Tag: Anthrogeekology

Screen Memory, Social Distancing & Speculative Fiction: The Geek Anthropologist 2021 in Review

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 1st, 2022


2021 wasn’t quite the year we anticipated, nor does the conclusion of the year feel like it does justice to the warped sense of time, distance, and stasis…


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Whedon, Fandom, and Cancel Culture

Alissa Whitmore , May 19th, 2021


By Alissa Whitmore “A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually…


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Wonder Woman – Leader, Superhero, Anthropologist

Astrid Willis Countee , March 31st, 2021


Wonder Woman – Justice League “You can be anything you want to be” Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman , Justice League (Zach Snyder Cut, 2021) Today marks the…


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Navigating the Maze: Models of Cultural Revitalization in HBO’s Westworld

Emma Louise Backe , March 16th, 2020


By Haley Bryant  The Maze on Kissy’s scalp HBO’s 2016 reboot of the 1970’s sci-fi film Westworld is not only one of the most visually interesting television programs…


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Choosing Your Own Adventure: My Life as a Teenage Dungeon Master and How it Prepared Me to Become an Anthropologist

Emma Louise Backe , January 17th, 2020


By Holly Walters “Sherlock Holmes was the first fictional creation adults openly embraced as “real,” while deliberately ignoring or minimizing its creator, and this fetishization has continued for…


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Monstrous possibilities: Kaiju as beauty and terror

Emma Louise Backe , August 16th, 2018


By Esther R. Anderson Kaiju are giant monsters that can be seen causing filmic chaos without apparent cause or motive. As genetically-engineered creatures, aliens, or remnants of a…


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World Anthropology Day: Grokking as a Geek Anthropologist

Emma Louise Backe , February 16th, 2017


In honor of World Anthropology Day 2017, we’re sharing the text from an AnthroTalk presentation on what it means to do geek anthropology, given at George Washington University…


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Anthrogeekology: Matthew Wysocki

Nick Mizer , July 15th, 2016


Nick here: In this new series we will be introducing you to geektastic scholars from around the world. Know someone you think we should feature? Drop us a…


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