"Well I disagree with the idea that "development" is about capitalism's development. This is an economic view, I think, not an anthropological. Development is about human development. And what is "human" here ? Modernity.…"
"@Max: Yes, certainly - I meant the borders of south-eastern Europe - where to draw them. These are the borders of a concept and as such fluid and flexible.
The borders of political entities can be quite solid (thinking of the GDR here) and…"
"Ooof ... that _is_ a tough question. I would have trouble even saying what political anthropology is ... politics suffuses anthropology, whether we say so or not, and acting like it doesn't is more trouble than it's worth. My two cents is…"
"Thanks a lot for the responses :) I'm pretty sure this should cover what I'm looking for ... will be sure to post back and let you know what I got from this (and what I didn't) ...
happy halloween all,
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"It certainly does Alice :), thank you very much - however, I'm also interested in the specifics of these populations - their estimated health, sizes, life expectancy, and how this changed over time, for example how the neolithic revolution and…"
You may need to specify region and time period to get more helpful feedback. I recommend these resources:
Robert G. Morkot's The Black Pharaohs: Egypt's Nubian Rulers (The Rubicon Press, 2000)
There is evidence that early…"
Hello all,I'm wandering into the area of historical and prehistoric demographics of human populations (mortality, life-expectancy, growth, health, etc.) as part of a paper I am writing and I would like to know what are the key resources and authors on this subject, what is the cutting edge of this field at present?Thought I'd use the human brain rather than Google as my first point of call on this one :).Thanks in advance!-LukaSee More
"This a draft chapter of a book I am co-writing on Economic Anthropology which tries to answer this question from a contemporary anthropological perspective. I would be grateful for any feedback. Thanks."
"I agree, it does. Well, in part. The social scientists known as economists often still hold the view that theirs is a natural science, somehow close to mathematics. As do many evolutionary psychologists, who seem to correlate pencil-and-paper…"
September 21, 2009 at 9am to September 26, 2009 at 7pm
The Mediterranean Ethnological Summer Symposium was established 16years ago with an aim to provide a place of encounter for scholars andstudents of anthropology as well as neighboring disciplines. MESS is acombined symposium and Summer school with five working days and anexcursion. Every morning a topic is introduced by two or three invitedlecturers who specialize in the selected field. The afternoonworkshops in various forms are dedicated to active studentparticipation. Students have the…See More
"Given where anthropology is today, what justifications can we find for the hundreds of millions of dollars we ask to support anthropology departments and anthropological research? Can we, in all honesty, ask for allocations of scarce societal…"
"(Ryan): One of the difficulties I have with anthropology is that the categories we go around applying all over the place (religion, economics, power) do not always work so well in different social and political contexts. So the tools of description…"
"Very true. And a very treacherous problem, evidence and reliability. In my master's course on anthropology this is a persistent problem I keep having. The more epistemology I study, the fewer studies I am able to consider as truly reliable.…"