Tag: The Grumpy Optimist

Euphemisms for the Global Other

Rick Wilk , August 15th, 2018

I recently attended a conference in Copenhagen about sustainable consumption where I kept hearing “the Global South” used to refer to poor people in general, to low income…

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Internet Privacy Hogwash

Rick Wilk , May 30th, 2018

What does anthropology have to say about privacy? Ever since the early years of the Internet, privacy and public conduct have been hot button issues. Some initial bad…

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Editorial on Editing

Rick Wilk , December 22nd, 2017

One of the most undervalued, but arduous forms of academic work is editing: organizing knowledge, judging quality, finding emergent themes, and forging connections. Editing is a form of…

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Rick Wilk , November 17th, 2017

For several weeks I have been trying to figure out if I could write anything on the topic of workplace abuse of power and sexual harassment in anthropology…

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The Unwelcomed Guest

Rick Wilk , April 27th, 2017

Fibonacci Blue, CC BY 2.0 Early in April the faculty at Indiana University had a heated email discussion about Charles Murray’s visit to our campus. The co-author of…

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