A Year In Beijing

November 29, 2008

University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) publishes a magazine twice a year, and the fall issue arrived in my mailbox at home last week. One of the stories is about Susan Brownell, a St. Louis anthropologist and professor at UMSL, who spent a year in Bejing studying the Olympics. Dr. Brownell’s area of specialty is sports anthropolgy, a specialty that is a new idea to me. It makes sense, though: Sports are cultural. 

brownell_4001The magazine also has an e-version on UMSL’s Web site. Here is a photo of Dr. Brownell during her trip, but you have to click on the link to the magazine, below, to read the caption and the story.

A Year in Beijing, UM St. Louis magazine, Fall 2008


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