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Exploring the world with anthropological lens. News, information, commentary, videos about humans in all their differences, issues and complexity.
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How emotions can hamper weight loss - The British Psychological Society

How emotions can hamper weight loss
The British Psychological Society
Efforts to lose weight can be restricted by a person's emotions.
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A Report from America's "Sacrifice Zones" - Religion Dispatches

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A Report from America's "Sacrifice Zones" Religion Dispatches Chris Hedges is a cultural critic and author who was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Christian Science Monitor and...
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Steelcase's Anthropologist On Remaking Offices To Create Happier Workers

Steelcase's Anthropologist On Remaking Offices To Create Happier Workers | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
You text, you Gchat, you hop on Facebook--why? To communicate. Soon you find yourself turning the phone off, going invisible, and signing out of your social networks--why?
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The war on female sexuality: Is globalization to blame? | Plight of Women

The war on female sexuality: Is globalization to blame? | Plight of Women | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
RT @pdeppisch: Religion is - what people see in religion > The war on female sexuality: Is globalization to blame? | Plight of Women http://t.co/GrdVnH8a
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The post is interesting, but it is important to move from 1960s-1970s analysis, which adduced everything to patriarchalism.  that I think has not achieved very much. 

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How the Brain Forms Categories

How the Brain Forms Categories | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Neurobiologists investigated how the brain is able to group external stimuli into stable categories. They found the answer in the discrete dynamics of neuronal circuits.
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AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000.
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Something intresting 

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Introducing Field Notes – Contact/Access — Cultural Anthropology

Introducing Field Notes – Contact/Access — Cultural Anthropology | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it

Welcome to Field Notes. Field Notes is a new section launching as part of the Fieldsights section of the new SCA website which will be organized by Grant Otsuki and Ali Kenner. We see it as an experiment in engaging the SCA community in a discussion on the themes and issues that occupy us as we try to make sense of what we see, hear, and experience as ethnographers, teachers, and public scholars.


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Greg Downey's curator insight, January 7, 2013 6:46 PM

The journal Cultural Anthropology has been one of the most innovative in creating open, online resources for our field. This new initiative is an attempt to spark conversation with short, thematic posts in conversation. I'll be watching....

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The Sociology Lens Of Amanat Rape Horror And Underlying Perspectives ... - Eurasia Review

The Sociology Lens Of Amanat Rape Horror And Underlying Perspectives ... - Eurasia Review | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
A "culture of rape"? I think that we need to reconsider how easily and inconsistently we use the term "culture" and its consequences. The reality can be a bit more complicated than just "culture" here.
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Everyday Sociology Blog: Everyday Sociology Talk: Making the Familiar Strange

Everyday Sociology Blog: Everyday Sociology Talk: Making the Familiar Strange | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Sociologist Dalton Conley explains how to make the familiar strange.
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Sensing God and the Limits of Neuroscience

Sensing God and the Limits of Neuroscience | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Biology cannot account for transcendence. (http://t.co/AvifFSeL http://t.co/6yQd7RX6)
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Myths of Human Genetics: Tongue Rolling

Myths of Human Genetics: Tongue Rolling | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Whether you can roll your tongue is NOT determined by a single gene; this page reviews the evidence. (“@Patrick_Clarkin: BioAnthro looking for posts/writing for human bio variation class. Suggestions?
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How a Simple Smartphone Can Turn Your Car, Home, or Medical Device into a Deadly Weapon

How a Simple Smartphone Can Turn Your Car, Home, or Medical Device into a Deadly Weapon | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
From embedded insulin pumps to tire-pressure gauges to home-safety monitors, microcomputers are making many aspects of life more convenient in America.
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Study: Human Evolution Forced by Chaotic Landscape - DailyTech

Study: Human Evolution Forced by Chaotic Landscape - DailyTech | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Human Evolution Forced by Chaotic Landscape: It's a widely held hypothesis that ecological and climatological changes had a crucial driving role in evolution throughout history.
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Ethics of Consumption - cultural capitalism

economist/philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues against a reliance on private charity, and particularly ethical consumption, as a solution to global problems. He s... (Watched this in Sociology a few weeks weeks back.
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Challenging India's rape culture - The Hindu

Challenging India's rape culture - The Hindu | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The Hindu
Challenging India's rape culture
The Hindu
This culture of impunity certainly emboldened Ram Singh but the more important question is, what motivated him?
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"In the case of Muslim and Dalit women, the rate of conviction is almost nil. Three Dalit women are raped daily in some part of our country." 

