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Pulled from resources across the web, the Peeps team shares timely anthropological insights from sources as diverse as The New Yorker, The Economist and Medium.

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Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore ‘Black Panther’

NPR 02.20.2018

Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore ‘Black Panther’

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Schooling Comes Naturally to Mexico’s Indigenous People

Aeon / 2016

PEEPS CURATION: Aeon did a piece in 2016 that merits continued attention today. It looks at the Centre for Indigenous Arts in Papantla, in the Mexican state of Veracruz where they promote indigenous education and the decolonizing of education.

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How to Save a Dying Language

The Atlantic / 12.9.2019

The Hawaiian language nearly went extinct. Now it’s being taught in dozens of immersion schools.

Business Curation

How Economic Boom Times in the West Came to an End

Aeon / 02.22.2017

Economist, historian and journalist Marc Levinson on the 20th century economic and cultural boom in the West

Culture Curation

Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change a Culture

Wired / 08.15.2019

Elena Lacey of Wired Magazine looks at how changing language changes behaviour in a community.

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The Miseducation of the American Boy

The Atlantic / 12.20.2019

Peggy Orenstein on how cultural stereotypes of aggression in boys have profound impacts on their development in unexpected ways.

Culture Curation

Art Meets Futurism: “What Would Leonardo da Vinci Think of the Future?”

Sapiens.org / 05.02.2019

In honor of the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death, historian Stephen E. Nash examines the artist’s forward thinking work: from pioneering cartography to the roots of virtual reality in paint.

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Whose Ukraine is it Anyway? ↗

Rough Translation / 12.04.2019

Humour as competitive sport in Ukraine, and training ground for politics.

Culture Curation

A Brief History of Borders ↗

The Correspondent / 12.02.2019
An insightful examination of how borders succeed and fail at what they were built to do.

Business Culture Curation

Kodak’s Missed Moment ↗

Spectacular Failures / 7.15.2019

Kodak, the gold standard of photography, and the company that created digital cameras, was one of the first victims of a newly digitized world. Listen to this great portrait of the extensive impacts of cultural and technological change at Spectacular Failures.

Business Curation

The Dark Side of Prime ↗

Bitch Media / 11.26.2019

Bitch Media reminds us that our new culture of retail convenience has a dark side.

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The Research Behind Binge Watching as a Cultural Movement ↗

Insights Association / 10.11.2018

We are hearing all about the new streaming wars: but what about the massive, research-driven cultural change that brought it about? The Insights Association shared a piece discussing Netflix research methods resulting in a radical change in the way we watch “shows.”

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The Generation Gap Bites Back: Gen Z & Millenials Call Out Boomer Privilege with Digital Eyeroll ↗

The NY Times dropped a great piece today on how Boomers call anyone younger than themselves “Millenial”, and Gen Z and Millenials have responded with “OK, Boomer”

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Counteract Propaganda through Lessons from Advertising ↗

Scientific American / 06.21.2017

An election season survival guide: learning to read past propaganda.

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Corporate Values, Community Values and McDonalds ↗

NPR / 09.18.2019

An arresting examination of when corporate values and community values work and falter, played out in a McDonald’s in the north end of Marseilles.

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Dr Martin Luther King: “Public Sociologist Par Excellence” ↗

Sociology at Work / 01.20.2016

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Picture of a House—Toward the Ethnography of the Academia ↗

Allegra Laboratory / 01.19.2016

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Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) ↗

Fast Company / 04.20.2016

A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being “more creative.”

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What Journalists Get Wrong About Social Science, According to 20 Scientists ↗

Vox / 01.26.2016

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Pleasure is Good: How French Children Acquire a Taste for Life ↗

The Conversation / 01.08.2016

Culture Curation

The Death and Mourning for David Bowie ↗

Warwick / 01.18.2016

Culture Curation

The Anthropology of Hackers ↗

The Atlantic / 01.25.2016

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The EPIC2015 Conversation ↗

Epic People / 01.28.2016

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Cover Story ↗

99% Invisible / 02.03.2016

Culture Curation

Fast-World Values ↗

Aeon / 02.08.2016

For all the smart tech, we still feel pressed for time. Are digital services the problem, or are we humans to blame?

Culture Curation

Race is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue ↗

Scientific American / 02.10.2016

Racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out.

