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Sharing Syllabi: Anthropology of the Internet

Svetlana Peshkova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UNH, describes the inspiration behind her new course: “One day, my son came from school and said, ‘I am going home to my village;’ he was going to his computer to play Minecraft (an online sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world). This was the day I realized my child is a cyborg….” read more…

  • dateAugust 16, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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Author Interview: Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, author of a bestselling ethnography on child labor in Brazil, shares her inspiration for writing the ethnography, some ideas about how it might be used in anthropology courses, and her approach to teaching. read more…

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Author Interview: Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

Paul A. Erickson (St. Mary’s University) and Liam D. Murphy (California State University, Sacramento) share the story of what inspired the first editions of their best-selling anthropological theory books (it has now been fifteen years since the initial publication of their overview text). They also discuss what they enjoy most about teaching anthropology. read more…

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Five Tips for Writing an Accessible Ethnography

So you’ve written a few journal articles, jumped through a tenure hoop or two (or given up and decided it doesn’t matter), and you are sifting through research from years of fieldwork, with a view to writing an ethnography. You want to write something engaging—something people will actually enjoy reading—so you set yourself the ultimate challenge: writing for undergraduates. read more…

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Keeping Score in Children’s Sports

A controversy sparked by the decision of the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) to do away with keeping scores and team standings for competitive players under age 12 (U-12) connects in intriguing ways with concerns explored in my recent ethnography…. read more…

  • dateMarch 13, 2013
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  • posted byNoel Dyck
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