A Brief History of Folkloristics &/+/vs. Anthropology

Metaphors are a great way to talk about something indirectly. They help us better understand the thing in question, but through a shift in language. Such is the case with trying to enumerate the differences between folklore and anthropology, at least historically. Historically, the difference between the two disciplines can be illustrated as such: Folklorists … Continue reading A Brief History of Folkloristics &/+/vs. Anthropology

What an Anthropologist Means When They Say “Culture.”

I have briefly mentioned elsewhere on this blog what an anthropologist is and what we do as anthropologists. This piece will further explore the concept of culture as we use it in anthropology, which has rippled out far beyond the disciplinary discussions both in the academy and in other sectors of life. Culture is a … Continue reading What an Anthropologist Means When They Say “Culture.”