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kalahari.com Zuma But of course Zuma has been at the epicentre of South African politics, and his life has spilt... Now R353.00 buy now Johannesburg - The country has lost one of its best historians and an outstanding academic with the death of Professor Bernard Magubane, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. "I would like to convey our deepest words of condolence to his family, his friends and the academic community at large. May his soul rest in peace," said Zuma.
The Anthropology Blogosphere and online anthropology ventures have grown tremendously in the last few years. In preparation for a workshop about taking anthropology online, reviewed the big list of Anthropology Blogs 2013 , as well as some of the various social media, electronic media, and other online anthropology arenas. This is towards an ecology of online anthropology–please let me know what I’ve overlooked, or if I’ve mixed up my categories. With the news from the American Anthropological Association that they are going for global scholarly exchange, growing the membership, getting applied anthropology into the organization, and greater visibility, let’s hope they support the emerging anthropology blogosphere. Anthropology Group Blogs
Evolution :: Antigravity :: March 8, 2013 :: :: Email :: Print See Inside An analysis of old customs makes us privy to a slice of ancient life By Steve Mirsky Image: Matt Collins The last time I visited Boston's Museum of Fine Arts was in 2004 to see a Rembrandt exhibition.
Participants attend a working group session on anthropological sciences, ecology and environment during the 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado. Photo courtesy LTER Network Office In September 2012, we participated in the 2012 All Scientists Meeting (ASM) of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network in Estes Park, Colorado to make the case for integrating more anthropologists into the study of ecosystems. During the ASM’s initial plenary, the presence of embedded anthropologists was announced to all, and we were invited to stand and identify ourselves for the audience. From then on we spent several days immersing ourselves in the activities of the LTER network and engaging with its researchers, a group previously unknown to many of us.
Not even finished with Anthropology on Jared Diamond – The World Until Yesterday and now Napoleon Chagnon splashes in with Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes–the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists This page offers a selection of anthropology-oriented reviews and responses. Crucial point is one lesson anthropology has learned: contemporary peoples are not pristine windows onto a primitive past or distillations of human nature. Especially not a group of people doing slash-and-burn horticulture with steel axes . A follow-up page tracks anthropology and reactions to news that Marshall Sahlins resigns from National Academy of Sciences protesting the election of Napoleon Chagnon. See also Survival International’s collection of links, The Fierce People?
by DAVID H. PRICE Last Friday, esteemed University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins formally resigned from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the United States’ most prestigious scientific society. Sahlins states that he resigned because of his “objections to the election of [Napoleon] Chagnon, and to the military research projects of the Academy.” Sahlins was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1991. He issued the below statement explaining his resignation:
I am a fully paid-up member of the Karl Polanyi fan club. In the past few years I have published, with my collaborators, a collection of essays on the significance of The Great Transformation for understanding our times (Blanc 2011, Holmes 2012) and have made him a canonical figure for my versions of economic anthropology, the human economy and the history of money. I have also published two short biographical articles on him. I have contributed in this way to the recent outpouring of new work on Polanyi to which this book is a significant addition.
ENGAGEMENT editor Rebecca Garvoille recently caught up with Andrew S. Mathews , Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, to discuss his recent book, Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests (2011, MIT Press), and its broader contributions to forest policy and socio-environmental justice debates in Mexico. This interview is the third installment in an ENGAGEMENT series exploring how environmental-anthropological book projects inspire meaningful engagements in study sites across the globe. Andrew S. Mathews RG : First, for readers who might not be familiar with it, what’s the theme of your new book?
The Kaulong people of New Britain used to have an extreme way of dealing with families in mourning. Until the 1950s, newly widowed women on the island off New Guinea were strangled by their husband's brothers or, in their absence, by one of their own sons. Custom dictated no other course of action.
Photo: Eileen Barroso / Columbia University Nicholas Dirks has been named Cal's next chancellor. Nicholas Dirks , an anthropology and history professor from Columbia University , has been tapped as the next chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley . If the UC Board of Regents approves his hiring, Dirks will become Cal's 10th chancellor, following on the heels of Robert Birgeneau , who wanted to step down next month but agreed to stay at Cal through May. Dirks is the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History at Columbia, and he's written three books on India. Mark Yudof , president of the University of California system, announced Dirks' nomination on Thursday, praising not just his academic qualifications but also his "extensive fundraising" experience, something cash-strapped Cal sorely needs, even after the passage of Proposition 30 this week.
AnthroSource is the premier online portal serving the research, teaching and practicing needs of anthropologists. An online service of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource offers access to more than 100 years of anthropological knowledge. AnthroSource provides current content from AAA's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters. The following publications are included in AnthroSource:
Southern African Anthropological Futures: Opportunities and Constraints 2012 Annual Conference University of Cape Town Friday 31 August – Monday 3 September 2012 Southern Africa was, in many ways, a significant crucible for the early twentieth century construction of especially British Social Anthropology; and it remains a research area of significant concern for some leading contemporary anthropologists based in the USA and in various parts of Europe, whilst others from elsewhere are now beginning also to undertake research here.
Quick update on some themes from Teaching Anthropology , including a review of the AAA Teaching Materials Exchange and a great reflective post on Thinking About Course Readings, Fall 2012 . Also a great resource free through 31 August–all of the 2011 Anthropology Year in Review articles from American Anthropologist . Resources for teaching medical anthropology , Eugene Raikhel Gathers the best resources from Somatosphere for teaching medical anthropology, along with a number of health and social science teaching resources from other sites. Back to the Classroom?
Anthropology is Growing Anthropology is steadily growing, with more undergraduate anthropology majors, a three-year ever-growing attendance record of over 6500 participants at the 2012 meetings of the American Anthropological Association , and predictions of a faster than average, or 21% job growth in anthropology . Anthropology boasts a rich and varied collection of more than 100 active Anthropology Blogs .