Tag: Ruth Benedict

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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The Disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


 Anthropology’s decades-long misrepresentation of this story of sexual violence should inform the discipline’s relationship to #MeToo. This is the story of a story that matters to us. In…


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The History and Cultural Sub-Text Behind ‘The Forest’

Emma Louise Backe , January 8th, 2016


By Emma Louise Backe Undoubtedly, the Aokigahara forest, otherwise known as the Sea of Trees, which sits at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, has a preternatural…


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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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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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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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Jared Diamond and Future Public Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , July 21st, 2014


It was an honor and pleasure to be discussant for Margaret Mead and Jared Diamond: Past Publics, Current Engagements, organized by Alex Golub for the 2013 American Anthropological…


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Ruth Benedict y el concepto de modelo cultural

Arturo Álvarez Roldán , March 26th, 2012


1. El concepto de modelo cultural (pattern of culture) Ruth Benedict entre dos indígenas pies negros (1939)National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Ins. En su libro Patterns of Culture (1934),…


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