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Sketches of Tourism and the Pandemic in Peru

Released this month, The Living Inca Town: Tourist Encounters in the Peruvian Andes presents a rich case study of tourism in Ollantaytambo, a rapidly developing destination in the southern Peruvian Andes and the starting point for many popular treks to Machu Picchu. Part of the Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom series, the book offers a rich ethnographic study of gender and other dimensions of tourism in a world heritage site. In this post, author Karoline Guelke looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on the region.

From Exclusivity to Inclusivity: Making Archaeology an Equitable Profession

Now in its third edition, Introducing Archaeology continues to be a thoughtful and engaging textbook for introductory-level students. In this post, co-author Stacey L. Camp talks us through some of the updates to the third edition and shares an excerpt from chapter five of the book on inclusivity within archaeology.

Creating Light in Dark Times

It’s day two of the University Press Week blog tour and today UPs are highlighting the creative voices within the community. So who better to turn to than Charlotte Corden, illustrator of the stunning new ethnoGRAPHIC book, Light in Dark Times. The book is a profound work of anthropology and art, designed for anyone yearning to understand the darkness and hoping to hold onto the light. The book is also part of our ethonoGRAPHIC series, which speaks to a growing interest in comics as a powerful narrative medium and a desire for a more imaginative and collaborative ethnography. In this post, Charlotte discusses the Light in Dark Times project and what it’s like to create illustrations around some of the most complex topics we deal with in today’s world.

American Anthropological Association 2020 Author Events

This year’s AAA meeting will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and anthropologists will be raising our voices and taking part in a number of online live-streamed events. Check out the schedule where a number of UTP authors will be taking part.

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.