New booklet and installation showcase popular anthropology

Today’s guest blog post is by Erin Taylor and Gawain Lynch. Where are anthropologists publishing these days? Most of us probably know that Gillian Tett writes for The Financial Times and Sarah Kenzidor for Al Jazeera. Paul Stoller has a column in The Huffington Post, and there is also the AAA’s Huffington Post blog. We … Continue reading New booklet and installation showcase popular anthropology

Faster athletes, slower spectators and the Olympic marathon

In the lead-up to the Olympics, AAA member Greg Downey wrote a piece on the Huffington Post, asking whether the Olympic movement has really succeeded in promoting “sport for all,” or has instead become an increasingly professional offering for a passive spectatorship. The marathon, in particular, is a telling case study, as it was run … Continue reading Faster athletes, slower spectators and the Olympic marathon