This Fall, the FPR is celebrating fifteen years of interdisciplinary research and scholarship through FPR-funded programs at UCLA and Hampshire College and FPR-funded research in field sites in the US and around the world. Coincidentally this month, Nature has published a special issue on Interdisciplinarity, which “probes how scientists and social scientists are coming together […]
About Constance Cummings
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Constance Cummings contributed a whooping 60 entries.
Entries by Constance Cummings
“To call the physical world ‘real life’ is the number-one problem in the study of technology. A lot of stuff that happens on line is real.” This is a must-see clip about Tom Boellstorff’s ethnographic research on Second Life.
[A]ll forms of distress are locally shaped, including the DSM disorders. – DSM-5 (APA, 2013, p. 758) The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; APA, 2013) was finally presented on May 18th at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Much ink has been spilled in the media about the […]
According to Liah Greenfeld, author of Mind, Modernity, Madness, “culture is an empirical reality of the first order in human life – that it, in the most profound sense of the word makes us human and defines human experience.”
In October 2011, a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann and Culture and Mind postdoctoral fellows Julia Cassaniti, and Jocelyn Marrow.