The Concealed Utility of Theory and The Rise of De-Skilled Ethnographic Practices In Business

Anthropologists serve as interlocutors of diverse cultural paradigms, interrogating, recontextualizing, and ultimately enmeshing them in a “rigorous formulation” to close the gaps in divergent models and language practices between business and anthropology. It is unfortunate, then, that theory and analysis is rarely ever given its due credit in business domains.

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NAPA Networking Event Nov. 17

The annual NAPA Networking Event, part of the AAA meetings in San Jose, CA, is scheduled for Saturday, November 17

Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

 

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Research Specialist at Women’s World Banking

Are you passionate for women-centered methodologies and women’s economic empowerment? Is it your dream to live and work in New York? If so, you may want to work for the

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The author’s host village, with Mount Ararat in the distance.

“The toughest job you’ll ever love”: when I first encountered this Peace Corps motto as a child in the 1970s, I could not have known that I would join Peace Corps in Armenia, or that the country’s people would make such an impression that I would return there twenty-five years later. Going back to Armenia recently has led me to reflect on my experiences, on the value of Peace Corps, and on anthropological goals…
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How to buy Christmas presents? Apparently you just have to channel your inner anthropologist, and approach your family like the group of wild homosapiens they are!

https://qz.com/quartzy/1486289/find-the-best-christmas-gifts-by-taking-an-anthropological-approach/