Anthropology roundup: “Official #AAA2015 #tweetup planning thread

Official #AAA2015 #tweetup planning thread

Ok trying to plan the tweetup for the AAAs on twitter is getting ridiculous because by the time you mention everyone who is involved in planning it there is no room for an actual message. So here is a thread where we can plan the time and date of the tweet up.

I am happy to coordinate this and provide enough structure that the discussion doesn’t flop around like a fish out of water and never reach a conclusion.

blackboard 2 - sites of mediated conflict

Figure 1. Thinking aloud about the volume Theorising Media and Conflict.
Photo courtesy of Philipp Budka.

November 8, 2015—Inspired by the fantastic “Around the Web Digest series over at Savage Minds, FoodAnthropology will begin compiling and sharing food-related reads.

The first place to start, as we approach the travel season, is with what you should listen to on the way: Southern Foodway’s podcast Gravy continues to put out engrossing and well-produced food stories from the American South. Start with their most recent, The Cajun Reconnection,” and then stock your device with the whole back catalogue. One of my favorites remains Adaptation, Survival, Gratitude: A Lumbee Thanksgiving Story”—a tale of hybrid Native-Southern foodways that’s a perfect November listen.

Jennifer Jackson’s Wonderful Description of Linguistic Anthropology

Jennifer Jackson passed away in May of this year at the young age of 39. Here is an excerpt from the obituary that ran on Anthropology News:

We mourn the loss of her brilliant mind, quick smile and mischievous humor. She was known for incisive scholarship on politics and social justice. She wove a keen artistic sense for poetics into her ethnographic observations, as evident in her 2013 book Political Oratory and Cartooning: An Ethnography of Democratic Processes in Madagascar. Her eye-opening insights into the language of American politics were featured in national media. Jennifer served the American Anthropological Association, first on the Executive Board’s student seat then the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Executive Board.

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