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From Enskillment to Houses of Learning

Stephanie Bunn

This article is an exploration of how the interdisciplinary relationship between art and anthropology can contribute to teaching anthropology in schools. The argument is made that through practical engagement with the environment - whether 'natural', social or built - one can develop important and complementary approaches to teaching and thinking about anthropology. Three specific areas of activity are examined: skill and practical work with materials, doing children's ethnographies and 'playing house'. The author draws upon her own experience of working both as an artist and an anthropologist.

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

, artifacts, and communities of knowledge and practice.” Consequently, the prototype of docility and enskillment here at stake is not exactly that of a lonely apprentice pianist, cultivating a habitus through methodic self-discipline ( Mahmood 2005: 29

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Doctors, the Social-Weavers

Hubert Wierciński

Hastrup (2018) and the process of ‘knowing’ constituting a sense of personhood and a comprehension of locality. The doctor's knowledge is thus much about developing an interactive ‘enskillment’ – as Hastrup argues (2018), the enskillment is an act of

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

the lives and works of railroad workers are more the exception than the rule. An excellent example of this genre is Birgitta Edelman's Shunters at Work , which details the process of enskillment necessary to become a shunter (that is, a railroad

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The anthropology of human-environment relations

Materialism with and without Marxism

Penny McCall Howard

intentionality has also become a feature of anthropological literature on skill and enskillment that emphasizes the importance of “situated activity” and criticizes the ideas that such activity must be planned ( Suchman 2007: 314 ). Ingold has made a sustained