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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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Q&A: On Illustration, Collaboration, and Anthropology

This month, we launch our first graphic novel and the first book in our new ethnoGRAPHIC series, Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution. This project is the result of a collaborative effort involving many players, but at the heart of the process is the collaboration between two anthropologists and two artists. In advance of the book’s publication, our editor, Anne Brackenbury, sits down with artists Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer to discuss their role in the making of Lissa. read more…

  • dateNovember 15, 2017
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An Advance Student Review of Lissa

Reviews of Lissa, the graphic novel launching our new ethnoGRAPHIC series, will start to appear in the next few weeks, including reviews by academics writing for journals, blogs, and more public venues like The Lancet. But what about the students who are the target audience for this book? How do they respond to the novel, and what is their takeaway? Today we offer an advance review of Lissa from Zenab Youssef, a sophomore at Brown University studying International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. In a freshman course called “Egypt in Revolution” she read an advance draft of Lissa and produced the following review. We are proud to publish it here. read more…

  • dateNovember 8, 2017
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ethnoGRAPHIC: Extending Anthropology’s Reach, One Comic at a Time

Part of my job as an editor is to convince people to write the books I think they should write, not necessarily the ones they want to write. I’ve had some success doing so, even in the face of laughter, eye rolling, and outright rejection. In fact, some of the best books I have published came from authors who had originally put up the most resistance to my pitch. So perhaps it’s not surprising that I thought I could launch a new book series based on what some might call a wacky idea, without an academic series editor, and with no projects in hand. read more…

  • dateNovember 1, 2017
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Call for Papers: Ethno/Graphic Storytelling

We can all agree that anthropology matters – but how can we get this message to a broader public? This panel focuses on the potential of comics, graphic novels, and animation as valuable tools for thinking through, and communicating, our research to others. These non-traditional media formats and their potential are reflected in the creation of a new book series at University of Toronto Press called ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form. read more…

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