Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

This post was submitted by Robert Skoro. A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural change during a pivotal era in American history, and an American hasn’t … Continue reading Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Ostrom Video on Managing Common Pool Resources

Elinor Ostrom recently received a 2009 Nobel in Economic Sciences for work examining how humans use institutions to sustainably manage common pool resources. Those interested in learning more can see her Stockholm Whiteboard Seminar video now available on the Stockholm University website. Ostrom’s work is familiar to many anthropologists. In 2006 she became the founding … Continue reading Ostrom Video on Managing Common Pool Resources