Tag: Tibet

Shannon Ward takes the page 99 test

| , August 11th, 2020


My dissertation, Learning Language, Transforming Knowledge: Language Socialization in Amdo, Tibet, examines young children’s social and linguistic development in China’s western borderlands. Based on …


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Explaining Ethnography in the Field: A Conversation between Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan

Carole McGranahan , September 25th, 2017


What is ethnography? In anthropology, ethnography is both something to know and a way of knowing. It is an orientation or epistemology, a type of writing, and also…


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Explaining Ethnography in the Field: A Conversation between Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan

Carole McGranahan , September 25th, 2017


What is ethnography? In anthropology, ethnography is both something to know and a way of knowing. It is an orientation or epistemology, a type of writing, and also…


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Peer Review Boycott: Say No to Political Censorship

Carole McGranahan , September 14th, 2017


By: Charlene Makley and Carole McGranahan Would you peer review manuscripts for a journal or press that politically censors its content? If your answer is no, then please…


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Anthro in the news 10/10/16

Culture In Global Affairs , October 10th, 2016


Land rights are key in Colombia Indigenous people want land rights. Source: Bluedotpost.com The Washington Post published an op-ed by cultural anthropologist Omaira Bolaños, Latin America program dire…


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The Buddhist people smuggler

Bodean Hedwards , April 7th, 2016


Since the 1950s, there has been a continuous flow of Tibetans fleeing across the Himalayas, seeking refuge in exiled communities in Nepal, India and around the world. While…


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Tripping On Good Vibrations: Cultural Commodification and Tibetan Singing Bowls

Ben Joffe , October 31st, 2015


In September of 2014, science-and-technology news outlets reported on a discovery that supposedly had the potential to revolutionize the field of solar energy. While doing PhD research at…


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Secrets of the Sex Magic Space Lamas Revealed! Tibetan Buddhist Aliens and Religious Syncretism

Ben Joffe , October 23rd, 2015


In this post I’m going to be talking a little about aliens. Tibetan ones, specifically. Also, sex magic. Bear with me now. A lot of this may be…


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My Mother was a Rock-Ogress-Yeti-Monster: True Tales of Dharma, Demons, and Darwin

Ben Joffe , October 15th, 2015


Recently, while browsing in a bookstore in McLeod Ganj, India, I came across a small Tibetan-language comic book. The store I was in was also small – more…


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Tantra and Transparency, or Cultural Contradiction and Today’s Tibetan Buddhist Wizard

Ben Joffe , October 6th, 2015


This is the first of a series of articles that I will be posting this month as a guest-contributor for Savage Minds. In each post I will be sharing…


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Machik Weekend: A global forum for civic engagement and Tibet

anthropologyworks , June 23rd, 2015


Machik Weekend a global forum for civic engagement and Tibet November 20-22, 2015


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