Tag: Humanistic anthropology

Ed Bruner: In Memoriam

Alma Gottlieb , August 13th, 2020

August 8, 2020 Ed Bruner at his home in Illinois (2005) Ed Bruner passed away yesterday, at 95–peacefully, at home. I wish my daughter and I could have…

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Protected: Irish Writers, Anthropologically Speaking: An Interview with Helena Wulff

The Anthropology/Poetry Nexus–An Interview with Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Alma Gottlieb , January 15th, 2018

Can artists and social scientists inhabit the same universe? Melisa (“Misha”) Cahnmann-Taylor embodies that nexus. Her advanced degrees include an MFA in poetry . . . and a…

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Interview with Perry Gilmore about “Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki”

Alma Gottlieb , May 15th, 2017

Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki chronicles a charming and, indeed, remarkable friendship that developed between two five-year-old boys—one (Sadiki), the son of a traditionally…

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Poems about Refugees

Alma Gottlieb , March 20th, 2017

Adrie Kusserow is one of an increasing number of anthropologist-poets.  Or maybe more anthropologist-poets are just willing to come out of hiding. Either way, I was delighted to…

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Enter to Win a Free Copy of “A World of Babies”–Deadline, Jan. 12, 2017!

Alma Gottlieb , January 8th, 2017

Win a free copy of “A World of Babies”! To celebrate the official publication of the book, which is January 2017, our publisher is sponsoring an Amazon Giveaway….

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The Story behind “A World of Babies”

Alma Gottlieb , December 10th, 2016

Interested in learning some behind-the-scenes stories about how “A World of Babies” came into existence? Check out a new interview with my co-editor, Judy DeLoache, and me in…

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Writing Ethnographies that Everyone Can Read

Alma Gottlieb , October 21st, 2016

Kristen Ghodsee’s new book, From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies that Everyone Can Read, was recently published by the University of Chicago Press (in 2016). The discipline of…

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