Anthropology roundup: ” Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists…”Weaponizing Anthropology

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2014 at 15:21

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music
“If I’m going to talk about dancing, I’m going to try to look at a very deep and emotional and anthropological, even biological side, of it,” he says. “What it means, music and dancing, for us, as a species.” Drexler is not your ordinary songwriter: He .


Weaponizing Anthropology


Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State.

By David H. Price. Published by CounterPunch and AK Press, Petrolia and Oakland, CA, 2011. ISBN-13: 9781849350631. 219 pages.


Big Data and Small: Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists

Oxford Internet Institute -

Heather Ford on 6 August 2014 at 18:44PM

This article first appeared in Big Data and Society journal published by Sage and is licensed by the author under a Creative Commons Attribution license. [PDF] Abstract In the past three years, Heather Ford—an ethnographer and now a PhD student—has worked on ad hoc collaborative projects around Wikipedia sources with two data scientists from

Anthropology at the margins: A report of EASA 2014

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog

(This guest blog comes to us from Theodoros Kyriakides. Theo is a PhD student at the University of Manchester social anthropology department, currently writing his thesis on the political and subjective dimensions of thalassaemia in Cyprus. You can follow him on twitter at @bio_karneia. -Rx)


Tuberculosis: more anthropologists wanted

Culture Matters by Paul Mason

Nhat preparing a sample to be tested in the GeneXpert system

If tuberculosis (TB) is so often described as the quintessential social disease, why aren’t more researchers in the social sciences and humanities studying this global problem?




A good article on ‘uncontacted tribes’

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology —

Over at the BBC’s “Future” website, science journalist Rachel Nuwer has a 2,000 word piece up entitled Anthropology: The sad truth about ‘uncontacted tribes’. The piece focuses on Latin America, but is refreshing because it manages to avoid the usual clichés about ‘stone age innocents’. “Today’s so-called uncontacted people all have a history of contact, whether from past exploitation or simply seeing a plane flying overhead,” Nuwer writes. “It is almost always fear that motivates such hostilities and keeps isolated groups from making contact. In past centuries and even decades, isolated tribes were often murdered and enslaved by outsiders.”

Neanderthals Coexisted with Humans for More Than 5000 Years

Anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals were both living in Europe for up to 5,400 years, says a new study conducted by Oxford University researcher Prof Thomas Higham and his colleagues. Neanderthal. Image credit: Trustees of the Natural History …

Neanderthals and humans had ‘ample time’ to mix

Analysis: Neanderthals thrived in Europe much longer than previously thought

A little Neanderthal in us all: Australian scientists

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

New photo from Facebook August 22, 2014 at 11:01PM

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 at 22:04
Konsolosla diyalog. via @SehribanKaya via Facebook Pages

Journalist Ceyda Karan (@ceydak) targeted by pro-AKP media and political trolls #CeydaKaranYalnizDegildir

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 at 17:59

Ms. Karan has been a particular target since Gezi Park Protests. AKP circles used to like her a lot but as she gradually became critical of the government, increasing symbolic violence she had to endure. In the new wave of (obscenity included) intimidation, another female columnist Amberin Zaman was the first target (her column here). Then came the flood of insults and threats to Ms. Karan…  A journalist from Yeni Şafak, a notoriously pro-AKP daily, agitated AKP circles by claiming that Karan labelled AKP voters as “idiots”. As can be seen in this video, Karan does not make such a statement, but Yeni Şafak guy was quick to provoke…….

News in Turkish:

Ceyda Karan: Bu paçavralarda beni öven bir yazı çıkarsa yüzüme 

T24-4 hours ago
Cumhuriyet Gazetesi Dış Haberler Müdürü Ceyda Karan, CNN Türk’te katıldığı canlı yayında, ”Türkiye anormal bir süreçten geçiyor.
Ceyda Karan yine seçmeni aşağıladı
Yeni Akit Gazetesi-Aug 21, 2014
Ceyda Karan, Twitter’dan Patladı
Post Medya-31 minutes ago


Dispatches from Turkey

A comprehensive report prepared by the Presidency has urged the government to permit the Parliament to exert scrutiny over defense expenditures and exercise democratic control over defense policies
Interior Minister Efkan Ala said that the rumors aimed at incriminating the state were actually the brainchild of those who want to torpedo the resolution process
As tensions mount, a cultural centre in Istanbul is trying to bridge the gap between Syrian refugees and Turkish locals.

Foreign Minister Nominated to Be Turkey’s Next Premier

Turkey’s governing party nominated Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as prime minister and party chairman.
It was my first time in the Çankaya Presidential Palace after 10 years. I have covered Süleyman Demirel’s presidency as a reporter, but it was a different place then.
Current adviser to the ruling party chair, Binali Yıldırım, has expressed his support for the nomination of Ahmet Davutoğlu for chairmanship of the party at a press conference

Mahsun Korkmaz premier commandant PKK

Mahsum Korkmaz est depuis longtemps un héros pour des millions de Kurdes. Pas seulement pour  les sympathisants apocus (pro PKK). J’ai même rencontré des responsables  du PDK (le parti de Barzani), peu suspects de sympathie pour le PKK, qui ne cachaient pas leur admiration pour ses guérillas. Évidemment, le premier commandant du PKK, tué en 1986 lors d’ un clash avec l’armée turque dans les Monts Gabbar est vénéré par ses sympathisants. Et il est devenu  un modèle à suivre pour tous ceux qui rejoignent la montagne.

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