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The benefits of hiring a person with a mental disability

In this rapidly changing world, it is not only medicine, technology and science that improves the lives of people. What is equally life-changing is that our society is opening up to a more inclusive approach to diversity. Diversity knows many different forms: from ethnic, gender, religious and class diversity to disability. In this article, I… Keep Reading

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Coronavirus and 5G, or Why the Bat Doesn’t Cut It

In her book, Psychology of Conspiracy Thinking [in original Psychologia myślenia spiskowego] (2016), Monika Grzesiak-Feldman cites a late-1970s study in which researchers tested the theory that people are more inclined to attribute a big cause to big events. Participants were presented with two possible assassination scenarios: in the first one the attacker shot and killed… Keep Reading

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Proud to call myself a “Business Anthropologist”

For the past seven years, anthropology has become the central theme of my life. My undergraduate thesis was focused on problematizing career opportunities in anthropology. Around that same time, I started a project aimed at making the career opportunities of anthropology visible, promoting the professionalization of this discipline and claiming the theoretical and methodological role… Keep Reading

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Diving into the unknown: Business Anthropology in Portugal

When one starts studying anthropology at the university, one of the first things we’re told is that it can be used in almost anything. From medicine to psychology, the multidisciplinarity of anthropology allows it to be applied to a variety of crafts. But the problem begins when you actually start looking at the real options… Keep Reading

moral en antropologia de la empresa
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Regarding the moral issue in Corporate Anthropology

An interesting anecdote is told by Patricia Sunderland and Rita Denny in their work “Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research”. They were both contacted by an important fast food company requesting an ethnographic study. Due to the scope of the study, they decided to integrate graduate students to carry out part of the research and made… Keep Reading

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Business Anthropology: a pending subject in Academia

In this article I will defend the incorporation of the “business anthropology” in the training plan of the different degrees and studies in Social Anthropology, either as a subject or as a postgraduate course. This would be an important step towards the professionalisation of the discipline. Did you know that in Denmark anthropologists are higly… Keep Reading

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