The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with novel methodological approaches in ethnography, and present candidates with examples of and the advantages of ways of making fieldwork a collaborative experience for all participants.
Dr Tomasz Rakowski (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw)
Abstract: This paper studies petitions that have been efficacious in their appeals to capture or kill big cats in Himalayan India. In the context of a political culture that experiences inordinately high levels of petitioning, this work asks what makes for a successful petition?
Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.
A growing number of people migrate from their localities of origin in search of employment, education and other opportunities. Yet, our understandings of rights and representation remain structured by sedentary notions of citizenship.
Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.
Lecture Theatre 1, China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU
After a decade of expanding lawyer activism in China, the large-scale “709 Crackdown” beginning in July 2015 has had a deep chilling effect on the fight by criminal defense and human rights lawyers for basic legal freedoms.