“James Clifford?s new book is too expensive”, Intel’s anthropologist… An anthropology roundup…

Anthropologist Genevieve Bell leads a team at Intel’s Santa Clara, Calif. campus, attempting to forecast future uses for the company’s chips. On Tuesday morning, Oct. 29, 2013, Bell explained how a whimsical robotic kiwi the “Data Monster” visualizes internet-based data sets. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) ( Karl Mondon )

Intel’s anthropologist helps chipmaker prepare for coming decades

San Jose Mercury News

As a child tagging along on her anthropologist mother’s field studies, Genevieve Bell grew up in some of Australia’s poorest aboriginal communities, where the residents often lacked running water or electricity and their futures seemed desperately in

Anthropology professor helps PBS develop video game

Iowa State Daily

An ISU professor has helped PBS in developing an educational video game that puts the gamer in the shoes of a member of the Cheyenne tribe. Christina Hill, associate professor of anthropology, has worked with PBS for the last year and a half developing


Anthropology of medicine: Where we are now with Alzheimer’s


This anthropological study peers back at a century of grappling with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and surveys the quest to understand its mechanisms and the scientific enterprise needed to unravel them. Lock dares to pose big questions, and is well


James Clifford?s new book is too expensive

Really? Thirty bucks for the kindle version of Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century? C?mon.

Harvard?s decision to skip a paperback version of this book (at least atm) and release only in digital and hardcover is intriguing, but the price point of both is not. While US$30.00 is not bad for a new hardcover book, it is way too much for the digital version of the book.

Why newsrooms need anthropologists’


Social anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu termed this the “social silence” back in the 1970s, and was a theory Tett had drawn on in the 1980s when contrasting the cultural symbolism she observed in the Tajik village with how people discussed their wedding


Anthropology, Max Pain & the Groovies

Salt Lake City Weekly

The debut album from local experimental math-rock quartetAnthropology has a collage feel, thanks to the blending of samples and several disparate genres. But while the instrumental album?recorded by Wesley Johnson at Archive Recordings?is certainly


Culture and Ethnology

This week?s SMOPS paper is Robert Lowie?s book Culture and Ethnology, which I have cut down to 19 pages. Robert Lowie was one of the most polemical of the Boasians ? the phrase ?attack dog? has been used, I believe ? and is remembered today for many things: his role in creating the Berkeley department of anthropology, his ethnography of the Crow, and his work on the nascent field of kinship studies. Undoubtedly, however, it Lowie?s defense of Boasian orthodoxy that stands out. In his book Primitive Society he forcefully repudiated the Victorian evolutionary theorists that Boas opposed, and towards the end of his life he sparred with Leslie White in the pages of American Anthropologist over the prospects of a revised evolutionary perspective. His undeservedly under-read The History of Ethnological Theory has moments that resemble some sort of Victorian Twitter flipout

Author, anthropologist F. Landa Jocano passes away

GMA News

Dr. F. Landa Jocano, best known for his documentation and translation of the Central Visayan epic, the Hinilawod, among other contributions toanthropology and Philippine folk literature, passed away on Sunday evening, his son said in a post on the


Eye-opening anthropology

AAA debuts new video abstracts. Teresa Figueroa Sanchez comments on herAnthropology of Work Review article about ?California Strawberries? and R. Brian Ferguson talks about his work, ?Blood of the Leviathan.? The latter (originally published in American Ethnologist) is part of a collection ?On Violence? in Open Anthropology. So, what can video abstractsdo that the written word does not? These short takes let authors personally explain their work.


Cybersecurity Algorithms, Techniques Being Developed ThroughAnthropology …

Science Daily (press release)

Nov. 7, 2013 ? Experts in anthropology and cybersecurity at Kansas State University are examining the unspoken knowledge shared by cybersecurity analysts as a way to develop new automated tools that help analysts strengthen their cyberdefenses


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