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Anthropologies #16: Anthropology & War

The January 2013 issue of anthropologies focuses on anthropology and war.  If you haven't seen anthropologies, here's a link:…Continue

Started Nov 13, 2012

Making anthropology more accessible (and OPEN)
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Matt Thompson over at Savage Minds has been working hard to initiate a renewed Open Access effort in anthropology.  His initial idea is to create a "Digital Anthropology" interest group in the AAA to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samantha Hyler Apr 17, 2012.

Inside the OAC: Tying things together
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These are just some ideas.  First, it's clear that there is a lot going on at the OAC.  There are thousands of members, and there are tons of user groups that cover a massive range of topics.  This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Dobson Sep 5, 2010.

What are the rules about plagiarism here at the OAC?
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Just wondering, in case it matters to anyone.Sincerely,Ryan AndersonContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Hart Sep 30, 2009.

 

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Lee Drummond commented on ryan anderson's blog post No funding? Don't Go!! (on getting a PhD in anthropology)
"  Ryan, All,     I’d like to follow up my earlier Comment with a more down-to-earth consideration of the problem you pose:  Why do graduate work in anthropology without funding, since that will likely lead to financial…"
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No funding? Don't Go!! (on getting a PhD in anthropology)

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 in.Getting…See More
Mar 29
Lee Drummond commented on ryan anderson's blog post No funding? Don't Go!! (on getting a PhD in anthropology)
"Ryan,     These are sobering, not to say depressing, thoughts.  Either the current crop of cultural / social anthropologists indenture themselves to a System which they can only criticize in circumspect ways or (for those…"
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No funding? Don't Go!! (on getting a PhD in anthropology)

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 in.Getting…See More
Mar 22
ryan anderson replied to Erin B. Taylor's discussion Supporting each other's public engagement in the group PopAnth
"Sorry for taking a bit to comment here Erin.  First off, I think it might be good to re-post this one on the main OAC page (maybe in the forum) to make it a bit more visible? Second, I think there are three issues here: 1) how do we all find…"
Oct 20, 2013
ryan anderson replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"One other thing I forgot to mention.  In addition to slimming down the site and maybe focusing on the really strong aspects like the press, the seminars, and blogs/articles by members, I also think the site could use a dose of more regular,…"
Aug 30, 2013
ryan anderson replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"Lee, I agree with you about Borofsky, the Center for a Public Anthropology, and the books series.  He has a lot of great ideas, and does a lot of good work--and he makes a lot of really strong, critical arguments about contemporary…"
Aug 30, 2013
ryan anderson replied to Keith Hart's discussion Selling an online community of readers and writers in search of a Voice
"I am way late to this discussion.  Just a few thoughts. First, I think there's a lot about the OAC to like, and a lot that's valuable.  So I think it would absolutely be worth the effort to do a bit of revamping. Overall (and…"
Aug 29, 2013
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Seeking contriutions for anthropologies issue about anthropology & war!!

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:http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/p/next-issue.htmlLet me know if you're interested in taking part.  Word range is generally between 500-1500, and the deadline is July 20.  We will publish around the 25th.  A tight…See More
Jun 30, 2013
ryan anderson replied to Jacob Lee's discussion Reading List for the Ambitious Non-Graduate Student
"A few books: Anything by George Stocking for the history of anthropology angle. Eric Wolf: Europe and the People Without History William Roseberry: Anthropologies and Histories Michel Rolf Trouillot: Global Transformations Marcel Mauss: The Gift "
Dec 15, 2012
ryan anderson commented on ryan anderson's blog post Anthropologies CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The neoliberalized, debt-plagued, low wage, corporatized university (and what can be done about it)
"Thanks, Fran.  It would be great if some folks from the OAC take part.  The more, the better."
Dec 15, 2012
ryan anderson replied to Keith Hart's discussion Opening Anthropology: part 1 of an interview at Savage Minds
"Good points about the commentary issue, Jason."
Dec 15, 2012
Francine Barone commented on ryan anderson's blog post Anthropologies CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The neoliberalized, debt-plagued, low wage, corporatized university (and what can be done about it)
"Thanks for posting this CFP, Ryan. Since everyone here is in some way invested, either in the university system itself or in this site which was founded as a result of awareness of problems in academia, I hope people will consider taking part.…"
Dec 15, 2012
ryan anderson replied to Keith Hart's discussion Opening Anthropology: part 1 of an interview at Savage Minds
"First of all, I am a little surprised at the lack of comments on SM.  Not sure what that's all about.  But I am glad to see a conversation growing here.  Glad you posted here Keith. @Fran: Rex argues that we need to go back to…"
Dec 14, 2012
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Anthropologies CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The neoliberalized, debt-plagued, low wage, corporatized university (and what can be done about it)

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:http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/p/next-issue.htmlDeadline for Submissions: JAN 1 2013Word Range: 500-1500If…See More
Dec 14, 2012
ryan anderson replied to Erin B. Taylor's discussion Producing academic scholarship: If universities are failing, where else do we go? in the group The Anthropology of Anthropology
"Ha, I like flippancy.  We need more of it. Keith, that's a good point about reasons for doing a thesis.  And a good reminder.  Since I definitely don't see writing up my diss as a ticket to a job, I might as well enjoy…"
Dec 14, 2012

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No funding? Don't Go!! (on getting a PhD in anthropology)

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…

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Seeking contriutions for anthropologies issue about anthropology & war!!

