Maureen Dowd NYT Didn’t See It Coming, Again (via The Neil Rogers Show)
One smart anthropologist reinforcing the idea that “mirroring” – assuming other cultures think like us – doesn’t work would be a lot more helpful than all of the discredited intelligence agencies . . .
So, the psychological concept of projection applied to cultural contacts. Not sure which anthropologist coined the term but it does make sense in an anthropological context.
The piece as a whole is rather typical NYT op-ed. Still, it’s interesting to see references to applied anthropology in such a context.
Comedy Central – Media Player
A Daily Show piece (video) on an attempt to sell a tofu-based product to anthropology students. They could have used the "anthropo-" prefix for something else.
Actually, that product has a site too. Ah, well…
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(Spoof) Native-American Realtor Doesn't Believe In His Job | The Onion – America's Finest News Source
Broadcast in late September but quite relevant in the context of Columbus Day along with the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving Day.
(Canadian Thanksgiving Day, which happened yesterday, on the same day as Columbus Day in the U.S., doesn't necessarily carry the same narrative about relations between Native Americans and European settlers.)
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Duke Podcasting Symposium :: September 27 – 28, 2005
Didn't watch the fine webcast yet but it sounds interesting.
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