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Health, Culture, and Wellbeing: Beyond Seeing Culture as Obstacle

Ted Fischer , September 4th, 2015


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” And yet,…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Key Words for Understanding the Germany Economy

Ted Fischer , May 27th, 2015


We often speak of “capitalism” or “the market” as if they are singular things. We are comfortable talking about how the economy is doing, if “it” is up…


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Key Words for Understanding the Germany Economy

Ted Fischer , May 27th, 2015


We often speak of “capitalism” or “the market” as if they are singular things. We are comfortable talking about how the economy is doing, if “it” is up…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Key Words for Understanding the Germany Economy

Ted Fischer , May 27th, 2015


We often speak of “capitalism” or “the market” as if they are singular things. We are comfortable talking about how the economy is doing, if “it” is up…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

A Guatemalan Spring?

Ted Fischer , May 13th, 2015


Photo: @PrensaComunitar Recent protests in Guatemala–organized through social media and that successfully forced the Vice- president to resign–recall the Arab Spring of 2011. Known as the “Land of…


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A Guatemalan Spring?

Ted Fischer , May 13th, 2015


Photo: @PrensaComunitar Recent protests in Guatemala–organized through social media and that successfully forced the Vice- president to resign–recall the Arab Spring of 2011. Known as the “Land of…


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A Guatemalan Spring?

Ted Fischer , May 13th, 2015


Photo: @PrensaComunitar Recent protests in Guatemala–organized through social media and that successfully forced the Vice- president to resign–recall the Arab Spring of 2011. Known as the “Land of…


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Wellbeing and Health

Ted Fischer , May 2nd, 2015


From “No Shame, No Blame: Secrets of Living Well” produced by Vanderbilt Health and Wellness


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Living the Good Life: A Conversation with Author Edward Fischer — Working on Purpose, hosted by Alise Cortez

Living the Good Life: A Conversation with Author Edward Fischer — Working on Purpose, hosted by Alise Cortez

The Good Life: What Really Matters | Health and Wellness | Vanderbilt University

Ted Fischer , April 18th, 2015


LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE ON WELLCASTSTed Fischer, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the “Good Life,” and why…


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The Good Life: What Really Matters | Health and Wellness | Vanderbilt University

Ted Fischer , April 18th, 2015


LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE ON WELLCASTSTed Fischer, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the “Good Life,” and why…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

The Good Life: What Really Matters | Health and Wellness | Vanderbilt University

Ted Fischer , April 18th, 2015


LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE ON WELLCASTSTed Fischer, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the “Good Life,” and why…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

The Happiness Paradox of Latin America

Ted Fischer , March 30th, 2015


Paraguay can’t catch a break.  It is where a 19th century war wiped out half the male population; one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the…


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The Happiness Paradox of Latin America

Ted Fischer , March 30th, 2015


Paraguay can’t catch a break.  It is where a 19th century war wiped out half the male population; one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the…


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The Happiness Paradox of Latin America

Ted Fischer , March 30th, 2015


Paraguay can’t catch a break.  It is where a 19th century war wiped out half the male population; one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the…


→Anthropological Observations . . . on economics, politics, and daily life

Third Wave Coffee: How your gourmet coffee habit affects the livelihoods of producers

Ted Fischer , March 13th, 2015


Americans are drinking much less coffee than they did in the 1940s and 1950s — down by almost half from a peak in 1946. And such changing trends…


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Third Wave Coffee: How your gourmet coffee habit affects the livelihoods of producers

Ted Fischer , March 13th, 2015


Americans are drinking much less coffee than they did in the 1940s and 1950s — down by almost half from a peak in 1946. And such changing trends…


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Third Wave Coffee: How your gourmet coffee habit affects the livelihoods of producers

Ted Fischer , March 13th, 2015


Americans are drinking much less coffee than they did in the 1940s and 1950s — down by almost half from a peak in 1946. And such changing trends…


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Happiness Isn’t (Just) a Personal Responsibility

Ted Fischer , March 6th, 2015


In a recent interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, I made the case that our happiness depends on the happiness or the well-being of people around us.  We often…


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Happiness Isn’t (Just) a Personal Responsibility

Ted Fischer , March 6th, 2015


In a recent interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, I made the case that our happiness depends on the happiness or the well-being of people around us.  We often…


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