Tag Archives: Breeds

The World of the Bulls: An Anthropologist’s Gold Mine

At the beginning of October, in a blog article about a bullfight in Corella, Navarra, taurine photographers and bloggers Gorka Azpilicueta and Arsenio Ramírez suggested that for an anthropologist like myself the world of the bulls represents a gold mine … Continue reading

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Return to Madrid

This coming Sunday, at six-thirty p.m. the notorious pabloromero bulls will return to Las Ventas in Madrid, which continues to be the most influential and important bullring in the taurine world. These beautiful but tricky bulls will be making their … Continue reading

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What counts as fieldwork for an anthropologist in Andalusia?

What does a social anthropologist even do when in the field? What is the stuff of fieldwork? What counts? What goes down in the notebook? Who counts? Who do we write about? When do we stop listening? Or jotting down … Continue reading

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Baby steps: Handling calves in the corrals

This is going to be a very hard week of corralling and putting stock in the crush for the vets to check for Tb. Nevertheless, things have got off to a good start as today I was designated the noisy … Continue reading

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Learning to wield my ‘fat finger’ appropriately

Everytime I hear “el dedo gordo“, I can’t help but translate it in my head as the fat finger/digit, rather than just the thumb. Today I spent a lot of time thinking about thumbs and where they should go and … Continue reading

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