Anthro roundup: Debates on anthropologists’ working conditions, Resources for teaching medical anthropology, Exploring World Cities Through Their Street Food…

Al Jazeera Travel Show Explores World Cities Through Their Street Food

from Open Culture by Colin Marshall

Anthropology: the major, the career

from American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O.
During this week there has been quite the conversation about adjuncts and their working conditions in the press. These articles have lead to further conversation in the blogosphere in regards anthropology adjuncts and anthropology in academia in general.  Here is a round up of the conversations:


Raising a peace banner in the Neandertal Wars

from Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog by Dienekes
The two camps in the Second Neandertal Wars (*)  have assumed maximalist positions on opposing sides of the argument: African structure explains it! vs. Neandertal admixture explains it!. Armed with the Vindija genome, that marvel of technological ingenuity, and a suite of impressive statistical models, the two sides have reached completely opposing conclusions.

In order to formulate my own position, I decided to do what I love best, i.e., to look at the data for myself. My main idea is that the signals of Neandertal and Denisova admixture as measured by these quantities (D-statistics) …


Almost Here! The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology

from Neuroanthropology by dlende

Resources for teaching medical anthropology by Eugene Raikhel

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel
With the school year approaching, many academic blogs have featured posts about teaching.  We?ve run a few of these over the past years, including a number of syllabi related to medical anthropology.  You can see them all by clicking on the ?Teaching Resources? category in the sidebar, but I?ve also gathered the best of them here ? along with a number of health + social science teaching resources from other sites.

Anthropological Data, Anthropology & Academe, CFPs & Conferences

from Anthropology Report by Jason Antrosio
A three-part anthropology update, first with blog-posts using anthropological data and analysis to confront rhetorical tricks and headline-grabbing news; second, reflections on the state of anthropology and academe; third, Calls for Papers and conference information.

TWIE: Liverpool-Keele Ethnography Symposium

from by James
This week in Ethnography, the 7th Annual Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences will be held in University of Liverpool Management School, Liverpool, United Kingdom.  This conference is sponsored by the University of Liverpool Management School and Keele University, Institute for Public Policy and Management in association with the Journal of Organizational Ethnography.


Genes and Geography (Wang et al. 2012)

from Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog by Dienekes
Gene-geography correlations have been explored before at a regional level. More recently, they were also studied at the global level with the SPA method. A new open access paper shows gene-geography correlations across the world.

Nordic Neuropsychology ? The Social Brain: Development and Dysfunction

from Neuroanthropology by daniel.lende

The 10th Nordic Meeting of Neuropsychology took place back in 2010, with the special theme of ?The Social Brain: Development and Dysfunction.? I recently came across their hefty conference report on The Social Brain, which was published back in April 2011.

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