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Anthropological activism in Pakistan with lullabies

A few days ago, Pakistani anthropologist Samar Minallah lauched a "video song", a tribute to little girls in all the regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan where schools are being destroyed, depriving girls of their right to education, The News reports.… more »


Dissertation: Why kids embrace Facebook and MySpace

After 30 months ethnographic fieldwork on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites, danah boyd has finally completed her PhD-thesis and put it online. Although she is no anthropologist, she seems to have worked like an anthropologist. Her thes… more »

Open Access Anthropology in Africa - an introduction

Heard of the Sudan Open Archive? Already taken a look at the recent anthropology papers of the University of Pretoria? Many universities in Africa have set up digital libraries, repositories for papers and theses that are freely accessible for everybody.… more »


  21:23:06, by admin   . Categories: Europe, youth, journal articles / papers

Dissertation: Sexualisation of childhood?

Tight jeans and short tops for seven year-old girls? When anthropologist Mari Rysst was out shopping clothes for her then seven year-old daughter she - to her dismay - mostly found clothes which imitated the teenage look. Seven years later she published… more »


Open access: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies

Xenophobia in South Africa, labour mobility and economic development, minorities? integration, representation of refugees and forced migrants in the British Economy are some of the topics in the most recent issue of Journal of Identity and Migration Stud… more »


  08:36:52, by admin   . Categories: Asia, Northern America, anthropology (general), ethics

Humain Terrain anthropologist attacked in Afghanistan has died

(via 'Ilm al-insaan) An anthropologist embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan to help soldiers understand local customs has died more than two months after she was doused with fuel and set on fire, according to ap. Anthropologist Paula Loyd, 36,… more »


  02:19:35, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, anthropology (general), Middle East

Anthropologists on the war on Gaza (updated)

(See also part II David Graeber: Boycott Israel! - More anthropologists on Gaza) After two weeks war in Gaza, it's time to round up: How have anthropologists contributed to a better understanding of the conflict? According to my overview, they have bee… more »


Headhunting as expression of indigenousness

Anthropologists often criticize mainstream media for exoticizing people. But in Borneo you'll find indigenous people who promote themselves as headhunters and are proud of it. The journal Cultural Analysis has recently received a prize in the Sav… more »

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