Economic Anthropology, Economics and the Social Sciences

Can We Talk? On the January 7, 2015, Erin Taylor (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa) posed a question on the SEA listserv: A colleague just commented to me that economists don’t tend to read anthropology. This caused me to wonder why. Are they not interested? Or is it that they don’t know […]

Energy, Technology and the Human Condition

Linking Discussions and Themes of the 2014 and 2015 SEA Meetings Since its inception in 1980, the SEA Annual Meetings have always had some unique characteristics highly treasured by the members: (a) a central theme approached from multiple perspectives, (b) a paper/poster presentation format that enhances intensive dialogue among members, especially between students and faculty, […]

The Spectacle and Hidden Costs of Global Sporting Events

More than 3 billion people were glued to their media outlets, watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With mounting tensions and euphoria, fans from the 32 participating and the 164 non-participating nations watched, prayed, cursed, and cheered in hundreds of languages in homes, bars, and restaurants across the world. I remembered that during […]