Curation Tech

The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar ↗

The Atlantic / 02.14.2016

A dispatch from an Internet revolution in progress.

Curation The Arts

Get What’s Mine: Formation Changes the Way We Listen to Beyoncé Forever ↗

Vice / 02.15.2016

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Why Design Thinking Won’t Save You ↗

Harvard Business Review / 02.26.2016

An old, but still very relevant article

Curation Education

These New York Kids Are the Future of Technical Design ↗

Forbes / 02.27.2016

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Why We Post ↗

University College, London / 03.08.2016

Why We Post is a global anthropological research project on the uses and consequences of social media.

Curation Practice

Anthropology in Business ↗

American Anthropological Association / 03.11.2016

For business, what do anthropologists bring to the party?

Curation Design

Ideo Reimagines The Future Of Planned Parenthood ↗

Fast Company / 03.20.2016

The prestigious global consultants elevate Planned Parenthood’s patient experience with human-centered design.

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The Art and Science of Customer Empathy in Design Thinking ↗

Forbes / 03.27.2016

Culture Curation

The Bane of Cultural Appropriation ↗

Al Jazeera / 05.06.2016

The campaign against cultural appropriation is part of the broader attempt to police communities and cultures.

Curation Practice

Why Big Data is Actually Small, Personal and Very Human ↗

Aeon / 08.26.2016

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Getting the Most Out of Ethnography for User Experience ↗

Medium / 08.31.2016

How reading ethnography has helped me to understand the power of observation and gain greater empathy with my users

Curation Education

How Can Design Advance Education? ↗

IDEO / 09.01.2016

Partnering with changemakers to design the most innovative systems, tools and experiences for learners of all ages.

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The New Normal of Urbanism in Our Globalized Cities ↗

Podcast by Kristen Jeffers and Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman / 09.11.2016

A wonderful new podcast by two urbanists with years of experience studying, commenting on, and creating urban spaces. Coming from the perspective called “third wave urbanism”, this is the new normal of human-scale urban thinking from a female point of view

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Let’s Get to Work ↗

Electric Lit / 11.14.2016

Practical Ways for Writers and Teachers to Get Involved Right Now

Curation Practice

On Being an Ethnographer ↗

Fersa, University of Cambridge Blog / 04.30.2017

Being an ethnographer, everyday and every moment can be a research moment. There is taking a break, but not turning off.

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How Pot is Infiltrating New York’s Most Elite Social Circles

New York Post / 03.19.2017

While recreational marijuana is still illegal in New York state and medical marijuana is only legal for those with serious diseases, more and more Gothamites are getting high.

Business Curation

The Water-Cooler Problem ↗

Sapiens / 01.28.2016

Company success and employee satisfaction depend on social ties that are hard to forge in a globalized era.

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Cultural Anthropologist Susan Kresnicka Reveals How Her Core Passions Help Hollywood Thrive ↗

Forbes / 01.20.2016

I encourage our clients to focus less on trend-chasing and more on understanding the broader cultural forces.

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About Face ↗

The New Yorker / 03.23.2015

Why is South Korea the world’s plastic-surgery capital?

Curation Design

‘Design Thinking’ is Changing the Way We Approach Problems ↗

University Affairs / 01.13.2016

Design Thinking is Changing the Way We Approach Problems: Why researchers in various disciplines are using the principles of design to solve problems big and small

Curation Research

The Trials of Alice Goffman ↗

New York Times / 01.17.2017

Her first book, ‘On the Run’—about the lives of young black men in West Philadelphia—has fueled a fight within sociology over who gets to speak for whom.

Business Curation

What Was Volkswagen Thinking? ↗

The Atlantic / 01.01.2016

What Was Volkswagen Thinking?

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An Anthropologist Unravels the Mysteries of Mexican Migration ↗

National Geographic / 12.2016

An Anthropologist Unravels the Mysteries of Mexican Migration: Undocumented immigrants risk scorching temperatures, venomous creatures, and military surveillance to get into the U.S.

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How the Arts Add to Urban Economies ↗

Citylab / 01.08.201

Performing arts organizations like opera or ballet help to attract knowledge workers.

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A Behavorial Approach to Product Design ↗

Medium / 01.08.2016

Four steps to designing products with impact.