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Mermaids!

Mermaids!

Last year I had the pleasure of attending a Mermaid and Merculture themed conference in Copenhagen (!) with the Island Studies group. Not only was the conference itself fantastic, several of the papers came together as a beautiful theme issue of the journal Shima, in…

Come to the NAPTIME Book Launch on October 10th at Amherst Books

Come to the NAPTIME Book Launch on October 10th at Amherst Books

Naptime at the OK Corral is a smash, and I am looking forward to celebrating on 10th October from 5-7 pm at Amherst Books. Please join me! There will be copies of this book, as well as my other titles, for sale and signing at…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore…

When I said I was busier than ever over the last year, I was not kidding. While Naptime at the OK Corral was released a few weeks ago (and was the #1 new release in social science on Amazon…and promptly sold out not once but three times…) would you believe I have another new book coming to a bookstore near you in just a few weeks? Of course you wouldn’t– BUT ‘TIS TRUE.

This book is the second edition of the original Shane book that got the whole thing started, way back in 2007. And what a second edition it is. To be honest, there is so much new exciting material packed into its *doubled* pages that it is well and truly a new book.  It’s still the same Shane you all loved from a decade ago, but tricked out and updated for the challenges and joys of ethnographic practice in today’s fields. Stay tuned for the release this fall!  

 

The old cover just can’t compete.

all images © 2018 sally campbell galman

 

Author Q&A for The New Book

Author Q&A for The New Book

I am so excited to see the brand new book, Naptime at the OK Corral, out in print at long last. It looks amazing! When I opened the box of my author copies I was thrilled to see the beautiful job Routledge had done putting…

Naptime at the OK Corral

Naptime at the OK Corral

That’s right, folks, after a bazillion hours at the drafting table and doing participant observation in doll corner, Shane is BACK in Naptime at the OK Corral: Shane’s Beginner’s Guide to Childhood Ethnography The beloved heroine of students and faculty alike returns in this third…

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

I am so excited to be part of this new book coming from University of Rochester Press, edited by Christine Kray, Tamar Carroll and Hinda Mandell. My contribution, “This is Vienna: Parents of Transgender Children from Pride to Survival in the Aftermath of the 2016 Election,” addresses the experiences of transgender children and their families during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in the immediate, frightening aftermath.

You can pre-order using the discount code, above!

 

Swimming

Swimming

  I am so pleased to be featured in this most recent special issue of Anthropology News, focusing on #MeToo in Anthropology. The visual scholarship I produced is a reflection on my own and others’ experience in the field, navigating disciplinary and other violence. My…

Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

Come one, come all to the Non Fiction Comics MiniFest at the Vermont Folklife Center! I will be talking in the latter part of the afternoon on 16th June about ethnography and comics, hot on the tails of the new release of both the second edition…

At the Conference on Contemporary Childhood in Madrid (well, not actually IN Madrid but kind of…)

At the Conference on Contemporary Childhood in Madrid (well, not actually IN Madrid but kind of…)

My picture and words went to a very nice conference on contemporary childhoods in Madrid, but I stayed in rainy Western Massachusetts and sniffled. I was so honored to be a part, and if you missed it, apparently there could be another chance— we might be taking the show on the road to AAA in San Jose next year!

Here are the materials generated by participants in the Workshop Infancia_c #6: Estudios Culturales de la Infancia / Cultural Studies of ChildhoodThese are mainly videos and short texts. If you share or comment them in other social media please use #wsic6 as a hashtag and we will add a link to these threads here.

Aquí puedes encontrar los materiales generados por los/as participantes en el Workshop Infancia_c #6: Estudios Culturales de la Infancia / Cultural Studies of ChildhoodSe trata principalmente de pequeños videos o textos escritos. Si los comentas o compartes en otros medios, por favor, utiliza el hashtag #wsic6 y crearemos un link a estos hilos aquí.

 

Join me in beautiful Tblisi and Svaneti in 2019

Join me in beautiful Tblisi and Svaneti in 2019

The official call for papers is out! http://www.islanddynamics.org/supernaturalconference2019.html Please consider joining me in Tblisi and Svaneti in fall 2019 for SUPERNATURAL 24 September-02 October 2019. This conference promises to offer thought-provoking, powerful interdisciplinary conversation, warm rapport, deep learning and seeing the sights at a UNESCO World Heritage…