"Here are a couple of which I am quite fond. Mind you that I am a bit of a gentleman of the old school. :–)
Boas, Franz. “Decorative designs of Alaskan needlecases: a study in the history of conventional designs, based on materials in…"
"A stereotype of a self-described landscape archaeologist is someone whom, after you go on at some length about your excavations and analysis, is sure to say, “Yes, but how does it smell!”
My understanding is that landscape archaeology…"
"I’m working on a rush job so I might not get to a substantive answer for a couple of days, but a short and completely biased answer is that landscape arch(a)eology is soft. Well, there must be a less disparaging way to put that.…"
"One of the uncommon subfield combinations in contemporary American anthropology is archaeology + anthropological linguistics. But it is not uncommon for British and Irish arch(a)eologists to also be trained in philology, is it? That happens in…"
A forum for conversations between those inclined towards presenting ethnographically-derived insights through experimental ethnographic writing including the broader fields of 'creative non-fiction' and ‘creative fiction'.
Anthopology holds at its core the question of what it is to be a thinking, feeling human being. Emotion and how it is portrayed and interpreted across cultures helps us to reflect on aspects of power, agency and belonging.
"I have actually thought about this from time-to-time, so please allow me to ramble. :–) I have never taken a geography class and my sense of what the discipline is comes from consuming quite a bit of work created by geographers and from…"
"The Western folk model of biology would seem to me to be complicated by its relation to the discipline of biology, which it is not. (I assume there is literature out there on this?) There’s maybe something to be said about this vis-a-vis…"
"Elaine Forde said:
I believe it was in his Critique of a Study of Kinship that David Schneider said that one should expect that a group’s folk model of biology should be expected to inform that group’s model of kinship. I thought of that…"