Tag: empathy

Coronavirus & Academia

Jason Antrosio , May 2nd, 2020


It’s 3 May 2020 in the United States. People say we are past the peak coronavirus surge, but it remains a slow-moving disaster. And at a time when…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 2: An Optimist’s Scenario

Alma Gottlieb , March 19th, 2020


Here’s what I imagine could–and should–emerge from this viral nightmare. Locally, stranger-neighbors will (re)discover each other. Re-appreciate the bonds of co-residence. …


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19

Alma Gottlieb , March 17th, 2020


Lesson 1: Like the ducks and brants my husband and I see congregating regularly by the dozens along the shore’s edge of Narraganssett Bay near our coastal home,…


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Speak the Names of Those Who Were Lost

Adam Hodges , April 10th, 2019


Naming can dignify, disparage or even deny one’s social standing. Days after the horrific attack on the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about…


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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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Starbucks Enlightenment

Jason Antrosio , April 29th, 2018


Image credit: “Starbucks, Race and ‘Corporate’ Anthropology,” CFM Public Affairs Blog (March 2015). Is Anthropology better than Starbucks? In late March 2018, anthropology rais…


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Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom w/ Janine de Novais – This Anthro Life

Gamwell , February 14th, 2018


Welcome listeners to the second installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new…


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Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS

Ryan Collins , June 21st, 2017


Click here to check out the TAL + SM blog post This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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Racialization, Affect, and Refuge

Tiffany Cain , February 9th, 2017


How do we begin to grapple with the racialization of empathy? How do we capture, both ethnographically and politically, the differential allocation of sympathy, compassion, and the kind…


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Protesting the Powers that Be and Being the Power that Protests w/ Jara Connell

Gamwell , February 1st, 2017


  What does mass-protesting accomplish? Does no arrests equate success? Why is protesting disruptive? And more! In this action packed episode of This Anthropological Life, Aneil, Adam, and…


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On Kindness and What the World Needs Now w/ Hannah Brencher

Nina Oria-Loureiro , November 17th, 2016


Have you ever felt disconnected from your relationships and your life because of your reliance on your phone and social media? Do you ever feel nostalgia for the…


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Multi-species and non-Human Centered Anthropology: Conversations Revisited

Gamwell , November 2nd, 2016


Join us for another listen of TAL Conversations favorites on Multi-species and Non-Human Centered Anthropology. Originally aired December 2013, with a follow-up conversation coming soon! Do you have…


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Why do brands lose their chill? How bots, algorithms, and humans can work together on social media

Molly Templeton , June 17th, 2016


Editor’s Note: The fourth contributor to the Co-designing with machines edition is Molly Templeton (@mollymeme), digital and social media expert, Director of Social Media at Everybody …


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Filming Empathy – Part 1

Kerim , March 14th, 2016


In their essay “Whatever Happened to Empathy?” Hollan and Throop1 cite the ambivalence that Franz Boas felt about the usefulness of the concept for ethnography: On the one…


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Lessons From Corporate America on Humanizing Poverty

thenarcissisticanthropologist , February 18th, 2016


I originally wrote the post below for my company (Culture) blog and also set it here on linkedin Hope you enjoy the inspiration. Last year we completed what ended…


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Everybody’s an Ethnographer!

dhruvsharma101 , February 11th, 2016


Dhruv Sharma has a background in anthropology, has worked in various countries as an ethnographer, and also holds a master’s degree in design ethnography from Dundee University. His doctoral …


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The Written World: Using Fantasy Literature To Understand Culture

Emma Louise Backe , January 15th, 2016


By Dana Burton Close your eyes, don’t read another word, and imagine the scene of your favorite fantasy book. Think about the details that make it vivid –…


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hope: the first anthropological emotion

Jason Antrosio , December 28th, 2014


During the comments from the Anthropology and Storytelling panel at the #AAA2014 meetings: “The first anthropological emotion is hope” (Carole McGranahan). As McGranahan clarified in a fol…


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