Re: does world need another anthropologist?

Alexandre Enkerli (alexandre.enkerli@IMM.UNIL.CH)
Wed, 29 Jun 1994 10:44:29 +0200

>As one in a similar vein, I will offer a minimal reply...
>> a pretty strong thinker. I've done lots of different things for a
>> living, but have never made a total commitment to one field yet.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Don't! Be interdiscipliary!
As an anthropology student, I realize one of the greatest assets of an
anthropologist is his (or her) interdisciplinarity...
And I heard about an article in a daily newspaper where they describe a
bright future for anthropology as an hollistic and interdisciplinary
profession...If "people" hear about this, it could lead to something...
And I think that the need for such people will ever be there. Economists
create needs. Why should we think we're not needed???
Do we need "yet-another-MBA" more than we need a few scholars?
At UofMtl, we're 750 anthropology students. This must be a mistake,
somehow, but it shows that some people are willing to embark on the ship...
If "anthropology can lead you to anything if you leave it", then, there's a
need for anthropological research...Even if it's to be deviated to an other
area of research...

Alexandre Enkerli
Laboratoire d'Analyse Informatique de la Parole (LAIP) Lausanne (Unil)
Dept.Anthropologie, Montreal(UdeM):