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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

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When are you guys planning on coming back?

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Love this stuff. I'll be listening for a while.

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29
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11
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2

Come back?!

By Dokuprincess101 - Nov 03 2015
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When are you guys planning on coming back?

Informative

By Mwcarl4 - Sep 11 2013
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Love this stuff. I'll be listening for a while.

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AnthroPod

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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

Episode 3 - Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship

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Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship. In this episode of AnthroPod, Rupa Pillai interviews Kamari Maxine Clarke, author of "Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World", which appears in the August 2013 issue of Cultural Anthropology.

For more on this article and all of our other content, visit culanth.org.

Sep 16 2013

39mins

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19. #BlackLivesMatter: Anthropologists on Protest, Policing and Race-Based Violence

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Three anthropologists share insights on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, social media, policing, race-based violence and histories of African American protest. Featuring Yarimar Bonilla, Laurence Ralph and Mark Auslander.

Nov 18 2015

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Anthropod Episode 25. Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

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Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

Jul 06 2016

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Episode 5 - John Hartigan on Genomics, Biology, and the Anthropology Of Race

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In this episode of AnthroPod, Bascom Guffin and Grant Jun Otsuki interview John Hartigan (University of Texas, Austin) about his work on race, genomics, and biology in Mexico. He talks about his essay in the August 2013 issue of Cultural Anthropology, "Mexican Genomics and the Roots of Racial Thinking."

For more AnthroPod and all the other content put out by the SCA visit us at: www.culanth.org. Show notes are available at:

Nov 14 2013

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28. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Anthropologists Reflect on What Just Happened

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The role of race, class, gender, neoliberalism, and more in the 2016 election discussed by leading anthropologists.

Jan 26 2017

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AnthroBites: Hunters & Gathers

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Graeme Warren explains what we can learn about histories and cultures through Hunter & Gatherer research.

Jun 06 2018

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12. Ethnography of Post-Genocide

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On this episode of AnthroPod, Jonah S. Rubin interviews three anthropologists working in the aftermath of genocides. The works these authors are discussing were originally presented at a panel entitled "Gray Zones and their Aftermaths: Memory, Mourning, Justice" at the 112th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For show notes and additional information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/558-ethnographies-of-post-genocide

Sep 10 2014

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16. Dorothy E. Roberts On The Future Of Race In Science- Regression Or Revolution?

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On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society of Cultural Anthropology, we listen to Dorothy E. Roberts's keynote address from the 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For more on information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/646-dorothy-e-roberts-on-the-future-of-race-in-science-regression-or-revolution

Mar 06 2015

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Episode 7 - Worlding with the Body

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We return again to the November 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago to showcase the panel entitled "Worlding with the Body." In this episode the five panelists consider how the concept of "worlding" -- that is, how bodies are not simply objects that exist within the world, but agents that operate to partially make it - can help reveal new details about their diverse fields of research.

Jan 23 2014

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AnthroBites: Feminist Anthropology

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Christa Craven discusses feminist anthropology in this episode of AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.

Mar 15 2018

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37. More-than-Human Politics

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Guest producers Stine Krøijer and Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen take up a debate that is central to current environmental and political anthropology: namely, how ethnographers can identify and describe the political when earth beings, spirits, or nonhuman others become part of the ethnographic equation? Marisol de la Cadena’s 2015 book _Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds_ is the point of departure for the conversation. The episode is built around a recording of a workshop on “More than Human Politics,” which was held in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen in April 2015.

Oct 12 2017

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38. The Anthropology of Media in a Post-Truth Era

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Anthropologists of media and journalism reflect on the current post-truth era in the United States means for research and teaching. This episode features a panel from the the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association with Naomi Schiller, Robert Samet, Natalia Roudakova, Alexandra Juhasz, Amahl Bishara, and Faye Ginsburg.

