“Anthropology Journals ranked by the ARC”

Anthropology Journals ranked by the ARC

from Culture Matters by gregdowney

The Australian Research Council has released its 2010 list of journals, ranked into four grades: A*, A, B, and C (with a few listed as ?unranked?). The complete list can be accessed through the ARC website here, but it?s a large Excel file (5.27 mb). The list is part of an audit of university research initially proposed by the last government. As the ARC?s website explains:

From anthropology to social entrepreneurship

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

This time it?s Joana writing on her own as for the past two years my life has been largely taken over by an enterprise in which Pál only plays a minor part. As much as I like popularizing anthropology I have discovered that I am even more enthusiastic about social entrepreneurship. Recently I read on this blog that anthropology was ?leaning its trendy shoulder onto social media and new economy corporations?. Well, that is me and betterplace.org.

University of Wisconsin’s “What is Human?” initiative

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel

The number of interesting conferences and lectures in medical anthropology and STS available online is growing steadily.  In addition to not having the time to attend all of these conferences, we soon won’t have time to listen to all of them online.

Iraqi Insurgents Capture Human Terrain System Member: John Stanton

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Daniel Miller on Facebook in Trinidad

from Culture Matters by Jovan Maud

Personal media vs. communal media in Jenkins? Convergence Culture

from media/anthropology by John Postill

I?m reading Henry Jenkin?s Convergence Culture, 2006 version. Impressed with fluency of writing, with examples of how old and new media coexist in the present era, with attempt at distinguishing media from ?delivery technologies? (p. 13-14) and with the frank admission that the author doesn?t really understand the current media revolution ? a rare public confession to make in the genre of popular new media scholarship, not generally known for the modesty of its authors. Jenkins argues against a technology-driven account of media convergence. Instead he regards convergence as a ?cultural shift? in which consumers ?seek out new information and make connections among dispersed media content? (p. 3).

What is happening to the obsession with culture?

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

In our previous post, we suggested that, in ?the development field,? culture talk may already look different from the time we wrote Seeing Culture Everywhere, and that the kind of para-ethnographic approach we argue for is gaining ground. What about the rest of the areas of public and corporate policy we cover in the book?

University reforms – a threat to anthropology?

from antropologi.info – anthropology in the news blog by Lorenz

It started around 20 years ago: The idea of education as a right was being replaced by a concept of education as a commodity to purchase. Today?s universities are managed like businesses, striving for ?excellence”, being best, competing for the ?best? brains with new logos and slogans like The University of Manchester is pioneering, influential and exciting.

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