Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Gonzo Anthropology" Circa 1995

"Gonzo Anthropology" logo creation and first copyright ©1995.

Here are scans of the first two pages of my original "Gonzo Anthropology" essay from my first year of grad school 1995. The ideas started to develop as early as 1989 in my undergraduate anthropology classes.

Please note that this text is protected by copyright (© 1995). For more information, contact the author via this blog.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

We have lift-off...

今日は! Welcome to the Visual Anthropology of Japan Blog Central. My cat, Gonzo, welcomes you. This site is set up as a component for my Visual Anthropology of Japan course at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata-shi, Osaka, Japan. Here you can find links to my students' projects and other sites dedicated and/or related to the cause of visual anthropology. Disclaimer: I am not a blogger. This is all new to me; I feel as though I am embarking upon a new journey and starting a new phase of fieldwork. So I expect this site to develop and mature. I expect growing pains and awkward postings along the way. I welcome and beg any advice and/or feedback in the areas of anthro-blogging, ethnography, and visual representation. Please check out my students' blogs and give them feedback as well.

"Buy the ticket, take the ride... and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well... maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten." Hunter S. Thompson. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971. New York: Fawcett Popular Library, p. 89.