Music: “Bit Rio” and “Caravan” by Podington Bear

Dec 21 2017

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Episode 6 – Right-wing Activists, Algorithms, PTSD, and Drug Replacement Therapy

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Conversations from the November 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago. Tomomi Yamaguchi talks about right-wing activists in Japan. Nick Seaver explains the cultural importance of algorithms. Walter Callaghan shares his personal journey to studying PTSD in Canadian soldiers. And Shan-Estelle Brown discusses the aesthetic experiences some drug users have with their opioid replacement therapy.

Dec 21 2013

43mins

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42. Schools, Prisons, and Blackness in America: A Conversation with Damien Sojoyner

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Damien Sojoyner on race, education, imprisonment, and their intersection in the United States.

May 09 2018

57mins

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49. When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart

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In "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart," guest producer Aisha Sultan considers the question: what do you do when fieldwork threatens to break your heart? While graduate seminars and methodological reflections within anthropology often focus on the possibilities ethnography affords as the cornerstone of the discipline, Sultan here contends with its bleaker and more difficult dimensions: the toll it takes on the minds and bodies of ethnographers; experiences of mental illness; persistent feelings of distrust, frustration, and exhaustion. Sultan’s conversation with Helen Lee and Shoshanna Williams is interspersed with excerpts of poetry and fieldnotes from each of their fieldwork experiences. Together, these reflections offer a candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork.

Feb 14 2019

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18. Tobias Rees On Global Health And Humanity

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In this episode of AnthroPod, Stacy Topouzova and Rupa Pillai interview Tobias Rees, author of "Humanity/Plan; or, On the 'Stateless' Today (Also Being an Anthropology of Global Health)", which appears in the August 2014 issue of Cultural Anthropology. Professor Rees is an associate professor in the Department of the Social Sciences of Medicine at McGill University.

Nov 04 2015

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10. Publishing Anthropology Pt. 1: What Editors Want

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This episode of AnthroPod is the first of a two-part series on publishing in academia. In Part 1, we go behind-the-scenes in the editorial offices of Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and Duke University Press with Anne Allison, Tom Boellstorff, and Tim Elfenbein. Part 2 will feature Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, Cymene Howe, George Marcus, and Mary Murrell.

Jul 18 2014

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27. Outer Space Trilogy 1: Haircuts And Billionaires

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In the first episode in our trilogy on outer space, anthropologist David Valentine discusses haircuts in space, the colonization of Mars, the rise of the billionaire-led NewSpace community. For more, visit culanth.org.

Jan 09 2017

44mins

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33. Ethnography and Design 1: Disability, Design, and Performance

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Cassandra Hartblay discusses design and ethnography through her work on disability in Russia.

Jun 13 2017

29mins

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20. Paolo Favero on Visual Methods

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Paolo Favero on visual methods in the field. In our conversation, Favero shares his engagement with visual methods and suggests that using a camera is not about documenting empirical evidence but a process of producing the empirical field material and choosing perspectives.

Dec 19 2015

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53. Anthropology and/of Mental Health Pt. 1

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In this episode, AnthroPod Contributing Editor Anar Parikh talks to Prof. Beatriz-Reyes Foster and Prof. Rebecca Lester about their blog series "Trauma and Resilience in Ethnographic Fieldwork" on Anthrodendum. For more, visit https://culanth.org/fieldsights/contributed-content/anthropod

Nov 14 2019

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52. Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Kristen Ghodsee & Ruth Behar in conversation

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Ruth Behar speaks with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can anthropologists maintain credibility as scholars within the academy while also speaking to broader audiences; the necessity of patience and thinking of a career over the long duree; the productive spaces and possibilities within the discipline to reach out; and tips and suggestions for how to write in ways that appeal to non-academic audiences.

