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Universities must reconnect with the outside world, says UCL professor

Universities must reconnect with the outside world, says UCL professor | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Michael Stewart uses inaugural lecture to criticise social sciences and arts in particular for being too insular
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An Introduction of Borders

An Introduction of Borders | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Immigration march in Chicago, Illinois (2013). Photo courtesy Sergio Lemus
When imagining borders, we immediately think or emphasize its crossings, but more than often, we see inspections form a central mechanism of control.
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Sexy Hot Damn Anthropology: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism

Sexy Hot Damn Anthropology: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
    It's true that I often get excited by anthropological theory, but it's rare that I am this excited and impressed. If you haven't yet come across 'Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the St...
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Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality

Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Racial disparities in health are well-documented and represent a significant public health concern in the US. Racism-related factors contribute to poorer health and higher mortality rates among Blacks compared to other racial groups.
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Full interview with Michael Herzfeld

In World101x we look at the world using an anthropological lens in order to shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and ...
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Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences

Ethnography: A Scientist Discovers the Value of the Social Sciences | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
What do we mean by ethnographic research? In essence we are talking about a rich, multi-factorial descriptive approach. While quantitative research uses pre-existing categories in its analysis, qua...
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An Indigenous Group Turned Their Stories Into an Amazing Video Game | Bitch Media

An Indigenous Group Turned Their Stories Into an Amazing Video Game | Bitch Media | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Native Alaskans developed "Never Alone," a game about a brave girl, her fox, and a lot of snow.
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The hidden past of Claude Lévi-Strauss

The hidden past of Claude Lévi-Strauss | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss died six years ago, leaving behind a treasure trove of correspondence and unpublished writings. We can now trace where his ideas came from and how they evolved.
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Teaching and using anthropology in the modern world - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Teaching and using anthropology in the modern world - The Edwardsville Intelligencer | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
To many, anthropology brings to mind living in remote places, studying mysterious rituals, or harrowing adventures “Indiana Jones” style. 
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‘Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism’ | Network for Peace

RT @claire_nfp: 15 April @HousmansBooks 7pm Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism With Brian Morris. http://t.co/Zfub7wTvx8
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Genre-bending, or the Love of Ethnographic Fiction

Genre-bending, or the Love of Ethnographic Fiction | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
[Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Jessica Falcone as part of our Writer’s Workshop Series. Jessica is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kansas State University. She is...
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The American Fascination With Zombies | Anthropology in Practice,

The American Fascination With Zombies | Anthropology in Practice, | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. This ...
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17. Digital rights in Southeast Asia and beyond: a review of RightsCon 2015

17. Digital rights in Southeast Asia and beyond: a review of RightsCon 2015 | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Update 1 April 2015: See also PDF version. Last week I was in Manila to attend the 4th meeting of the RightsCon series, held on 24-25 March 2015. This series of conferences seeks 'to advance soluti...
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Fredrik Barth: Hero of cultural anthropology

Fredrik Barth: Hero of cultural anthropology | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books, including Ethnicity and NationalismA History of AnthropologySmall Places, Large IssuesTyranny of the MomentGlobalization and Common Denominators. His latest book Fredrik Barthis an intellectual biography of his fellow Norwegian social anthropologist. It was recently published in the U.K. and will be released in June in the U.S. Here, AW contributor Sean Carey interviews Eriksen about the book.

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Between the Anthropocene and Neostructuralism

Between the Anthropocene and Neostructuralism | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Over the weekend I read the book symposium in Hau on Philippe Descola’s Beyond Nature and Culture; then I perused the Open Anthropology current issue on the Anthropocene, recently highlighted by Rex.
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"A Situationist ethnography has its own distinct methods" - an extract from The Beach Beneath the Street

"A Situationist ethnography has its own distinct methods" - an extract from The Beach Beneath the Street | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The below is an extract from The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie Wark - currently 50% off on our website as part of our Political Guide to Walking. Adventure is close at hand. It does not require Rimbaud’s “derangement of the senses,” but rather, an arrangement of the sensible. There is nothing exotic about it. It does not require a surrealist expedition to foreign lands. What James Clifford calls a “Surrealist ethn
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Tragedy Vultures: Opportunism in the Nepal Earthquake -

Tragedy Vultures: Opportunism in the Nepal Earthquake - | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Tragedy Vultures: Opportunism in the Nepal Earthquake
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Such “poverty porn” generates charity, not activists, and utterly simplifies and misrepresents the situation.
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The burden of continual assessment in a digital age

The burden of continual assessment in a digital age | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Due to my current reliance upon a laptop that's unsuitable for my work, I presently find myself running a disk cleaning utility on a near daily basis. It's a very useful bit of software that very q...
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Bruno Latour: The Whole is Always Smaller than the Parts

Bruno Latour: The Whole is Always Smaller than the Parts | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Bruno Latour - The Whole is Always Smaller than the Parts -What Digital Media do to Social Theory from MOMA on Vimeo. The digital availability of profiles deeply modifies the definition of what it ...
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Transitions within Public Sector Anthropology

Anthropologists have long studied the concept of transitions as it applies to people and their cultures. Transitions can come about through various means but are always accompanied by change.
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The Google Algorithm as a Robotic Nose

Algorithms, in the view of author Christopher Steiner, are poised to take over everything.
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Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Submit your best #STS scholarship to the new @4sWeb journal, @eSTSjournal: http://t.co/1peam9kOaw #socialscience #anthropology #sociology
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Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

Book Review: Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Ethnographers of contemporary Internet-infused societies consequently find themselves facing serious methodological dilemmas: where should they go, what should they do there and how can they acquir...
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Women’s Migration through the Lens of Food Insecurity

Women’s Migration through the Lens of Food Insecurity | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
“There is never enough money to buy food…I’m constantly stressed.
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The Twilit Fringe-Anthropology and Modern Horror Fiction

The Twilit Fringe-Anthropology and Modern Horror Fiction | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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