Teaching his inaugural course on Motown at Temple University this semester--"The African American Experience: Motown & the Sound of Young America"--Frank Johnson's syllabus includes field trips to the famed Apollo Theater, lots of listening and guest lectures from Motown alumna like Kim Weston, who scored big with the hit "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)." Johnson, a sought-after Motown expert and cultural anthropologist
, makes it a point to rescue Motown's girl groups and female soloists from the "footnotes" of Motown's history, saying it was their consistent hits that "carried Motown in the early days."
Samuel Gerald Collins is a cultural anthropologist
at Towson University, who has researched, published, and taught on cultural futures for the last 16 years.
l Dr Al Zekri is an independent Bahraini cultural anthropologist
. Link to his blog http://benzekri.wordpress.com/
Thomas Berry, priest, cultural anthropologist
and student of earth/human relationships offers this basic code of conduct:
"One can argue about which dances are most appropriate, and whether or not banal pop music of the order of 'I Will Survive' is the best choice at global sites of conscience such as Auschwitz," remarked Cultural anthropologist
Mark Auslander, a Brandeis University professor who studies ritual commemoration of the dead.
Donna Winslow, ALU's cultural anthropologist
, explains that Moelker and future speakers provide a new approach to cultural awareness training by exposing students to different cultures and the experiences of other militaries.
Jessaca Leinaweaver will give an illustrated talk titled "Tales From the Field: International Adoption" at 6 p.m.
Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist
at Durham University in Northern England, says their similarities indicate they all have a common ancestor.
Additionally, they analyzed the buyer and basket interaction indices for convenience foods, and a cultural anthropologist
examined shoppers" grocery lists, habits and patterns in the store."Our goal for this research study was to develop a fact-based, shopper-designed program that would improve the shopping experience, and in turn, help retailers optimize their center store for increased sales," said Bob Samples, director of category planning and support for Austin, Minn.-based Hormel.
lives with his partner Robert Philen, a cultural anthropologist
The event has been planned as a celebration of the Trinidad-born cultural anthropologist
's life and is open to any of his friends or admirers.
Keynote speaker Cathy Small, PhD, author, cultural anthropologist
, and professor at Northern Arizona University, talked about her book My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student and the changing face of college communities.