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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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Erkan in the Army now...: Anthropology roundup: Chagnon on the news again..

Erkan in the Army now...: Anthropology roundup: Chagnon on the news again.. | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
‘Noble Savages’
Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon talks to Inside Higher Ed about his new book, Noble Savages, and his lengthy and exceptionally controversial career.
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When it comes to shawarma, it’s all about the chef

When it comes to shawarma, it’s all about the chef | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The key to a good shawarma isn’t the spices, it’s the chef. (When it comes to #shawerma, its all about the chef: http://t.co/wdIVFhIUHd)
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Book review: Migrants and Strangers in an African City - Indiana University Press blog

Book review: Migrants and Strangers in an African City - Indiana University Press blog | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
"On the whole, Migrants and Strangers in an African City is a significant contribution, useful across various disciplines, from anthropology and history to political science and sociology.
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The Revolution Starts Now… Or Does It: Digital vs. Print 'either/or' or 'both/all'?

The Revolution Starts Now… Or Does It: Digital vs. Print 'either/or' or 'both/all'? | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Steve Earle wrote: “The revolution starts now / when you rise above your fear / And tear the walls around you down / The revolution starts here.” Thankfully, time has finally brought us companies (big and small) that are re-thinking traditional...
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For scholars, due to the ammount of publication we must own and the numbers of journal articles, the decision is not really free from interest. 

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PLOS ONE: Does Masculinity Matter? The Contribution of Masculine Face Shape to Male Attractiveness in Humans

PLOS ONE: Does Masculinity Matter? The Contribution of Masculine Face Shape to Male Attractiveness in Humans | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Magic Meets Neuroscience in 'Cup and Balls' Experiment - ABC News (blog) | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

Science World Report Magic Meets Neuroscience in 'Cup and Balls' Experiment ABC News (blog) How does the mind work? We may be closer to answering this centuries-old question, with the help of a little magic.
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Creative types in demand as arts, culture and media industries boom: Census data

Creative types in demand as arts, culture and media industries boom: Census data | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The number of Australians in (Creative types in demand as arts, culture and media industries boom: Census data: http://t.co/Q4g5HVBn)
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Neuroscientific Approaches and Applications Within Anthropology by James K. Rilling

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"Many of the most distinctive attributes of our species are a product of our brains. To understand the function, development, variability, and evolution of the human brain, we must engage with the field of neuroscience."

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Keeping Biological Anthropology in Anthropology, and Anthropology in Biology

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"In this article, we integrate approaches from biological and cultural anthropology to describe changing relationships
between humans and animals in the Dzanga-Ndoki Park and Dzanga-Sangha Dense Forest Reserve (RDS), Central African Republic
(CAR). "

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Microbes manipulate your mind

Microbes manipulate your mind | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Bacteria in your gut may be influencing your thoughts and moods, raising the possibility that probiotics could be used to treat psychiatric illnesses
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Symbiosis, and microrganism/macrorganism relation is soemthing that as athropolgists we need to study more for usre. #anthropology #academia #interesitng 

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On Writing: Culture Looks Down On These Novels, But You Should Read Them ... - Wired

On Writing: Culture Looks Down On These Novels, But You Should Read Them ... - Wired | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Wired On Writing: Culture Looks Down On These Novels, But You Should Read Them ...
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Ethnography.com: Hey Look, Social Scientists Can Sell Stuff Too

Ethnography.com: Hey Look, Social Scientists Can Sell Stuff Too | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Now in 2013, The Atlantic, no less, has discovered that marketing firms can take advantage of social science skills, including participant observation, too, and published a nice story about it here.
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“Islam is evil”. “No! Islam is peace”: The fallacy of the ‘scripturegnosis’ argument

“Islam is evil”. “No! Islam is peace”: The fallacy of the ‘scripturegnosis’ argument | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The debate, despite enlightenment and modernization, remains the same as that which Dante advocated in the Divine Comedy: is Islam evil or a religion of peace? On one side of the argument, and sidi...
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How Rude! Reader Comments May Undermine Scientists' Authority - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Rude! Reader Comments May Undermine Scientists' Authority - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
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An interesting observation, although I have some observation about the methodology of the study. 

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A Digital Farmer’s Almanac – How Communities Track ‘Microchanges’ in Climate

A Digital Farmer’s Almanac – How Communities Track ‘Microchanges’ in Climate | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
This interview was originally published by New America Media on February 11, 2013. Source: New America Media Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen, Interview with Julia Kumari Drapkin.
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Writer from an Other Culture - Huffington Post | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

Writer from an Other Culture - Huffington Post | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Writer from an Other Culture Huffington Post Almost every interview I have done as an author has presented me with some variation of this question: 'What is it like, being a writer from another culture?
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The Other Side of Noam Chomsky's Brilliant Mind

The Other Side of Noam Chomsky's Brilliant Mind | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
An excerpt from the new book (The Other Side of Noam Chomsky's Brilliant Mind – http://t.co/dZ1n3Zxm)
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Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson in Bali: Their Use of Photography and Film By Ira Jacknis

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Neuroanthropology: Brain Enculturing | Serendip Studio

Neuroanthropology: Brain Enculturing  Through the lens of the Capoeira Angola    
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"Neurobiologists have long endeavored to discover whether or not culture has a physical implication (causes reconstruction) of the brain...." 

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Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals

Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals
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JPC%20mutuality%20AQ.pdf

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"The theme of mutuality has lately emerged in anthropology by the hand of
two of our most influential contemporary thinkers. Yet they explore it in
apparently unrelated guises: by the hand of Johannes Fabian, mutuality
emerges as a methodological preoccupation in discussions about fieldwork
ethics referring to the way in which anthropologist and informant are
engaged in processes of co-responsibility (2001, 2007); by the hand of
Marshall Sahlins, mutuality is a constitutive principle in personal ontogeny
that allows for a theoretical re-founding of kinship studies (2011)."

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Stumbling and Mumbling: Institutions, culture & change | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

How do you change the culture of an organization or society? I ask because of Robert Francis's claim that "a fundamental culture change is needed" in the NHS. This runs into the problem described by Phil Hammond in the ...
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