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Postcards from the Middle East

I recently began a project at the British Museum, where I am a curator, to collect old and new postcards from across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

The aim is to develop the world's largest public collection of this material and a permanent record of a disappearing world through a medium which is itself becoming rather outdated by modern media! Each card is numbered, registered, scanned and goes onto our Collections Online section of our website, and anyone can use…

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Added by St John Simpson on July 8, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

OAC is Dying, Anthropology Isn't

Those of you who have followed the longest thread in OAC history may have noticed a few messages back an announcement by OAC founder Keith Hart that OAC will not renew its contract with Ning in August and will then cease to exist. For those of us to whom OAC has become an important part of our lives this is a, while perfectly understandable, sad turn of events.

But anthropology lives. I include here the full text of an email message from Junji Koizumi, IUAES Secretary-General,…

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Added by John McCreery on July 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Folklore: A Colonial Discipline

FOLKLORE: A COLONIAL DISCIPLINE



What a division: Folk and non-folk! Loukika fact has become aloukika fiction and vise versa. The folk…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Pythons Used in Sea Navigation

Anyone have more information on the use of pythons in sea navigation?

http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2014/06/pythons-used-for-sea-navigation.html

Added by Alice C. Linsley on June 10, 2014 at 3:27am — No Comments

The Glottopolitics of Linguistic Subalternity In Multilingual India

The Glottopolitics of Linguistic Subalternity In Multilingual India

 





1998. “Glottopolitics of Linguistic Subalternity in India’ (Project-Report) Udayan-II (pp.8-9). CALTS Student Alliance Centre. Central University of Hyderabad.…
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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Narrative Community : Voices of Israeli Backpackers' - Book Review

'Narrative Community: Voices of Israeli Backpackers' - Book Review

This book under review by Chaim Noy illustrates the theatrical performances of storytelling by Israeli backpackers. It is based on forty-five narrative interviews with the backpackers and those interviews are represented in a non-authoritarian quasi direct discourse. He divided his book in three parts with nine chapters. …



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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Folklore and Folklanguage: Myth or Reality?

Folklore and Folklanguage: Myth or Reality?

 

May be downloaded from: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2017319

The author maintained that the construction of the category "folk" was born out of super-ordinate's essentialist gaze that de-sign-ates otherness in…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

“Identity Confusion.”

Identity Confusion

2001. “Identity Confusion.” Frontier. Vol.34.No.17 (pp. 6-8). November 18-24, 2001. Kolkata.

Printed version of the lecture: 2001“Cricket, Wittgenstein, Language Game and so forth...” Symposium on The Language Movements in India, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, kolkata, 21-22 February,…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

'Linguistic Cybercolonization'

'Linguistic Cybercolonization'

May be downloaded from:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=2014740

LOBALIZATION, LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND MEDIA, pp.146-187, B.N. Patnaik, S.I. Hasnain, eds., Simla Institute of Advanced Studies, 2006 …



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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Understanding Semantics of Language Development

Understanding Semantics of Language Development

2001. PERSPECTIVES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA - PART I, p. 129, B. Ray, ed., Mohit Publication, 2001 …



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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Language: From I-Dentity to My-Dentity

Language: From I-Dentity to My-Dentity

2013. “Language: From I- Dentity to My-Dentity”. Alternative Voices: (Re)searching Language, Culture, Identity…eds. S. Imtiaz Hasnain, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta and Shailendra Mohan. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholar publishing. (pp. 158-73) …



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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Linguistic Terrorism: An Interruption Into The Kamtapuri Language Movement

Linguistic Terrorism: An Interruption Into The Kamtapuri Language Movement

The colonial imagination or otherwise mimicry from the part of third world nationalist elite needs different sorts of designs supplied from the white space to fulfill their nation-building project. The immediate questions, which are haunting the elite inhabitants of the mimic nation, are: Who, on the basis of certain homogenous modular form,…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Folklore: Searching for Logistics

Folklore: Searching for Logistics



CULTURATION, pp. 26-34, U.N. Singh, ed., CIIL, 2001 



Abstract:      

This paper mainly concentrates on…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lesbian Discourse

'Lesbian Discourses' - Book Review   

  " 2008. Review of the  Lesbian Discourses  Images of a Community. Koller, Veronika Routledge Studies in Linguistics  Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 2008 LINGUIST List 19.3230. Eastern Michigan University



The book under review is on sexuality (act-pleasure-desire), or rather on the corporeal - or on the language of a specific counter-hegemonic…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

“The Myth of Regionalism”

The Myth of Regionalism

1997.“The Myth of Regionalism” Chakraborty, Dasgupta, Subha ed. Regionality and Comparative Literature. (pp. 77-83). DSA, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. …

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Blurring the Divide: Folk Art and Classical Art

Blurring the Divide: Folk Art and Classical Art

 

2005.“Blurring the Divide: Folk art and Classical Art.” Departmental Journal of Folklore(lokodOrpon), Kalyani University. (pp. 181-93)



Presented in the Seminars:

2005. “Folk Art and Classical Art”. Seminar on “Folk Art”, Department of…

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Added by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay on June 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Abstract: State Transformation in the High North (PhD thesis)

ABSTRACT: State Transformation in the High North – Cases of environmental justice struggles



PhD thesis by Helge Hiram Jensen, European University Institute,

Submitted 30. May 2014 (not yet defended)



This is a study in the art and science of fundamental systems transformation. It is hypothesis-generative, based on qualitative research. The cases are selected from an ongoing process of state transformation at the Arctic fringe of Europe. The study is a contribution to… Continue

Added by Helge Hiram Jensen on June 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How livelihoods were saved in Pakistan's 2010 floods

In 2010 Pakistan suffered the worst floods in the country's history. Floodwaters inundated up to one-fifth of the country and affected 20 million people, destroying 1.6 million homes and leaving over 14 million people acutely vulnerable. Along with other international agencies, Oxfam responded as best as it could to…

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Added by Martin Walsh on May 30, 2014 at 8:44pm — No Comments

The Third International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business

     It was my third time to participate in the annual International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business, organized by Robert Tian Guang and held at a venue in China, and my second time to visit Jishou University, which is located in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province in the west of China. The first two…

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Added by John McCreery on May 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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