Aug 15 2019

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51. Cashlessness: A Look at Life on the Margins of a Digitalizing Economy

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Guests Camilla Ida Ravnbøl and Marie Kolling explore the impact that digitalizing economies have on communities that are poor and highly cash dependent. The episode features Ravnbøl's research with Roma migrants at the Roskilde Festival, a music festival in Denmark that went cashless in 2017 but has developed accommodations for cash-dependent Roma migrants who collect bottles for refunds. Rich soundscapes anchor the listener in the ethnographic context of this research.

Jun 27 2019

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AnthroBites: Anthropology of NGOs

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Mark Schuller on anthropological work in, with, and on NGOs.

May 02 2019

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50. Walking amid Wonder: Tulasi Srinivas and Namita Dharia in Conversation

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Guests Namita Dharia and Tulasi Srinivas discuss the possibilities for an anthropology of wonder. Their conversation builds out from Srinivas’s latest book, "The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder," and explores questions of positionality in the field, canonical inheritances, and experiments with ethnographic writing. Sonic landscapes from Srinivas’s fieldsite weave in and out of their discussion, opening listeners to encounters with ritual and aesthetic practices and renewing Srinivas’s assertion that “deep listening is the quality of a great ethnographer.”

Mar 19 2019

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49. When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart

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In "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart," guest producer Aisha Sultan considers the question: what do you do when fieldwork threatens to break your heart? While graduate seminars and methodological reflections within anthropology often focus on the possibilities ethnography affords as the cornerstone of the discipline, Sultan here contends with its bleaker and more difficult dimensions: the toll it takes on the minds and bodies of ethnographers; experiences of mental illness; persistent feelings of distrust, frustration, and exhaustion. Sultan’s conversation with Helen Lee and Shoshanna Williams is interspersed with excerpts of poetry and fieldnotes from each of their fieldwork experiences. Together, these reflections offer a candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork.

Feb 14 2019

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48. (W)Rap on Gender Sexuality

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“(W)Rap on: Gender/Sexuality” is the third episode of the (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists, and scholars from other disciplines and perspectives. The series is loosely inspired by James Baldwin and Margaret Mead’s 1970 conversation Rap on Race, and was conceived by Hilary Leathem in collaboration with AnthroPod.

Our format attempts to identify and confront some of the problems that Mead and Baldwin’s conversation embodied, such as white fragility, complicity with power structures, and the struggle to create space for different groups to speak openly. We provide a platform for thoughtful and incisive discussions that highlight solidarities and shared commitments. We also highlight frictions and tensions between anthropological and other approaches.

In this episode, anthropologist Mary Weismantel discusses writing about bodies, relating to readers, memory, and truth with fiction writer Samuel Delany. V Chaudhry moderates the conversation.

Jan 24 2019

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47.(W)rap on Immigration

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Anthropologist Jason De León and journalist Maria Hinojosa discuss migration, U.S. border militarization, and teaching and writing in political times. Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela moderates the conversation. This episode is part of the (W)rap On: Series, inspired by the original 1970 conversation between writer James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Jan 04 2019

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46. Reading List for a Progressive Environmental Anthropology

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This roundtable discussion explores the recently published Reading List for a Progressive Environmental Anthropology. The crowdsourced reading list is a project organized by Bridget Guarasci (Franklin and Marshall College), Amelia Moore (University of Rhode Island), and Sarah Vaughn (University of California, Berkeley). Crafting this reading list around themes such as toxicity, globalization, waterscapes, and economies, Guarasci, Moore, and Vaughn aim to offer theoretical and regional breadth that pushes at the intellectual and practical boundaries of environmental anthropology.

In this roundtable discussion held at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Guarasci and Moore are joined by collaborators Jessica Cattelino (University of California, Los Angeles), Eleana Kim (University of California, Irvine), and Laura Ogden (Dartmouth College) for a conversation on how the reading list came about, the motivations behind it, and possible applications and future directions. As well as offering insightful commentary on environmental anthropological theory over the years, the discussion highlights the political implications of who we choose to read now and what concepts and discourses we engage in our conversations about the environment—in other words, why citation matters.

