Progressing Along

So, I'm back from another trip up north and have settled back in the familiar work rhythm. This post will be another progress report where I quickishly discuss the recent goings-on. I once again attended the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival in Arctic Sweden. I've already collected most of the ethnographic data that I'll need for the [...]

Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

I woke up in the middle of the night today because I was so psyched about my work that I just couldn't sleep any more but had to immediately write down the ideas that I had, and ended up writing a solid page of new stuff on the article I'm working on at the moment. [...]

Turkey Diaries: Part Deux*

I've now spent the first of my three months at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. I was happy to enjoy the company of my visiting family for ten days but now that they've left, all I've got to do for the next two months is to focus on my studies here. This blog post will [...]

Interesting New PhD Project: “The Ultra Ethnography”

"Sport is a powerful vehicle for enriching individual and societal well-being and development. Participation in sport results in improved physical, mental, and social health for individuals, families, and societies." The above is a quote from the "Context" part of Ian MacNairn's (University of Calgary) PhD project that aims to find out how community is built in [...]

The Three Fields, Part 2: Sports

In the penultimate post we ('the royal we') discussed the first of the three fields where my (our?) research takes place: nature. This week's post is a follow-up on that, and this time the topic is sports and, more specifically mountain sports, since that is what my own research concerns. However, to be able to provide any [...]