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What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated – Brain Pickings. By Maria Popova Nearly four decades before Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) refined his enduring ideas on how to find your bliss and have fulfilling life, the legendary mythologist penned The Hero with a Thousand Faces (public library) — his seminal theory outlining the common journey of the archetypal hero across a wealth of ancient myths from around the world. Campbell’s monomyth model has since been applied to everything from the lives of great artists to pop-culture classics like Star Wars. This wonderful short animation from TED Ed presents a synthesis of Campbell’s foundational framework for the eleven stages of the hero’s quest — from the call to adventure to the crisis to the moment of return and transformation — illustrating its timeless potency in illuminating the inner workings of so many of our modern myths and the real-life heroes we’ve come to worship:

Savage Minds | Notes and Queries in Anthropology. Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences. Bronislaw Malinowski with natives on Trobriand Islands, ca 1918. I have always liked to think of myself as a good listener. Whether you are in therapy (or should be), conversing with colleagues, working with customers, embarking on strategic planning, or collaborating on a task, a dose of emotional intelligence – that is, embracing patience and the willingness to listen — is essential.

At the American Mathematical Society, we recently embarked on ambitious strategic planning effort across the organization. On the publishing side we have a number of electronic products, pushing us to consider how we position these products for the next generation of mathematician. We came to a sobering and rather exciting realization: In fact, we do not have a clear idea how mathematicians use online resources to do their research, teaching, hiring, and job hunting. What do we mean by ethnographic research? Perhaps the hardest part is the interview itself. So the interviews are done – then what? How Different Cultures Around the World Deal With Emotion and Conflict. Negotiating with Filipinos? Be warm and personal, but stay polite. Cutting das Deal with Germans?

Stay cool as ice, and be tough as nails. So what happens if you're a German doing business in the Philippines? That's not the question this map was designed to answer. Vertically, the map distinguishes between countries where it is highly haram to show emotions during business proceedings (Japan being the prime example) and countries where emotions are an accepted part of il commercio (yes, Italians are emotional extroverts — also in business). The horizontal axis differentiates countries with a very confrontational negotiating style — think heated arguments and slammed doors — from places where decorum is the alpha and omega of commercial dealings. In general, the map says: For cold-as-fish negotiations, go to northern Europe or eastern Asia.

This map found here at the Harvard Business Review website. Strange Maps #753 Got a strange map? Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences. Why Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning Differently. Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. On a holiday Monday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Today in Your Health, how different cultures think about the struggle with schoolwork.

In this encore presentation, NPR's Alix Spiegel compares learning in the United States with learning in Japan and China. ALIX SPIEGEL, BYLINE: In 1979, when psychologist Jim Stigler was still a graduate student studying teaching, he went on a trip to Japan to do some research and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth grade math class. JIM STIGLER: The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three dimensional cubes on paper. SPIEGEL: In America, it's usually the best kid in the class who's invited to the board.

STIGLER: I was sitting there starting to perspire because I was really empathizing for this kid. STIGLER: They've taught them that suffering can be a good thing. UNIDENTIFIED CHILD #1: Mm-hmm. Official Definitions of Indigeneity « Indigeneity, Language and Authenticity. The UN / WGIP The original definition was accepted in 1972 by the UN Working Group for Indigenous Peoples, but was considered too restrictive and was later amended to what follows in 1983.

Indigenous populations are composed of the existing descendants of the peoples who inhabited the present territory of a country wholly or partially at the time when persons of a different culture or ethnic origin arrived there from other parts of the world, overcame them, by conquest, settlement or other means, reduced them to a non-dominant or colonial condition; who today live more in conformity with their particular social, economic and cultural customs and traditions than with the institutions of the country of which they now form part, under a state structure which incorporates mainly national, social and cultural characteristics of other segments of the population which are predominant. In 1986, the following rather important line was added; The ILO 169 Convention applies to the following peoples; B o r d e r l a n d s e-journal.

On Worrying: the lost art of the well-administered national cuddle* Ghassan Hage University of Sydney Introduction 1. Since the rise of paranoid nationalism in the last 15 years or so, its affective expression, ‘worrying about one’s nation’, has become such a dominant cultural trend in most Western societies that it is sometimes uncritically equated with what it means to be attached to the nation. The culture of ‘worrying’ which was initially most pronounced among supporters of extreme-right, anti-immigration movements, such as the Front National in France and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation in Australia, has now become the dominant cultural form of expressing one’s belonging to the nation.

