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Category Archives: Anthropology
Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis
Anthropology has come to exhibit a certain ethical self-consciousness, a certain ethical anxiety, which the immediate heirs of Franz Boas would hardly have countenanced, perhaps hardly have under- stood. It emerged with the protests of the 1960s and had its earliest collective voice in … Continue reading
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Decolonizing the Classroom
What it means to you to decolonize the anthropology classroom? What are the challenges (institutional or otherwise) that can impede your commitment to decolonizing anthropology? Decolonizing our classrooms means unlearning many things, listening to others who have more authority to … Continue reading
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Anthropology on Individualism or Altruism – Did natural selection favor individualists or altruists?
Christopher Boehm has been studying the interplay between the desires of an individual and that of the larger group for more than 40 years. He has conducted fieldwork with both human and nonhuman primates and has published more than 60 … Continue reading
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How do Humans, Ants, and other Animals form Societies?
Forming groups is a basic human drive. Modern humans are all simultaneously members of many groups — there is the book club, your poker buddies, all those fellow sport team enthusiasts. Most basic of all these groups is the connection … Continue reading
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Contemporary Research on the Anthropology of Money and Finance
Since the 1980s, anthropologists have once more begun to investigate the specific roles that money can play in different social settings. Research on the everyday uses of money in traditional “exotic” fields, but also at “home”, has vividly exposed the … Continue reading
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Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling
Anthropologists are storytellers. We tell stories: other’s stories, our own stories, stories about other’s stories. But when I think about anthropology and storytelling, I think also of something else, of anthropology as theoretical storytelling. What is anthropology as theoretical storytelling? … Continue reading
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What is ethnomusicology? That’s a good question and it has been debated and argued about for at least the last 60 years. Ethnomusicology was coined as an academic term in 1959 by Jaap Kunst, a Dutch scholar working mainly in … Continue reading
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