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This week we sat down with Professor George Mentore of the Department of Anthropology. Professor Mentore specializes in socio-cultural anthropology, with an emphasis on philosophical anthropology. At the University of Virginia he has taught a variety of courses, including “Amazonian Peoples,” “Desire and World Economics,” “Anthropology of God,” and “Power and the Body.” Some of the questions covered in this episode include:

  1. How would you describe the project of anthropology? What distinguishes anthropology from history, philosophy, or psychology?
  2. What is ethnography? Where do ethnography’s limits lie? How do you prove to others the validity of studies rarely replicated?
  3. What are the ethics of observation? How does one ethically study the Other?
  4. What is the “fold”?

And many, many more!

 

Thank you again, Professor Mentore!

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