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The Phenomenology of Aging

Journal of Business Anthropology 4(1), 2015

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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.

Tags: Aging, Boomers, Cultural Change, Identity

Random in the Time of Social Media

Journal of Business Anthropology 3(2), 2014

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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.

Tags: Cultural Change, Digital Community, Social Identity, Social Media

Engaging Ethnography's Cultural Muscle

QRCA Views, Fall 2008

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A brief introduction and overview, this essay serves as a concise argument for the role and contribution of cultural analysis in ethnographic research.

Tags: Business Anthropology, Cultural Analysis, Cultural Change