Category Archives: This Week in the OAC

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Talking mathematics: An engineer’s interest. 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: Anthropology wiki. Don’t spend too long in anthropology… You might become critical and severe. Facing inside surfaces: Perceptions of privacy, space and place in suburban Kenya. 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 … Continue reading

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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: Productive contradiction?

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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: Bosnian landscapes: Death and the different people involved in the process of death. If you only look at one … Continue reading

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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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