Sam Pack is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kenyon College. His research interests address the relationship between media and culture and specifically focus on an anthropological approach to the production and reception of television, film, and photographs. In this capacity, he has conducted ethnographic studies among school-aged children in inner-city Philadelphia, middle-class families in suburban Pennsylvania and New Mexico, and adults in two different Native American communities (Navajo Nation and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community).
More recently, he has undertaken research and film projects in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines), Central America (Honduras and Costa Rica), the Arctic (Labrador, Canada), and the Middle East (West Bank, Palestine).
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Celebrating Semana Santa: Change, Conflict, and Continuity in Rural Honduras
This "superb, thought-provoking" ethnographic documentary explores the vitality and controversies surrounding a remarkable syncretic religious ceremony held in neighboring remote villages in rural Honduras during the Easter Holy Week.More Information >> Add to cart
Water Puppetry in Vietnam: An Ancient Tradition in a Modern World
This insightful and original ethnographic documentary explores the complex interplay between the rise and development of the international tourism industry and the production of culture in the performance of Vietnamese water puppetry.More Information >> Add to cart