Science As A Human Practice

Throughout my academic career, I have noticed a certain kind of bias between different academic fields. Many "hard" scientist seem to believe that the work done by "soft" scientists such as cultural anthropologists is less valid or true. Recently, due to a recent post by Maria Brodine on Rebecca Lemov’s "World as Laboratory" , I... Continue Reading →

Reflection on Vincent Crapanzano’s work “Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan”

In a classic cultural anthropological text titled Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan, by Professor Vincent Crapanzano embarks on a fascinating tale of she demons, and an attempt to discover new ways of writing ethnography. My initial reaction to his work was mere fascination by Tuhami’s story, but the more you peal away at Crapanazano’s fantastic... Continue Reading →

Race As A Social Construct

As Ruth Frankenberg in her book The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters argues, our daily lives are affected by race whether we are aware of it or not. We all see the world through a racial lens that colors our world black, white, Asian, Mexican, minority, or "other". How we are seen... Continue Reading →

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