Tag: academics

Towards anthropological self-de-confinement #PostCoronaUniversity

Ruy Llera Blanes , June 25th, 2020


While we now seem to be approaching post-confinement, and after the closure of campuses and improvised conversion to online teaching, there has been much discussion regarding the long-term…


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Can academics change the world?

Fran Barone , January 19th, 2020


Via The Conversation: Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned,…


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Is Higher Education a “Family-Friendly” Career Choice?

Jodie-Lee Trembath , August 15th, 2018


At the end of a day of academic work, you may not want to talk to anybody else, and giving yourself that option is a form of self-care….


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The neoliberal university is making us sick: Who’s to blame?

Jodie-Lee Trembath , June 13th, 2018


Outside the academy, I’m sure the perception remains that academics sit in leather armchairs, gazing out the gilded windows of our ivory towers, thinking all day. That has…


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Why YOU Should Be an Academic Cyborg (and Maybe Already Are)

Jodie-Lee Trembath , January 17th, 2018


Although I’ve often been heard to sigh and groan that “technology hates me”, just like any other self-respecting anthropologist, in this post I want to consider just what…


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Writing “in my Culture” w/ Zoe Wool and Alex Golub of Savage Minds

Gamwell , June 7th, 2017


Click the image above to read the blog post on Savage Minds What a title! This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a…


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Anthropology 101: Managing a Blog

Marie-Pierre Renaud , May 18th, 2016


With this series, the TGA team had several objectives. One was to share some of our own wisdom and knowledge with those of you who are considering starting to blog….


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Industrialisation Was A Big Change – Anthropology/Sociology

A. J. West , November 14th, 2015


       There was a brilliant article on Aeon recently about male tears in European history and how men appear to have wept just as much as women until…


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Industrialisation Was A Big Change – Anthropology/Sociology

A. J. West , November 14th, 2015


       There was a brilliant article on Aeon recently about male tears in European history and how men appear to have wept just as much as women until…


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Industrialisation Was A Big Change – Anthropology/Sociology

A. J. West , November 14th, 2015


       There was a brilliant article on Aeon recently about male tears in European history and how men appear to have wept just as much as women until…


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Anthropology != Ethnography

A. J. West , November 13th, 2015


      I was talking in the pub about the fundamental nature of anthropology with one of my classmates during my master’s course a few years ago after…


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Anthropology != Ethnography

A. J. West , November 13th, 2015


      I was talking in the pub about the fundamental nature of anthropology with one of my classmates during my master's course a few years ago after…


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Anthropology != Ethnography

A. J. West , November 13th, 2015


      I was talking in the pub about the fundamental nature of anthropology with one of my classmates during my master’s course a few years ago after…


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I’m in a book

A. J. West , August 2nd, 2015


    I was looking in Blackwell's bookshop the other day – the big famous bookshop on Broad Street in Oxford – and I came across The Indo-European Controversy…


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What is an anthropological global generalization?

Daniel Miller , May 13th, 2015


Perhaps the biggest problem of our entire project is that every time anyone asks us a question we have nine different answers, which is not what the person…


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“Reviews that made me cry”

Kerstin B Andersson , September 12th, 2013


I’m borrowing this expression from one of Biella Coleman’s tweets, not to emphasise her message, but since it embodies well my feelings regarding a review report on one…


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The Bengal Studies panel

Kerstin B Andersson , May 1st, 2013


Panel proposal for the Bengal studies panel entered. We will see if it gets accepted! The Bengal studies panel has been a recurrent phenomenon at the EASAS /…


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Academics, new media and the Swedish situation

Kerstin B Andersson , March 14th, 2013


I’m based in Sweden. Sweden is a country with a very small population, something, which of course, also is reflected in the academic setting. A rather limited number…


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