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Mastery of Self

To master yourself many realizations must be made. One such important realization is the nature of and removal of suffering. Suffering is a huge…

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Added by Brooke Anthony Edwards on September 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Flex, Slop, Play! a metaphysics for coyote

In an earlier blog post here at the OAC and republished on my personal blog I contemplated how creative adaptive intelligent behavior crucially involves the ability to move in and out of what might be called game-spaces, defined by particular rule-sets or assumptions.… Continue

Added by Jacob Lee on September 18, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Islamaphobia, sexism and American demagoguery in the 21st century

Mainstream media are flooding us with sensationalized images of Americans who fear and hate Islam. Ugly as these images are, there is a deeper brutality. The worst ugliness is in what they are not showing.

There are dangerous blind spots in the media coverage of American

Islam. For instance, there has been a brute blindness to women and to

women's concerns in news coverage of the proposed Islamic Center in New

York City.

At the center of the media firestorm is an…

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Added by Betsy Taylor on September 11, 2010 at 8:21pm — 7 Comments

What now? A non-trad anthro student considers the options

As a non-traditional student, I often find myself re-planning my future. A new school year has begun, and for the first time in a long time, I am not registered for any courses.... so something is up, and I need to once again evaluate what my future holds in terms of anthropology.



I have completed all the anthropology coursework for my B.A., and only two Spanish courses stand between me and a relatively useless degree. I'm rapidly approaching 50 years of age, and after some frank… Continue

Added by Paul Wren on September 11, 2010 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

A New Site for Biblical Anthropology

For members of the Biblical Anthropology Group, you may be interested in a new site dedicated to this field. You will find it here: http://biblicalanthropology.blogspot.com

Here are some of the topics being examined:

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Added by Alice C. Linsley on September 7, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

An EPIC Experience

Should anyone be interested in what corporate ethnographers do, here is the link to my hot-off-the-keyboard contribution to Savage Minds.

Added by John McCreery on September 6, 2010 at 7:40am — No Comments

Ritual and Information Architectures

In a series recent blog posts, here, here and here, I have explored John Perry and David Israel's notion of an information architecture given in… Continue

Added by Jacob Lee on September 3, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Epigenetic Organizations

Epigenetics is an emergent theory of development that includes both the genetic origins of behavior and the direct systematic influence that environmental forces have, over time, on the expression of those genes. The theory focuses on the dynamic interaction between these two influences during development.

I am using Cultural Anthropology as the guide to determine how human groups self organize.

Please visit my blog…

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Added by Scott Weiss on August 31, 2010 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Más fácil es no pensar: el caso Lori Berenson

From my Spanish-language blog from Peru: www.mundolaberinto.blogspot.com


Más fácil es no pensar: el caso Lori Berenson


Dos circunstancias, a primera vista contradictorias, han caracterizado el retorno de Lori Berenson a prisión esta semana. Por un lado, el Poder Judicial ha sustentado este nuevo encarcelamiento…

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Added by Federico Helfgott on August 23, 2010 at 3:59am — 3 Comments

A propósito de la OIT 169 y la consulta...

From my Spanish-language blog from Peru: www.mundolaberinto.blogspot.com


Hace unos días CEPES organizó en Lima un panel de tres antropólogos para discutir el tema de la Ley de Consulta…

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Added by Federico Helfgott on August 23, 2010 at 1:38am — 2 Comments

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on August 17, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Crisis of confidence?

Check out the results of the latest Gallup Confidence in Institutions survey.…

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Added by John McCreery on August 15, 2010 at 1:02am — No Comments

Dan Foss on Tony Judt

Those of us who frequent Anthro-L are occasionally stimulated by an erudite effusion filled with thought-provoking ideas by sociologist Daniel Foss. The following is a particularly remarkable example.…
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Added by John McCreery on August 13, 2010 at 3:48pm — No Comments

hello - an appeal for help

hi everyone



i have just joined the group, so apologies for my naivite - i am a sociologist at bangor university and i know some people in this group have an interest in public participation issues/neoliberalism as well as other things that i'm interested in. i have come across simone abrams work, but have been unable to reach her via academic e mails. if simone or anyone else out there has worked in this area, i'd be really interested to hear from them - anthropologists often have an… Continue

Added by sally baker on August 10, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Keeping track of everything on the OAC

The OAC Groups collection that I recently compiled has been well received. For those who missed the original announcement, this new Groups index makes it easier to see what has been happening across all 164 groups on this site by displaying the latest content on one page.



I have since created a second collection to easily display everything else, including the latest activity from blogs, forums, photos,… Continue

Added by Francine Barone on August 8, 2010 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

The Octopus: Eight Footnotes



Just back from Japan and the topic of octopuses has been on (and off) my mind for some time. Therefore, I offer an anthropological, cephalopod blog: eight footnotes, or eight ways of spilling ink (with apologies to J.L. Austin).… Continue

Added by Philip Swift on August 4, 2010 at 9:19pm — 12 Comments

Visual Anthropology in Latam

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Added by Pilar Bermudez on August 1, 2010 at 3:36am — No Comments

Project Announcement: Open Folklore (A Library+Society Partnership)

The American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries have recently announced a new scholarly communications project called Open Folklore. As described in the announcement:



The vision for this open-access online portal for folklore studies is to make a greater number…
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Added by Jason Baird Jackson on July 30, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

CFN: Anthropology and Mobility

Call for a new boundary-crossing network

Anthropology and Mobility

Convenor: Noel B. Salazar



Mobility, as a concept-metaphor, captures the common impression that people’s life-worlds are in constant flux, with not only persons (including anthropologists), but also cultures, objects, capital, businesses, services, diseases, media, images, information, and ideas circulating across (and… Continue

Added by Noel B. Salazar on July 30, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Legos Atlanis, Praxis for Children, and the Ideology of Manifest Destiny

Recently, my niece turned the magical age of 5. As one of her birthday presents, she received a Typhoon Turbo Sub, a Lego set from the Atlantis line, and a rather cool looking piece of submarine machinery, at that; shiny, red, and sporting large propellers.

It also came with a anthropomorphic shark figure with…

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Added by Joel M. Wright on July 26, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

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