Us vs. Them: The Problem with Treating Clients as The ‘Other’
What is the other? I’m trying to decide where to start to explain why the concept and practice of treating clients, in this case, as an other is exceptionally problematic. The idea of the other is a ripe topic in anthropology. We’ve detailed and laid bare many examples of what...
The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was a U.S. anthropologist and public intellectual did her foundational fieldwork in Samoa in the 1920s. A student of Franz Boas, Mead published Coming of Age in Samoa which challenged the western idea that puberty is a tumultuous and trying time.
What can you do with a degree in anthropology?
As a grad student I often worked the anthropology table at the seasonal career fair. The central question from parents and students: What can you do with a degree in anthropology?
Top Anthropology Podcasts
Anthropology is a storytelling discipline. As such, it seems to lend itself to podcasting. Check out some of these great podcasts if you’re looking for something new and interesting!
Note on Anthropology and Trumpism Part 3
In the past two posts I’ve been exploring the election of President’elect Trump through the lenses of anthropology. If you’ll recall from my first post, one of the key capabilities of anthropology “is to make the world safe for human differences” (Benedict 1946). In this post I’ll continue to build...
Notes on Anthropology and Trumpism Part 2
In my last post I wrote about one of two articles by anthropologist, Paul Stoller, where he explored Trump’s relationship to myth, illusion, and celebrity culture. I also explored an art installation, “The Emperor With no Balls”, that draws attention to the illusion of suitability for the role of President...