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AnthroCurrents April 12, 2017

Jane Goodall via Facebook

Jane Goodall via Facebook

Do you agree with this explanation of how to use anthropology as a marketing strategy?  I find it a bit narrowed.  We all know that anthropology isn’t just about communication but also things like rituals, behaviors and relationships.

Have you ever been wished happy birthday by your ATM? Genevieve Bell, leading tech anthropologist has.  And she says it’s creepy.

Check out some fieldwork in action as anthropologist Sarah Lamb interviews 105 year-old Agnes Mullay.

When death becomes political.  Kristian Tamtomo reflects on Geertz & Greek tragedies.

Finally, more anthropologists are getting political, including Jane Goodall, an Iowa professor (from my alma mater!) and Debra Rodman who talks about why anthropologists make great leaders.

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