These blog-posts concern anthropology courses and the teaching of anthropology. Living Anthropologically began as an attempt to take classroom knowledge and apply it to a more public forum. This attempt especially applies to Introduction-to-Anthropology. My current favorite textbook is the 5th edition of Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human? To follow along with this course, see Intro to Anthro 2021.
Dominating the higher-education-reform conversation are those whose livelihoods are tied to the idea that the system is failing or in need of some “innovative” solution. Take, for example, the myriad policy centers and think tanks that have popped up recently to give opinions on higher education’s future. It is the job of these organizations to write papers and convene meetings about the problems colleges and universities face, meaning there is work (and employment) only so long as problems can be identified.
Within weeks of Jared Diamond’s The World Until Yesterday Napoleon Chagnon splashed in with Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists. This page offers a selection of anthropology-oriented reviews and responses. Crucial point is one lesson anthropology has learned: contemporary peoples are not pristine windows onto a primitive … Read more