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Media #anthro e-seminar starting now: ?Migrant workers? use of ICTs for interpersonal communication?

from media/anthropology by John Postill

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Dear All

Welcome to another EASA Media Anthropology Network e-seminar! Over the next two weeks we?ll be discussing through this mailing list a working paper by Minu Thomas and Sun Sun Lim entitled ?Migrant workers? use of ICTs for interpersonal communication ? The experience of female domestic workers in Singapore.? You will find the abstract below and can download the full paper here: http://www.media-anthropology.net/thomas_lim_migrant_workers_ICT.pdf

I see your timeline and raise you a timeline

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Rex

A little bit ago a few tweets crossed my transom about Adam Bohannon?s excellent history of anthropological theory timeline. It?s fun and it looks like it was made with CHNM?s timeline builder. I had actually tried the same tool long ago but then sort of abandoned the project and so inspired by Adam revived my old project (this time using BeeDocs?s Timeline Maker). Here is a sample:

Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture: An Interview with Lee D. Baker

from American Anthropological Association by Dinah

The Human Terrain System is a Military Intelligence Program: John Stanton

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Human Terrain System = Military Intelligence Program: US Army Clarifies HTS Role

By John Stanton

14 April 2010

The Anthropology Of Facial Hair
Atlantic Online (blog)
Abstract It was predicted that men would emphasize sexually-selected traits, including mustaches, beards, and sideburns, when they have difficulty obtaining .

Is ?Indiana Jones? a Psychological Hazard for Male Archaeologists?

from Ethnography.com by Tony

My son Christopher graduates next month with a Bachelor?s degree in Archaeology.  I think that this happened because we made him a sandbox as a child, and he seemingly has not grown out of it, as most of us do after age 8.  Only now he is more geeky.  So instead of digging for plastic soldiers and banana peels in the sand, he looks for shards (pieces of pottery, I?m told), and sherds (pieces of glass) on Caribbean islands.  And mostly what he really finds are really old chicken bones.

Special issue of Ethos on autism

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel

Apologies for the far-too-long hiatus in posts. Things should be getting back to normal in the coming weeks.

In any case, the March issue of Ethos was titled ?Rethinking Autism, Rethinking Anthropology,? and was guest edited by Nancy Bagatell and Olga Solomon. It looks like a fantastic special issue, including work by a number of scholars we?ve written about in the past ? such as Elinor Ochs and Sharon Kaufman.

AAAS Adopts Statement ?On the Human Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress?

from American Anthropological Association by Dinah

On Friday, April 16, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Board of Directors adopted a statement ?On the human right to the benefits of scientific progress.? To read the full statement, please click on the ?read more? link below. Information about current AAAS activities in this area is available online, via their Science and Human Rights Program website.

Anthropologists for Justice and Peace (AJP)

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Anthropologists for Justice and PeaceIt is with great pleasure that, as a member of the steering committee, I announce the formation of ANTHROPOLOGISTS for JUSTICE and PEACE (AJP), a new grouping of Canadian anthropologists, and a partner of the U.S.-based Network of Concerned Anthropologists (NCA), the Fredericton Peace Coalition, the Centre de ressources sur la non-violence (CRNV), the Collectif Échec à la Guerre, and currently in talks with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and Conscience Canada about setting up working ties. AJP has been in the process of formation for almost two years, and finally took shape in late February of this year, before being publicly launched in early March (read more about the history). AJP has already been engaged in its first act of public advocacy against militarism and the militarization of the Canadian university campus, specifically around the ?Project Hero Scholarship Program? (see ?Open Letter from Professors at the University of Regina against ?Project Hero? Scholarships,? ?AJP Stands Against ?Project Hero? and Canadian Imperialism in Afghanistan,? and ?Freedom In Spite of the Military ? No Canadian Heroism in the Afghan War?). We have also suggested/endorsed two actions, one of which urges people to sign a petition against Project Hero. As far as we know, this is the first group of activist anthropologists in Canada, and we are dedicated to a public anthropology that advocates for indigenous self-determination, social justice, and decolonization at home and abroad.

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