Number Our Days

The turn toward home

In 2018-2019 we read a selection from Number Our Days by Barbara Myerhoff in Guest’s Reader for a Global Age. This was for Cultural Anthropology 2019. Student comments are below.

We briefly discussed Number Our Days in Cultural Anthropology 2020 as an example of anthropology’s “turn toward home.” For the 2020 class, we were using the 3rd edition of Essentials of Cultural Anthropology in which Guest discusses Myerhoff’s work as part of the “turn toward home”:

YouTube Number Our Days

There is also a great Number Our Days video segment on YouTube, very inspirational and quite poignant:



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