Annotation: Jackson. 2008. The shock of the new

Jackson, M. (2008). The shock of the new: on migrant imaginaries and critical transitions. Ethnos, 73(1), 57-72. This essay phenomenologically discusses the lifeworld of a young Sierra Leonean man, Sewa, who has noble roots in his home country, and who struggles with everyday life in London. The article, which takes the form of an ethnographic … Continue reading Annotation: Jackson. 2008. The shock of the new

Annotation: Comaroffs .1987. The madman and the migrant

Using the rhetoric of contrast, and using the imagery of two informants (the madman and the migrant) to explore Marxian historical consciousness and the anthropological concept of culture, the authors argue that first, “culture always intervenes directly in consciousness and its expression” (205). For example, how the Tshidi of South Africa contrast the concepts of … Continue reading Annotation: Comaroffs .1987. The madman and the migrant