Cultural Anthropology – Teaching with Hope: An Introduction with Professor Purnima Mankekar

The language of hope from the 2008 U.S. presidential election seems so distant from the doomsday rhetoric of the election we’ve just experienced. I, like many of my students and colleagues, have been left reeling with the sense that we’ve turned a corner in our country, into a darker world of divisiveness, betrayal, and “lesser of two evils” thinking that makes excuses for the devastating effects of fear and hate. Full article