New American Ethnologist Virtual Issue on ?In/Visibility: Projects, Media, Politics, 2012-2013?

NEW! American Ethnologist virtual issue on ?In/Visibility: Projects, Media, Politics, 2012-2013? ? FREE articles for 2 months. Guest edited by Samuel Martínez, organizer of our 2014 AES spring conference on the same theme.

 

Looks of early European revealed

 

Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes

 

Omnibus Funding Bill Is Good News For Anthropology

 

On Friday of last week, President Obama gave his signature to the  Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which provides fiscal year 2014 appropriations for the projects and activities of the federal government. While the bill was signed more than three months into the fiscal year, it is the first time in several years that Congress has competed work on appropriations legislation, and not resorted to keeping the government running through a series of long term ?continuing resolutions.?

 

Social anthropologist Gerald Berreman dies at age 83

UC Berkeley

Gerald D. Berreman, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of anthropologywho was widely recognized for championing socially responsibleanthropology and for his work on social inequality in India, died at an elderly care home in El Cerrito, Calif., on Dec.

Anthropologist Gerald D Berreman known for work on inequality in India dies

 

50 Best Cultural Anthropology Dissertations 2013

 

See also the best cultural anthropology dissertations of 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

As usual, I did a key word search in Dissertation Abstracts International to find dissertations that address topics related to the anthropologyworks mission. Unfortunately, this source provides information almost exclusively on U.S. dissertations ? it is not at all ?international.? I invite other anthropologists around the world with access to more international databases to provide their own picks. Furthermore, ?best? means my ?best? picks?dissertations that I think connect to major global issues. I searched for anthropology dissertations related to human rights, justice, migration, gender, health, violence, conflict, environment, and energy.

If in Europe, Where Are The Anthropomorphic Figures Found at the Start of the Avant-Garde Film “Object Lesson” Located?

 

OBJECT LESSON (1941) was described by its director, Chris (Christopher) Young, as “America’s first surrealist film”. (Lovers of Cinema)

 

Chris Young worked with Lowell Thomas and was married to Mary Elizabeth Bird Young, who represented the United States in alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Christopher Baugham Young, born 1908, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, died 1 December 1975, Hartford, Connecticut. Films: Object Lesson (1941), Subject Lesson (1953-1955, 1955 or 1956 depending on source), Nature is My Mistress (after 1955), Search for Paradise (after 1955)

 

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