Episode 30 – Idioms of Normality hosted by Dr. Paul H. Mason
Breaking Normal with Dr. Lucas Marie. Not many academics break free of the ivory tower to dance hip hop. This week’s guest on Idioms of Normality is Dr. Lucas Marie who not only loves to windmill, headspin, and six-step, he gets to call it research when he does.
His love of anthropology and performance led him to a study of breaking in Western Australia. He studies globalisation and localisation and brings his hardwon insights to the question, “What is normal?”
Lucas and Paul grapple with whether or not normality is a useful concept and discuss the usefulness of an anthropologist’s own sense of abnormality as a fruitful tool of social inquiry.