Tag: Guest Bloggers

Book Review: Travels through Old Futures–Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alissa Whitmore , December 16th, 2019


By Christopher Marcatili  Lothian, Alexis (2018) Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. New York: NYU Press. Through thoughtful analysis of a number of speculative stories from the la…


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So You Want to Write for The Geek Anthropologist?

Emma Louise Backe , June 7th, 2018


You ever see those quippy article titles–the perfect combination of academic punnery and inside theory humor–pop up on your newsfeed, only to click through and discover that your…


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Why The World Needs Anthropologists: Powering the Planet

Emma Louise Backe , October 5th, 2017


By Simone Abram Why does the world need anthropologists? This is the question posed at an annual meeting of the Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of…


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Luke Cage: A Marvel Take on Black History

Emma Louise Backe , February 8th, 2017


By Astrid Countee “Only Forward,” that is the message of Netflix’s latest superhero show, Luke Cage. A message that seems to have shown up just in time for…


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La science-fiction et l’anthropologie : des récits entrecroisés / 4

Marie-Pierre Renaud , September 9th, 2016


Par Martin Hébert Ce texte a d’abord été publié dans la revue Solaris (2013, no 183). Si l’on compare l’histoire des sciences sociales et celle des littératures de l’imaginaire, nous…


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La science-fiction et l’anthropologie : des récits entrecroisés / 3

Marie-Pierre Renaud , September 8th, 2016


Par Martin Hébert Ce texte a d’abord été publié dans la revue Solaris (2013, no 183).  Si l’on compare l’histoire des sciences sociales et celle des littératures de l’imaginaire, nous…


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La science-fiction et l’anthropologie : des récits entrecroisés / 2

Marie-Pierre Renaud , September 7th, 2016


Par Martin Hébert Ce texte a d’abord été publié dans la revue Solaris (2013, no 183).  Si l’on compare l’histoire des sciences sociales et celle des littératures de l’imaginaire, nous…


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Anthropology: Innovation by Another Name

Emma Louise Backe , August 12th, 2016


By Astrid Countee Everyone is talking about innovation. Big business wants it, startups want it. Even my grandma wants it. But how do you do it? What is…


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La science-fiction et l’anthropologie : des récits entrecroisés / 1

Marie-Pierre Renaud , June 30th, 2016


Des origines aux livres-univers[1] Par Martin Hébert Ce texte a d’abord été publié dans la revue Solaris (2013, no 183). Si l’on compare l’histoire des sciences sociales et celle des…


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Anthropology 101: Managing a Blog

Marie-Pierre Renaud , May 18th, 2016


With this series, the TGA team had several objectives. One was to share some of our own wisdom and knowledge with those of you who are considering starting to blog….


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Vernacular and Vulgar Humor on Chilean Tumblrs: Negotiating National and Local Belonging

Emma Louise Backe , May 12th, 2016


By Nell Haynes Social media is no longer the geek domain it once was, with the Americas and Europe approaching a fifty percent penetration rate, and an overall…


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(Video) Games as Motivation for Japanese High School Students

Nick Mizer , April 21st, 2016


By Andrew Ross Sushi served on conveyor belts. Robot restaurants and robot theater. Toilets that automatically open themselves upon room entry. For visitors of Tokyo (and to an…


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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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Data and the Anthropologist: Could you be using your anthropology skills in a more data centric role?

Emma Louise Backe , November 6th, 2015


By Astrid Countee When people think of quantitative analytics, big data, and statistics, they rarely picture an anthropologist. The truth is that although our discipline is well known…


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The Many Roles of Popular Culture in Therapy

Emma Louise Backe , July 17th, 2015


By Peter Olthoff As many therapists will tell you, if you cannot build rapport with the client, if you cannot establish a solid therapeutic relationship, then you simply…


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Anthropology Blogging 101: Anthropology Attacks!

Nick Mizer , June 5th, 2015


by Dick Powis This post is part of the Anthropology Blogging 101 series. Before I joined Savage Minds (SM), I had a blog called “Anthropology Attacks!” (AA; complete…


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TGA’s 200th Post!

Marie-Pierre Renaud , May 30th, 2015


By Marie-Pierre Renaud Just like Stargate SG-1, we’ve finally reached the 200th mark! Of course, we don’t have as much budget as MGM did when there were producing SG-1,…


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Book Review: I See My Representation and I Will Raise You, Identification

Emma Louise Backe , May 29th, 2015


By Dan Gardner To read Tom Boellstorff’s introduction to this book reviews series, head over to The Book Review as Conversation. “In a fictional world where I can use magic…


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Queering Representation in Games: A review of Adrienne Shaw’s Gaming at the Edge

Emma Louise Backe , May 22nd, 2015


By Evan Conaway To read Tom Boellstorff’s introduction to this book reviews series, head over to The Book Review as Conversation. “Identification is not about a static, linear, measurable connec…


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Pixels and Politics: Representation in Video Games

Emma Louise Backe , May 15th, 2015


By Christine Tomlinson To read Tom Boellstorff’s introduction to this book reviews series, head over to The Book Review as Conversation. T. L. Taylor. 2006. Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online…


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