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OftenBen  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 23rd Semi-Occasional Quote Thread

You've MET Scheper-Hughes?

I'm in awe, she's one of my idols.

Death Without Weeping was an emotionally weighty read for me the very first time, and that was true the second time too.

Anthropology writing in general makes me super happy. So far, the ethnographic re-telling has been the best way I've found to understand a people in a place without going there.

Apropos, of nothing, New York City wasn't much of a surprise to me in any way, because I'd read so much about it for so many years.




AnSionnachRua  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ack, I only chatted to her for a few minutes, but she was really nice. If you ever meet her I don 't think you'll be disappointed.

I might have to give DWD a second chance.

Yeah. That's what I used to love about anthropology - getting a sense of a totally different world or way of life. And what it can teach us about ourselves. I used to love anthropology; I dunno what happened.