Ethnography Lab / Events

Magical Capitalism, Gambler Subjects: South Korea’s Bitcoin Investment

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AP330, Anthropology Building 19 Russell St. _ Speaker: Seung Cheol LEE, University of Mississippi Chair: Jesook Song, Department of Anthropology, U of T “First, it was just tech people. Now, literally everyone is interested in Bitcoin,” said New York Times while reporting on the Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Ban Damunhwa and its Neoliberal Affect of Fairness and Equity

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM AP330, Anthropology Building 19 Russell St. _ Speaker: EuyRyung Jun, Chonbuk National University Chair: Jesook Song, Department of Anthropology, U of T This talk discusses the rapid emergence of ban damunhwa (“anti-multiculture”) or the sentiment of anti-immigration in South Korea. Ban damunhwa discourse centers on … Continue reading

Podcast Launch for “Kensington Market: Toronto in Transition”
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Podcast Launch for “Kensington Market: Toronto in Transition”

The Kensington Market Research Project (KMRP) aims to produce rich and detailed knowledge about Toronto’s most celebrated multicultural heritage district. In this event, we will showcase its latest productions: ethnographic podcasts made by undergraduate ethnographers. As downtown Toronto faces the encroachment of big corporate retailers, the impending conversion of public housing into private condominiums, and the … Continue reading

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Writing (Anthropology) in Different Registers

How do anthropologists write in different registers, through policy documents, activist texts,or art? What happens to anthropological knowledge when we do? And how and where does our knowledge travel and translate? Come join us for a discussion at the Ethnography Lab. Thursday, March 21st 4:30-6:30 PM (the time on the poster is a typo) 19 … Continue reading

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Ethnography Lab: Summer Ethnographic Dissertation Writing Bursary

NEW OPPORTUNITY Ethnography Lab: Summer Ethnographic Dissertation Writing Bursary (***for Anthropology Grad Students from UofT only***) The Ethnography Lab invites applications from post-fieldwork doctoral students for a bursary valued at $6000 to support 15 weeks of intensive ethnographic writing in the period May 1 to August 31, 2019.  The bursary is intended primarily for students … Continue reading

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: Shoshana Zuboff
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: Shoshana Zuboff

Please join us for a discussion of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Zuboff (Harvard Business School) makes a number of discussion-worthy arguments, notably that the data collection and processing regimes as pioneered by Google and Facebook generate value through “behavioural surplus,” and that this kind of surveillance is an aberration of capitalism. Drawing … Continue reading

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Call for a Graduate Student or Post-Doc to Coordinate the Ethnography Lab Kensington Market Research Project

The University of Toronto Ethnography Lab would like to hire a graduate student or post doc to take on the duties of coordinator for the Kensington Market Research Project from end of January to April 2019, with possibility for extension to August 2019. The Kensington Market Research Project (KMRP) is a long-term initiative that aims … Continue reading