"Digital Anthropology Report

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Digital Anthropology Report: Attitudes to technology = basis of future class divides

by Lorenz

How do people in Britain use the internet? How do they behave online? The new Digital Anthropology Report. The Six Tribes of Homo Digitalis gives some answers.

The British communication company Talk Talk sent researchers from the University of Kent into the homes of people around the UK to ask them questions about their attitudes towards digital technology and to watch them use it. They also commissioned anthropology professor David Zeitlyn to analyse the findings.

International cartoon festival of yahootoonz (iran) 2009

International cartoon festival of yahootoonz (iran) 2009
Participation for all ages and nations is allowed…..

Enclosure, Area Studies, and Virtual Worlds

by Rex

The past couple of days have seen a knot of publications in virtual worlds and digital anthropology which deserve some comment. We have, first, Tom Malaby and Tim Burke?s introduction to a new edition of the journal Games and Culture, which discusses The Short and Happy Life of Interdisciplinarity in Games Studies. Secondly, we have Biella Coleman, who is writing a piece on digital anthropology for Annual Review of Anthropology (it?s not done yet, but in the offing and will doubtless be influential when its done). Finally, over at Material World Daniel Miller has wondered aloud whether or not this is the year digital anthropology comes of age. What is the state of digital anthropology, or an anthropology of virtual worlds, such that people might be thinking that it has finally come of age?

More Sites Offer Free Online Lectures and Course Video

from American Anthropological Association

The Chronicle of Higher Ed informs us that ?PBS and NPR are now posting taped interviews and videos of lectures by academics, adding to the growing number of free lectures online.? Their content is now available on the Forum Network.

The article also mentions other sites that feature free lecture content, including YouTube EDU, as well as online courses from universities such as MIT and Yale. Also check out Academic Earth and TED, whose video lectures we have featured in the past.

Migrationism strikes back

by dienekesp
In 1939, Carleton Coon wrote the Races of Europe. In it, he used the “skulls and pots as migrations” paradigm of his times, to infer a number of Neolithic and post-Neolithic migrations into Europe. A map from the chapter on the Neolithic Invasions captures his conception of prehistory well:
This map was drawn before carbon dating had been invented. We now know much more about both the anthropology and archaeology of Europe. But, the main thrust of Coon’s prehistorical narrative can be summarizes as arrows on a map, or, prehistory as a series of invasions. The closing paragraph from the Neolithic Invasions chapter sums up this view admirably:

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