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Adventures in Blogging: Bringing Anthropology to the World

For World Anthropology Day, we asked Paul Stoller to share his thoughts on the urgent need for a more public anthropology, as well as his ideas about blogging as one particular way to reach that public. Paul’s forthcoming book, Adventures in Blogging: Public Anthropology and Popular Media, will be available in April. read more…

  • dateFebruary 15, 2018
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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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Coding Culture II: Four Hacks to Digitize Your Anthropology Classroom

This is the second post in a multi-part blog series in which Katherine Cook shares her experiences integrating digital anthropology into her teaching. She outlines a series of platforms and assignments that she has tested in undergraduate courses. They are flexible enough to cut, spruce, and duct tape into any anthropological application. read more…

  • dateMarch 13, 2017
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  • dateMarch 1, 2017
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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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