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Drawing as Possibility: A Review of Andrew Causey’s Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

This review, first published in Portuguese by Mana, has been translated and cross-posted here. The author of the review, Karina Kuschnir, describes Andrew Causey’s “how-to” guide on drawing as an ethnographic method as “precious for those who continue to believe that anthropology is possible without abdicating a critical, reflective, and renewed approach.” read more…

  • dateSeptember 5, 2018
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  • posted byAnne
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Talking Anthropology: Podcasting and Its Potential for the Discipline (Part Two)

In our first post, we discussed the inspiration and goals behind, as well as the cosmology around, This Anthropological Life. In this post we move into the medium of podcasting itself, and ponder what it might offer anthropology. read more…

  • dateSeptember 29, 2016
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  • posted byAdam Gamwell
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Teaching about Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

Teaching about other peoples and cultures is often challenging. For me this includes teaching courses on Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, including those known as Native Americans, Indians, Aboriginals, and First Nations. With two main challenges (authenticity and place) in mind, I recently created a new course on Indigenous Peoples and taught it in a condensed seven-week term. The class met every Friday from 9:00 – 4:00 and focused on the First Nations of the Greater Vancouver area. Four days were spent off-campus and three were spent on-campus. read more…

  • dateJuly 6, 2016
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  • posted byBob Muckle
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Talking Anthropology: Podcasting for the Public (Part One)

Following on a recent piece by Lindsay A. Bell on Podcast Pedagogy, this two-part post explores the potential of the podcast medium outside of traditional academic settings, taking its cue from the mission and work of the This Anthropological Life podcast created, hosted, and produced by PhD students Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins, and Aneil Tripathy at Brandeis University. read more…

  • dateJune 28, 2016
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  • posted byAdam Gamwell
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The Construction of Anthropological Knowledge and the Construction of Research

To mark the publication of the newest ethnography in the Teaching Culture series, Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood, the author, Anne Schiller, provides some background on how she involved student researchers in her ethnographic fieldwork. read more…

  • dateApril 15, 2016
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  • posted byAnne Schiller
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