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Purpose of Living Anthropologically

Jason Antrosio , May 25th, 2020


In a time of global convulsion, I’m rethinking the purpose of Living Anthropologically as a blog and website. And yes, that image up there is borrowed from the…


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Upsetting the Canon

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019


Teaching anthropology offers a site for critical intervention. So what should we be reading with our students? A critical and reflexive anthropology requires, beyond the self-indulgent condemnation of…


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Starbucks Enlightenment

Jason Antrosio , April 29th, 2018


Image credit: “Starbucks, Race and ‘Corporate’ Anthropology,” CFM Public Affairs Blog (March 2015). Is Anthropology better than Starbucks? In late March 2018, anthropology rais…


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What should you do?

Jason Antrosio , April 6th, 2018


(if the United States collapses, that is) This series has been examining the question of When will the United States collapse? The decline of US hegemony is usually…


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When will the United States collapse?

Jason Antrosio , April 4th, 2018


As of 4 April 2018, I had been working on a draft of this post on “when will the United States collapse” for a month or so. I…


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Teaching Trouillot

Jason Antrosio , October 11th, 2017


Contemporary Anthropological Theory This guest post on “Teaching Trouillot in Contemporary Anthropological Theory” is by Elizabeth Ferry, Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. …


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Teaching Trouillot

Jason Antrosio , October 11th, 2017


Contemporary Anthropological Theory This guest post on “Teaching Trouillot in Contemporary Anthropological Theory” is by Elizabeth Ferry, Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. …


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Anthropology’s Unfinished Revolution

Jason Antrosio , December 27th, 2016


The Discovery of Sidney Mintz I delivered this paper at the 2016 meetings of the American Anthropological Association. The panel was titled “The Legacies of Sidney Mintz: Discovering…


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Anthropology’s Unfinished Revolution

Jason Antrosio , December 26th, 2016


The Discovery of Sidney Mintz I delivered this paper at the 2016 meetings of the American Anthropological Association. The panel was titled “The Legacies of Sidney Mintz: Discovering…


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The Discovery of Sidney Mintz: Anthropology’s Unfinished Revolution

Jason Antrosio , December 26th, 2016


This is the text of a paper delivered at the 2016 meetings of the American Anthropological Association. The panel was titled “The Legacies of Sidney Mintz: Discovering Political…


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The Discovery of Sidney Mintz: Anthropology’s Unfinished Revolution

Jason Antrosio , December 26th, 2016


This is the text of a paper delivered at the 2016 meetings of the American Anthropological Association. The panel was titled “The Legacies of Sidney Mintz: Discovering Political…


Coalition of the Diverse: Racially Mixed Crowd in the November Rain

Jason Antrosio , November 7th, 2016


United States, November 2016. There was a lot of ugliness, not a lot of beauty. A lot of hate, not a lot of love. A lot of terrified…


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Coalition of the Diverse

Jason Antrosio , November 7th, 2016


Racially Mixed Crowd in the November Rain United States, November 2016. There was a lot of ugliness, not a lot of beauty. A lot of hate, not a…


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Racially Mixed Crowd in the November Rain: Coalition of the Diverse

Jason Antrosio , November 7th, 2016


United States, November 2016. There’s been a lot of ugliness, not a lot of beauty. A lot of hate, not a lot of love. A lot of terrified…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 4: Gina Athena Ulysse on “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

smulla16 , September 28th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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Anthropology Boycott: Supporting BDS, Voting Against AAA proposal

Jason Antrosio , May 17th, 2016


After a long time thinking about it, I’ve decided that I support the BDS Movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. But I plan to vote against…


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Anthropology Boycott: Supporting BDS but Voting Against

Jason Antrosio , May 17th, 2016


After a long time thinking about it, I’ve decided that I support the BDS Movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. But I plan to vote against…


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Culture, Culture, Everywhere

Jason Antrosio , September 21st, 2015


Just as I was preparing to teach Cultural Anthropology, two posts about culture came out on powerhouse anthropology blogs. On Savage Minds, Alex Golub reviews The Asian American…


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How Did Anthropology Begin?

Jason Antrosio , August 31st, 2015


In fall 2015, I adopted the new Robert Welsch and Luis Vivanco textbook Cultural Anthropology (see previous discussion of Hartwick Anthropology Courses). It’s now time for the first…


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Anthropology is Taking Over the World

Jason Antrosio , April 1st, 2015


The first clue that anthropology is taking over the world is in the March 2015 issue of American Anthropologist, where Virginia Dominguez writes that she is Taking Over…


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hope: the first anthropological emotion

Jason Antrosio , December 28th, 2014


During the comments from the Anthropology and Storytelling panel at the #AAA2014 meetings: “The first anthropological emotion is hope” (Carole McGranahan). As McGranahan clarified in a fol…


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Transformational Storytelling Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , December 20th, 2014


Modified transcript of discussant comments for panel on Anthropology and Storytelling at the 2014 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Many thanks to Coralynn Davis, Carole McG…


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“humans just like us” (Michel-Rolph Trouillot 2003:137)

Jason Antrosio , November 13th, 2014


Reading Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s final chapter in Global Transformations, “Making Sense: The Fields in which We Work” and reflecting on what I’ve been teaching in Cultural Anth…


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Teaching Cultural Anthropology (via a quote from Tim Ingold, Making, 2013:13)

Jason Antrosio , September 2nd, 2014


Fall 2014, teaching Cultural Anthropology. The Hartwick College Anthropology format for teaching cultural anthropology is to begin with a four-fields Introduction to Anthropology, followed by mid-leve…


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