Tag: observation

Thinking Without a Concept

Chelsea Horton , November 20th, 2020

How an artistic method can challenge and enrich our understandings of vision and knowledge. Imagine […] an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but…

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Hawthrone effect: first contacts between anthropology and business

Gabriel Santiago Jurado Gonzalez , April 24th, 2019

Between 1924 and 1932 members of the School of Human Relations conducted research to evaluate the impact of changes in working conditions on the productivity of workers. The…

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Ethnographic experimentation: Other tales of the field #Colleex

Adolfo Estalella , September 18th, 2017

Ethnographic experimentation refers to an ethnographic modality where anthropologists venture into the collaborative production of venues for knowledge creation that turn the field into a site for the…


Taking Risks in Teaching Anthropology, Part I

Suzanne Z. Gottschang , February 3rd, 2016

This is the first of a two-part blog post in which Suzanne Z. Gottschang from Smith College outlines the benefits of integrating a real-world assignment into her introductory…

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The Anthropologist’s Disclaimer

sydneyyeager , September 23rd, 2015

Many people I meet, even people I talk to on a regular basis, do not have background knowledge of anthropology, and I think that is fairly typical. Anthropology…

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Who needs an ethnographer?

Caitlin McDonald , June 7th, 2014

I recently found myself lamenting the lack of ethnography in my professional life with a new acquaintance. Don’t get me wrong: my job stretches me in other ways….

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