New issue, vol. 11 no. 1

We are excited to announce that the newest issue of The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE vol. 11 no. 1) has been published, with seven original articles by undergraduate students.

Sue-Yeon Ryu weighs the social and emotional significance of brick for the marginalized residents of Serrinha, Brazil. Francesca Celenta and Catharina Klausegger analyze cultural meanings of home and values of openness among second-generation migrants studying at university in the Netherlands. Ravi Sadhu unpacks the religious influences that shape “groupness” among Indian and Pakistani immigrants in California. Lauren Reiss takes a phenomenological path to explore trail subculture and the experiences of Appalachian Trail and Long Trail thru-hikers. Sydney Comstock probes how the increasing medicalization of childbirth in the USA has affected midwives’ practice as they navigate women’s responses to and fears of a “technocratic birth.” Madeline Yu Carrola explores how women activists in the USA play with the themes of totalitarianism in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, forming handmaid chapters as a vivid new way to participate in political protests. Finally, Muhammad H. Raza, Neha Khatri, Sara Intikhab, and Rumaysa Iqbal and the contributors to their photovoice project capture the everyday life and changed realities of undergraduate students experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic in urban Pakistan.

Thanks go to the stalwart members of our Senior Editorial Board, who review the articles submitted to the JUE, and to Dalhousie University social anthropology graduate students Bryce Anderson and Briana Kelly for their editorial assistance. We are also grateful to Dalhousie University Libraries for hosting the JUE through the Open Journals Systems platform in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Please circulate our call for papers widely.