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On the Darkness in Light in Dark Times

Written by Alisse Waterston and illustrated by Charlotte Corden, Light in Dark Times: The Human Search for Meaning is an illustrated journey across time and space that provides a lifeline of hope during these difficult and uncertain times. In her second post for the blog, Alisse writes about the current problems the world faces and why we must confront these dark times to seek and create an alternative world from the one in which we now live.

On Light in Dark Times: Art and Anthropology in Graphic Form

Everyone at UTP is eagerly anticipating the release of the latest installment in our ethnoGRAPHIC series, Light in Dark Times: The Human Search for Meaning, due for publication in September 2020. Written by Alisse Waterston and illustrated by Charlotte Corden, the book is an illustrated journey across time and space that provides a lifeline of hope during these difficult and uncertain times. In this post, Waterston discusses how the project came together and why the book is perfect for students seeking to understand the current world we live in.

Having the Difficult Discussions about Race and Ethnicity in the Classroom

In a new post, Laura Tubelle de González, author of Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology, discusses the conversations that are now taking place in academia to support the Black Lives Matter movement. In conjunction, we have made available a free chapter from her cultural anthropology textbook on Race and Ethnicity which we hope will bring a wider audience to the material and continue the much-needed conversations on the matter.

Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In this post, Robert Phillips, author of Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, discusses the history of the LGBT movement, and in particular, examines how the movement has unfolded in Singapore over the last twenty years.

Solidarity in Protest: A New Textbook Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Available this summer, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, and shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. In this post, author Karen Stocker delves into her new book and discusses some of the main strategies leaders in the book have and looks at the recent protests taking place in the United States and around the world.