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Pamthropologist replied to Keith Hart's discussion What is economic anthropology for? in the group Economic anthropology
"I am late to join the discussion but I wondered if anyone had read the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in a Global Economy? It came out a few years ago and was one of those simple little popular books that win accolades from mainstream press sources.…"
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Pamthropologist replied to Keith Hart's discussion What is economic anthropology for? in the group Economic anthropology
"I always feel up-lifted by the positive way you put the issues and, of course, you are correct to do so, for, ideally, anthropology is capable of showing us the full possibilities of being human and such, possibilities allow for the promise of…"
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About Me

I maintain a pseudoanonymous blog known as Teaching Anthropology.

I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 1992 based on fieldwork I conducted in 1986-1987 in Tanzania. In 1994 I returned to Tanzania and worked as a consultant for USAID, International Red Cross, and Family Health International, as well as the Tanzanian Ministry for Health. I conducted a rapid assessment survey of HIV/AIDS orphans in Tanzania. Since that time, I have been teaching at a Community College in the greater Houston area and raising my daughter. I have a few published articles on both fieldwork /research experiences, including:

1996. "'We Don't Want Terraces!': Protest & identity Under The Uluguru Land Usage Scheme," in Custodians of the Land: Ecology & Culture in the History of Tanzania. Edited by Maddox, Gregory, Giblin, James Leonard, and Kimambo, Isaria N., pp. 152-170. LondonAthens: James Curry ;Ohio University Press.
1997. " Using rapid research to develop a national strategy to assist families affected by AIDS in Tanzania", in HEALTH TRANSITION REVIEW. 1997;7 Suppl:393-420.
2002. " Eliasa and the Kwacha Video Coach" in Personal Encounters: A Reader in Cultural Anthropology, Walbridge and Sievert, McGraw-Hill

From the titles you can deduce my interest areas and, should you require it, my real name.

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