Break out the tweed and silly hats! Tenure time is coming, and the associate space anthropologists need to publish or be thrown out of the department in shame. You are all collaborators on a new ethnography of an alien civilization; the publication that if successful will save your jobs from certain doom. Write down your departmental position. Where did you go and what did you do for your postdoc? Observe, analyze, interpolate, extrapolate, adulterate, obfuscate, and fabricate your way through one chapter of your ethnography per player. Each player takes a turn acting as The Editor by picking the title from the list below, maintaining the peace among the squabbling academics, and closing the chapter/discussion when no further revisions are needed. The Value of the Trapezoid Purple is the New God King Economies of Passion The Misinformed Mating Rituals of Adolescents Domination of the Fifth Sex The Inner Meaning of Squarts The New Super Fashion Liberation through Noise Iconography of Skin Imagined Crab Communities or make your own One year later, your ethnography has been cited 1D10000 times. Narrate how your work has revolutionized (or not) the field. May the locals be friendly and the literature always agree.
Dedicated to all of the real anthropologists out there telling truth to power, elevating and recording culture everywhere, and Elias Mulhall my personal Editor.