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:

http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/p/next-issue.html

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…

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Posted on June 30, 2013 at 4:46pm

Anthropologies CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The neoliberalized, debt-plagued, low wage, corporatized university (and what can be done about it)

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:

http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/p/next-issue.html

Deadline for Submissions: JAN…

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Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments

Anthropology, Politics, and #OWS (in light of recent events at UC Davis)

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…

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At 10:30pm on October 12, 2011, A. Ashkuff said…

Hey, Anderson! I gotta say, your last post "what's wrong with anthropology" was very impressive. On a related note, my Governor, Rick Scott, just proposed slashing anthro school budgets, because anthropologists don't make useful business people.

 

Although I detest the notion, as a business anthropologist, I regretfully admit to understanding his position. Gov. Scott’s a professional VC, anthropologists often have misleading job titles, and anthropology schools really do need to step up their career resource centers.

 

Now, your blog "explores contemporary anthropology through essays, short articles, and opinion pieces written from diverse perspectives." So I wanted to offer you guys reuse rights to my article, written from the perspective of an anthro student and practical businessperson, "Anthropologists Shouldn't Hate Rick Scott, We Should Prove Him Wrong," currently at http://ashkuff.com/akaBlog/?p=5687 . There's no charge, and the article's concise, well cited, and already APA formated. I'm not trying to be presumptuous here, I just respect your writings and wanted to contribute.

 

Thanks for hearing me out.

 

--- Ashkuff

At 12:32am on May 20, 2010, Martin Hoyem said…
Thanks for mentioning American Ethnography on your blog! It's much appreciated!

PS. There's a typo: "... is definitely work a look." I suppose it should be "... is definitely worth a look."
At 8:10pm on May 3, 2010, Martin Hoyem said…
> Would you mind if I posted something about a couple of your projects on my blog???

You should do that. Wait ... "A couple of my projects?" How many projects do I have? :)

> In other news, I think you might like this work of this LA-based photographer. His work is damn good: http://wrobertangell.blogspot.com/

Great photos!
At 9:44pm on May 2, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Glad it was of some use, Ryan. The Ning thing preoccupies us, but we wait for an announcement of their new terms and conditions.
At 12:01am on May 2, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Fall at the earliest, maybe early 2011.
At 5:08pm on April 4, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Justin suggested that I cross-post stuff from my blog, but I felt it wasn't a real blog. What you have done is much more promising. We can invite members who are already bloggers to cross-post here. I have a response to your post, but I'll save it for later.
At 4:31pm on April 4, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Thanks, Ryan. It was your idea really. All we have to do now is to persuade one or two others to do the same. Perhaps then we will get nearer to individuals doing their partly synthetic thing on the home page without asking people to sign up for a common manifesto.
At 11:52pm on March 8, 2010, Keith Hart said…
I submitted the manuscript two days ago!
At 6:46pm on March 8, 2010, Keith Hart said…
Hi Ryan, Nice blog post at Ethnografix. As it happens, I sent off a text on economic anthropology to the publishers this weekend.No obligation of course, but you might find something in it. It took a lot of effort and a long time to write, partly because my co-author insisted on a dumbing down strategy and I wanted to go the other wayHann&Hart Econanth 6 March revised.doc. You will see. Keith
At 3:34am on October 13, 2009, Michael Heneise said…
Ryan Anderson - I held these photographs in a drawer for nearly 4 years because I had no information about the persons I was photographing. I was in the restricted autonomous district of Karbi Anglong in Eastern Assam studying Karbi music and musical instruments. At the time there were atrocities committed against rural Karbi people a few hours north of Diphu (these were never reported in the Indian or Western media). I was invited (seen as a neutral party) to be involved in the writing of a peace accord that was then adopted by leaders representing the Karbis and Kukis inhabiting the conflict area. In any event, I had only one afternoon to roam the Diphu marketplace to buy some fresh fruit and to capture some images of the market place. These images are of people of infinite value and worth - deserving of an opportunity to share their stories. But this could not happen then. Perhaps in sharing a bit about this place unknown to so many people, more would come to appreciate the intersection of Indigenous and Dravidian cultures. My attempt was to capture images of beauty and dignity in the people of Diphu - never to do them harm. But I like your approach and your critique - 100% valid and appreciated. Next time I'll do better (smile)
 
 
 

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