Andrew Beatty
Author and Anthropologist

Andrew Beatty is an anthropologist. He is interested in psychological anthropology, life writing, and literary approaches to ethnography. His books include two narrative ethnographies, A Shadow Falls: In the Heart of Java (2009) and After the Ancestors: an Anthropologist's Story (2015), and Emotional Worlds: Beyond an Anthropology of Emotion (2019).

Written by Andrew Beatty

Essay/
Anthropology
The emotional lives of others

On Nias island, the heart can be ‘squeezed’, ‘hot’, even ‘hairy’. What can anthropology say about unfamiliar emotional zones?

Andrew Beatty