Authors: Daniel Miller and Shireen Walton, June 2018 Visit original posting on ASSA blog here Once Facebook had become established, there developed a general consensus as to its primary social consequence: it allegedly led to rampant narcissistic individualism – people preening themselves in public, and to the decline of community and ‘proper’ sociality. The dominant … More ‘What’s the Opposite of Facebook? Err…it’s (still) Facebook’ – fieldwork blog post [June 2018] by Daniel Miller (Ireland) and Shireen Walton (Italy) as part of the ASSA project
View original post on the ASSA blog here Author: Shireen Walton Conversations between people meeting for the first time are often marked by the question “where are you from?”. In some cases, this may be the natural utterance of, say, a curious neighbour, while in other contexts the question may be positioned and/or received as … More ‘Milan, Mobiles & Mobility’ – fieldwork blog post [May 2018] as part of the ASSA project
Author: Shireen Walton Original post on ASSA blog here In countries such as Italy, where there is an ageing population and a decline in birth rates, a crucial question is how respective generations are coping/will cope in the future with expectations for care? A key issue is the ‘sandwich generation’. This refers to middle-aged persons … More ‘The Sandwich Generation: Mobile Views from Multicultural Milan’ – fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project
A mixed Arts & Academic workshop with the Drakadeemia Independent Playwriting group in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2017 with participating writers, artists, storytellers and actors.
My review for TAP Review
ORGANISERS Dr. Ruth Mandel, Vice-Dean International Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, University College London Dr. Susan Pattie, Honorary Senior Research Associate, University College London Partnering with Dr. Shireen Walton, Department of Anthropology, University College London Rob Pinney, Documentary Photographer In partnership with Knowledge Exchange (UCL), the Institute of Advanced Studies (UCL), Department of Anthropology (UCL), Organization for … More Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts III, to be held at UCL Department of Anthropology, June 16-17 2017
Research project at the Centre of Migration Policy and Society at the University of Oxford, which looks at trends in the language used in newspaper reporting in the UK and considers how this relates to the UK political context. PIs/authors: Allen, W. and Blinder, S. Research assistance (manual, qualitative coding of data set): Walton, … More Immigration Narratives & the British Press (2016), COMPAS, Uni. of Oxford
My article on co-curating a digital photography exhibition as a collaborative and participatory fieldwork technique in Visual Ethnography Vol. 5, No.1 2016