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Anthropology Research Interests

Buddhism, China, Chineseness, ethnicity and group boundaries, governmentality, identity, the Internet, migration and diaspora, nationalism, neoliberalism, transnationalism, participant observation, rationality, religion, Singapore, urbanism, land/space/place.

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Why isn't anthropology more popular?

Why is it that pop science, pop sociology, and pop economics exist (and are so well- received), but not pop anthropology? Why is anthropology so foreign to people when it seeks to understand the latter? Why do people still think it’s something to do with ants or birds or, at best, dinosaurs?


Off the top of my head, there are a few answers (which, frankly speaking, are pretty related to each other).


Baggage | Anthropology’s troubled past and its…


Posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:00am — 22 Comments

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