Anthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the People

Colorful Post-itsJoin TAL as they explore the meaning and movements behind the buzz words that shape anthropology when it reaches beyond the classroom. Applied, Public, Design, and Open Anthropology. What are they, how do they work, and what for? Can anthropology intervene and create change in the contemporary world? On this episode Ryan, Aneil, and Adam explore ways to make anthropological thinking more public, accessible, and connected to the everyday lives and experiences that make the discipline so important. More than just a way to describe the world, we ask what it means for anthropology, in the words of Margaret Mead, to make the world safe for difference.

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2 thoughts on “Anthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the People

  1. Kimberly Chadwell says:

    I was unable to play this podcast due to low connectivity where I am currently located, however, I am wondering if there is such a program in the works? As a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in bio anth, I am taking time before grad school in an attempt to broaden my horizons as an anthropologist, and would love the opportunity to participate in such a project.

    Any info or advice you have would be appreciated!

    1. Adam says:

      Hi Kimberly – thanks for getting in touch! If you have low connectivity you might try listening to an episode streaming from our SoundCloud or Stitcher webpages. They are both linked on the episodes pages. Alternatively each episode has a streaming option below the episode text. That might work too. I’m not entirely clear on your question – are you asking if we are making a program to play the episodes or about another type of program?

      Secondly, awesome to take some time and think about your options for moving forward with your education. Depending on the kind of projects you are looking to get involved in you might check out the anthropology blog sites Savage Minds and PopAnth – both are great resources for anthropological writing that is more publicly accessible. If you are looking specifically for podcast kinds of projects, shoot us an email at thisanthrolife – at – gmail -dot-com and we can keep talking and see what ideas you might have.

      thanks for getting in touch,

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