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The Book Price Enigma

Books add meaning to our lives. They are avenues of learning, research, escape, empathy, and connection, and this is a wonderful thing to support and nurture. This is why people work in publishing—to help build and shape intellectual and creative endeavor. Most of us aren’t here to make piles of money, but rather to contribute to an industry that is ultimately about ideas and narrative. Add the word “text” in front of “book” and most of this romanticism fades. read more…

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In the Shadow of Antichrist

Last month, Smithsonian.com published the fascinating story of a family that had lived in complete isolation for decades. The Lykov family, fleeing religious persecution in the 1930s, escaped to a remote corner of the Siberian wilderness where they remained for over 40 years…. read more…

  • dateFebruary 26, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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Flipping Anthropology

Next to MOOCs, the most popular term for transforming education in 2012 was the term “flipped classroom.” While no one completely agrees on the specifics, the term generally means that an instructor will “flip instruction” so that face-2-face classroom time is used better to engage the student in an active learning process… read more…

  • dateFebruary 1, 2013
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  • posted byAnne
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Sharing Syllabi: Zombies and the Anthropology of the Undead

Jeffrey H. Cohen, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University, shares his syllabus for ANTH3334 ZOMBIES: The Anthropology of the Undead. read more…

  • dateJanuary 24, 2013
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Mandatory Respect Language Exercise

For those teaching linguistic anthropology, we would like to share a short exercise provided to us by John L. Steckley at Humber College. Download the PDF of Dr. Steckley’s exercise on mandatory respect to use with your students. read more…

  • dateJanuary 14, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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