Anthropology

Toxic Legacies of Mill Creek Ravine: Contested Landscapes of Industrialization and Colonialism in Western Canada

My dissertation examines the relationship between industrialization (the development of infrastructure, the standardization of commodities, and the development of a labouring class) and settler colonialism in the context of early twentieth-century meat-packing plants in Edmonton, Alberta. Turning beyond the florescence of meat-packing as a dominant industry in Edmonton (1900-1940s), my research tracks how different legacies from that period endure into the present both materially and as contested objects of discourse.

What is "hygge?" A Study in Scandinavia: Q&A with PhD Candidate Janet Connor

Oxford Dictionaries shortlisted the wildly popular and difficult to translate Danish word “hygge” for the 2016 word of the year. According to OD, it refers to “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”

 

Collecting Hopi: Researching Proprietary Tribal Knowledge

Just before entering Kykotsmovi (Kiqötsmovi in Hopi), visitors are greeted by a colourful sign with words of welcome and warning. Here, as in every other village on the Hopi reservation in Northeastern Arizona, visitors are forbidden from taking photographs, making audio recordings, producing sketches, hiking foot trails or removing objects. In other words, no inscriptions should be made of the village, you are not welcome to walk on land that isn’t paved, and nothing should be taken from the village.

FEATURED: Paul W. Friedrich Memorial Service

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Emeritus Professor Paul Friedrich on August 11, 2016. As a poet, anthropologist, and linguist, he left a wide range of exceptional publications on language. His memorial service on campus will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Bond Chapel.

PROGRAM:

Prelude
The Spektyr Quartet

Welcome
James M. Redfield
Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Colleagues, Friends and Family Encomiumia