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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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UBC Museum of Anthropology's Paradise Lost? pushes past stereotypes - Straight.com

UBC Museum of Anthropology's Paradise Lost? pushes past stereotypes - Straight.com | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
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Race Remixed? -- Probationary Whites and a Racism Reality Check

Race Remixed? -- Probationary Whites and a Racism Reality Check | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The "Race Remixed" idea was always questionable.
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Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks

Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Young children who use gestures outperform their peers in problem-solving tasks, says a new study. Children aged between two and five were asked to sort cards printed with colored shapes first by color, then by shape.
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Witchcraft And Life New South Africa :: Social and cultural anthropology :: Cambridge University Press

Witchcraft And Life New South Africa :: Social and cultural anthropology :: Cambridge University Press | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The Times Literary Supplement describes Withcraft and Life in the New South Africa as a 'deeply learned,... http://t.co/tONmolXllN
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Cultural Education: Redefining the Role of Museums in the 21st Century - Earle - 2013 - Sociology Compass - Wiley Online Library

Cultural Education: Redefining the Role of Museums in the 21st Century - Earle - 2013 - Sociology Compass - Wiley Online Library | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
RT @mlfonseca: Sociology Compass: Cultural Education: Redefining the Role of Museums in the 21st Century http://t.co/wC6sT2k6oS #SocioTweets
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When racists attack: dealing with public bigotry - Mongrel Nation - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When racists attack: dealing with public bigotry - Mongrel Nation - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Racism continues to animate the Australian public conversation, with a number of high profile verbal sprays on the football pitch, radio and public transport. Nevertheless, very few Australians actually believe in 'racial hierarchies'.
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The Charitable-Industrial Complex

The Charitable-Industrial Complex | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
As more lives are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to “give back.” ("As long as people are patting themselves on the back for charitable acts, we’ve got a perpetual poverty machine."...
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The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation

The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
If human rights were a currency, its value would be in free fall, thanks to a gross inflation in the number of treaties and laws adopted by international institutions in recent years. The beneficiaries of this process?
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Connecting the Dots: Researcher Positionality in Participant Observation

Connecting the Dots: Researcher Positionality in Participant Observation | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Aaminah Norris (@aaminahm) is just about to finish her PhD in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. She studies "critical making" and "design thinking" movements in an urb...
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Why Digital Inequality Scholarship Needs Ethnography

Why Digital Inequality Scholarship Needs Ethnography | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: We are excited to kick off this month's theme on what ethnography can bring to education research with a post by Professor Christo Sims (@christosims). Christo has insights from a pu...
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How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth

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Naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, he has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to around seven billion.
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The Genome in Turmoil - Issue 2: Uncertainty - Nautilus

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When President Obama delivered a speech at MIT in 2009, he used a common science metaphor: “We have always been about innovation,”…
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The two faces of mutuality: contemporary themes in anthropology by João de Pina-Cabral

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Legally High: how drug makers have slipped the net - Telegraph

Legally High: how drug makers have slipped the net - Telegraph | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Channel 4's documentary Legally High takes a look at the world of legal recreational drugs, says Jasper Rees.
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The American-Western European Values Gap

The American-Western European Values Gap | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
American values differ from those of Western Europeans in many important ways. Most notably, Americans are more individualistic and are less supportive of a strong safety net than are the publics of Spain, Britain, France and Germany.
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Tickling your brain: why do we laugh? - The Naked Scientists

Tickling your brain: why do we laugh? - The Naked Scientists | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
What do rats sound like when they are being tickled? We find out, with Prof Sophie Scott @uclnews Listen here: http://t.co/R3cWETckd7
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Locating Zombies in the Sociology of Popular Culture - Platts - 2013 - Sociology Compass - Wiley Online Library

Locating Zombies in the Sociology of Popular Culture - Platts - 2013 - Sociology Compass - Wiley Online Library | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
RT @mlfonseca: Sociology Compass: Locating Zombies in the Sociology of Popular Culture http://t.co/eVZjmCPPHB #SocioTweets
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Anthropologist Iida offers glimpse of Madagascar back home - Asahi Shimbun

Anthropologist Iida offers glimpse of Madagascar back home - Asahi Shimbun | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Anthropologist Iida offers glimpse of Madagascar back home
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For the past 19 years, Taku Iida has devoted his life to studying the lifestyle and cultures of the island of Madagascar.
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Should Philosophers of Mathematics Make Use of Sociology?

Should Philosophers of Mathematics Make Use of Sociology? | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
RT @bittrotter: Should Philosophers of Mathematics Make Use of Sociology? http://t.co/3HgDcQM6Iy via @byrd_nick
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Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins (Studies in Medical Anthropology) book download

Prof. J. Bryan Page and Prof. Merrill Singer


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Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins (Studies in Medical Anthropology) book download<br/><br/>Prof. J. Bryan Page and Prof. Merrill Singer<br/><br/><br/>Download here http://baommse.info... | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Comprehending Drug Use: Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins (Studies in Medical Anthropology) book downloa http://t.co/8yKYpaTZ1m
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Ethnography and the Geography of Learning

Ethnography and the Geography of Learning | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Alexander Cho (@alexcho47) is a doctoral student in the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-TV-Film. In addition to conducting fieldwork for the Connected Learning te...
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Don't Worry, Be Happy, and Get Tenure

Here is an interesting new take on the nature of the tenure track that just came out from a (former) Assistant Professor at Harvard.  In essence:  Don't worry, be happy, work smart, and its not alw...
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The suggestible brain: posthypnotic eff - PubMed Mobile

RT @therapytraining: Hypnosis neuroscience study shows value judgement is affected significantly after suggestion http://t.co/HGmqT1sQVF
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