Welcome to the latest installment of the OAC Press working paper series, an e-seminar focused on Erin Taylor's paper "Counting on Change: What can money tell us about inequality in Haiti?" If you…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart 9 hours ago.
"Follow the money.” It sounds simple.But what if there isn’t much money to begin with?What if there are multiple currencies, including a fictional one used to talk about one of the others?What if a…Continue
Started Jun 16
When you think about capitalism, globalization, or neoliberalism, does your thinking stop with conventional stereotypes of greedy corporations exploiting the weak or unwary? If someone asked you how…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by ryan anderson Apr 23.
We've had some good discussions about the future of the OAC on various threads here and on the OAC Facebook page lately. Keith has suggested a couple times that it might be a good idea for more of us…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Alexeevich Popov Jan 17.
Well, it’s that time of year when prospective grad students around the country are anxiously pacing around their mailboxes waiting for responses from all the PhD programs they applied to. Many are wondering who accepted them, who rejected them, and, of course, if they got funding. That’s the big question. Getting a full-funding offer is the highest mark of acceptance and application success. It’s like getting the golden seal of academic and departmental approval. It means you’re…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2014 at 9:18pm — 4 Comments
Hey everyone, just a quick post here to let everyone know that we are still looking for contributions to the next issue of anthropologies. This issue focuses on the relationship(s) between anthropology and war:
Let me know if you're interested in taking part. Word range is generally between 500-1500, and the deadline is July 20. We will…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2013 at 4:46pm
Hey OAC folks,
So the next issue of anthropologies is about the serious problems we are facing in academia and the university system. The goal of the issue is to highlight some of the problems, and also open up a space to explore solutions, new ideas, or alternatives. Here's a link to the call for submissions:
Deadline for Submissions: JAN…Continue
Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments
When I see videos like this:
...it makes me think about the borders between academia and politics. Specifically, I'm thinking about anthropology. I don't think that anthropology can be defined in any one way, and I certainly don't think that the discipline (in its many manifestations) is some sort of political party. I don't think that's what…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 13 Comments