Dec 17 2018

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AnthroBites: Queer Anthropology

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Margot Weiss explores the origins, presents and futures of queer anthropology.

Oct 15 2018

18mins

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45. (W)Rap on Race

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“(W)Rap On: Race” features anthropologist Shalini Shankar discussing race, social activism, and pedagogy with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson. Christien Tompkins moderates the conversation.

(W)Rap on Race is the inaugural episode of the new (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists, and scholars from other disciplines and perspectives. The series is loosely inspired by James Baldwin and Margaret Mead’s 1971 conversation Rap on Race. Yet the format attempts to identify and confront some of the inherent problems that this conversation embodied and only further crystallized, such as white fragility, difficulties with confronting complicity in larger power structures, and struggles to create space for different groups to speak openly (instead of being spoken over or spoken for).

Our goal for this series is to provide a platform for thoughtful and incisive discussions that highlight solidarities and shared commitments but also, and perhaps more importantly, highlight where frictions might emerge between anthropological approaches and those of different disciplines or of work outside the academy.

Aug 27 2018

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44. Sounds of Economic Collapse in Egypt

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Maria Frederika Malmstrom on the Sound of Economic Collapse in Egypt

Jul 10 2018

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43. AnthroPod Crossover Post: The Familiar Strange with Vijayendra Rao

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Vijayendra Rao, an economist with the World Bank, talks with anthropologist Ian Pollock about the theory and practice of development, anthropology’s relationship to development, and how ethnography might help the disenfranchised engage with powerful institutions and effect social change.

Jun 12 2018

48mins

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AnthroBites: Hunters & Gathers

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Graeme Warren explains what we can learn about histories and cultures through Hunter & Gatherer research.

Jun 06 2018

17mins

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42. Schools, Prisons, and Blackness in America: A Conversation with Damien Sojoyner

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Damien Sojoyner on race, education, imprisonment, and their intersection in the United States.

May 09 2018

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41. Teresa Caldeira on Urban Practices and Ethnographic Intimacy

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Teresa Caldeira discusses her recent research on urban practices and forms of cultural production from the peripheries of São Paulo, Brazil that are reshaping public space, including rap music, graffiti, ostentation funk, and pixação

Producer: Liliana Gil
Music: Excerpts from “Soldado Sem Bandeira” by Emicida (00:00, 08:20), “Fim de Semana no Parque” by Racionais MC’s (06:25), a birthday song recorded at the Jardim das Camélias’s Parish Church (14:05), and “Se Identifica” by A’s Trinca (17:20, 23:05). Thanks to the artists for granting permission to use these excerpts in the episode.

Apr 17 2018

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AnthroBites: Feminist Anthropology

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Christa Craven discusses feminist anthropology in this episode of AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.

Mar 15 2018

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40. Anthropology's Politics: A Conversation with Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar

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Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar discuss their recent book, Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (2015). They touch on how political and economic pressures shape how U.S.-based scholars research and teach about the Middle East, how certain topics and regions are embraced or pushed back on, and how those pressures and incentives impact scholars working in the Middle East from graduate school to teaching and public engagement.

Producer: Beth Derderian
Music: Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeod

Feb 13 2018

44mins

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39. Podcasts and Pedagogy: Audio in the Anthropology Classroom

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Angela Jenks shares her approach to anthropological pedagogy and offers thoughtful insights into how anthropologists might begin thinking about how to incorporate podcasts into their syllabi.

Jan 16 2018

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38. The Anthropology of Media in a Post-Truth Era

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Anthropologists of media and journalism reflect on the current post-truth era in the United States means for research and teaching. This episode features a panel from the the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association with Naomi Schiller, Robert Samet, Natalia Roudakova, Alexandra Juhasz, Amahl Bishara, and Faye Ginsburg.

Music: “Bit Rio” and “Caravan” by Podington Bear

Dec 21 2017

47mins

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