Okay, so I recently saw a televised PSA about bullying. In many ways, I was glad to see the media address the problem of bullying, but they offered some dangerously naive advice --- like turning your back on an attacker. A small portion of my ethnographic research clearly illustrates why that's a bad idea (check it out at How (Not) to Handle a Bully.) However, that's not thorough enough to make a useful social impact.
My questions for OAC's anthropologists:
(1) Is there any anthro research out there, exploring bullying?
(2) What kind of research could we conduct? After all, participant observation could prove difficult for a grad student studying middle-schoolers.
(3) What're your thoughts, on bullying as a social phenomenon? Like, what are some ways bullying manifests outside the schoolyard?
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