Click here for the Introduction to the Round and Square Series "Ethnography a Month."
|[a] Thinking Forests RF|
A few years ago, as part of an ongoing conversation with my Beloit College student, Jeffrey Le, I pondered the idea of an intensive, advanced anthropology course that would put students through the paces in the reading of ethnography.
|[b] Steps to Knowledge|
So, instead of a class (for now, at least), we're going to read a book-a-month.
This is the first in an what will be an ongoing series on Round and Square, and it is as straightforward as the title suggests. We are going to read and ponder an ethnography every single month, give comments, write a few reviews, and share them with readers (who we hope will also share comments and suggestions for coming months).
Round and Square editors are experienced enough by now to know that the going will be a little bit slow at first, but we have great hopes for a lively discussion of great ethnography as we continue. Just think of it—if you are a busy, professional anthropologist, there will be another twelve books each year that you'll click off of your to-do list.
|[c] How Forests Think RF|
Let's get started. This month (January 2019) we'll read How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology Beyond the Human by Eduardo Kohn (California, 2013). Here is the link to the University of California Press website.
So get yourself a copy (you know the drill by now), and let's get reading. I welcome comments here on Round and Square, through Facebook, and even by mail (I'm not that hard to find).
We're just getting our feet wet, so the series introduction (coming soon) will explain the concept more deeply.
Start thinking about forests, and I am eager to hear from you soon.
|[d] Canopy Dawn RF|