I recently wrote a profile of your blog….I really enjoy reading your posts and your blog concept is pretty similar to my own.
Not unlike myself, Khazaleh has an interest in making anthropology public and he sees the news and news media as an integral part of this process. In one post Khazaleh discusses Nancy Scheper-Hughes reflection of journalism and anthropology from an article published in Anthropology Today.
Public anthropology implies usually ‘writing’ for the public – making our work more accessible and also more accountable. A less conventional way of public anthropology is collaboration with journalists and the media.
In the same post, Khazaleh reflects on whether it is possible to study and participate in global change simultaneously. This is an issue I’ve thought about a lot and is an unavoidable topic of reflection for those writing about anthropology in the news. What about those of us who are interested in journalism and anthropology for the betterment of humanity? How difficult is it to uphold our responsibility to remain fair and accurate, when we have our own strong opinions and biases? How do we strike a balance? Khazaleh and Scheper-Hughes say the answer is to keep one’s public engagements fairly private. This ongoing debate is something I’d like to discuss further in coming blog entries.
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Thanks Kate for this nice profile. I actually read an earlier version of it on your blog a few days ago and wanted to comment on it. I’ll do it later tonight. By the way, I don’t argue for keeping one’s public engagements fairly private. I just quoted Scheper-Hughes in my post. As her text is behind a pay-wall, I posted lots of long quotes