Ep# 68“Landing on the Earth”: Ashley Carruthers on Organic Farming and Cycling in Vietnam

The Familiar Strange · #68:Landing On The Earth; Ashley Carruthers On Organic Farming And Cycling In Vietnam This week, we bring you an interview with Dr. Ashley Carruthers. Ashley is a lecturer of anthropology at the Australian National University’s School of Archaeology and Anthropology. His research interests include migration, mobilities, rural-urban relationships, networks and infrastructures, … Continue reading Ep# 68“Landing on the Earth”: Ashley Carruthers on Organic Farming and Cycling in Vietnam

Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

The Familiar Strange · Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings! Surprise! We are so pleased to show you all a collaborative project we did with our friends and yours at Myanmar Musings!  In this very special episode, Familiar Stranger Alex D’Aloia sat down with Luke Corbin, Anthea Snowsill, Michael … Continue reading Special Episode: The Familiar Strange & All Things Myanmar with Myanmar Musings!

Ep #66 Method Adaptations, Big Bugs & aguaje: Diana Tung on Doing Fieldwork During Covid-19

The Familiar Strange · Ep #66 Method Adaptations, Big Bugs & aguaje: Diana Tung on Doing Fieldwork During Covid-19 “How much time do you actually need to spend with someone to “accurately” represent their lives?”  This week, we bring you an interview with Diana Tung who is currently doing her field work in the city … Continue reading Ep #66 Method Adaptations, Big Bugs & aguaje: Diana Tung on Doing Fieldwork During Covid-19

Blurred lines and dead chooks in fieldwork

My own fieldwork experience, like many others, demonstrates a blurring in what is ‘professional’ and ‘personal’, what is ‘leisure’ and ‘work’, whether you are researcher, student, or known by another identity. While researchers may strive to draw boundaries, distinctions in field research are blurry, because the nature of fieldwork means an element of the unknown and the out-of-control, and the intersection of different people, things, position, gender, power, knowledge and culture. As feminist geographers and anthropologists note, fieldwork is messy.