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‘SF culture war fuelling unrest’ - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter

‘SF culture war fuelling unrest’ - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
A MAJOR factor in the recent rioting is that republicans are continuing their war against loyalists by cultural means, a UUP MLA has said.
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"What I have seen is people at protests that have been organized on Facebook, which is how I find out about them – the same way as everybody else. Normally, in the past, I would have a fair idea what and who was behind any trouble – but this time it is different." 

Not only in the Arab Spring but also in one of the most complicated European conflict, Tweeter and FB have a role in changing how protests are organized and whom is directing them. 

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Naked Anthropologist | Laura Agustín | Migration | Trafficking | Sex

Naked Anthropologist | Laura Agustín | Migration | Trafficking | Sex | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The Naked Anthropologist, Laura Agustín, on migration, trafficking, commercial sex, smuggling, prostitution, sex work, the sex industry, borders and informal economies.
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Anthro in the news 1/7/13

Anthro in the news 1/7/13 | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
• On gang rape in the U.S.
Peggy R. Sanday, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, published an article on CNN about gang rape in the U.S. with reference to the gang rape in  Steubenville, Ohio, in August 2012.
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Interesting summary 

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Steve Fleming – Neuroscience challenges criminal law

Steve Fleming – Neuroscience challenges criminal law | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Neuroscience is changing the meaning of criminal guilt. That might make us more, not less, responsible for our actions

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Greg Downey's curator insight, January 5, 2013 6:11 PM

Great long piece on the ways that understandings of automatic action, semi-consciousness and even extremely small brain insults (like tiny tumours or other inconsistencies) might be considered in legal cases as mitigating criminal liability. Well worth a read.

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Viral Mehta: The Last of the Human Freedoms | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

Viral Mehta: The Last of the Human Freedoms | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Each moment, life places us on the crest of a powerful wave -- we can either deny our capacity to choose, or we can wholeheartedly embrace it. Blue pill or red pill, decay or evolution, these opposing forces are at endless ...
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Robert J. Samuelson: Globalization in retreat

Robert J. Samuelson: Globalization in retreat | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
One fateful question for 2013 is this: What happens to globalization? (Robert J.
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V.S. Ramachandran: The 'House' of Neuroscience

Renowned neuroscientist, V.S.Ramachandran is putting together some of the most perplexing puzzles of the human mind (RT @12andomthoughtz: VS Ramachandran: The 'House' of Neuroscience http://t.co/biYum64P)...
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intriguing indeed  

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intriguing indeed  

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Oxford University Press: What's Wrong with Fat?: Abigail C. Saguy

Oxford University Press: What's Wrong with Fat?: Abigail C. Saguy | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Professor Steven Rose ‘Can Neuroscience Explain the Mind’

Professor Steven Rose ‘Can Neuroscience Explain the Mind’ | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Professor Steven Rose ‘Can Neuroscience Explain the Mind’ How close are we to solving the mystery of consciousness? How effective and appropriate are treatments for depression and Alzhe...
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Meet Mrs Bilbo Baggins: Oxford graduate quit mainstream society to live a hobbit-style existence in mud hut in the Welsh hills

Meet Mrs Bilbo Baggins: Oxford graduate quit mainstream society to live a hobbit-style existence in mud hut in the Welsh hills | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Emma Orbach, 58, has spent 13 years living with no electricity in her self-built roundhouse in West Wales, generating her own power and growing her own food. (Response to too much information?
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