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Bamboo Basket Hampers Used by Tobacco Farmers in Nanhua County, Yunnan, China

Jason Baird Jackson , November 5th, 2020


While doing background work on FEI Xiaotong and ZHANG Zhiyi’s studies of the basketry industry(*) in Yunnan, China, my colleague W. discovered this webpage with a pair of…


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AES 2020 Abstract: Mediating Multispecies Relations Through Western and Indigenous Conservation

Anthropology365 , February 15th, 2020


Western notions of modernity have situated human society apart from nature, which encompasses those spaces and beings that are unmodified and unsullied by human activity. The Western conception…


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The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies

Jason Baird Jackson , July 3rd, 2019


The following is a report on The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies (第七届中美民俗学与非物质文化遗产论坛: 博物馆民俗与遗产研究的协作工作). …


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Make Time to Watch “The Flight of the Condor: A Letter, a Song and the Story of Intangible Cultural Heritage”

Jason Baird Jackson , November 30th, 2018


Don’t miss the recent documentary film “The Flight of the Condor: A Letter, a Song, and the Story of Intangible Cultural Heritage”. by Áslaug Einarsdóttir and Valdimar Tr….


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Modalities of Culture Change: A Query

Jason Baird Jackson , November 2nd, 2018


A hybrid flower photographed by makamuki0 and circulated under a CC0 license. Hybridization as a mode of cultural change was discussed prominently in Theorizing the Hybrid, a 1999…


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At the Estonian National Museum

Jason Baird Jackson , November 1st, 2018


#fulbrightspecialist #fulbright #exchangeourworld This is the third of three anticipated posts on my fall 2019 visit to Estonia (1st, 2nd). A great resource for the University of Tartu’s…


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The University of Tartu, Appreciated

Jason Baird Jackson , October 17th, 2018


I recently spent an extended time in Tartu, Estonia. I had the wonderful opportunity to be a Fulbright Specialist visiting the Departments of: (1) Estonian and Comparative Folklore,…


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The Mallet: Making a Maul in a Baiku Yao Community

Jason Baird Jackson , April 19th, 2018


This guest post by Jon Kay, Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures provides Jon with the opportunity to share the first…


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Fieldwork: Introduction (12/13-18)

Jason Baird Jackson , January 27th, 2018


Skip ahead six paragraphs (bypass those marked with an hash mark #) if you want to go straight to the start of the fieldwork stories. If you would…


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The Ethnic Costume Museum at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (12/9)

Jason Baird Jackson , January 6th, 2018


In the previous post in this series, I described how my traveling companions and I visited Beijing’s 798 Art Zone. (For the series in order, see 1, 2,…


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Which came first? When breastfeeding at 50% is ‘Really good!’

Acquanda Stanford , October 6th, 2017


[This post has been sitting in draft for about a month] With the exception of the past hour since I’ve … Continue reading →


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Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture

Jason Baird Jackson , October 3rd, 2017


Just in time for the holiday that is at its center, I am happy to trumpet the publication of Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture…


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CFP: Museum Anthropology Futures

Jason Baird Jackson , January 24th, 2017


On behalf of the Council for Museum Anthropology, I am happy to pass along the call for proposals for the Museum Anthropology Futures conference in Montreal this May….


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Get Oriented to Themester 2016: Beauty

Jason Baird Jackson , August 31st, 2016


Reviewing the Mathers Museum of World Cultures events and exhibitions pages is probably the only way to get a full sense of all that we are doing for…


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Material Vernaculars Series Launches with Jon Kay’s Folk Art and Aging

Jason Baird Jackson , August 24th, 2016


This fall I will be talking a lot about the new book series that the Indiana University Press and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures are jointly publishing….


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Changing Global Economies

Neil Turner , July 2nd, 2016


        For decades, investors in advanced economies (AEs) have shaped the evolution of global markets. Research shows that advanced economy investors tend to hold diversified…


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Two Euchee (Yuchi) Baskets in the Collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art

Jason Baird Jackson , June 24th, 2016


The basketry traditions of the Native South have experienced divergent histories from a common regional tradition of work basketry. Among the North Carolina Cherokee, for instance, the indigenous…


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Global Warming: trends and consequences

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2016


Recently, health officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a travel alert for Central, South America and the Caribbean, some 14 countries and territories exposed to…


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CFP: Unfinished Stories: Folklife and Folk Narrative at the Gateway to the Future

Jason Baird Jackson , November 25th, 2015


Unfinished Stories: Folklife and Folk Narrative at the Gateway to the Future The 2016 Joint Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the International Society for Folk Narrative…


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Long-term Ethnographic Immersion

Neil Turner , January 22nd, 2015


  In the years I have been doing ethnographic research, I have found that some ethnographers have a tendency to avoid researching issues that involve deep immersion. Clearly,…


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Lecture series

Neil Turner , January 21st, 2015


  Perspectives in Anthropology welcomes you to explore our new Lecture Series where you can discover a wide range of topics, each with a unique perspective and interpretation….


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Ethnological Method

A. J. West , October 30th, 2014


Applying the comparative method in historical linguistics is relatively straightforward and academics habitually apply it to any language they come across at some point or other. But the…


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Review: Europäisch-ethnologisches Forschen. Neue Methoden und Konzepte.

philbu , September 30th, 2014


Budka, P. 2014. Review of Hess, S., Moser, J. & M. Schwertl (eds.). Europäisch-ethnologisches Forschen. Neue Methoden und Konzepte. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2013; 332 pp. Anthropos, 109.2014/2: 694-…


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Check Out the New Anthropod Podcast on Open Access

Jason Baird Jackson , February 20th, 2014


I really enjoyed listening to the new Anthropod podcast on open access in anthropology. Focusing on the move of Cultural Anthropology to an open access model, hosts Bascom…


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