Ep #69 An Anthropologist’s Guide to the US Elections: This Month on TFS

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We’re kicking off this new season with a panel with Familiar Strangers,  Alex D’aloia, Carolyn West, Timothy Johnson and Simon Theobald. We’re trying out a new format for panels this season, so make sure you reach out and tell us what you think. 

In this panel episode, we dive back into 2020 and the US elections. The Strangers discuss what we as anthropologists can contribute to the conversations around the US. How can the methods, attitudes and values of anthropology be applied? Are anthropologists still relevant in this modern context? What can we as anthropologists bring to the table? 

Links and Citations 

The Borat 2 analysis that Carolyn mentions:

The Wade Davis article Carolyn mentioned from the Scientific American:

The ethnography on the East-Berlin white supremacists that Alex mentioned: 

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Music by Pete Dabro: dabro1.bandcamp.com
Shownotes by Matthew Phung
Podcast edited by Carolyn West and Matthew Phung 

Feature Image: ‘Capitol Breach’ by Brett Davis (2021)

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