The Weekly Stripe – 01.12.17

This week’s theme is modern explorers. What is there left to explore? And what role does anthropology play in contemporary exploration?

Are we tourists, anthropologists or explorers?: what are the boundaries and what does it mean for how we go about fieldwork?

Urban fossils: a on urban explorers as the contemporary ‘flaneurs’ uncovering truths about shifting city lives

A pictorial piece exploring deserted Soviet military bases across Europe tells a deeper story about loss of empire and influence.

Reality versus rhetoric: explorers searching for on the ground, evidence of progress on Beijing’s grand vision for the Belt and Road Initiative

Balancing authenticity and presentation: the challenges of making a living as a 21st century explorer