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Mining has become an industrial actor central to many of the most compelling political and social debates of our time. AAP/Dan Peled

Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it
The Conversation AU
In part, anthropologists help to reveal how the “corporate effect” is produced: how an entity comes to be singularly powerful despite internal inconsistencies. This fracturing of power through description of its social process is admittedly sometimes  

 

From Persian warriors to the Dalai Lama in ‘shoe anthropology‘ talk at RISD – The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalFrom Persian warriors to the Dalai Lama in ‘shoeanthropology‘ talk at RISDThe Providence JournalOn Wednesday., Mexican designer Carmen Artigas, who has worked as a shoe-museum curator, gave a

Anthropology unlocks clues about Roman gladiators’ eating habits

Phys.Org

Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropologicalinvestigations carried out on bones of warriors found during excavations in the ancient city of Ephesos.

Anthropology Unveils clues about Roman gladiators’ eating habits

 

Anthropology teacher turns his local environs into a classroom

HeraldNet

“The work I do is with students and community partners. I’m the matchmaker,” Murphy said Friday in his collegeanthropology lab, where cabinets are filled with plant specimens, animal skulls, pelts, claws and other fascinating objects.

 

Highlights from “Fashion Anthropology through Shoes” talk at RISD

The Providence Journal

On Wed., Mexican designer Carmen Artigas, who has worked as a shoe museum curator, gave a fun talk titled “Fashion Anthropology Through Shoes.” Here are some highlights: + The first wearers of heeled shoes were men, specifically 16th century

 

Anthropology Unveils clues about Roman gladiators’ eating habits

HeritageDaily

It has been found that Roman gladiators consumed a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings ofanthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors discovered during excavations in the ancient .

Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology —

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the Fall 2014 Writer’s Workshop series.

(Savage Minds is pleased to post this essay by guest author Roxanne Varzi as part of ourWriter’s Workshop series. Roxanne is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. She is author of Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran (Duke University Press, 2006). Her ethnographic research in Iran spans multiple genres, from the ethnographic monograph to ethnographic fiction to the film Plastic Flowers Never Die (2008) and on to the sound installation Whole World Blind (2011). Her current research is on Iranian theater.)

 

Anthropology professors bring culture to the airwaves

PCC Courier

Anthropology Professors Alexis Altounian and Mark Gordon the host of Super O Show on Lancer Radio recording there first show in the LL building, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Super O Show debuts on Oct. 27 at from 12 to 1 p.m. (Concepcion

Realism or Iconography? The Pentagon’s Implicit Theory of Visual Representation

OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

The following is an extract from my chapter, “A Flickr of Militarization: Photographic Regulation, Symbolic Consecration, and the Strategic Communication of ‘Good Intentions’,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 185-279:

 

From anthropology to information technology

CIO New Zealand

Kinser’s anthropology studies in the early ’90s focused primarily on Pacific Island cultures, the migration around the Pacific, and languages. She says by that time, she had been exposed to different cultures, having lived in Texas, England (where her

 

Public Reception to Honor Anthropologist Bill Bass October 30

Tennessee Today

Bill_Bass During his fifty-year career as ananthropologist, Professor Emeritus William M. Bass excavated ancient skeletons and recovered the remains of murder victims. He also headed UT’s anthropology department for more than twenty years and trained

 

The AAA Process and Discussions of the Academic Boycott of Israeli Institutions

American Anthropological Association

Today’s guest blog post is written by AAA members, Fida Adely and Lara Deeb

At the upcoming (December 2014) annual meeting of the American Anthropological Society (AAA), several panels will take up the issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, providing a context for learning about how anthropologists have been and could be further engaged in a just resolution. Several of these forums specifically focus on discussion of the call for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. We support this boycott, but whether or not you agree with our position, we would like to clear up some circulating misinformation about how the discussion is taking shape in the AAA.

The Secret Life of Anthropology 1130

Harvard Crimson

The answer to that question, simply put, is Anthropology 1130: Archaeology of Harvard Yard. But dig a little bit deeper and the story gets all the more intriguing. Though the course description claims that the dig provides a “richer and more nuanced .

 

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