Category Archives: From the Editor

Making #AmAnth18 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

The 2018 AAA meetings are upon us and we’re looking forward to getting out from this rainy, cold Toronto weather and into some California sun! In keeping with tradition, we have curated a list of recommended sessions to attend. We … read more…

  • dateNovember 8, 2018
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Island in the Stream: A discussion with author Michael Lambek on his new release

The Scholarly Publishing program at University of Toronto Press has been producing the Anthropological Horizons series since 1991. The series is home to imaginative, immersive ethnographic works that engage a variety of topics, theoretical approaches, and methods of presentation with … read more…

  • dateNovember 5, 2018
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A Graphic Conversation: Talking Comics and Scholarship

Anne Brackenbury, Executive Editor at University of Toronto Press, and co-editor of the ethnoGRAPHIC Series, sat down recently with Kendra Boileau, Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief at Penn State University Press to talk comics and scholarship in the context of Penn … read more…

  • dateOctober 10, 2018
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Five Years of Teaching Culture

Five years ago this fall we launched an experiment. As an editor at a university press, with an interest in ethnographic methods and a mandate for publishing teaching-oriented texts, I wanted to connect with a community of people that wasn’t always easy to find. That community included anthropologists who wanted to think through their research differently and publish for a broader audience, as well as those who were particularly interested in finding new ways to engage their students. We decided we would start a blog: Teaching Culture, after the name of our teaching-oriented ethnography series. read more…

  • dateDecember 21, 2017
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  • posted byAnne
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Making #AmAnth17 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

What would the AAA be without the Teaching Culture Top 30 list? Every year we scour the AAA program and try to winnow it down to a short list of recommended sessions. We acknowledge it’s an almost impossible task, and only ever a partial list, but we attempt it anyway. As usual, there are a good number of recommended sessions that deal with teaching. That is our mandate after all. But in honor of the publication of our first ethnoGRAPHIC novel, we are also turning the spotlight on sessions that expand the possibilities for ethnography to work in a variety of multi-modal formats. read more…

  • dateNovember 22, 2017
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  • posted byAnne
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