Could ethnicity be natural after all?
Now updated to provide a mathematical analysis of the Scottish referendum.

Who do we anthropologists think we are?
Check out this project investigating collective professional identities.

Two clips from Lake St Lucia Estuary, South Africa
An amazing place where five ecological zones meet.

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Natural language processing and computational linguistics:
Scientifically rigorous approaches to the study of text?

Naomi Klein:
“Politics of evasion and despair.”

STILL MUST SEE FILM:
What is anthropology?

The world’s languages as “linguistic superfamilies.”

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Gentrificación en Sevilla:
Un regalo sin estrenar por la población actual del barrio.

On Chagnon:
Finding the honest balance.

MUST SEE FILM:
What is anthropology?

More scholarly research on the informal economy.

Local banknotes in times of crisis.

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NEW ONLINE SEMINAR NOW OPEN FOR COMMENTS AND DEBATE:
Dennis Webster addresses how a group of men, who are essentially invisible to the state, live in a public park in Genzina, Pretoria, negotiating the ambiguities of street life and community through acts of everyday communism and illegal public gambling. The seminar is available here and the paper here.
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Talking mathematics:

Consume, or die… no, recycle!
OAC turns a __ into a __.

Not your average academic fare:
OAC offers the alternative.

Alison Redmayne, Mung’anzagala Semugongolwa.

AND, with over 370 pages hits - Is anthropology a science?

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AnthroDef:

Don’t spend too long in anthropology…
You might become critical and severe.

Facing inside surfaces:

OAC artspace.

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SAHLINS RESIGNATION SCOOP
Via Keith Hart, Thomas Strong and David Graeber: Marshall Sahlins submits resignation to National Academy of Science objecting to election of Napoleon Chagnon. The debate continues from the millenium until now (see Inside Higher Ed).
More ethics based discussions inside the OAC:
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7000 MEMBERS!!!!!!
Elina Artamonova becomes our lucky 7000th member.

Graeber and Latour:
A crossover in the world of Debt 2.0.

Manifesto for a Human Economy:
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BOOK REVIEW:
I know you all knew we do a book review series. Here’s the latest.

Kant stop talking about him:

Death and the different people involved in the process of death.

If you only look at one thing on the site, please see Dr Rahman Nasir Uddin’s take on rape in India.

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Flood of activity greets New Year:
Brain scanning, Nobel laureate endorsements, Poptastic, Xenophobia, Borderlands (sorry I missed this), and why did Manti Te’O drown out the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz?
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