Anthropology roundup: ” On Dylan and the Nobel Prize”

Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize American Anthropological Association This post was submitted by Robert Skoro.A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural … Read more

Turkey’s brain drain: Purges and fear are driving Turkish scholars out of the country

By William Armstrong The new academic year opened under dark clouds for many scholars in Turkey. The crackdown in the aftermath of July’s attempted military coup has worsened the sense of suffocation. The country now faces the real danger of a “brain drain” as many educated citizens look for a route out. Over 5,300 academics have … Read more

Freedom of Expression in Turkey represented in a photo here:

Arzu Geybulla took this photo at a bookstore: “Author of books in row 5,6,7 and 11,12 is currently behind bars in #Turkey “  ‘Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most important writers, whose novels appear in translation and sell in the millions.’ Photograph: web Turkey has detained a prominent novelist. We unite to say this vendetta … Read more

Journalism agenda: The Wall Street Journal is the first US newspaper in Snapchat Discover… Automated Journalism…

The Wall Street Journal becomes the first US newspaper on Snapchat Discover The Next Web by Matthew Hussey The Wall Street Journal became the first American newspaper to win a spot on Snapchat’s coveted Discover page, reports Nieman Lab. While British based Daily Mail was the first paper to make it onto the page, WSJ’s appearance as brand … Read more

Journalism agenda: A journalist, Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel… Twitter and Reddit moves more into journalistic production…

Nobel Prize in literature goes to journalist from Belarus Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and dissident writer, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday (8 October) “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”, the Swedish Academy announced.   How the Crowd and Automation Are Shaping Journalism Social Media Today by … Read more

As Turkey continues to arrest Kurdish politicians, new Freedom of Expression Violation Verdicts by ECHR…

Two Freedom of Expression Violation Verdicts by ECHR  Bianet :: English The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that charges pressed against Günlük Evrensel newspaper writers Ahmet Sami Belek and Savaş Velioğlu, and Müdür Duman from HADEP are violation of freedom of expression and condemned Turkey to indemnity. ECHR fines Turkey over conviction of journalists … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Jack Goody (1919-2015): an oral history

Jack Goody (1919-2015): an oral history  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog [The following is an invited post by Keith Hart, Centennial Professor of Economic Anthropology in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and International Director of the Human Economy Program in the Centre for the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Grexit seems to have been avoided

MAIN FOCUS: Agreement between Euro Group and Athens | 13/07/2015 euro|topics After 17 hours of talks the Euro Group leaders reached a compromise with Athens on Monday morning. The dispute between the proponents and detractors of a Grexit had flared openly on the weekend. Some commentators see a growing rift between France and Germany after the … Read more

Orhan Pamuk raises his harshest critique against AKP while high schools students arrested for insulting Erdoğan, Advocates Protest Homeland Security Reforms…

Pamuk: ‘Authoritarian and Islamist government’ replaced soldiers in Turkey Hurriyet Daily News The AKP is ‘destroying the balance of powers’ and ‘authoritarian soldiers were (pushed) out, (an) authoritarian and Islamist government took their place,’ Nobel laureate Pamuk says Turkey’s premier author anxiously observes his changing home The Times of Israel Turkish Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk … Read more

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