"I had written a long answer, then it disappeared. To start again:
I think a good "comparative framework" would be one that comes fron the field itself. For instance, the people I'm working with watch TV and go to (evangelical) church.…"
"I'm not sure Joanna was arguing for such a dichotomy, it is more of an outcome of the comparison between only two societies. It would need to be broadened, of course, but Joanna was mainly pointing at the serious job humour does in a very…"
A great paper. ANthropologists have been very good at turning what has been, so far, the most enjoyable part of my fieldwork - joking relationships - into a very boring thing. I spend hours with one of my friends, who's got a crush…"
For those interested in taking anthropology to audiences beyond the academy. We hope to share ideas about achieving a more publicly engaged discipline and specifically about training anthropologists to better communicate with non-academic audiences.
A group for discussion of all aspects of the anthropology of religion. Discussion can concern cross-cultural analysis, or specific religions. Any other topic tangentially related to religion is also welcome, including folklore studies, etc.