Tag: cultural relativism

Nacirema Thinking

Jason Antrosio , June 23rd, 2018


Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has endured as a first-day favorite for Introduction to Anthropology courses, and is read far beyond…


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Nacirema Thinking

Jason Antrosio , June 23rd, 2018


Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has endured as a first-day favorite for Introduction to Anthropology courses, and is read far beyond…


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Anthropology on Immigration

Jason Antrosio , June 12th, 2018


Stand with Migrants Against Fascism In 2011 the American Anthropological Association (AAA) issued a General Statement on Immigration. This 2011 statement was a testimony to a need for…


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Anthropology on Immigration

Jason Antrosio , June 12th, 2018


Standing with Migrants In 2011 the American Anthropological Association (AAA) issued a General Statement on Immigration. This 2011 statement was a testimony to a need for rethinking immigration…


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Guns & Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , February 19th, 2018


For the March issue of Open Anthropology we will be highlighting anthropological responses and ethnographic resources on the topics of guns, gun violence, gun safety, and gun control….


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Conditions & Potentials of Human Life

Jason Antrosio , November 12th, 2017


What is Anthropology? In each generation, the question of “What is Anthropology?” must be answered anew. In 2017, Tim Ingold’s Anthropology and/as Education provides a summation of a…


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The Anthropology of Humor – Responding to Everyday Racist Comments and Jokes

Jennifer Long , September 25th, 2017


In the face of so much bigotry flying around on social media and in our daily lives, it’s good practice to remind ourselves of the best practices out…


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#Canada150, Indigenous nations 13,000…

anthro everywhere! , July 3rd, 2017


If you live in Canada, you will know that the country has just celebrated its sesquicentennial. You might have even learned the word “sesquicentennial” recently to describe what…


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Book Report Entry #1: Field notes: A Guided Journal for Doing Anthropology

Jennifer Long , February 20th, 2017


This blog will feature a series of posts on a new (2017) resource for first-time and long-standing ethnographers – a ‘guided journal’ for doing anthropology by Luis A….


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Anthropology and Public Health Policy

Rhiannon Mosher , June 20th, 2016


Medical anthropologist (and medical student) Dave Campbell outlines “Anthropology’s Contribution to Public Health Policy Development” (2011) in this accessible (and open access) piece published in the…


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Cultural constructions of illness

Rhiannon Mosher , June 10th, 2016


“The Diseases You Only Get if You Believe in Them” (2016, The Atlantic) looks at certain forms of illness that are culturally specific. In this piece, Julie Beck…


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What is "sensemaking"? Anthropology in marketing

Rhiannon Mosher , April 29th, 2016


Quantitative research — which has long been the market research standard — can provide insights into broad patterns and customer metrics. While this ‘big data’ can tell a…


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Relevant Teaching for the 21st Century

Jason Antrosio , February 4th, 2016


Defending Anthropology 101 and the Mega-Class In February 2016, I was honored to participate in several sessions around the theme “Defending Anthropology 101 and the Mega-Class: Relevant Teachin…


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Defending Anthropology 101 and the Mega-Class: Relevant Teaching for the 21st Century

Jason Antrosio , February 4th, 2016


On 4-5 February 2016, honored to participate in several sessions around the theme “Defending Anthropology 101 and the Mega-Class: Relevant Teaching for the 21st Century.” The idea of…


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Anthropological Irony

Whitney Carter , January 8th, 2016


Cultural Relativism and the Destruction of Cultural Artifacts by the Islamic State Nimrud Assyria, Lamassus Guarding Palace Entrance, Before Destruction. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Cultural rel…


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Best of 2015: AnthroSource

Anne Kelsey , December 22nd, 2015


Here are the 10 most-downloaded articles from AnthroSource, AAA’s digital database for content from our publications. AAA members get free, unlimited access to AnthroSource. Just login with your…


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Gun Control Podcast – Bring Sanity to Gun Violence

Jason Antrosio , December 6th, 2015


Update 14 June 2017: Re-releasing this Gun Control Podcast from 2015 as the stories break on Alexandria and the San Francisco UPS. I support gun control and a…


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Gun Control Podcast – Bringing Sanity to Gun Violence

Jason Antrosio , December 6th, 2015


This gun control podcast was recorded October 2015 for a Natalia Reagan project which was to be titled “Science for Social Change.” At the time, the gun control…


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On “Barbaric Cultural Practices”

ptoner , October 9th, 2015


According to the most systematic early study of the subject in cultural anthropology, “barbaric cultural practices” include: the invention or practice of the art of pottery the domestica…


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How Did Anthropology Begin?

Jason Antrosio , August 31st, 2015


In fall 2015, I adopted the new Robert Welsch and Luis Vivanco textbook Cultural Anthropology (see previous discussion of Hartwick Anthropology Courses). It’s now time for the first…


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Your accent is we-ahd

Carie Little Hersh , August 21st, 2015


I grew up a Navy brat, bouncing from coast to coast in the U.S. until the 11th grade, when I hunkered down in the South for more than…


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Anthropology is Taking Over the World

Jason Antrosio , April 1st, 2015


The first clue that anthropology is taking over the world is in the March 2015 issue of American Anthropologist, where Virginia Dominguez writes that she is Taking Over…


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“humans just like us” (Michel-Rolph Trouillot 2003:137)

Jason Antrosio , November 13th, 2014


Reading Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s final chapter in Global Transformations, “Making Sense: The Fields in which We Work” and reflecting on what I’ve been teaching in Cultural Anth…


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Jared Diamond and Future Public Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , July 21st, 2014


It was an honor and pleasure to be discussant for Margaret Mead and Jared Diamond: Past Publics, Current Engagements, organized by Alex Golub for the 2013 American Anthropological…


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