E28 Housing, Advocacy, & Anthropology with Christin Reeder Young
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by Carie Little Hersh
8M ago
Applied Anthropologist Chris Reeder Young employs her background in urban and medical anthropology to advocate for lower-income homebuyers and older homeowners who wish to age in place ..read more
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E27 Politics of Greek Cooking with Dr. David Sutton
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by Carie Little Hersh
8M ago
Dr. David Sutton returns to explore the politics of food and commensality, or eating together, on the Greek island of Kalymnos, both as a way of connecting the past and present and as a form of resistance against external cultural pressures ..read more
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E26 Anthropology in Action with Dr. Dana Powell
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by Carie Little Hersh
8M ago
Action Anthropologist Dr. Dana Powell collaborates with Navajo (Diné) energy activists and African-American environmental justice activists, using anthropological methods and perspectives to assist in defining and resolving social problems ..read more
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E25 Product Design Ethnography with Dr. Amy Goldmacher
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Business anthropologist Dr. Amy Goldmacher discusses how her ethnographic work empowers product and software designers to better understand their users and customers. Using anthropological research methods, she helps design new and improved products, software, and experiences that better meet people’s needs ..read more
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E23 Psychiatric Culture Clashes with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster is a medical anthropologist whose book Psychiatric Encounters explores how culture shapes the diagnosis, care, and outcomes of mental illness in a mental hospital in Yucatan, Mexico ..read more
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E22 Converting Belief at a Creationist Theme Park with Dr. James Bielo
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Anthropologist of religion Dr. James Bielo explores the creationist theme park Ark Encounter, and how its carefully choreographed design seeks not simply to entertain, but to transform the minds of attendees ..read more
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E21 Antarctic Anthropology with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Environmental anthropologist Dr. Jessica O’Reilly works in the least populated continent on earth by far: Antarctica. Working with an array of scientists, she turns the anthropological gaze on science itself, helping to demystify the scientific process and how scientists come to know what they know ..read more
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E20 American Mosques with Jacqueline Fewkes
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Researching the history and architecture of mosques in America, anthropologist Dr. Jacqueline Fewkes examines the relationship between local history, physical space, and social practice to showcase the incredible diversity of contemporary Muslim communities ..read more
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E19 The Culture of Teeth with Dr. Julia Boughner
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Why do modern humans in industrialized nations face dental problems that don’t affect primates, modern hunter-gatherers, and previous generations of humans? Biological Anthropologist Dr. Julia Boughner explains how cultural practices affect the development of our teeth and jaws ..read more
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E18 Language, Time, and the Anthropology of Arrival with Dr. David Sutton
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by Carie Little Hersh
2y ago
Cultural anthropologist Dr. David Sutton explains why fictional films and television sitcoms can be important in revealing hidden cultural rules, and discusses what the movie Arrival gets right, and wrong, about language, time, and anthropology ..read more
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