not Thinking

The Power of Not Thinking: How Our Bodies Learn and Why We Should Trust Them Simon Roberts 2020, 336 pp, Blink Publishing/Bonnier In The Power of Not Thinking: How Our Bodies Learn and Why We Should Trust Them, Simon Roberts aims to resuscitate the human body from the sepulchre of Western thought,...

Ethnographic Thinking, from Method to Mindset

Ethnographic Thinking, from Method to Mindset

a book review by [contrib_author post_id='16660' name='David Rubeli'] Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset Jay Hasbrouck 2018, 120 pp, Routledge I’ve been reading Jay Hasbrouck’s Ethnographic Thinking this spring, sneaking its pages into gaps in my daily routines. It’s part of my...