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Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

[This essay is part of the Fall 2015 Savage Minds Writers’ Workshop series.]

Anthropologists are storytellers. We tell stories: other’s stories, our own stories, stories about other’s stories. But when I think about anthropology and storytelling, I think also of something else, of anthropology as theoretical storytelling.

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Remixing Indian design anthropology
The Conversation AU
In May, I led a design anthropology workshop for twelve Indian postgraduate design and anthropology students as part of a one month Wenner-Gren Foundation funded project to answer the question, “What might be an Indian-based and decolonised design ..

The Anthropology of Being (Me)

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by guest author Paul Tapsell  as part of our Writers’ Workshop series. Paul is Professor of Anthropology, and Māori, Pacific, and  Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago. His research interests include Māori identity in 21st century New Zealand, cultural heritage & museums, taonga trajectories in and beyond tribal contexts, Māori values within governance policy frameworks, Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership, marae and mana whenua, genealogical mapping of tribal landscapes and Te Arawa historical and genealogical knowledge.]

Festivals Celebrate Anthropology and LGBT Themes
Wall Street Journal

Founded in honor of anthropologist Margaret Mead, the annual festival surveys the best in recent ethnographic documentaries and beyond. Among this year’s subjects are Hungarian punks under communism (“East Punk Memories”), the folk traditions of a .


The Privacy Paradox: IRBs in an Era of NSA Mass Surveillance

[This invited post was written by Daniel O’Maley, who recently graduated with a PhD in cultural anthropology from Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the global Internet freedom movement and the link between digital technology and new forms of democratic participation. You can read more about him and his research here]

Creative writing club presents: Inter-Galactic Anthropology
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“You ready for the first exam, Andrea?” Judith asked me from behind the small pile of books on her bed that towered around her like a wall. She was referring to the first exam for our Religious Studies class. “Yes, of course.” I rocked my chin up and



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Joan Gross
Oregon State University

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