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Cultural analysis at Work: Rebecca Popenoe – Doing anthropology to teach anthropology

“Helping people to understand and increase their tolerance for cultural others has turned out to rest very little on anthropology the discipline and to be instead about finding creative pedagogical techniques for communicating anthropology’s most basic and in some ways … Continue reading

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Cultural analysis at Work: Jonas Bergvall – Unknown Territories

”The student of culture and human complexity of believes, values and ways of being in this world, is the one who can make the journey into the partly unknown territory and make sense of the multitude of ambiguities, positions and … Continue reading

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Cultural Analysis At Work: Sara Nameth – Screenwriting as Fictional Ethnography

“Although I may not necessarily agree with the choices of my characters, I still accept them within the context that they’re made, just as Evans-Pritchard adhered to Azande magic and witchcraft during fieldwork” Whether the task is to turn life … Continue reading

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Cultural Analysis At Work

Academia and Society – There And Back Again “An anthropologist and an ethnologist walk into a film club…” might sound like the set-up line of an academic in-joke, but it is more or less a literal description of the event … Continue reading

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