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Special Valentine's Day Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton Date: Saturday, February 1 Time: 1 – 4 PM Admission: $75 ***Must buy ticket at http://morbidanatomy.bigcartel.com/product/anthropomorphic-insect-shadowbox-workshop-special-valentines-day-edition-with-daisy-tainton This class is part of The Morbid Anatomy Art Academy **Offsite*** Morbid Anatomy Museum ( New Location ) : 424A 3rd Ave Corner of 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Today, join former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton for a special Valentine's Day edition of Morbid Anatomy's popular Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop. More info here Morbid Anatomy
Hi there! Facing an unprecedented wave of spam cyclically clogging up my server, I decided to disable the comments. Anyhow, since the very start of this blog the real discussion is on Twitter, where I can be reached at @bodyspacesoc. Antonio A. Casilli :: BodySpaceSociety
Nursing Clio Let’s talk about sex work…in Northern Ireland By Helen McBride In 1999, Sweden passed the Law against Procurement of Sexual Services, criminalizing the purchase of sex, which punishes johns but not prostitutes. Worldwide, the law is considered a progressive way to improve the lives of sex workers while also combating the root causes of exploitation in the industry. Currently up for debate in Northern Ireland’s government is a similar measure, a new law, titled the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, which seeks to limit human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
Somatosphere | Science, Medicine, and Anthropology As a researcher, I organize my thoughts through spontaneous, messy, fast, and private writing. Writing I don’t want to share at first, but that I find necessary to wrap my head around what it is I am trying to say. What it is I am doing. I believe that one aspect of anthropological writing, offline and online, is this: To … In the December Special Issue of BioSocieties “social theorists interrogate and, in some cases re-frame, the very idea of ‘Big Biology’ as representing a fundamental shift in the scale, organization and outputs of scientific research,” as Adele Clarke, Nikolas Rose and Ilina Sing explain in their introductory editorial. The five main research articles take up various aspects and activities related …
I have written previously on this blog on the pros and cons of using social media for academic work, including a discussion of why I blog and what I have learnt from using these media. As part of a chapter on the digitised sociologist that I am working on for my Digital Sociology book, I have been reviewing other people’s research on academic blogging. Numerous accounts of using social and other digital media for professional academic purposes can be found on websites such as the LSE Impact of the Social Sciences and The Guardian’s Higher Education Network. Some more traditional academic articles have also been published in journals on these topics. This Sociological Life | A blog by sociologist Deborah Lupton
Surgeons are amongst the highest paid professionals in the medical world today. They are the ‘miracle-workers’ of the 21st century, capable of saving and transforming the lives of their patients. Nevertheless, the place of the surgeon amongst today’s medical elite was not always guaranteed. The Chirurgeon's Apprentice
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Yet, the literature also documents how lengthy running time of films creates challenges when using movies to teach. Instructors must show films across different class sessions or course sections (Burton 1988), use them only during special ‘mini-terms’ with extended class periods (Maynard 1971), have movies viewed by students in conjunction with specially arranged showings (Tan and Ko 2004; Tipton and Tiemann 1993), or assign movies to students as homework (Livingston 2004). Time constraints are compounded given the need for after-discussions that highlight the sociological significance of media and ensure teaching with popular culture is more than just entertainment for students, but an entertaining way for students to learn. The Sociological Cinema - The Cinema Blog
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Fugue as Method: A Fughetta on Interdisciplinary Work Within Contemporary Academia by rademacher, 3 hours ago at 07:00 am Cantata BWV 75Johann Sebastian BachSource: Bach Digital Project Exposition - “The first statement of the subject by all the ‘voices’ in turn” Oxford Dictionary of Music. Sociology Lens » news. resources. commentary.
December 30, 2013Posted by Jay Livingston Random thoughts after seeing “Her” (which I highly recommend), a film about the relation between a man and his computer operating system. Here’s the trailer, which, as usual, gives a better feel for the film than any description I might write. 1. Montclair SocioBlog
I’m working my way through a response to Sarah’s incisive and provocative posts on Drone Sexuality. But, I realized that I need to get some preliminary arguments on the table before I get into the thick of my response. In particular, I want to focus on what Sarah identifies as the ambivalence at the center of drone/cyborg eroticism; this ambivalence is, as I have argued in this article, deeply racialized. In what follows I’ll first explain my reading of Sarah’s point and then follow that up with the relevant excerpt from the article. Cyborgology » humanity meets technology
The Health Culture Throughout history there’s been an understandable desire to find connections between our behavior and our health. Human beings have practiced health regimens involving diet, exercise and hygiene since antiquity. When medicine was based on the humoral theory of disease, for example, individuals were advised to purge the body in the spring and, in the summer, avoid foods or activities that caused heat. Bathing in ice water was recommended in the 19th century. Mark Twain quoted the advice: “the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.” In the second half of the 20th century many Americans adopted the idea that a ‘healthy lifestyle’ (diet, exercise, not smoking, etc.) was a good way to prevent disease and live longer.
SociologyFocus | Just another WordPress site This is part one in a two part series. In this first post, Bridget Welch explains prototypes, schema, and framing and how these concepts help us understand the characterization of black and Latino boys as criminals. In the second post, she will help us relate these concepts to understand the charges of racism made in recent Stand Your Ground cases. Close your eyes and imagine a dog.
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By Sally Raskoff Issues of sex and gender are popular and common topics in sociology; we discuss the complexities of defining sex as physical (male, female) and gender as social (women, men). We assume that males take on the gender identity of men and females that of women. Social roles are built on these identities and gender is structured into the fabric of society, including our workdays, occupational aspirations, and social obligations. Everyday Sociology Blog
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