Results for: Cultural Change
The Phenomenology of Aging
Journal of Business Anthropology 4(1), 2015View Article >
Reflections on aging are tied to present-day cultural narratives which challenge our long held beliefs about “getting old.” The ideas of “aging spurts” and “liminality” are offered to grapple with experiences of aging and to engage current cultural conversations and possibilities.
Random in the Time of Social Media
Journal of Business Anthropology 3(2), 2014View Article >
This essay asks us to take a look those inadvertent “happened upon” experiences in daily life that are so often captured and conveyed though social media. These “random” life moments, once tweeted, posted, “liked,” shared, are instrumental in the creation of an online voice and community. We contemplate the ways the word is bent to suit the temporal and spatial simultaneity of platforms such as tumblr, Instagram, Twitter where the here and there – the embodied and digital life – intermesh.
Engaging Ethnography's Cultural Muscle
Rita Denny and Patricia Sunderland
QRCA Views, Fall 2008Download File >
A brief introduction and overview, this essay serves as a concise argument for the role and contribution of cultural analysis in ethnographic research.