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How anthropology helps us understand the world: Economist Gillian Tett is one of Anne McElvoy's guests.

How anthropology helps us understand the world: Economist Gillian Tett is one of Anne McElvoy's guests.

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How anthropology helps us understand the world: Economist Gillian Tett is one of Anne McElvoy's guests.

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
45 minutes
Released:
Jun 11, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

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"Tunnel vision is deadly. We need lateral vision. That is what anthropology can impart: anthro-vision." So says renowned economist GillianTett, who trained as an anthropologist. She joins Anne McElvoy along with Tulsi Menon, who trained in anthropology and now works in advertising, for a debate about what the discipline offers business. We look back at the history of anthropology with Frances Larson, author of a new book about forgotten women anthropologists, and a previous book which looked at the West's obsession with severed heads. And we explore the way the discipline of anthropology is changing, talking to Faye Harrison - Professor of Anthropology at Illinois and the editor of Decolonising Anthropology.

Anthrovision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life by Gillian Tett, Editor-at-Large at the Financial Times, is out now.
Frances Larson's books are titled Undreamed Shores: The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology and Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mjt2

In the Nayef Al Rodhan 2020 discussion with shortlisted authors Rana Mitter talks to Charles King about his history The Reinvention of Humanity: A Story of Race, Sex, Gender and the Discovery of Culture which tracks the work of Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Ella Deloria and Zora Neale Hurston
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000n0bv

The Free Thinking Festival discussion 20 Words for Joy ... Feelings around the world brought together Veronica Strang, Aatish Taseer and Thomas Dixon https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004ds4

Producer: Eliane Glaser.
Released:
Jun 11, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode