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Boing Boing by David Pescovitz
Inspired by Indiana Jones, I was an archeology major for about 10 minutes at the start of my freshman year in college
The soirée will feature Audra Simpson, a McGill alumnae who is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. In her address, Simpson will discuss the significance of McGill as a training ground for scholarship and engaged political life.
When I first ran across Asifa Majid’s article with Ewelina Wnuk in Cognition, about how speakers of Maniq, a language indigenous to southern Thailand, have a vocabulary for talking about smell, I was taken aback. In anthropology, especially since the work of people like David Howes, Constance Classen, and Andrew Synott, we know very well that different cultures privilege olfaction and other senses more than Westerners do. The anthropology of the sense has made it clear that the ideological privileging of vision in the West, and relative underdevelopment of sense of smell or proprioception, is not matched elsewhere.
Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, presented his findings regarding the importance of the hearth and its connection to the narrative of Irish immigration in the Snite Museum of Art on Saturday. Kuijt’s research, titled “The Empty .
American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O.
The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) announces the creation of the Task Force on AAA Engagement with Israel/Palestine, part of a broad association effort to respond to members’ interest in dialogue about the ongoing Israel/Palestine conflict. The Task Force is charged with helping the Executive Board consider the nature and extent to which AAA might contribute to addressing the issues that the Israel/Palestine conflict raises. It will report to the Executive Board by October 1st, 2015.
In Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, Stanford anthropologist S. Lochlann Jain writes of her personal experiences with breast cancer, creating a tapestry into which she weaves both personal andanthropological perspectives. Jain seeks to understand the
Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Sara Perry
Archaeologists and antiquarians have been innovators, assemblers, critical interrogators, and remakers of media and media technologies for at least 500 years. Their outputs have been drawn into broader programmes of social theorising about modes of engagement, and they are often pioneers in the application of new media. While there are many people studying and broadcasting about these issues today – including a growing number of excellent blogs that deal directly or indirectly with the topic: see Digital Dirt|Virtual Pasts,Anarchaeologist, Prehistories, Archaeology and Material Culture, All Things Archaeological,Digging Deeper, Reimagining the Past, Rust Belt Anthro, in addition to some of the sites I highlighted in my last post), there still seems to be a conspicuous need to point out that this is not an uninterrogated subject matter.
Join Dr. Ken C. Erickson next Wednesday afternoon for Webinar Wednesday! Registration is required, webinar is free: http://bit.ly/1lU3FNY
Although it was ten years ago I started this blog and anthropology portal, I am not sure if there is something to celebrate. The website has been more or less dormant for nearly two years now. Despite several attempts to start up blogging again, I failed to keep it going. But now, because of the anniversary, what about starting another attempt?
Life is more or less upside down after I went to Cairo, Egypt, three years ago and got stuck here. It was supposed to be a short trip, but I ended up getting married here. That was the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. But I still have to find out how to combine my new life as husband with my previous favorite activities like blogging.
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You can’t go to Istanbul and not visit the Hagia Sophia, which was built 1,600 years ago in a town noted for its earthquakes — and still it stands.
The city of İstanbul, which has stood throughout history at a point of strategic importance, has always been more vulnerable to threats from the sea .
Make mine Istanbul. When it comes to city escapes, the Turkish capital may be gathering an increasingly touristy buzz but it still largely remains
Masked young leftists protest against police officers during a police operation inİstanbul’s Gazi neighborhood on Friday morning. (Photo: DHA).
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Britain is a dying project. A Yes would not only be good for Scotland but good for England; a major blow for popular sovereignty against unresponsive, undemocratic and incompetent rule.
The NHS has become the burning issue of the Scottish Independence Referendum. OurNHS takes a close look, and finds in favour of the Yes campaign.
Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists, with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.
Many Yes campaigners may not be motivated by nationalism, but it’s important to understand.
You would be forgiven for considering this obvious, but it is in fact deeply controversial. For many of its supporters a Yes vote bears no relation to nationalism; it is a vote for democracy, fairness, and progress. This is not deceit either. They are not trying to sell nationalism falsely. They believe that their progressive ideals can be best realised through Independence. They are socialists, progressives and radicals, not nationalists. Nonetheless, they have joined a nationalist campaign, justified primarily by implicitly nationalist arguments
The referendum on independence for Scotland puts the EU in an unprecedented situation which is worth assessing on the basis of a series of legal, political and diplomatic considerations, writes Yves Bertoncini
The UK collects less tax revenue from its oil than almost any other country on earth. Scotland could do much better.
Oil has been central to the arguments about Scottish independence. The SNP tell us there are decades of crude left in the North Sea, and that there should be an oil fund. Westminster politicians say there’s not much oil left.
An audio report on the generational divide over Scottish independence, talking to experts and young people voting Yes. The first piece in the Precarious Europe project, launched today.
This week, Scottish voters will decide whether or not Scotland goes independent. It’s neck and neck, and divided along generational lines. Young people are more likely to want to leave the UK, with the grey vote bringing the average down.
English supporters of a No vote often cling to Britishness as a remedy for England’s alleged ills: intolerance, ethnic nationalism, and so on. Yet we lose none of our tolerance in a Yes vote. We are the same England, and we should embrace this opportunity for constitutional renewal.
Today openDemocracy begins a partnership with Precarious Europe, a new media platform dedicated to documenting the experiences and perspectives of young people in Europe.
Precarious Europe launches today. Since the three of us decided to found the project, it has been shaped by friends, supporters, contributors and by openDemocracy which has agreed to be a project partner.
France’s embattled Prime Minister narrowly survived a confidence vote yesterday, by a margin of twenty-five votes. Addressing legislators, he painted a dramatic picture of the European economy, and demanded that the pace of deficit reduction be brought down.
The parliaments of Ukraine and the EU ratified the association agreement on Tuesday. However its free trade provisions won’t enter force until the end of 2015. The members of parliament in Kiev also passed a law granting eastern Ukraine more autonomy. Commentators criticise the concessions to Russia and the separatists and see many obstacles still blocking Ukraine’s path towards the West.
Fidesz does not have any coherent ideology, but depending on the context, employs elements of various currents, mixing neo-conservative tropes (God, Patria, Family) with anti-globalization arguments (anti-corporation, anti-finance), classic populist slogans with anti-EU and anti-minority refrains echoed by extreme right groups.
Criminalising the buying, rather than the offering, of sexual services is one of the ways to fight the transnational criminal networks behind the trafficking of women.
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Erdoğan slams credit agencies, Turkey’s Culture Minister slams Wikipedia, Euro court criticizes Turkey to amend religious courses.. Life goes on…In Uncategorized on September 18, 2014 at 00:20
Turkey is also wary of the group, which it believes is affiliated to the Kurdish PKK movement, which waged a long and bloody insurgency in Turkey’s southeast. View gallery. Islamic State extremists. This undated file image posted on a militant website .
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