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Buddhism, China, Chineseness, ethnicity and group boundaries, governmentality, identity, the Internet, migration and diaspora, nationalism, neoliberalism, transnationalism, participant observation, rationality, religion, Singapore, urbanism, land/space/place.

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Why isn't anthropology more popular?

Why is it that pop science, pop sociology, and pop economics exist (and are so well- received), but not pop anthropology? Why is anthropology so foreign to people when it seeks to understand the latter? Why do people still think it’s something to do with ants or birds or, at best, dinosaurs?


Off the top of my head, there are a few answers (which, frankly speaking, are pretty related to each other).


Baggage | Anthropology’s troubled past and its…


Posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:00am — 22 Comments

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How can we as anthropologists entertain and educate a broader public? What stuff do most people like, how do we write for them, and where do we reach them?PopAnth aims to a) produce stuff for public consumption; b) work out better ways to write and disseminate for the general public; c) agglomerate popular anthropology that's already been published.This group also accidentally launched the website PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity. We hope to create more collaborations in the future and welcome…See More
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