The Anthropology of Human Space Exploration: An Undergraduate Textbook Using the Topic of Outer space to Explore Anthropological Concepts


Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships


Social and Behavioral Sciences


“The Anthropology of Human Space Exploration” is a concise textbook aimed at undergraduate anthropology students on the anthropology of human space exploration. The book is designed as a source of supplemental reading to accompany a more standard general anthropology, or “four-fields,” textbook. The book addresses cultural, biological, linguistic and archaeological concepts, knowledge, language, and research methods through a variety of space-related subjects. It explores the human relationship to outer space as content in order to encourage critical thinking. Synthesizing and analyzing research on scholarly and popular sources, the book includes original research from several field sites and presents the content in a readable and engaging writing style.