The “Anthropologists” category of Living Anthropologically contains blog-posts related to a specific anthropologist or anthropologists. These posts are primarily about the internal workings of anthropology and anthropological associations, unlike other sections of the site that are more focused on the external promotion of anthropology.
We learn to think critically about our own assumptions regarding people across the globe who may seem exotic to us. The trick, Engelke explains, is to avoid exoticizing these “others” and, at the same time, also to avoid “reducing cultural differences to the point of inconsequence.” That balance sits at the heart of good anthropology.
And King asks for more work like this to be done. “A sequel: More Ways To Think Like An Anthropologist, perhaps? In short, I believe in the project Engelke is engaged in and hope it may expand.”
This category includes posts related to work on Open Anthropology, the first public electronic journal of the American Anthropological Association. The articles curated in Open Anthropology are free to access for one year. I am currently a co-editor for Open Anthropology and strive to incorporate it with other Anthropology Blogs.