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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.

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.