Tag Archives: Higher Education

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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Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition

Feast on this! We have just published a gorgeous new edition of Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food, with a full-colour interior and a range of new features for students and instructors. In this blog post, the author, Gillian Crowther, provides background on how the book has changed from the first to the second edition and on some of the important issues raised in its pages. We highly recommend this book not only as a textbook but as a fascinating introduction to thinking about food and culture in very different ways! read more…

  • dateJune 13, 2018
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  • posted byGillian Crowther
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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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  • posted byAnna
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Supporting the Resistance

In honor of World Anthropology Day, we wanted to thank you for your work in the undergraduate classroom and offer a glimpse into some of the texts you can expect to see from University of Toronto Press in the coming months—texts we hope will help you in continuing to fight the good fight! read more…

  • dateFebruary 16, 2017
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  • posted byAnne
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Post-Election Reds and Blues: Public Anthropology, Millennials, and the Future

I’m seeing red and trying to figure out what I can learn from it. But I also keep seeing blue—that wave that represents millennial values and the future—and thinking about how it relates to public anthropology. Despite those who question the validity of the millennial map because it preceded the election, there’s no question that there was a serious generational gap playing out in Tuesday’s vote. read more…

  • dateNovember 10, 2016
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  • posted byAnne
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