Tag Archives: Sevilla

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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A step in the right direction? From Madrid to Corella, Navarra.

“Happy, but not satisfied” sums up the feelings of the foreman of Partido de Resina after last Sunday’s corrida in Madrid. There’s more work to be done but the outcome was basically good. The critics – as always – gave … Continue reading

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Spectacular days

It’s April and things are really starting to kick off after a quiet winter in the Villamanrique de la Condesa area. If there’s is one word that covers everything that has happened in the last few weeks – from the … 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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Winter escapes

It feels wrong to say it is really cold here given that I come from Scotland, but it is REALLY  cold. When I head out to assist the foreman of the breeding estate on the days he is alone I … Continue reading

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Opening moves: Getting things wrong in the field

It’s been a very busy week, with lots of interesting things happening at Partido de Resina. However, the most important thing I have observed and learned about this week is not how newborn calves are caught and tagged. Nor was … Continue reading

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Welcome note

Greetings from Andalucía and welcome to my blog, where I’ll be posting about some of the encounters that occur over the course of my doctoral fieldwork in the marshlands southwest of Sevilla. You can read more about by project on … Continue reading

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