Social constructs are, by definition, concepts that have been made and agreed upon by the majority of people in a culture or society. Social constructs are a commonly discussed topic in anthropology, for a variety of interesting reasons. … More Everyday Anthropology: Social Constructs
The idea behind reflexivity is that the researcher (in this case, the anthropologist) should reflect on their identity and the role that this identity plays in the society that they are researching within. In other words, research in anthropology is not just about observing others, but also yourself.
How timely is it that this article by Anne Helen Peterson on Buzzfeed was published while I’m working on my series about millennials killing things? The essay, titled “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation,” is insightful, emotional, and in my opinion, spot-on. I highly recommend it. I may have to write my own essay … More An Informal Anthropological Perspective on Millennials Killing Things, Part 2