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Eurozine - Rorty and the democratic power of the novel ...

This is a task not for theory but for genres such as ethnography, the journalist's report, the comic book, the docudrama, and, especially, the novel. Rorty's post-Contingency work develops his claim that the novel is the ...
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world
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What is the “True” Meaning of Yoga? An Anthropological Perspective.

What is the “True” Meaning of Yoga? An Anthropological Perspective. | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
A discussion about how cultural anthropology might investigate the question: “What is the real meaning of yoga?”
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The Monsters of Christmas

The Monsters of Christmas | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Many of the ancient pagan observances during midwinter have been transformed or forgotten by our modern society. If you look into the origins of traditions...
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Facebook Remembers » Cyborgology

Facebook Remembers » Cyborgology | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

Facebook announced this week that it will add a new search feature to the platform. This search feature will, for the first time, allow users to type in keywords and bring up specific network content. Previously, keyword searches lead to pages and advertisements.  Now, it will bring up images and text from users’ News Feeds. Although search results currently include only content shared with users by their Friends, I imagine including public posts in the results will be a forthcoming next step.

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The Politics of Social Media

The Politics of Social Media | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
For those of us who have social media, it is likely that most of us can say we're familiar with the politics that inevitably come with having a digital online presence - the Do's & Don'ts, if y...
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'Did Somebody Say "Mulatto"?' Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

'Did Somebody Say "Mulatto"?' Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear ...
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Can We Colonize Other Planets?

Can We Colonize Other Planets? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The notion that humans might someday colonize other planets has been a recurring theme in the literature of science fiction. For much of the 20th century, the desire to colonize other planets was portrayed as a modern  expression of the pioneering spirit that moved the Europeans to emigrate to the far corners of the earth and the pioneers to settle the American West. But in the 21st century, the concept of extraterrestrial colonization has been increasingly portrayed as a solution to the looming crisis of overpopulation and environmental destruction.
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Why brain science won't cure poverty

Why brain science won't cure poverty | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Recently I've seen news reports with headlines like this one: 'Can Brain Science Help Lift People Out Of Poverty?'
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Boas and the Culture of Racism

Boas and the Culture of Racism | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The question is not that Boas was wrong about culture. It is rather that he told anthropologists that they are the only ones who are right. This quote is from the conclusion to the penultimate chap...
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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Ani Aharonian considers claims that matching instructional style to individual learning styles will yield superior learning. She argues that this appealing idea lacks an evidence-based foundation, despite its popularity.
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MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED

MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
"Ask us anything!" we wrote for our Reddit Ask Me Anything session last Friday. And then, boom: “Why does it matter that you're female?” “Why should your gender matter if you’re talking about research?” Dozens of questions like these were interspersed with marriage proposals and requests to "make me a sandwich."
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Big Data and Small: Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists

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Patagonia and the Selk'nam People

Patagonia and the Selk'nam People | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
The Musée Quai Branly is an anthropological museum close to the Eiffel Tower.  It’s perhaps my favourite of the museums here. Except when there are school parties visiting and then it isn’t.  Most ...
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The Global Communication, the Social Systems and the advent of the Interconnected Society

The Global Communication, the Social Systems and the advent of the Interconnected Society | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
In this complex modern age, social systems appear to be increasingly characterised by conflictual dynamics and a limited rationality which leave every dialectic open and unresolved. In such a conte...
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Thoughts on Race, Journalism, and "Serial" | Bitch Media

Thoughts on Race, Journalism, and "Serial" | Bitch Media | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Podcast reporter Sarah Koenig is transparent about how it's impossible to tell an objective story.
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A robust gender inference model for online social networks and its application to LinkedIn and Twitter | Kokkos | First Monday

A robust gender inference model for online social networks and its application to LinkedIn and Twitter | Kokkos | First Monday | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
A robust gender inference model for online social networks and its application to LinkedIn and Twitter
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Is there such a thing as Feminist Technology?

Is there such a thing as Feminist Technology? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
From iPhones to birth control pills, few of us take the time to consider whether technologies we use in our daily lives are gender neutral or if they are somehow encouraging gender stereotypes. In IGNITE, Shivani Gupta of Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) explains how the various technologies in our world can be tools of liberation or oppression. #BeTheSpark
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A Manifesto for the Freelance Academic

A Manifesto for the Freelance Academic | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Five principles to guide you in a career without a university employer.
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Writing People of Color

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The end of Open Access Anthropology (.org)

The end of Open Access Anthropology (.org) | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Open access week is a time to celebrate new projects and look back at the success of old ones. However today (yes, it is still Tuesday in Honolulu) I also want to look back at one open access proje...
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