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AnthroCurrents May 10, 2017

 The anthropologist T.N. Pandit at his home in New Delhi. In the 1960s, he began working in the Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago. Photo Credit: Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times

The anthropologist T.N. Pandit at his home in New Delhi. In the 1960s, he began working in the Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago. Photo Credit: Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times

Ever heard of neurodiversity?  Anthropologists are studying how workplace culture, norms and beliefs are changing to be more inclusive of autistic employees.

Anthropologist T. N. Pandit shares a heartfelt reflection of regret by for his role in encouraging remote hunter-gatherer tribes of the Andaman Islands contact with the outside world.

For those of you getting ready to graduate soon, check out what bike advocate and program coordinator, Chelsea Hunter, shares on how anthropology influences her work.  In this role, she’s able influence both social and ecological well-being in the public sector.

A lovely and brief interview with Nancy Scheper-Hughes.  What do you think about “barefoot anthropology” in comparison to “fieldwork”?  Where is the line between theory and theory in action?

On an unrelated note: Lyme disease is more commonly found in the ‘burbs.

 

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