Tag: anthropological futures

Anthropology…in Theory

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019


Bernard Perley © 2019 Bernard Perley is Maliseet from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and Native American studies at the…


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Dancing with the Spirits

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


In a present colored by forces of globalization and the Anthropocene, Masewal dancers reconnect with their spiritual landscape to visualize alternative futures. Mexico today is gripped by a…


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Biocommensurations

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018


Psychiatry is in crisis because it failed to integrate symptom classifications with biomarkers. Its future depends on finding new ways of bringing disparate insights together. Any kind of…


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Ambivalent Spaces in the (Neo)Liberal Arts

Alexandra Frankel , July 16th, 2018


How do we respond to the pressure to become responsibilized faculty members in today’s market-driven college context? What is the future of anthropology at liberal arts colleges in…


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Written in Blood

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2018


 How my research on DNA ancestry tests became fake news. When I was sent a link to a Snopes article  asking, “Did DNA Testing Companies Admit to Altering…


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When Social Media Are the News

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


As social media become commonplace, they reorganize publics, places, and politics in ways history cannot predict.   Over a decade ago, a tectonic shift in communication technologies began…


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Big Data, Ethical Futures

Alexandra Frankel , January 13th, 2017


Social media and digital networks research is human subjects research. Why not make it more ethical? As more and more disciplines crisscross and work together to study the…


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