Anthropology roundup: Chagnon on the news again..

‘Noble Savages’

Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon talks to Inside Higher Ed about his new book, Noble Savages, and his lengthy and exceptionally controversial career.

The New York Times on Chagnon

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Ryan
I received this link via the e-anth listserv and thought I would pass it along.  This piece in the NY Times gives a pretty good overview of some of the controversies and debates that have surrounded the career of Napoleon Chagnon.  Here?s the intro:

Anthropology on Noble Savages, Napoleon Chagnon

from Anthropology Report by Jason Antrosio


Leisure Class as anthropology class

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by ckelty
I don?t ever teach an Intro to Anthropology, a fact for which I wake each day thankful and perform several ritual ablutions and say long meandering prayers to as many culturally specific deities as I can remember. But if I did, I would start with Thorstein Veblen?s The Theory of the Leisure Class. In fact, I might even make it the only text for my awesome four-field anthropology class.

Assisted reproductive technologies: reviewing recent perspectives and addressing research gaps in medical anthropology

from anthropologyworks by admin
Guest post by Jessica Grebeldinger

Documents: Investigations into the U.S. Army?s Human Terrain System

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

In line with the publication of this report in USA Today, ?Army plows ahead with troubled war-zone program? by Tom Vanden Brook, February 18, 2013, we are offering readers copies of many of the documents produced by investigations into the conduct of the U.S. Army?s Human Terrain System, with mirror links for each. There are a total of five items presented here.

Go read Coding Freedom

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Rex
I wanted to take a little bit of time today to shamelessly plug my friend and co-author Biella Coleman?s new bookCoding Freedom. When the book first came out I wanted to right a full review of it to explain that it is a full-length monograph about hackers, debian developers, anonymous, and other digital phenomena that carefully combines deep, deep ethnographic knowledge with a thoughtful theoretical contribution the literature on commons-based peer production, liberalism, and the trickster figure. Best of all, the book has been released under a creative commons license and can be downloaded and freed for free.


Reflecting on Fieldwork: ?In the Field: Images of the people and places of IUB Anthropology?

from American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O.
Today?s guest blog post is by Robert Mahaney of Indiana University. The IUB Anthropology Graduate Student Association is including a photography exhibit ?In the Field: Images of the people and places of IUB Anthropology? this year during its annual graduate student symposium. The symposium will take place next Friday, February 22. Click here for event details. If you?re in area, check it out!


Confirmed: The Bones of Richard III (1452-1485) Found Under a UK Parking Lot

from Open Culture by Dan Colman

The End of Debates About the Human Terrain System?

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

Estimating the date of composition of the Homeric epics

from Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog by Dienekes

E-Journal on Balkan History and Archaeology

from Global Voices Online by Vasilka Dimitrovska

Anthropology: Tribal warfare
He is also among a handful of scholars whose research prompted the 2001 creation of an American Anthropological Association (AAA) investigatory body, the El Dorado Task Force, to investigate claims of ethical and scholarly wrongdoing during research

Science, Advocacy and Anthropology
Huffington Post
It has popped up again in this week’s New York Times Magazine in reference to our discipline, anthropology. Contrary to some loudly voiced claims, both advocacy and science are (and long have been) at the core of our discipline. At the same time, of .

Anthropology Inc.
The Atlantic
She’d left a Ph.D. program in sociocultural anthropology at Yale two years earlier, impatient with academia but still eager to use the ethnographic skills she’d mastered. Tonight, that meant she partied gamely and watched her subjects with a practiced

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