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Monogamy. Grandmas. Milk. The Evolution of Childhood Is Very Strange.

Keridwen Cornelius , November 22nd, 2022


In a new book, Growing Up Human, a bioarchaeologist chronicles some of the most surprising evolutionary adaptations of babies, parents, and grandparents. This article is excerpted and adapted…


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Bridget Kies and Megan Connor, “Fandom, the Next Generation” (U Iowa Press, 2022)

New Books Network , November 22nd, 2022


In Fandom, the Next Generation (University of Iowa Press, 2022), Bridget Kies and Megan Connor have edited the first collection to offer a close study of fan generations, which are defined not…


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Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses, “Genocide: Key Themes” (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books Network , November 22nd, 2022


Donald Bloxham and Dirk Moses have offered us a unique opportunity–a chance to see authors and editors in conversation with each other and themselves about the state and…


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“ARE YOU HEADING TO THE FUN ZONE?”: NOTES FROM THE POLISH-UKRAINIAN BORDER

Heidi Mogstad , November 22nd, 2022


Research takes you to unexpected places. After finishing my PhD, I got a postdoc position at the ERC-funded project WARFUN led by Antonio De Lauri at the Christian…


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Leah Junck takes the page 99 test

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Page 99 of my dissertation is part of my methodology section and connects testing research moments to the topic at hand: the use of the dating application Tinder…


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Psyche A. Williams-Forson, “Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America” (UNC Press, 2022)

New Books Network , November 21st, 2022


In Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America (UNC Press, 2022), Psyche A. Williams-Forson offers her knowledge and experience to illuminate how anti-Black racism operates in the practice…


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Alda Benjamen, “Assyrians in Modern Iraq: Negotiating Political and Cultural Space” (Cambridge UP, 2021)

New Books Network , November 21st, 2022


Today I talked to Alda Benjamen about his book Assyrians in Modern Iraq: Negotiating Political and Cultural Space (Cambridge UP, 2021) Examining the relationship between a strengthened Iraqi state under the…


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Reflecting on reflexivity: A practical example of reporting your reflexive practice

Rebecca_Irons , November 21st, 2022


DR JESSICA REES As distinguished by Chiseri-Strater (1996) “to be reflective does not demand an ‘other,’ while to be reflexive demands both another and some self- conscious awareness…


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Victorian Pseudoscience on a Netflix Budget: “Ancient Apocalypse” and the Paradox of Science Communication Online

The Familiar Strange , November 20th, 2022


As scholars and investigators of conspiracy theory communities have noted, people who cling to these ideas long after they have been demonstrated to be factually false tend to…


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Notes on education management

Global South Asia on Screen

john hutnyk , November 19th, 2022


Did I mention the yellow cover version out with Aakar books in India? https://www.aakarbooks.com/details.php?bid=875 https://www.aakarbooks.com/details.php?bid=875


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Anti-Evolution in Turkey

tabsir , November 19th, 2022


This article is worth reading. An entire country bans the teaching of a scientific fact. Read it here.


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What Do Hair Salons Have to Do with Prayer, Magic, and the Development of Literacy?

Alma Gottlieb , November 18th, 2022


It turns out, the first complete sentence ever written by a human, at least as of what we know now, concerned hair. New archaeological evidence — discovered in…


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Links & Contents I Liked 462

Tobias Denskus , November 18th, 2022


Hi all,I’ll be quick as it’s getting a bit late in Sweden on this dark & cold Friday afternoon…this week we start with the meltdown of FTX, SBF…


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Cooking and tasting as complex practice in the work of Amy Trubek 

foodanthro , November 17th, 2022


David Sutton In this seventh interview with Professor Amy Trubek (University of Vermont), we discuss the difficult path she followed in graduate school to write about the Anthropology…


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What Commentators Get Wrong (and Right) About North Korea

Keridwen Cornelius , November 17th, 2022


An anthropologist argues that unfair portrayals of North Korea as a hopelessly irrational hermit state has huge implications for policy and security. ✽ This month, North Korea tested…


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On Victor and Edith Turner’s “The Forest of Symbols”

New Books Network , November 17th, 2022


In the mid-20th century, British anthropologists Victor and Edith Turner studied the Ndembu people of present-day Zambia. They wrote about their findings in their 1967 book The Forest…


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Anthropology for Liberation assessments

lorenagibson , November 17th, 2022


Over the past few years I have been sharing the readings I assign for an undergraduate course I teach at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Anthropology for…


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Selected Ho Chi Minh

john hutnyk , November 17th, 2022


Because I was looking for it online and could not see the contents pages, here are some rough snaps.


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Alienated Labor, Sex Work, and Intimacy among Thai Sex Workers

Tony Waters , November 17th, 2022


I lived many years in Thailand where a subject of fascination for outsiders is the “sex industry.”  I have of course known many people who were involved at…


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Katy Highet takes the page 99 test

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I wasn’t expecting my p. 99 – right in the middle of my methodology – to be particularly revealing. But as luck (or indeed Ford Madox Ford) would…


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Mark D. Calder, “Bethlehem’s Syriac Christians: Self, Nation and Church in Dialogue and Practice” (Gorgias Press, 2017)

New Books Network , November 16th, 2022


Mark D. Calder’s Bethlehem’s Syriac Christians: Self, Nation and Church in Dialogue and Practice (Gorgias Press, 2017) is anthropological study of Syriac Orthodox Christian identity in a time of displacement,…


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David McDermott Hughes, “Energy without Conscience: Oil, Climate Change, and Complicity” (Duke UP, 2017)

New Books Network , November 16th, 2022


In Energy without Conscience: Oil, Climate Change, and Complicity (Duke University Press, 2017), David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the…


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Broadening Demands for Reproductive Justice

Emily Sekine , November 16th, 2022


An interview with anthropologist Dána-Ain Davis digs into abortion rights and reproductive justice after the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. ✽ On June 24, the…


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