Musings about the Theft of Culture from Anthropology

  Some years ago, I asked the question, "Who Stole Culture from Anthropology?" in a brief essay in  Anthropology News in 2006. I raised the question because many anthropologists had complained to me since about 1987, about how they had trained “too many” anthropologists with the result that they were unemployed.  The discipline seemed to be … Continue reading Musings about the Theft of Culture from Anthropology

Good News from Tanzania!

Here is some good news from a former student at the University of Dar Es Salaam: "My daughter is growing up, she is now 9 years, though still not able to walk, sit, or talk, It is a very hard task but I am happy to be her mother and she is still my inspiration. … Continue reading Good News from Tanzania!

Rants, Ranting, Flame Wars, and the Like

Most of us like to rant now and then.  Usually we do this in the quiet of a bar, with the assumption that as long as we never run for political office, the rants stay in the bar.  But with the invention of the world wide web, there are new parameters to the dissemination of … Continue reading Rants, Ranting, Flame Wars, and the Like

Your professors job is not to be smarter than you.

It is funny how many prof's and students forget this wee detail, but it is true. At the end of the day, you as the student are there to LEARN and to achieve YOUR goals. The job of your instructors is to GUIDE you and show you how to be a better and more rigorous … Continue reading Your professors job is not to be smarter than you.