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Author Interview: Gillian Crowther

We are very excited about the imminent release of Gillian Crowther’s new book, Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food. In advance of its publication, we would like to share this short interview with the author, in which she shares her inspiration for writing the book, her approach to teaching her own anthropology of food course, and what she enjoys most about teaching. read more…

  • dateSeptember 30, 2013
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Author Interview: John Barker

In the past several years, Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest has become one of the most popular ethnographies for first-year undergraduate courses in North America. The author, John Barker, shares his motivation for writing the ethnography, how he consciously designed it to work with or without a supporting textbook, and how he approaches undergraduate teaching. read more…

  • dateSeptember 26, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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Author Interview: Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, author of a bestselling ethnography on child labor in Brazil, shares her inspiration for writing the ethnography, some ideas about how it might be used in anthropology courses, and her approach to teaching. read more…

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Author Interview: Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

Paul A. Erickson (St. Mary’s University) and Liam D. Murphy (California State University, Sacramento) share the story of what inspired the first editions of their best-selling anthropological theory books (it has now been fifteen years since the initial publication of their overview text). They also discuss what they enjoy most about teaching anthropology. read more…

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Five Tips for Writing an Accessible Ethnography

So you’ve written a few journal articles, jumped through a tenure hoop or two (or given up and decided it doesn’t matter), and you are sifting through research from years of fieldwork, with a view to writing an ethnography. You want to write something engaging—something people will actually enjoy reading—so you set yourself the ultimate challenge: writing for undergraduates. read more…

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