Turkish military official in Syria… #EuphratesShield #Cerablus

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2016 at 14:19

The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)




Turkish troops enter Syria in major operation against Isis

Campaign aims to ‘cleanse’ jihadis from Jarablus – terror group’s last key hub on the 500-mile Syria-Turkey border

The U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ankara on Aug. 24, hours after a joint operation by the Turkish military and coalition forces was launched to capture the ISIL-held Jarablus region in Syria
Turkish armed forces has begun its cross-border “Euphrates Shield” operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) early on Aug. 24 both with aerial strikes and with ground forces backed by strikes from rocket launchers, howitzers and tanks
The Turkish armed forces has begun its cross-border “Euphrates Shield” operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) early on Aug. 24 with aerial strikes and with ground forces backed by strikes from rocket launchers, howitzers and tanks
Turkey will be defeated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, according to Salih Muslim, the head of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)
The Turkish military launched the Jerablus operation “against terror organizations such as DAESH and the PYD,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Turkish Military Begins Ground Operation Into Syria

The incursion, backed by U.S. air support, drastically escalates Turkey’s role in the Syrian conflict in an effort meant to clear Islamic State militants from the border.
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Chief of Staff at the operation HQ

A campaign has been launched by Turkish Armed Forces Joint Special Mission Forces and US-led coalition air forces on ISIS in Jarablus region in Aleppo in Syria.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the morning of Aug. 24 paid a visit to the Turkish Parliament, which was bombarded by soldiers attempting to stage a military coup on July 15

Turkey Says Operation Launched to Free ISIS-Held Town in Syria

Turkey’s prime minister’s office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants.
Turkey sends tanks across the Syrian border after bombarding positions held by so-called Islamic State, in an operation also aimed at deterring Kurdish fighters.

Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
A cease-fire with the Syrian government puts Kurdish militias much closer to control of Hasaka Province, which would be the third lost by President Bashar al-Assad.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

New photo from Facebook August 23, 2016 at 05:41PM

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2016 at 16:43
İsveç taşrası. 1885-1892. via Reddit. “Southern Swedish Sami in front of a turf hut… via Facebook Pages

Anthropology roundup: R.I.P: Paul W. Friedrich

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2016 at 15:59

Paul W. Friedrich, anthropologist and linguist, 1927-2016
UChicago News
Paul W. Friedrich, an anthropologist, linguist and poet whose sweeping scholarship ranged from agrarian reform in Mexico to Russian lyric poetry to ties between Thoreau’s Walden and Hindu scripture, died at his home on Aug. 11. He was 88 years old.

The next evolution in biological anthropology education: a card game
Crain’s Cleveland Business (blog)
Photo by WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Charles Darwin might have enjoyed a new card game about evolution. Forbes profiles a hot new game about evolutionary creatures. No, not that one. What caught the eye of Forbes is a card game called Origins: An

Takhteyev, Y. (2012). Coding Places: Software practice in a South American city. MIT Press.

Notes by Tresa LeClerc
Non/fiction Lab and Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), RMIT University, Melbourne

Paul Friedrich, Dennis Tedlock, and Generational Change in Anthropology

(update: I incorrectly spelled  ‘Tedlock’ in the title of this post when it first went lived. This has now been corrected. Apologies.) 

It seems like I’ve been writing a lot of obituaries lately. Between Elizabeth Colson, Edie Turner, and Anthony Wallace and Raymond Smith, I’ve spent a lot of my time thinking about the past. Now, in close succession, we have also lostPaul Friedrich and Dennis Tedlock. It’s sad to record these passings, but I take some consolation in the fact that the people we remember have been so productive and matter so much to the people who mourn them — the world is richer for them having been in it. But in remembering these two today, I also want to talk briefly about how our discipline is changing, and what these demographic shifts might signal for anthropology’s future.

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the Anthropologies #22 series.

For the third installment of the anthropologies food issue, we have an essay from William Cotter and Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson.* –R.A.

From a Caffeinated Elite to Average Joes

Anthropology Students of Color

When I was an anthropology graduate student, I often found myself in an ambiguous place as someone who isn’t white. I swallowed my words, one too many times, about “race” issues in didactic discussions and any departmental occasions, because I felt that I wasn’t “colored” enough to express my disagreement with the rest of the mostly white room.

Jimmy Nelson is a legendary photographer of humanity. He shares seven insights gleaned from his 48-year career, each one backed up with an interesting anecdote about how he got better at his craft.

The world is ‘overheated’. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, it is globalisation – but not as we know it. This post, which introduces my new book
NMSU anthropology students excavate Mimbres pueblo
Las Cruces Sun-News
“This dig gave me a better understanding of the Mimbres people, and what living life during these times was like for these people,” said Candice Disque, an anthropology graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. “It provided insight into

Anthropology and Organisational Change: Gillian Tett’s The Silo Effect

Classification and world making are the core concerns of anthropology. In- groups and out- groups, borders and boundaries  are the frameworks of  social and political order.  Sorting Things

What does it mean to decolonize anthropology in Canada?

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.

By Zoe Todd

I have an ambivalent relationship to Anthropology. And an even more ambivalent relationship to the idea of decolonizing it.

Rethinking Pedagogy of Race in Anthropology, Part 2

[Continuing from Part 1]

Thinking about my experience of teaching race, I feel that I fell short when it came to conveying to my students what “race” has meant historically, and how white America has produced various racial divides by weighing which group of color is better or worse than the others. I didn’t think about articulating the two seemingly conflicting facts about race – 1) the biological/genetic explanation of “racial” differences is unsound and thus should be rejected, at the same time; 2) we must not deny the social realities where people of color have lived with their “racial” categories/identities. Inevitably, when I say “we’re all Homo sapiens” to someone who doesn’t have a good grasp of racial history, what gets tossed out of the window are the differences among us humans, not to mention the long social processes through which powerful oppressors have assigned detrimental social meanings to these differences.

Sameness is often seen as the defining characteristic of identical twins, but this impression is a result of Western stereotypes about the meaning of selfhood. Lisa Wiltse/Getty Images

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary


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