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What if a country had a great public health system? What if that country had a veritable army of public health nurses? …


→Alma Gottlieb

Swan Lessons

This past month, the swans have taken up residence in our local cove, for the first time in the six summers we’ve …


→Alma Gottlieb

The Blueberry Wars

In elementary school, the first “robin red-breast” of spring signaled warmer days, colorful flowers, and a promise that the school year wouldn’t …


→Alma Gottlieb

Goose Lessons

What can an anthropologist (who specializes in humans) learn from an unlikely species (like a goose)? Plenty, it turns out. My husband …


→Alma Gottlieb

A Tale of Two (Ad) Campaigns

For a while, the mega-global corporation, Unilever — owner of Dove beauty products — spoke thoughtfully to the world’s women. The 13-year-long “Real …


→Alma Gottlieb

Poems about Refugees

Adrie Kusserow is one of an increasing number of anthropologist-poets.  Or maybe more anthropologist-poets are just willing to come out of hiding. …


→Alma Gottlieb