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Is Customer Social Responsibility The New "CSR"?

Sometimes work and life go together.  For Narcissistic Anthropologists like me, this phenomenon happens more often than not.

For the last several months I have been building momentum as a partner at Culture Agency in Atlanta, GA.   1,124 more words

Anthropology

Why Pennsylvania Has State Stores

When I first moved from New Orleans to Philadelphia, I was more than a little stymied by the liquor laws. Coming from the South, I thought I understood bizarre alcohol regulation; for example, one Sunday I stopped a convenience store in Mississippi that stocked some intriguing hard liquor items, like Jack and Coke in a can (already mixed–convenient!), but when my companions and I tried to buy them for our tubing expedition, we found that only beer was purchasable on the holy day. 808 more words

Consumer Culture

non-fiction gems.

It’s hard for me to find non-fiction books that I love. Sure, I’ve read a bunch of Michael Pollen, Bill McKibben, and Bill Bryson… 713 more words

Food & Farming

Why Great Brands Tell a Story ?

Ever wonder why every time you log into a social networking site like Facebook or Youtube or even an online retail website like Amazon or Ebay, you are encountered with advertisements of products ‘you may like’ or things you just might be looking for? 712 more words

LSE

The Secret Language of Yelp Reviews

I recently picked up The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky, which turned out to be an entirely enjoyable, accessible collection of essays about food nouns and adjectives. 662 more words

Consumer Culture

Matching sets and perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist? I am.

I love everything to match and co-ordinate. I love interior design.

But matching sets make consumers of us all – have you ever realised that? 141 more words

Simple Living

From The Word in the Wilderness: The First Temptation

Here is a sample from my book the Word in the Wilderness, This is Today’s poem and reflection on the first of Christ’s Temptations. It will also allow those who are following it in the book to hear me read the poem. 1,252 more words

Poems