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Scholarly-gender orders: mega-events as lightning rods in global cultural contexts

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This Month at the OAC

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.

Featured Blog Posts

Two Short Clips from Lake St Lucia Estuary, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site, South Africa

In the first clip, state-sponsored students in conservation ecotourism are returning from a field trip. In the second trip, Mr.Themba Mthembu (of ZuluBirding) is instructing a group from another batch of students.

The Movement within: A Secret Guide to Esoteric Kayaasadhanaa: Caryaapada

Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay 

Indian Statistical Institute…

Ethnic identity as natural phenomenon

Anthropologist and statistician S.M. Shirokogoroff in 1930s made an attempt to understand ethnic identity as an object of natural sciences ( incl funct anthropology ). He uses elementary equations of statistical thermodynamic in order to describe ethnogenesis as processes of statistical self-organization. In contrast, today social anthropologists and governments behave like they already had found complete proof of theorem on social nature of ethnic identity and all counterexamples are…

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