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Greg Downey commented on Erin B. Taylor's group PopAnth
"Hi Erin -- Daniel and I might be able to help. We get a fairly broad audience, I think, at Neuroanthropology. We probably do about 20-30k a week visits at the PLoS site, about 70% of them new visitors.We'd get another few thousands a week at…"
Jul 30, 2012
Greg Downey commented on Erin B. Taylor's group PopAnth
"Daniel and I *have* talked a lot about this, but I'm not 100% convinced that talking about it helps. I think we have to practice DOING accessible, popular writing and see what works. Some of the posts I've written that I thought were…"
Jul 21, 2012
Greg Downey joined Erin B. Taylor's group


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.This group also accidentally launched the website PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity. We hope to create more collaborations in the future and welcome…See More
Jul 16, 2012
Greg Downey commented on Chelsea Hayman's blog post Could Sahlins's Affluent Society thesis be used to disprove Polanyi's disembedded economy thesis?
"Chelsea - I wouldn't agree with this because I don't think that Sahlins describes agents that look like maximizing, economically 'rationale' individuals. He talks about the 'zen road' to affluence: the decrease of…"
May 7, 2012
Greg Downey shared Ashley Nicole Parks's group on Facebook
Dec 22, 2011
Greg Downey commented on Ashley Nicole Parks's group Neuroanthropology and Cognitive Evolution
"Hi Tara -- Saw your comment and thought you might be interested to know that there's actually a pretty lively discussion group on neuroanthropology over on Facebook. After the AAA meeting, some colleagues set it up, and it's already over…"
Dec 22, 2011
Greg Downey joined Bill Guinee's group

Teaching Anthropology

A group for discussing and exploring that other thing that many of us do with anthropology: teaching. Tactics, strategies, pedagogical theory -- anything related to teaching anthropology is fair game.See More
May 31, 2010
Greg Downey joined Ashley Nicole Parks's group

Neuroanthropology and Cognitive Evolution

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.
May 31, 2010
Greg Downey joined Rafael Lasevitz's group

Antropologia Brasileira / Brazilian Anthropology

Grupo para discussões da produção antropológica brasileira em geral, para o encontro e formação de redes de antropólogos do país. / Group for the discussion of the production of Brazilian anthropology and for the development of social networks.
May 31, 2010
Greg Downey joined Sheila Dorsey Vinton's group

Biocultural Anthropology

Biocultural anthropology combines theory and methods of biological and cultural anthropology to investigate human variation and how culture influences biological outcomes.
May 31, 2010
Greg Downey joined Julia Yezbick's group
May 31, 2010
Greg Downey is now a member of Open Anthropology Cooperative
May 31, 2010

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Macquarie University

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