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Public Anthropologist is an international peer reviewed journal. This blog contains original posts, presentations of articles that will appear on the journal, conversations with authors, and other relevant information.

Reflections

Why Public Anthropologist?

Why establish the new journal Public Anthropologist? To answer this question I would identify three factors: The first factor simply relates to my personal frustration concerning two aspects of the current “publication scenario” or, more broadly, the current production of anthropological knowledge. Firstly, the increasing standardization of the very concrete and creative experience of writing – …

Academic Politics of Silencing

Table of Contents: Introduction: Confronting Silencing, Antonio De Lauri Unravelling the Politics of Silencing, Laura Nader It Wasn’t a Tenure Case: A Personal Testimony, with Reflections, David Graeber The Sounds of Anthropological Silence, David Price Having Company: An Antidote to the “Politics of Silencing”, Susan Wright   ——————————————————————————————— Introduction: Confronting Silencing, Antonio De Lauri The featured image …

Applying Anthropology: Glimpses from Bergen. Past and Current Relevance

An experience involving Fredrik Barth (who established the anthropology department at the University of Bergen in 1963) was for several years seen as indicative of the official attitude to anthropology in Norway, according to Signe Howell (2010). When the Norwegian government embarked on their first aid project in 1952 through a fisheries project in Kerala, …