Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the first days of summer, I am sweating in the Chicago humidity as I type this. Anyways, here are some readings for this week!
Join Vincent Crapanzano and an autoethnographic exploration of the meaning of ritual through the daily routine of animal slaughter. If you do not like the thought of dead rabbits, read with caution.
University administration and student activists are seen to always conflict with each other. Does it have to be this way? The Chronicle of Higher Education offers new ways to find collaboration between students, faculty, and administration.
Undocumented immigrants face growing challenges in the US as Trump continues to create animosity among the right and more recently DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) being placed on hold due to a lawsuit. Please read a Savage Minds interview (Part 1) (Part 2) with Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Munoz for more background.
Fieldwork is an unpredictable time in the anthropologist’s life and that is the beauty of it all. How to Anthropology illustrates the serendipity and nuance it takes to do fieldwork and why it enriches ethnography.
Relive your first cultural anthropology class in undergrad with “Insulting the Meat”. If you are a recent graduate like me and need a pick-me-up when capitalism has you down, this reminds us why we study what we study.
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See you next week!