We take our name from the Trobriand Islanders’ practice of Kula exchange between islands in the Pacific Ocean. For us the practice of the KulaRing means the continual rotation of socially valuable items between people, that gain value in each exchange, bring value to their holder, but damage the holder that holds onto them for themselves.
As students of Anthropology, the content of this blog reflects our shared interest in this subject, however most of it is accessible to all, whether one knows what anthropology is or not (we are unsure sometimes whether we do?).
The KulaRing has a streamlined approach around its 3 main authors:
Gabrielle Fenton’s Georgian Encounters, an 11 month stream of multimedia content from that country crammed in near the Black Sea.
We have Beachy’s Blog (by Charles Beach obviously) which is an eloquent take on current events, topical theory, everything (particularly architecture), and perhaps a hint of Disruptive anthropology leaking through occasionally.
Then there is the Glocal Coverage where Abraham Heinemann (Avi) throws together a bit of everything (please suggest a better description:)
Our initial and main content of students essays and coursework can be found in the Essay Collection
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