"I'm Daniel. Most of you probably know me from the Neuroanthropology blog, which I run in conjunction with my colleague Greg Downey. For the broader story, I'm an anthropologist interested in three areas: (a) more holistic work…"
"Primary education definitely needs more anthropology! One of my favorite theory books - or, really, a book for teaching theory and method in cultural anthropology - is Shane, the Lone Ethnographer: A Beginner's Guide to Ethnography. …"
"That's a potent point, John. While I do think a lot can be gained by better writing (writing as craft, as it were), there are limits. I was struck this week when going over American Anthropologist about how few journal issues there…"
"Keith, if it makes you feel any better, "anthropology" too could be called a really problematic category... ;-)
My original comment was meant in two ways, I think. First, I think it would be great if PopAnth (and anyone else…"
"I'd definitely encourage you all to think about how to leverage Open Anthropology Cooperative as a way to generate material/ideas/photos for PopAnth, and also to highlight all the great stuff on Open Anth Coop in a more accessible…"
So, two questions: (1) uptake, and (2) where to put your efforts
The uptake - or further exploration of the site - from sites like StumbleUpon is fairly minimal; on the other hand, if even a small percentage of a very large number become…"
"When Neuroanthropology.net hit 500,000 hits, I put up a post on what drove popular posts (as well as listed the popular ones at that time). I think much of the analysis still stands - I probably said it better then than I would…"
"For PopAnth one approach might be a simple two-step: (1) catch people's attention, and (2) convey why anthropology matters. Your op-ed, Keith, does a great job on #2 - the human economy is a nice framing concept, and you take us through…"
How can we as anthropologists entertain and educate a broader public? What stuff do most people like, how do we write for them, and where do we reach them?PopAnth aims to a) produce stuff for public consumption; b) work out better ways to write and disseminate for the general public; c) agglomerate popular anthropology that's already been published.Welcome to the anthropocene!See More
This group is dedicated to anthropological explorations of the human brain. Neuroanthropology is an interdisciplinary field that sits at the nexus of biological anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary neurobiology/neuroanatomy.
OAC already has a group named Theory in Anthropology, a good place to discuss theories already embraced by anthropologists. This group is, instead, intended for discussion of theory found outside anthropology that anthropologists might find useful.