Summary In Daughters of Tunis Paula Holmes-Eber follows the lives of four women and their families living in Tunisia. The ethnography focuses specifically on the diversity of the women as well as the people in their circles in a rapidly developing society. Holmes –Eber discusses in detail the impact of social identity, as well as […]Read more "Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family and Networks in a Muslim City"
In Georges dream he was young, joking, and amused on the main run of Aux Cayes, in Haiti. The sun is nourishing, the air is clean, and the people at the port are smiling. A feeling resonates deep within him, even as Georges sleeps, he laughs. With irony, he awakes. Georges is in New York […]Read more "Amid Host and Home: One Man’s Search, A Whole Nations Fight"
Paula Holmes-Eber’s ethnography “Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City” examines the lives of Muslim women in the predominantly Muslim country of Tunisia. Holmes-Eber specifically tells the stories of women in the city of Tunis and explains in detail the experiences she had while carrying out her research. She focuses much […]Read more "Views From Tunis by Scott Ferris"
“There is no doubt that the only way to love the poor is to struggle for their liberation.”(Farmer 2003, 145). The full title of this book is Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor. Paul Farmer, a highly experienced medical anthropologist is the writer of this ethnography. He is […]Read more "Pathologies of Power Review by Emma Adkins"
“Preventable diseases can indeed be prevented, curable ailments can certainly be cured, and controllable maladies call out for control. Rather than lamenting the adversity of nature, we have to look for a better comprehension of the social causes of horror and also of our tolerance of societal abominations” (Farmer, 2005). Introduction The book Pathologies […]Read more "Poverty VS The World- The Physician’s Point of View"
Review by: Keeley MacCuish Rae Bridgman Safe Haven: The Story of a Shelter For Homeless Women Summary Safe Haven is an ethnography that tells the stories of marginalized women in Toronto who are living their lives categorized as chronically homeless, literally homeless, episodically homeless, and single. Rae Bridgeman uses this ethnography as a way to share […]Read more "Down, but Not Out: Marginalized Women Living Homeless"
Rae Bridgman’s “Safe Haven: The Story of a Shelter for Homeless Women” is an informative, insightful stake on traditional style of a normal ethnography. As the title may imply, the ethnography tells the “life history (and contemporary state) of Savard’s, a shelter for chronically homeless women” (pg. 2) located in the downtown region of Toronto, Ontario. […]Read more "Safe Haven: The Story of an Experimental Alternative to a Traditional Women’s Shelter’s"