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  00:56:45, by admin   . Categories: Europe, anthropology (general), journal articles / papers

How anthropology in Eastern Europe is changing

Studia ethnologica Croatica is one of those Open Access journals I've found recently. Their latest issue gives an overview over recent delevopments in anthropology in Eastern Europe. The texts are based on presentations made at the conference ‘New Curric… more »


  00:19:21, by admin   . Categories: religion cosmology, Us and Them, Pacific Oceania, gender

Thesis: Hijab empowers women

What is it like being veiled and working in Australian companies? Anthropologist Siham Ouazzif sent me her thesis "Veiled Muslim Women in Australian Public Space: How do Veiled Women Express their Presence and Interact in the Workplace?" Siham Ouazz… more »


Militarisation of Research: Meet the Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation

We have discussed a lot about the strengthening ties between the military and universities in the USA and Britain, but similar things are happening in Scandinavia. And there is no public debate about it here. One example is a research center that was… more »


  00:18:35, by admin   . Categories: Latin- and Central America, persons and theories

Olivia Harris has passed away

One of's readers alerted me to the death of anthropologist Olivia Harris. She died suddenly of cancer aged 60 on the morning of 9th April. Harris is the co-founder of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths College (also Universit… more »


  22:41:01, by admin   . Categories: politics, books, fieldwork / methods, poverty, Northern America

Fieldwork among homeless heroin and crack users - new book by Philippe Bourgois

"In Search of Respect. Selling Crack in El Barrio" is one of my favorite ethnographies. Now, Philippe Bourgois, is out with a new book. In “Righteous Dopefiend", he looks at the clients of the dealers, the University paper Penn Current reports. The pa… more »


Interview with Benedict Anderson: Being a cosmopolitan without needing to travel

During my research for the new overview over open access anthropology journals, I made many great discoveries. I'll try to present some of them. One of the discoveries was Invisible Culture. An electronic journal for visual culture. The most recent is… more »


Journal of European Ethnology is going (a little bit) Open Access

Is Open Access the new buzz-word? Do we see some change in the world of anthropology journals? Angels Trias i Valls recently announced the birth of a new open access journal, Anthropology Reviews: Dissent and Cultural Politics. And last week, I receiv… more »


  15:38:06, by admin   . Categories: Asia, globalisation, gender, books

Book review: How neoliberalism reshapes motherhood in Calcutta

How do middle-class women in Calcutta understand and experience economic change? What impact is globalization having on the new middle-classes in Asia? Our reviewer Tessa Valo has again been lucky with her choice of books. For, she revie… more »

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