Category: "aboriginees"


Updated overview over anthropology blogs and their newest posts

Nearly every hour an anthropologist somewhere on this planet publishes a blog post in English. The overviews over the newest blog posts in English are now updated with several new blogs. I’ve also removed some blogs that haven&#821… more »


Thesis: Neoliberal policies, urban segregation and the Egyptian revolution

While Cairo’s slum areas are growing, the richest layer of the society is enjoying a luxury life in privately guarded communities in safe distance from the lower classes. Hosni Mubarak’s neoliberal dream of segregation seems to have come true… more »


  03:24:29 am, by admin   . Categories: politics, Africa, aboriginees, Middle East, internet

Saba Mahmood: Democracy is not enough - Anthropologists on the Arab revolution part II

While the revolutions in Northern Africa and the Middle East are spreading and the Libyan people managed to get rid of another dictator, anthropologists continue to comment the recent events. Here is a short overview. Much has been said about who or… more »


  02:30:30, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Europe, globalisation, aboriginees, migration

Paperless underclass exposes dark side of Europe

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." These noble words in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights might be true in some distant part on this planet, but certainly not in Europe. more »


- Highlight the connections between people!

It happened already around 200 years ago: Aboriginal Australians marry Indians. Afghan cameleers open up the interior of Australia for transport and development. Indian seamen fight for Indonesian independence. And long before Australia was colonised by… more »


  22:29:00, by admin   . Categories: Pacific Oceania, language, aboriginees, anthropology (general)

"Dreamtime" no longer an acceptable term

The West Australian and South Australian education departments have made lists of appropriate and inappropriate words to describe Aboriginal people and culture, The Australian reports.- Dreamtime is no longer an acceptable term to describe the collec… more »


  12:36:22, by admin   . Categories: technology, culture traditions, aboriginees, fieldwork / methods, music

"A new approach to the collection of traditional Aboriginal music"

The days of anthropologists taking recordings away to Canberra where they might as well be lost to the community forever, are now gone according to ABC Radio (Australia) in a story about the National Recording Project. Its aim is to document the traditio… more »


A link between food resources and social hierarchies?

In a portrait on the website of The National University of Australia, anthropologist Ian Keen, tells about his research among Aboriginees in Australia. Among other things, he wanted to find out why pre-colonial Aboriginal societies tended to be more egal… more »

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