Somewhere else, part 73

A very interesting post, on academics, and the outside world,

“Anthropology,” James Peacock said in a 1995 address at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, “boasts brilliant observers, cultural critics, writers, and creators, yet few if any of us have produced books that we (not to mention others) crave to read, films that we crave to see, or music that we crave to hear.” Eighteen years have passed since Peacock spoke these words. So, have anthropologists today heeded his call? Are the crucial issues of our time receiving public reflection from anthropologists, if not in books, then in popular media? What are some of the obstacles that prevent us from doing so more often? With every passing year, I see more anthropologists using their regional and topical expertise to weigh in on social issues in the media. In this post, I’d like to address two possible ways that we as anthropologists can communicate with a lay public—media appearances and Op-Eds– and the positives and negatives of both. (to be continued…)

a nice discussion with Ronald Coase (Nobel Price),

and as usual, a series of writing worth reading,

and since my daughter asked me why, here is a graph,

avec un peu de lecture en français, a commencer par une pensée de la semaine (par bertrand_k)

C’est un mec du Wall Street Journal qui rencontre un mec de Mediapart dans un bar.

— He ! Toi aussi tu e…


sinon, parmi les lectures

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