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Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog

Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog
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Accueil | Collectif Confluence Une heure de peine... 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. 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. To gain a sense of how mathematicians are using online resources, we embarked on an effort to gather more systematic intelligence embracing a qualitative approach to the research – ethhnography. What do we mean by ethnographic research? Perhaps the hardest part is the interview itself. Like this:

Harvard Law: Future of the Internet Does Santa Exist? A Chat with Eric Kaplan (Transcript) January 19th, 2015 | by Benjamin Sobel | published in Future of the Internet | Comments Off Jonathan Zittrain: This is Jonathan Zittrain speaking. I’m on the line, wherever that is, with one Eric Kaplan, author of “Does Santa Exist? A Philosophical Investigation,” a book that I had the pleasure of reading and that Eric had the burden of writing—and we thought we would talk about it for a little bit. Does Santa Exist? December 26th, 2014 | by z | published in Future of the Internet | Comments Off Eric Kaplan is a writer and producer of the Big Bang Theory. Everything you should know about … warrant canaries December 8th, 2014 | by ngilens | published in Future of the Internet | 1 Comment Guest post by Naomi Gilens, J.D. Why Libraries Matter September 10th, 2014 | by z | published in Future of the Internet | Comments Off Righting the right to be forgotten

omnivore The inaugural issue of Policy and Complex Systems is out, Calestous Juma (Harvard): Complexity, Innovation, and Development: Schumpeter Revisited. David W. Glazier (Loyola): Destined for an Epic Fail: The Problematic Guantanamo Military Commissions. Glenn Greenwald on how the “Cuban Twitter” scam is a drop in the Internet propaganda bucket. Hillel Aron on how Left-wing darling Pacifica Radio is sliding into the abyss. Carole Cadwalladr on Charlotte Laws' fight with Hunter Moore, the internet's revenge porn king. From the journal Class, Race, and Corporate Power, Geoff Ostrove (Oregon): The Political Economy of Financially Successful Independent Hip-Hop Artists. Gregory H. Dmitry Dima Adamsky (IDC): The 1983 Nuclear Crisis: Lessons for Deterrence Theory and Practice. Christopher Marsden (Sussex): Law and Technology. The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Dharma Studies is out. From the International Journal of Bahamian Studies, a special issue of Caribbean Art Music.

Le langage & la linguistique Noam Chomsky est avant tout un linguiste. Vous trouverez donc ici les livres de traitant de la linguistique, domaine qu’il a véritablement révolutionné. Ils sont donc sans lien (enfin, direct) avec la politique ou la société. La première vie de Noam Chomsky : La Linguistique Structures syntaxiques (1957) Présentation de l’éditeur — Point de départ d’une oeuvre qui a profondément renouvelé la linguistique, cet ouvrage est à la fois critique et constructif. Critique : Chomsky, formalisant les diverses théories structuralistes, montre qu’elles sont inadéquates pour rendre compte de leur objet. Constructif : à partir de cette critique est élaboré le modèle transformationnel, et sont posées des questions fondamentales si étrangement absentes à la linguistique jusqu’alors : qu’est-ce qu’une grammaire ? Structures syntaxiques, premie rlivre de Noam Chomsky, paru en 1957, expose sous une forme compacte les grandes lignes de ce programme ambitieux. Le langage et la pensée (1967) Linguistique Annexes

Sommet européen: un bilan mi-figue, mi-raisin, par Nelly MORISOT - Regards de gauche Dimanche 1 juillet 7 01 /07 /Juil 17:37 Article publié dans et L'Echo du 07/06/2012 © Doc Rarement une réunion au sommet n’aura été aussi attendue. « Sauver l’euro et l’Italie », « die Euro-Zone retten », « salvare l’euro »: chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement avaient pour consigne de la presse et de leurs opinions publiques de se métamorphoser en héros chargés de tenir conciliabule pour venir à la rescousse d’un continent entier, et avec lui du reste de la planète. Fumée noire ? C’est peut-être d’ailleurs dans une pré-réunion que l’essentiel s’est joué.

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:

Berkman Interactive The Berkman Center's Interactive collection features conversations with and talks by leading cyber-scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, and policymakers as they explore topics such as: the factors that influence knowledge creation and dissemination in the digital age; the character of power as the worlds of governance, business, citizenship, and the media meet the Internet; and the opportunities, role, and limitations of new technologies in learning. All Berkman events, including conferences, luncheon series talks, and most meetings, are webcast then archived here, along with unique productions like the Citizen Media Law Project podcast and episodes of A selection of the archive is also available on Berkman's YouTube channel.