Author: Rachel Fleming

Can anthropology solve big problems? Imagining Margaret Mead’s response to climate change

Rachel Fleming , September 30th, 2016

Climate change is the nightmare that keeps me up at night. The consensus seems to be that the world will be significantly different within my children’s lifetimes. Many…

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Childhood games: What would Margaret Mead say about screen time?

Rachel Fleming , September 23rd, 2016

Last month, a New York Post article about video games being like “digital heroine” for kids caused a bit of an uproar. The article describes a young boy losing…

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The deviant girl and feel-good feminism: Channeling Margaret Mead in Bangalore

Rachel Fleming , September 15th, 2016

In my field site of Bangalore, south India, I found support among young female professionals for feel-good feminism—that is, messages of female empowerment in pop culture that do…

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Would Margaret Mead tweet? On anthropological questions, social media, and the public sphere

Rachel Fleming , September 8th, 2016

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Rachel C. Fleming In my first introductory anthropology class of the year, I spoke a bit about the figures I consider “founding” to…

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