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Who do ‘we’ anthropologists think we are? Reflections on the significance of collective anthropological identities

Welcome to the online arm of the ‘Who are “we”?’ project! (Some of you will remember that I posted about this a few months ago; many thanks…

Started by Liana Chua

5 Jul 17
Reply by Dirck van Bekkum


As OAC tip toes toward demise this August, you may be wondering where to get your daily Anthropology fix. Savage Minds is almost always goo…

Started by John McCreery

2 Jul 9
Reply by John McCreery

Other types of burkas in Western Society the issue of hegemonic body can giv…

Started by Cecilia Montero Mórtola

0 Jul 7

From the Center for Peripheral Studies (OAC Branch). After Lance, the sky's the limit!

The papers discussed in our online seminars are often excellent, but this one is apocalyptic, as well as being an exercise in fine writing.…

Started by Keith Hart

1104 Jul 1
Reply by Keith Hart

How Forests Think

Over on Savage Minds, Rex has posted an interview with Eduardo Kohn, the author of How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Hum…

Started by John McCreery

3 Jun 29
Reply by John McCreery

Seriously interested in culture change?

Check out this talk by Perl programmer and science fiction writer Charlie Stross, courtesy of Boing-Boing. If you find it as fascinating as…

Started by John McCreery

0 Jun 26

Yewa to Deborah and two-headed axe

  The West African Yoruba goddess Yewa(the Yoruba of West Africa insist that their ancestors had been immigrants from the Nile region via t…

Started by Susan Burns

18 Jun 26
Reply by Michael Findlay

Where were the Black Anthropologists?

During my formative years as a student of anthropology, I studied just about all the important pioneers of the history of American and Euro…

Started by Neil Turner

2 Jun 26
Reply by John McCreery

The Nuer and the Dinka and other "classical" tribes

I can remember when the Nuer and the Dinka were two related tribes in southern Sudan wetlands that periodically raided each other, using sp…

Started by Howard B. Bernstein

1 Jun 26
Reply by Alice C. Linsley

Is Anthropology A Science?

One of my hobbies is reading scientific journals.  I like reading The Lancet, for example, to keep myself abreast with latest medical break…

Started by M Izabel

28 Jun 26
Reply by Alice C. Linsley




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