A Brief History of Place
In this episode, we have the great honor to sit down for a lengthy & illuminating talk with Ms. Jentri Anders, Ph.D.
Anthropologists sometimes get accused of "going native". In this two-part episode we speak with a native who went anthropologist. After dropping out of Berkeley, and society, Jentri Anders made her way to Southern Humboldt county where she spent the better part of 15 years living and working amongst the, as she calls them, "refugees".
She eventually went back to school for her PhD in Anthropology, writing her dissertation on the people and society she was a part of. Her book, Beyond Counterculture, The Community of Mateel, gives a unique and thorough perspective on life and people in the hills of Southern Humboldt before the marijuana boom.
We are so grateful to begin this season with her story and perspectives on the formation of this unique community and the people known to many as the ‘back-to-the-landers’.
And to start off with this insightful and spirited entry into the land and people we'll be meeting along this path. Enjoy.