You may have noticed that there are, not one, but two experts on the Wapishana/Wapichannoa currently debating on the OAC forums... never before did so many honorary citizens of Aishalton congregate in one 'place'..."
We are looking for someone to review the following publication:Creating Authenticity. Authentication Processes in Ethnographic MuseumsEdited by Alexander Geurds & Laura Van BroekhovenISBN: 9789088902055 Series: Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde 42Abstract:‘Authenticity’ and authentication is at the heart of museums’ concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in early thought on culture and collecting. Nineteenth…See More
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE REINTEGRATION PROCESS OF DEMOBILIZED EX-COMBATANTS IN BURUNDI, RWANDA AND UGANDASENIOR ANTHROPOLOGIST (CONSULTANT)DEADLINE: 1 August 2012 TERMS OF REFERENCEI. IntroductionThese terms of reference set out the objectives and scope of an in-depth qualitative study examining kinship dynamics during the process of reintegration of demobilized ex-combatants. More specifically, the study will investigate: (i) the impact of departure, absence and return of…See More
Dear Book Reviews Members,Professor Keith Hart has recently written a review of David Graeber's Debt: The first 5,000 years (Melville House, New York, 2011, 534 pages) in a Review entitled "In Rousseau's footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society," which can be accessed HERE.Professor Hart places Graeber's Debt within the context of…See More
Those of you interested in writing a review of one of Berg's publications, please send me a private message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, a writing sample and your address.For a list of Berg Publications please click HERE.See More
"First I would agree with much of Kieth's summation about reading various theorists. We must be aware of both native and non-native perspectives. In my experience local literature follows cultural constructions of…"
"Holistic understanding is a wonderful ideal and a useful reminder to pause and consider, both during fieldwork and writing up, what we are neglecting. That said, it may be useful to consider what "holistic" might entail if the population…"
"Simeon, I think we agree that dividing the world into the West and the Rest or Civilizations and Tribes is very helpful. We also agree that peoples previously treated as being outside or without history should be given their proper place in the…"
I think extensive fieldwork mayhelp in understanding the self. Only by understanding the motivations of the people studied from a holistic point of view can we come close to understanding such personal experiences. This is a very typical…"
After serving in the Vietnam War and then living in SE Asia for two years, I had direct contact with the people of Laos and Cambodia (Laotians and Hmong) on many occasions. Later in California, my Asian graduate advisor (who…"
I have contacted the reviewer to join in the discussion. The topic is an interesting one, as once anthropologists leave the field and enter the institution through which they compete for notoriety and place, there is a need to present…"
You may have noticed that there are, not one, but two experts on the Wapishana/Wapichannoa currently debating on the OAC forums... never before did so many honorary citizens of Aishalton congregate in one 'place'...
I have been a lecturer at the American College of Greece for the past 12 years. Presently, I am doing a research with Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. I recieved my PhD from Durham Universtiy in the UK. If you would like my full CV, I would be happy to send it to you or if you have any other question please feel free to ask.
I was thinking of submitting a review - not written yet! - of Thinking Through Things (Holbraad, Henare and Wastell, eds). Actually, Amiria Salmond suggested the idea to me of doing the review in the first place.
Wonder what you think. Also, I'm aware that Martin Holbraad is up in January for the next OAC seminar, so the timing might be good, possibly?
Sorry if I've accepted your invitation to the reviewers group with so much delay! I was in the full of the preparation for my Ph.D. admission examinations that I passed on Nov. 10th. Now I would be happy to get involved with the group and reviews... hope to help in some way! Have a nice day!
My name is Jara Hulkenberg. I have just started a post-doc position at the Centre for Pacific Studies in St Andrews to do research with Fijian migrants living at the military barracks in Edinburgh. Craig Lind advised me to contact you, because I am interested to write a review of Greame Were's book 'Lines that Connect'. I don't have it yet, but Craig said I might be able to obtain it via you?
All the Best,
Hi Stacy... Indeed, yes, the "viva"!!! I've been in hiding, preparing for that, until now. Glad to say it went very well with Christina as my internal and Knut as external - I'll have a proper think about that review now that I have my head back!! Hope all is very well with you, take care...
Hi Stacy! Thanks, that's a very kind invitation - I'd love to! I've added the OAC book review group to my groups (still haven't taken the time to look around the OAC site properly). I'll have to check out any guidelines you have, though I did take a moment to have a glance at titles for review. Couple of things in front of me at the moment - the most arresting being my viva on 29th this month, which is blinkering me somewhat! I'll drop you a line when I get up to speed on what is required of me, though please do let me know if there is anything I should know... Take care, Craig