We?re Back: Eye on Deadlines
from American Anthropological Association by Dinah
Welcome Dominic Boyer
Dominc Boyer of Rice University?s Anthropology Department has agreed to lay some wisdom on us over the next week or so. Dominic is the author of Spirit and System: Media, Intellectuals, and the Dialectic in Modern German Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2005). Please give him a savage welcome.
David Price: Human Terrain Systems Dissenter Resigns, Tells Inside Story of Training?s Heart of Darkness
Human Terrain Systems Dissenter Resigns, Tells Inside Story of Training?s Heart of Darkness: How U.S. Military Gameplans War on Greens Inside U.S.; ?Ethical Concerns? a Bad Joke.
By David Price
Transgendered Shamanism in Ancient India
Hi, i’m currently researching the Indus Valley Civilization of around 5000-1300 BCE Punjab, and while i’ve come across a few examples of male shamans/seers who took on symbolic female attributes, such as the later Scythian seers (Enarees) who acted in an effeminate manner and wore women’s clothing, I was wondering whether there is much precedent for the reverse – of women taking on symbolic male attributes in the same manner?
A Report on the FPR-UCLA conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder
Why not neosocialism?
Sometime between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Obama-McCain election campaign, socialism disappeared off the radar screen of American political culture. The justifications were many. Defeat of the Evil Empire/Arrival at the End of History/Failed Experiment to Improve Humanity, etc. Of course, ?disappearance? is exaggerated. But discourse on socialism, let alone socialism itself, didn?t have a lot of political relevance in this country for over 15 years.
TWIAN: From anthropology to social entrepreneurship
[TWIAN (i.e., This Week in Anthropology) focuses on issues of anthropological practice that are of interest to the NAPA Anthro membership. The following post from Savage Minds.]