My journey in applied anthropology

From a graduate who thought it was a great idea to study cultural anthropology during an economic crisis to any anthropology student freaking out and wondering ‘…what’s next!?!’ By Joshua van Wijgerden I decided to study cultural anthropology back in 2009, despite a seemingly dark (and unemployed) future looming ahead of me. Why? Because thought anthropology was fascinating. It offered me a refreshing perspective on the world, in which objectivity, self-reflection, compassion and interest in the ‘other’ intertwined in an amazing balance. Anthropology became a mindset for me. A way of viewing the world through a pair of goggles that might …

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