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AnthroCurrents June 7, 2017

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend. Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend.
Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

If you haven’t yet, you should check out the new season of the Invisibila podcast.  The first 2 episodes feature Renato Rosaldo and his discovery of a new emotion.

One anthropologist photographs the bathtub marys of Sommerville, Massachusetts.

Business anthropologist Martha Bird shares her perspective on what anthropology brings to designing new technologies.  Do you think anthropology lends itself to a systems approach to design?  I tend to think of a systems-approach as involving “key stakeholders” including those who will be using the end design.

How does the global trade of luxury relate to the kula ring or the potlatch?  Anthropologist Marc Abélés explains how our approaches to luxury combine an interesting array of social artifacts.

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