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How would you define culture?

Culture is something that is all around us but hidden from sight.

Added by Neil Turner on December 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Diep Salute from Global Studio

Global Studio (established 2005) is a place based action research program where international students, academics and professionals come together with local universities, local government , NGOs and CBOs to collaborate with disadvantaged communities.

GS grew out of the work of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers (2002-04) with founding partners… Continue

Added by Keith Hart on December 20, 2009 at 1:48pm — No Comments


Anna Marie Schefer commented on Nold Egenter's group 'ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE'

Hello! I would like to ask what the name of the article about the interface of anthropology and architecture is? I am just starting being interested in the topic of Architectural anthropology. Thanks for advices! Best wishes, Anna


Good morning,

please excuse me for the delay with which I am responding your kind question. There was an… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 20, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments


Below please find a list of 10 selected papers on various

aspects of our "Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture"

Would be nice to have some discussions!

You find them with the following URL:



Nold Egenter

THE SACRED TREES AROUND GOSHONAI / JAPAN - A contribution of building ethnology to the subject of… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 19, 2009 at 3:05am — No Comments

HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGY:Scientific-technological Revolution and the Historical Consciousness


The way how the mankind developed trough last 40000 years,expressed in terms of semiotics

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Scientific-technological Revolution and the Historical Consciousness

By Miroslav Mišković,Croatia


Historical consciousness was from the beginning the basis of every social consciousness.At the present time,into a era of scientific-technological revolution,it does occurs in that region… Continue

Added by Miroslav Miskovic on December 18, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

EASA-2010- Call for Papers

EASA, 2010: EASA2010: Crisis and imagination

Maynooth, 24/08/2010 – 27/08/2010

Panel (W076) Title: Anthropological reflections on crisis and imagination: a field view


Eswarappa Kasi (University of Hyderabad) email

Robin Oakley (Dalhousie University) email

Mail All Convenors

Short Abstract

In order to depict anthropological moorings, we invite scholars and academicians working in the themes and perspectives of anthropological reflections of… Continue

Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on December 18, 2009 at 6:40am — No Comments

For peace and development- Volume 26 - Issue 26 :: Dec. 19, 2009-Jan. 01, 2010

For peace and development

Frontline, Volume 26 - Issue 26 :: Dec. 19, 2009-Jan. 01, 2010

AS K. Chandrasekhara Rao observed his fast and activists demanding a separate Telangana state agitated on the streets, there were many appeals urging the movement not to adopt violent methods, and not all of them were from the government. Some respected voices within the movement, and leaders of social movements sympathetic to the statehood demand stressed the importance of a peaceful… Continue

Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on December 18, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments

Dynamics of the News Cycle

Recently I read a paper co-authored by a number of social network social scientists on the dynamics of the news cycle as evidenced by a medium-grained examination of the diffusion and transformation of phrase variants across the web. The authors, Leskovec, Backstrom, and Kleinberg, have a supporting web site, Its worth a look.

Leskovec, Backstrom, and Kleinberg note that the two principal approaches to the… Continue

Added by Jacob Lee on December 16, 2009 at 10:39am — 3 Comments


10 BOOKS OF MY 100 VILLAGE STUDY (english version)


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Leaflet of Nold Egenter's 100 village Study in Japan


October… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on December 16, 2009 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Periodic Table of World Internet Facts

The periodic table has been produced by Jonathan Gosier, CEO of an African startup in Kampala, Uganda, Appfrica International. It is available as a hi res image or as a poster.

About a quarter of the world's population is currently online. Each block contains a country's name, rank (and sequential order of the chart), place… Continue

Added by Keith Hart on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject :… Continue

Added by sushil yadav on December 15, 2009 at 7:15am — No Comments


It is hardly news that the world is a flow of matter, energy, and information. It is a foundational notion of most of the sciences, and especially of ecology, which has exerted particularly significant influence on anthropological thinking. I mention this because I would like to call attention to what a theoretically sophisticated understanding of the relatively neglected third of these might offer anthropology.

I say neglected, but it really hasn't been. Those things falling under… Continue

Added by Jacob Lee on December 7, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Patrick Maher on Belief, Action, and Acceptance

Rational Belief: Rational Acceptance or Rational Action?

Patrick Maher in his book Betting on Theories (1993, chapter 6) notes two common assumptions about belief:

(1) An agent A believes in H just in case A is willing to act as if H were true.

(2) Sincere intentional assertion… Continue

Added by Jacob Lee on December 5, 2009 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

The Journal of Humanities, a new online journal from Tanzania

The first issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Humanities, a new open access journal, edited by Ahmad Kipacha in the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, is now online (click on the journal title). A second issue of this trilingual journal is currently in preparation and it is hoped will be ready before the end of the year.

Contents of Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009:

A Note on a… Continue

Added by Martin Walsh on November 29, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Chiang Mai

‘Bloody hell, am I glad to see you, brother.’ Gene shook my hand hard and patted my back and straight away began talking in long reverberating sentences about how great it was to see his old reliable mate. He gushed with the type of enthusiasm I hadn’t heard since campus days. I grabbed my pack from under the bus. I felt ten feet tall.

‘Let’s cut out of here, what’s the time, quarter past twelve, okay, I said to this German guy I’d meet him for lunch but that was before you called. You… Continue

Added by matt m on November 29, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments


Submit Your Film Now!

Feature Documentary

Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 - 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)

Documentary Short

Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films… Continue

Added by DocMiami International Film on November 29, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Loose thoughts

Instead of explaining my whole reserch I will just point some thoughts that pass through my head (it can be really tiring writing all over again about one´s themes).

Right now I am thinking if anti-semitism in 19th century Europe isn´t very deeply rooted in judeo-christian cosmology. The trend amongst reserchers/scholars is to differentiate rather sharply between the medieval anti-judaism and modern anti-semitism. Although there are obviously important differences, I ask myself if… Continue

Added by Barbara OW on November 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery-New Book

Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery Edited by Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik (2009). Jaipur: Rawat Publications: ISBN 81-316-0306-7, 356 pages; Rs. 950.

Theory and Practice of Ethnography is an anthology of research papers contributed by illustrious scholars both from India and abroad. It accentuates theoretical and empirical layout of the Ethnography, language, Literature, Culture, Rethinking History and Social Development. Ethnography is highly… Continue

Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on November 25, 2009 at 11:11am — 1 Comment


In the group ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE set up by Nold Egenter there is a new discussion opened. Its title is:


- Homo Territorialis -


The architecturally demarcated environment as basic factor of cultural evolution


It has the following… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on November 24, 2009 at 1:28am — No Comments

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