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Conversaciones en zapatillas de andar por casa: Javier Maurín de “El jacobino”

anthropologies , May 3rd, 2022

Read Time:16 Minute, 36 Second Hoy tenemos en “Conversaciones en zapatillas de andar por casa” a Javier Maurín, codirector de El Ja…


Where’s #Anthropology? Hashtag mayhem at #AAA2021Baltimore

Samuel Gerald Collins , November 24th, 2021

The American Anthropological Annual Meeting has come and gone after a year hiatus. But, courtesy of the continued pandemic, it was not business as usual, and a combination…

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Anthropology and the Twitter Challenge

Samuel Gerald Collins , May 26th, 2021

For many of us in anthropology, the advent of “big data” represents a threat.  Why, after all, spend months developing rapport and interviewing 100 people when you can…

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J.K. Rowling und die Sehnsucht nach der heilen Welt der sauberen Kategorien

Christine Lötscher , November 1st, 2020

J.K. Rowling steht massiv in der Kritik: Die Autorin der Harry Potter-Romane hatte wiederholt Cisfrauen gegen Transfrauen ausgespielt. Nach Erscheinen des neuen Krimis Troubled Blood wird diskutiert, …

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Abstract for a paper-in-progress: quarantine and sentiment analysis.

Samuel Gerald Collins , September 29th, 2020

      A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: sentiment analyses of new connections and communities in a COVID world.     Quarantine re-makes the city around u…

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Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Chelsea Horton , February 19th, 2020

Trump’s Twitter intimidation may have been politically expedient bluster. But, it threatened our collective cultural legacy, regional stability, and scientific inquiry. When United States President D…

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#AcademicTwitter: A How-To Guide for Anthropologists

Footnotes Editor , March 8th, 2019

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Jules Weiss. Jules Weiss (they/them pronouns) is a 2nd year MA student in Applied Anthropology at Oregon State University….


Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

Alberto Acerbi , February 15th, 2019

Online misinformation, fake news, false news, hoaxes, you name it, has been blamed for almost everything bad happening in the last years, from the success of Trump to…

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The Internet & Democracy: Have We Learned Anything?

MPeterson , December 18th, 2018

In the first wake of the Egyptian uprisings, and their framing as a “Facebook” revolution or Twitter revolution or “social media revolution” there was a lot of Utopian discours…


Speaking with Silence

Adam Hodges , October 23rd, 2018

Silence can be a powerful communicative tool in today’s political landscape. Words take center stage in the verbal sparring of the Twitter age. Against the backdrop of Trumpian…

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#AmAnth17 Wrap-Up: Anthropology Matters?

Samuel Gerald Collins , December 7th, 2017

On Monday, I downloaded #AmAnth17 tweets.  This proved in many ways elusive and piecemeal.  First, the conference hashtags continue to shift.  Last year, the AAA finally discovere…

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Tweeting #AmAnth17 – Part 2

Welcome to the Instabition! #EmergingDigitalPractices

Minke Nouwens , November 20th, 2017

Dear Allegra readers, welcome to this week’s new #thread on emerging digital practices! Today’s post introduces not only this theme but also me, Minke Nouwens, Allegra’s newly appointed ‘M…


Notes from inside a Twitter Experiment #EmergingDigitalPractices

Rachel Douglas-Jones , September 23rd, 2017

Using participation in a collective online experiment with Twitter as a springboard, I interrogate the tweet as a fieldnote. How do the temporalities of tweeting intersect with disciplinary…


Now Posting on Medium (Medieval Indonesia)

A. J. West , August 15th, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but I wanted to let any readers/subscribers know that I’m now writing on Medium under the name Medieval Indonesia (twitter…

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A Bully in the Presidential Bully Pulpit

Adam Hodges , August 10th, 2017

In her book, The Bully Pulpit, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examines Theodore Roosevelt’s leadership during his time as president. In successfully working to enact progressive reforms, Goodwin argue…

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Tweeting religion in Indonesia: when political arenas go viral

John Postill , June 22nd, 2017

Postill, J. and L.C. Epafras forthcoming 2017. Tweeting religion in Indonesia: when political arenas go viral. American Ethnologist (virtual issue) The popularity of social media in Indonesia, combi…


Coding Culture II: Four Hacks to Digitize Your Anthropology Classroom

Katherine Cook , March 13th, 2017

This is the second post in a multi-part blog series in which Katherine Cook shares her experiences integrating digital anthropology into her teaching. Technology is complicated and expensive,…

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Samuel Gerald Collins , November 22nd, 2016

The American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting is over, and, with it, the brief spurt of Twitter traffic that marks the event.  Here’s a graph of Twitter traffic over…

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Hashtag Chaos: #AAA2016 vs. #amanth2016

Samuel Gerald Collins , November 17th, 2016

As I’ve done over the past 3 years, I ran Twitter searches for the American Anthropological Association Annual meeting this evening.  Unlike previous years, though, the #AAA2016 hashtag…

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Multimodality Through Twitter: Exploring the Alleyways of Seoul

Samuel Gerald Collins , November 12th, 2016

Multimodality describes an anthropology across multiple media platforms–an anthropology that traverses film, photograph, theater, design, podcast, app and game (to name a few) as well as conventional…

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Why do brands lose their chill? How bots, algorithms, and humans can work together on social media

Molly Templeton , June 17th, 2016

Editor’s Note: The fourth contributor to the Co-designing with machines edition is Molly Templeton (@mollymeme), digital and social media expert, Director of Social Media at Everybody …

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