Tag Archives: culture

Geertz on cultural anthropology

This is one of my favorite quotes. I read it often when I get frustrated with how my research is going: “This backward order of things – first you write and then you figure out what you are writing about … Continue reading

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Kwe! I just got back from a conference in Wendake, the Huron-Wendat Reserve in Quebec City.  There’s so much that I want to write about from this trip, but I need to figure out how to organize my thoughts.  So … Continue reading

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Please help me find great books!

This term my Introduction to Anthropology students are reading The Price of Stones: Building a School for my Village, by T. Jackson Kaguri. (He’s coming to speak in Alma next week, if you want to come to his lectures!).  This … Continue reading

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Frankenfish? what about Frankenmaize?

I’ve been following the news of the ‘Frankenfish’ – the genetically modified salmon that folks are trying to get approval to distribute, with a lot of interest.  The name ‘Frankenfish’ is presumably based on the cult horror movie of the … Continue reading

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