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Anthropology roundup: ” Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists…”Weaponizing AnthropologyIn 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 .
OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte
By David H. Price. Published by CounterPunch and AK Press, Petrolia and Oakland, CA, 2011. ISBN-13: 9781849350631. 219 pages.
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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
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)
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?
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.”
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 …
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Journalist Ceyda Karan (@ceydak) targeted by pro-AKP media and political trolls #CeydaKaranYalnizDegildirIn 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:
Takvim-Aug 20, 2014
CNN Türk-Aug 20, 2014
Yeni Akit Gazetesi-Aug 21, 2014
Post Medya-31 minutes ago
Dispatches from Turkey
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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Journalism roundup: “How Photojournalists Change War Zones… “Documenting the Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson…In Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 at 15:05
This month Slate featured clips from the latest installment of Brooklyn Brewery’s War Correspondents series—a talk dedicated to Chris Hondros, a war photographer who was killed in Misrata, Libya in 2011. The series showed the pivotal role of photojournalists and reporters in conflict zones, and the unique dangers they face. Following the death of photographer James Foley, we’ve collected the full series below.
A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding in his general direction as a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stands on the sidewalk during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
pressfreedomfoundation.org – Runa A. Sandvik – Aug 19, 6:22 AM – Documenting the Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson Last updated: August 19 2014, 10:00 AM EST On Aug. 13, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on
Mashable! by Colin Daileda
A video purportedly showing the beheading of missing American journalist James Foley was released on Tuesday by an extremist group called the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL)
Boing Boing by Runa Sandvik
These arrests are a gross violation of the reporters’ First Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are illegal.
Holy crap, the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks like a scene from Robocop
Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
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“Es una apuesta por la continuidad”, explica a EL MUNDO Erkan Saka, sociólogo y profesor de la Universidad de Bilgi. “Davutoglu es válido porque es leal a Erdogan. Han planificado juntos la mayoría de políticas exteriores e incluso domésticas”
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