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Paloma Gay y Blasco

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Paloma Gay y Blasco
Postal address:
School of Philosophical
Anthropological & Film Studies
(Social Anthropology)
71 North Street, St Andrews
United Kingdom

Email: pgyb@st-andrews.ac.uk

Web address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/anthropology/dept/staff/?staffid=139

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462950

Research overview

I have worked with Spanish Gitanos (Gypsies/Roma) and on international adoption, and have published on gender and sex, memory and forgetting, community-making, Pentecostalism and the internet. My first monograph, 'Gypsies in Madrid: Sex, Gender and the Performance of Identity' was published in 1999 (Berg). I am also interested in the role of ethnographic writing in anthropology, and with Huon Wardle I published 'How to Read Ethnography' in 2007 (Routeldge). I am now in the process of writing an experimental ethnography/biography with Liria de la Cruz, a long-term Gitano informant and close friend. As a preamble to this project we have published the article 'Friendship, Anthropology' in the journal Anthropology and Humanism (2012, vol. 37) where we argue for a collaborative and egalitarian ethnography.

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