Nancy McLean

Anthropologist and Service Systems in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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I am a book person and anthropologist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My interests range from epistemolgy to urban hiking. I am also interested in Social Systems, and eudaimonia. I have worked at Vancouver Kidsbooks for over 19 years. I examine ordinary life and the impact of institutional power and harmful superficial positivity discourses (Ted Talk like presentations, uses of the word “passion” and “success” etc) that erase experiences of harm and create more harm in the long term by pathologizing realistic pessimistic duty “to call attention to” bad experiences and practices. I have been a single parent, life long reader and mature student.

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  • Education
    • SFU Social Cultural Anthropology and Epistemology