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So What can You do With Anthropology?

What can you do with anthropology?

So, you’re about to enter the professional field of Anthropology.  There are a number of traditional paths you can take; working as a participant observant studying how other cultures “make meaning, “ or even teaching the subject as a professor of a prestigious college.  But the field of anthropology is expanding, crossing over to other fields creating an exciting diversity of job opportunities.  One of the possible options presented in Emilie Venables’ piece on Anthropology and Humanitarian Aid, describes how anthropologists are working with the Doctors without boarders/Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid program to help understand the culture of the people and places that require their assistance, and work with the doctors find ways to assist those people within their cultural limits and restraints.

In her article she recounts how she used her position to collaborate with doctors to help a pregnant HIV positive woman.  This woman, in order…

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