Nowhere has this generalised culture been as intense as it has been in the Australia of the Tampa and the detention centres. 2. ‘Worrying’ clearly denotes the prominence of a dimension of fear about the fate of the nation that is only minimally present in the affective practice of ‘caring’. 3. 4. 5. 7. The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks. The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms: with Observations on Their Habits by Charles Darwin London: John Murray (1881) Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish, and Sea-Urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous Systems by George John Romanes London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. (1885) Mental Evolution in Animals London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co. (1883) In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R.

Norton, 528 pp., $19.95 (paper) What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 192 pp., $14.00 (paper) The Foundations of Ethology by Konrad Lorenz Springer (1981) Behavior of the Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings Columbia University Press (1906) Cephalopod Behaviour by Roger T. Cambridge University Press, 256 pp., $79.00 (paper) An Introduction to Nervous Systems by Ralph J. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 172 pp.,$46.00 (paper) I was charmed by Romanes’s personal style. The Original Affluent Society--Marshall Sahlins. The Original Affluent Society Marshall Sahlins Hunter-gatherers consume less energy per capita per year than any other group of human beings.

Yet when you come to examine it the original affluent society was none other than the hunter's - in which all the people's material wants were easily satisfied. To accept that hunters are affluent is therefore to recognise that the present human condition of man slaving to bridge the gap between his unlimited wants and his insufficient means is a tragedy of modern times. There are two possible courses to affluence.

Wants may be "easily satisfied" either by producing much or desiring little. Destutt de Tracy, "fish-blooded bourgeois doctrinaire" though he might have been, at least forced Marx to agree that "in poor nations the people are comfortable", whereas in rich nations, "they are generally poor". Sources of the Misconception Current low opinions of the hunting-gathering economy need not be laid to neolithic ethnocentrism. Marvelously Varied Diet. Access denied. Access denied. Sokal's Hoax. The New York Review of Books, Volume XLIII, No. 13, pp 11-15, August 8, 1996 Like many other scientists, I was amused by news of the prank played by the NYU mathematical physicist Alan Sokal.

Late in 1994 he submitted a sham article to the cultural studies journal Social Text, in which he reviewed some current topics in physics and mathematics, and with tongue in cheek drew various cultural, philosophical and political morals that he felt would appeal to fashionable academic commentators on science who question the claims of science to objectivity. The editors of Social Text did not detect that Sokal's article was a hoax, and they published it in the journal's Spring/Summer 1996 issue.1 The hoax was revealed by Sokal in an article for another journal, Lingua Franca;2 he explained that his Social Text article had been "liberally salted with nonsense," and in his opinion was accepted only because "(a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions.

" Heroin Chic: The Fashion Phenomenon Analyzed Through the Writing of Christine Harold and Timothy Hickman. Heroin chic emerged in the 1990s as a high class fashion trend which appropriated visual imagery of heroin junkies and their environment into fashion photography. Eventually condemned as an immoral glorification of drug use with the potential to corrupt and destroy innocent youth, heroin chic ended amidst scandal and controversy. Issues concerning the exposure of the drug culture of the fashion industry, and its potential for creating an image of drug use as appealing and ‘cool’ for youth, pervaded editorials, columns and articles, with the majority of discussion focusing upon the concept that the corruption of the fashion industry and their unscrupulous morals for advertising was to blame.

It can be demonstrated, however, that many of these perceptions and explanations for the fashion trend of heroin chic have questionable validity both in their structure and evidence and through their construction of a ‘moral panic’ which continued to perpetuate the same analysis. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) Explore – How long different animals live, in vintage... Interviews - Sherry Turkle | Digital Nation | FRONTLINE. There seems to be a mass of cheerleaders out there who are celebrating this digital revolution, particularly in education. I think that we live in techno-enthusiastic times. We celebrate our technologies because people are frightened by the world we've made. The economy isn't going right; there's global warming. In times like that, people imagine science and technology will be able to get it right. “Many students were trained that a good presentation is a PowerPoint -- bam-bam.

In the area of education, it calms people to think that technology will be a salvation. I see part of my role in this conversation as giving nostalgia a good name. You can't put something in its place unless you really have a set of values that you're working from. What is this moment we're in?

We are at a point where the fact that something is simulated does not, for this generation, make it second best, and that leads to some problems. Children who loved to program are now absent. This infuriates children.