May 2014 Blog Posts (5)

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

Anthropology of Young People

Being a socio-cultural anthropologist, I conducted my post-graduate research and field work in a rural area where young people and their leisure activities was my core interest. The study revealed numerous aspect which possibly are ignored in the usual way but it was surprising to learn how minor happenings even influenced the life of youth,

I would be more than glad to share my experience ...  

Added by Manal on May 13, 2014 at 8:25pm — No Comments

On incidental Truth, consistency and belonging

The reversal of Doxa ("opinions/metaphysics") and Episteme ("truth/knowledge") happened around the time of the early 20th century. The theory of relativity seems to be the discovery that sparked it, but really this theoretical discover is merely the "best example" of the reversal in knowledge types that I am pointing out.

Once Newtonian physics lost its bearing as being Truth -- which coincided with the scientific method being formulated as a method for truth -- incidentally, we also…

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Added by Alexander Lee on May 2, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments

Tools of the Ethnographer

I admit that there is no perfect process for doing ethnographic fieldwork. And, trying to find a computer program or application that is robust enough to handle all the varied tasks necessary in fieldwork, I don’t really think exists (although there are many out there that claim to be the definitive research tool for qualitative or quantitative research). In the years that I have been doing fieldwork, I have figured out a method that sort of works for me…

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Added by Neil Turner on May 1, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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