Tag: humor

Lächelnd die Welt als kurios entdecken. Jacques Tati und der Autoverkehr

Janosch Steuwer , August 15th, 2021


In den Metropolen ist die Sehnsucht nach einer Verkehrswende groß. Doch der Trend zum Auto ist ungebrochen. Könnten Filme mit anderen Bildern vom Autoverkehr daran etwas ändern? Die…


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El discordianismo, una religión diferente

anthropologies , June 25th, 2021


Read Time:11 Minute, 48 Second La existencia de religiones satíricas es de sobra conocida: tenemos la religión pastafari, con su fa…


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Asomos del paraíso: una interpretación parcial de la (son-)risa como interacción social

anthropologies , January 14th, 2021


Vaya por delante la advertencia al lector que se encontrará en este texto un lenguaje que se aproxima peligrosamente a lo metafísico, casi poético. No pretendo con esto…


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Amy Garey takes the page 99 test

| , December 21st, 2020


 Page 99 of my dissertation ends with a quote from a 2019 comedy festival, “KVN is, KVN lives, KVN will continue to live!” It sums up one of…


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„Volk“ und Ironie. Mit ständiger Rücksicht auf den Rechtspopulismus

Stephan Gregory , September 22nd, 2019


Populismus und ironische Kommunikation erscheinen zunächst als unvereinbar. Der Appell ans Volk scheut gewöhnlich die Ironie, die als arrogant und elitär gilt. Was hat es zu bedeuten, wenn…


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Playing with Conspiracy Theories

Natalie Konopinski , July 31st, 2019


What might viewing conspiracism as a form of play tell us about the workings of contemporary culture, our capacity for critical thinking, or how we build new understandings?…


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"Cuenta, pajarita, cuenta": un cuento palestino.

Antropólogaenlaluna , June 3rd, 2019


“¿Se sirven las mujeres de los cuentos para dar rienda suelta a su fantasía? Creemos que no. En ellos hay, sin duda, algunos elementos de fantasía, pero, si…


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Informed Consent Statement for Readers of This Column

Alexandra Frankel , April 17th, 2019


You have been selected to receive this column because you are a reader of Anthropology News. Take your time to read this statement and ask the editors any…


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Stories of Change Among the Clackamas at Grand Ronde

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , June 28th, 2018


The Clackamas Come to Grand Ronde Reservation Preparing to Leave The Clackamas are addressed in letters as living in small encampments near Oregon City. They likely had a…


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Guerilla Graffiti: Sabotaging Homeland

MPeterson , March 24th, 2018


Greetings from Bhubaneshwar! I’m on leave in India working on projects far removed from Egypt and the Middle East, but I’m also reviewing materials and cleaning up things…


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Max Weber was a funny guy!

#Fieldwork among comedians: A Danish anthropologist trying to be funny

Morten Nielsen , April 13th, 2017


“Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than I am?” A few years ago, I started asking myself that question. As an anthropologist, I am supposed to know about…


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Learning to Make People Laugh: A Semiotic Anthropology of Stand-up Comedy

Marianna Keisalo , April 21st, 2016


The Open-Mic Anthropologist The first time I performed stand-up comedy was in December 2015, at an open-mic club called On the Rocks. Gripped by nerves, I worried I…


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Flight 1095

Grant , March 30th, 2016


Coming home from Phoenix on Friday, I found myself sharing the plane with Aidy Bryant, Vanessa Bayer, and Bret Stephens. Bryant and Bayer are SNL players. Stephens (below) is Foreign…


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AAA Meeting Schedule is Up: There’s a .gif for that

Lindsay Bell , July 9th, 2015


It is that time of year. Our major conference, though months away, is already starting to take shape. Yesterday, notices of acceptance went out. If you are like…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Why I Sometimes Wish I Were an Armchair Anthropologist

Glenn H. Shepard , December 6th, 2013


No figure in the discipline is more despised than that smug Victorian fixture, the Armchair Anthropologist. The best antidote for this regrettable legacy is Fieldwork, philosopher’s stone of…


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Preemptive Anthropology: FAQs

Glenn H. Shepard , March 21st, 2013


Remembering the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, here is a bit of dark humor written as the bombs rained over Baghdad: Anthropological ethics must evolve…


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