Dr. Alok Chantia's Blog – May 2012 Archive (7)

anthropology of aggression

This article is an adapted excerpt from the book, "Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You", available June 12 from University of California Press.

In his story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson famously shows the dark side of humanity. The respectable and kind Dr. Jekyll devises a potion that enables him to bring to…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 29, 2012 at 5:22am — No Comments

Apes and climatic change

"Some mammals may be more vulnerable to climate change than previously anticipated," Carrie Schloss of the University of Washington, US, told environmentalresearchweb. "For example, many primates and shrews and moles will likely be unable to keep pace with climate change across much of their ranges. On the other hand, carnivores such as coyotes or wolves and ungulates such as moose will likely be able to keep pace with changes in climate."

Schloss and colleagues looked at…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 27, 2012 at 2:39am — No Comments

APES AROUND US

London, May 24 (ANI): Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", a new study has claimed.

The new findings address a long-standing debate about whether great apes possess human-like personalities or if such perceived behaviour is an anthropomorphic projection of human observers, the researchers said.

The research team used a statistical technique to "remove" any biases apparent in human observers of the apes' behaviour, and they say their findings suggest man…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 26, 2012 at 4:08am — No Comments

APES AROUND US

London, May 24 (ANI): Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", a new study has claimed.

The new findings address a long-standing debate about whether great apes possess human-like personalities or if such perceived behaviour is an anthropomorphic projection of human observers, the researchers said.

The research team used a statistical technique to "remove" any biases apparent in human observers of the apes' behaviour, and they say their findings suggest man…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 26, 2012 at 4:08am — No Comments

how pity condition of an Indian

कल देश की जनता क जैसे पता चला कि पेट्रोल के दामो में वृद्धि हो रही है , मनो वो पागल हो उठा , सारे पेट्रोल पम्प गाडियो से भर गए , अब जरा आप सोचिये कि एक मोटर साइकिल में कितना पेट्रोल आता है ????????? ५ लीटर

यानि कल अगर उसने जल्दी से पूरी टंकी भी फुल करा ली तो कितना पैसा बचा करीब ४० रूपया या फिर सही सही ३९.७० रुपये | एक दिन अगर एक…
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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 24, 2012 at 5:29am — No Comments

Demise of Leela Dube - A renowned anthropologist of India published in Hindu news paper

Leela Dube, who passed away in New Delhi on Sunday aged 89, was one of the early pioneers of feminist scholarship in India along with Irawati Karve, Vina Majumdar, and Lotika Sarkar. Scan through the acknowledgements and citations of any sociological or anthropological book on kinship or gender in India, from the 1960s till the present, and her name comes up with unfailing regularity.



In a delightful autobiographical essay published in the Economic…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on May 21, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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