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The Game of School

A satirical, though deeply researched, look at what students are learning in American higher education

Anthropology is a field of inquiry not only focused on the far away and remote, on the exotic practices of mysterious others. Anthropologists also turn our eye on the society within which we live. As an academic anthropologist, I live in a university, and so it was natural that I would develop curiosity about my own institution. Researching my institution was my first step to understanding what accounts for life in U.S. higher education in the twenty-first century.

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