Re: industry finger up the academic wazoo

Adrienne DeArmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 22:45:11 -0400

In a message dated 96-10-19 10:46:25 EDT, (Ronald
Kephart) writes:

>No, you're absolutely right, but, I would add, not necessarily professional
>anthropologists. The world could really use more engineers, economists,
>lawyers, captains of industry, etc. with enough background in anthropology
>that they might recognize the places where their world views are wrong.

It's funny - but more than just an occupation, I think of being an
anthropologist as a state of mind, a way of behaving, a world view. Same for
engineers. Now, I don't want to get in trouble making generalizations, but
anthropologists tend to be go-with-the-flow, open minded, perceptive and
aware individuals while engineers, well, are not... :-) the world would be a
much better place if anthropology 101 was a prerequisite in high school.
IMHO, of course.

- Adrienne