Local Possibilities is a place-based blog exploring living and learning around Oneonta, New York. I’m Jason Antrosio, and I teach anthropology at Hartwick College. My wife, Sallie Han, teaches anthropology at SUNY-Oneonta. Together, we are co-editors of Open Anthropology, the first digital-only, public journal of the American Anthropological Association. Many of the posts deal with education, from elementary school to liberal arts colleges.

Local Possibilities began after Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld visted Hartwick College. Rudi and I are research collaborators and co-authors of a forthcoming book with the University of Chicago Press, Fast, Easy, and In Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy (October 2015). We have been exploring the resurgence of place-based economy, for artisans and also for local food and community supported agriculture.

Local Possibilities is also an attempt to take account of how community economies can be sensitive to issues of environment and ecology. It is inspired by anthropological approaches and is a companion to my blogging efforts at Living Anthropologically and Anthropology Report. This blog dives into local politics and local events.

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