"Top 25 Anthrosource Articles of 2009

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The increasing feminization of anthropology

by Lorenz

Have you been in an anthropology class / course with more men then women? I haven?t. In both Norway, Germany and Switzerland (pluss many other places incl South Africa, I heard), the gender balance between men and women is around 25-75. Eli Thorkelson, graduate student in cultural anthropology in Chicago, gives us some statistics from American universities that present a similar picture. But as he shows, it hasn?t always been like this. And according to him, we witness both an increasing feminization of anthropology and an ongoing masculine bias.

Anthropologists add more than a million years to history of human evolution
newjerseynewsroom.com
WASHINGTON ? Anthropologists from around the world have added another million or so years to the history of human evolution.
Darwin, “Ardi”, and the African ApesScienceBlogs (blog)

Coming of Age in Digital Anthropology

Daniel Miller, UCL

I wonder if this can be considered a coming of age year for Digital Anthropology. Of course there is a blowing of our own trumpet here with the launch of our new MA degree programme in the topic at the Dept. of Anthropology UCL, but the current publications coming out certainly seem to justify the initiative. There is the radical energy of Two Bits by Chris Kelty, with a very engaging narrative and clear agenda for the wider importance of open source thinking and practice, as a vanguard with potential for much wider application. There is Tom Boellstorf?s Coming of Age in Second Life which convincingly demonstrates that it is possible to undertake a classic ethnography within a virtual world. Then there was also a wonderful conveying of participant observation in Julian Dibbell?s highly readable Play Money from 2006. The trends are also seen in postings here, such as the recent one by Barbara Kirschenblatt Gimblett showing the degree to which digital practices are becoming central to Museum practice.

Modernity

from ARC

Field Statement. Concept Labor. 2009. Anthony Stavrianakis. Modernity

Keep on reading: Modernity

What is an Anthropology of the Contemporary?

from ARC

Field Statement. Concept Labor. 2009. Anthony Stavrianakis. What is an Anthropology of the Contemporary?

Keep on reading: What is an Anthropology of the Contemporary?

McFate: ?Does good anthropology contribute to better killing??

by Maximilian Forte

Anthropology, Human Terrain?s Prehistory, and the Role of Culture in Wars Waged by Robots: From ?Gentle Pursuasion? to ?Better Killing?

David Price

CounterPunch, vol. 16, no. 17, Oct. 1-15, 2009, pages 1, 4-6.

Nietzsche’s Negative Ecologies

by Malcolm Bull
Malcolm Bull offers a detailed analysis of nihilism in Nietzsche’s works. Along with accompanying commentaries by Cascardi and Clark, he explores the significance of Nietzscheís views given the fact that a wide range of readers have come to embrace his ideas as new orthodoxy. There seem to be no anti-Nietzscheans today, but Bull demonstrates that this wide embrace of Nietzsche runs counter to the very meaning of nihilism as Nietzsche understood it.

Bodies of Enlightenment in Diderot’s Encyclopédie

by Dianah Leigh Jackson

The Past and Future of Generative Anthropology: Reflections on the Departmental Colloquium

by Eric Gans

Deconstruction and the Resistance to Anthropology

by Andrew J. McKenna

Human Terrain Team member blog by Ben Wintersteen

by llwynn

Readers familiar with the ongoing discussions on the utilisation of anthropological knowledge and the employment of anthropologists within the Human Terrain System will be familiar with the views of the small band of its most vocal supporters: namely Montgomery McFate, Andrea Jackson and Steve Fondacaro. While these vocal supporters and a number of other program personnel (including, among others, Zenia (Helbig) Tompkins, Marcus Griffin, Brit Damon, and Major Robert Holbert) have expressed their opinions and experiences with the program publicly, the overwhelming tone of analyses of such opinions and  experiences has focused not on their stated experiences but on what their stated experiences belie about the program. Concerns expressed with the HTS largely revolve around the potential of the program to produce effects which are in conflict with anthropological values and ethics.

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