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Popular Culture Courses for Anthropology

There are some important distinctions to make regarding popular culture and/or imaginative literature as an aspect of a course. First, what is the primary focal point of the course: popular culture or the academic discipline as a whole? There are many courses in media studies, sociology, or anthropology departments that focus on popular culture or media as a subject of inquiry and critical analysis. Here, I highlight courses in which introductory disciplinary understanding is the primary goal and popular culture serves as a lens through which to focus student attention and the development of their disciplinary knowledge. read more…

  • dateMarch 15, 2016
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Teaching & Learning Creative Habits: The Evolution of #archink

With #inktober now in its 10th year, Katherine Cook explains the on-going success of the campaign, and discusses the evolution of #archink. As instructors, we often have rather lofty aspirations when we set assignments for our students, hoping for innovative approaches, clever … read more…

  • dateOctober 23, 2018
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  • posted byKatherine Cook
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The Last Word(s)

After 11 years at the University of Toronto Press, and over 6 years curating this blog, I’m stepping down, hanging up my hat, moving on (choose what euphemism you like). It has been a wonderful experience writing for an audience … read more…

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Playing Theory (Part Two)

Innovations in Anthropology Series Welcome to the Innovations in Anthropology Series, a blog series devoted to profiling the teaching, production, and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. Whether it’s gamifying teaching, positioning a department more closely in its local context, exploring multimodal … read more…

  • dateJanuary 24, 2019
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  • posted byAnna
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Taking Risks in Teaching Anthropology, Part II

This is the second of a two-part blog post in which Suzanne Z. Gottschang from Smith College outlines the benefits of integrating real-world examples into an introductory cultural anthropology course. read more…

  • dateFebruary 5, 2016
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  • posted bySuzanne Z. Gottschang
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