Media #anthro e-seminar starting now: ?Migrant workers? use of ICTs for interpersonal communication?
** via EASA Media Anthropology Network list **
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
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:
from American Anthropological Association by Dinah
Human Terrain System = Military Intelligence Program: US Army Clarifies HTS Role
By John Stanton
14 April 2010
Atlantic Online (blog)
Abstract It was predicted that men would emphasize sexually-selected traits, including mustaches, beards, and sideburns, when they have difficulty obtaining .
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.
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.
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.