Anthropology roundup: “Anthropologists as Scholarly Hipsters…”Computers and Sociocultural Anthropology…


Anthropology and the Latest Afghan War (2001?Present)

Peace Research Institute Oslo

????The idea of contracting anthropologists to assist in counterinsurgency contexts ? with monitoring, analysis, networking ? is an old one, reinvigorated in the context of the NATO-led Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, initiated in 2001.


Computers and Sociocultural Anthropology

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Nick Seaver.

The fundamental requirement of anthropology is that it begin with a personal relation and end with a personal experience, but [?] in between there is room for plenty of computers.
? Claude Lévi-Strauss, epigraph to The Use of Computers in Anthropology 1

Recent years have seen the growth of what we might call ?alternate universe anthropology.

AAA Collaborates in Support of Egypt/U.S. Memorandum of Understanding


In collaboration with the American Schools for Oriental Research, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Society of American Archaeology, AAA President Monica Heller expresses support for the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be considered by CPAC at its upcoming public meeting on June 2 of this year.

Clyde Snow, famed forensic anthropologist, dies; called grave-digging detective

Washington Post

Clyde Snow, one of the nation’s foremost forensicanthropologists, who discovered the hidden stories told by skeletal remains and helped identify Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele and countless victims of accidents, crimes and state-sanctioned abuses of …

Clyde Snow, Forensic Detective Who Found Clues in Bones, Dies at 86


The Father of American Anthropology

Newstalk 106-108 fm

Toward the end of the 19th century these changes in schools of scientific thought produced the field of anthropology; the study of humankind, its origins, races, societies, and cultures. The most important figure in the emergence of this field of .


The Emergence of Anthropology

DIG Magazine

Anthropology by name is a fairly recent field, and it has been molded over time. Once-philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, biologists and even economists who had developed remarkable ideas about human race, society and culture have contributed to


Anthropologists as Scholarly Hipsters, Part I: What is a Hipster?

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Alex Posecznick.]

I am an anthropologist. Four simple words, but they capture a complex process of becoming that was hardly simple. Despite the very human desire to impose order on chaos, the processes through which people become acquired by such categories are usually quite complex. Like many anthropologist, I?ve done my share of navel-gazing ? reflecting both on the role I?ve come to inhabit and the process through which I?ve come to inhabit it.


Anthropologists as Scholarly Hipsters, Part III: The Anthropological Brand

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology

In this guest blog series, Savage Minds has provided me with a space to untangle and unpack some of my recent thoughts on anthropologists, hipsters and such. My first postfocused on defining terms, and my second post drew parallels between hipsters and anthropologists in terms of their position at the margins. In it, I wondered what the implications were for producing an anthropologist who could be a celebrity or public intellectual. In this third post, I want to take a brief moment point to what we wear and the images we cultivate

Impact of Colonial Anthropology on Identity Politics and Conflicts in Assam

Economic and Political Weekly

The present ethnocentric crisis in Assam is so volatile that most of the “tribes” have already rejected the proposal to become part of an “Assamese” identity. One finds that colonial ethnography andanthropological approaches in postcolonial Assam play

Who Majors in Anthropology? An Infographic and a Request

Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Dick Powis

Anthropologist Christine Walley receives the CLR James Best Book Award for …

MIT News

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christine Walley has been awarded the CLR James Award for Best Book, from the Working-Class Studies Association, for “Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

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