Dhaka blues and Garo songs by the bonfire

Our masterstudents are in the field! They are sending in interesting posts from all over the globe, both to the ‘Vamos bien’ blog and to StandplaatsWereld – where we copy the ones posted on ‘Vamos bien’. See the whole series at ‘Fieldwork 2013’. By Minna Raitapuro    As I stepped out sleepy from the airplane two weeks ago, the warm breath of air welcomed me to Bangladesh. The crowed arrival hall in the airport was totally packed with people waiting and I could hardly see the end of the queues on the other side of the hall. The walls of the …

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Tegenstellingen in Nepal

Our masterstudents are in the field! They are sending in interesting posts from all over the globe, both to the ‘Vamos bien’ blog and to StandplaatsWereld – where we copy the ones posted on ‘Vamos bien’. See the whole series at ‘Fieldwork 2013’. Door Brecht Zijlstra  De zon ging onder toen mijn vlucht aankwam op Tribhuvan National Airport. Ravi (mijn host) stond samen met zijn zoontje al op me te wachten toen ik het vliegveld af liep. De rit naar mijn nieuwe woonplaats was er één vol met nieuwe en schrikbarende indrukken. Luid toerende auto’s en motoren, uitlaatgassen, veel stof, …

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Brazil, Haiti and nailpolish

Our masterstudents are in the field! We expect interesting posts from them, from all over the globe. Below, find the first one, talking about the fieldwork-preparations. It is by Luiza Andrade. The focus of her study will be the Haitian immigrants’ settlement in Brazil after the earthquake of 2010. During the fieldwork, she will try to gather information on their aspirations for the future and memories of the past, in an attempt to find out if such investments in migration may influence the way people perceive situations as either “temporary” or “permanent”. Her fieldwork will be conducted in Brasiléia, a …

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