Tag: Environmental issues

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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Goose Lessons

Alma Gottlieb , June 28th, 2019


What can an anthropologist (who specializes in humans) learn from an unlikely species (like a goose)? Plenty, it turns out. My husband and I went goose-banding the other day,…


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Environmental Anthropology: An Anthropologist’s View of a Cove Cleanup

Alma Gottlieb , April 30th, 2018


The curse of the anthropologist: finding culture everywhere in nature. Today, the neighborhood in which my husband and I now live hosted a cleanup in a nearby cove….


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An Open Letter to My Children

Alma Gottlieb , November 9th, 2016


Dear Nathaniel and Hannah, I am sorry that my generation has failed you. We have bequeathed you a world that has too many problems, too much fear, and too much…


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Fabulous Art from Abandoned Flip-flops

Alma Gottlieb , June 1st, 2015


Cleaning up beach waste in the form of abandoned rubber flip-flops . . . recycling landfill-able castoffs . . . training low-income men and women in job skills and…


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