I recently had the good fortune to be interviewed by Lion's Roar magazine, where I discussed the dynamics of insiders vs outsiders in regards to the concepts of the "come from away" and the "islander." Lindsay Kyte's article offers a glimpse into the migration of new Buddhist and Amish communities on Prince Edward Island. "Montague, … Continue reading The Town of Peace and Kindness
I recently had the great opportunity to participate in a very engaging, productive, and stimulating workshop on the concept of value at the The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies (CCBS) – located in the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The center, Directed by Trine Brox, has held a continual stream of … Continue reading Value, Values And Religion in the Contemporary World Workshop
Recently published a short blog post over at Culture on the Edge on authenticity claims within the restaurant business. It seems that one of the new key words used to market food products today is the "authentic" - a contested descriptor that may tell one less about the food stuff that is for sale … Continue reading A Hunger for Authenticity
For those who were unable to make it to the 116th Annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington DC this year. I recently co-wrote a piece with Elizabeth Williams Oerberga summarizing and reflecting on our panel, The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism. The central aim of the panel attended to the anthropology of … Continue reading Reflecting On “The Dharma & the Dime” From Washington DC
ORIGINAL DATE OF PUBLICATION – October 13, 2017 PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE PUBLISHED AT CULTURE ON THE EDGE What then does it mean to reconstruct a dinosaur? Or to animate a dinosaur? What do the dinosaurs of the past have to do with us today? "The first time I remember thinking about what really makes a dinosaur, was … Continue reading Articulating Dinosaurs & Religions (The Story of Us)
Original Date of Publication - February 10, 2017 Peer-reviewed article published at Culture on the Edge A short peer-reviewed article, Is Tom Brady Vegan, Vegetarian, or Just Another Omnivore?, addresses the contested nature of ideological categories such as vegan and how these categories are often taken for granted. It takes the example of NFL quarterback Tom Brady’s predominately … Continue reading Is Tom Brady Vegan, Vegetarian, or Just Another Omnivore?
KAPITAL 150: A Symposium on The Relevance Of Marx Friday, November 3, 2017 Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia Karl Marx published volume one of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy on September 14, 1867. On this 150th anniversary year of the publication, the Sociology & Social Anthropology Department at Dalhousie University will be hosting a symposium … Continue reading KAPITAL 150
Welcome to the personal website of Jason WM Ellsworth! I am a doctoral student in the Sociology & Social Anthropology Department at Dalhousie University, and often a Sessional Lecturer in the departments of Religious Studies and Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island. Within the following pages you can find information on … Continue reading Welcome