Category: "University / Academia"


Protests at Yale: When Walmart's management principles run an anthropology department

Generally, anthropologists support social justice, but in their own department, they fire colleagues like David Graeber who publicly supported graduate students' right to form a union. "In increasingly corporate universities, the gap between one's schola… more »


Open Access: "The American Anthropological Association reminds me of the recording industry"

(via Erkan's Field Diary) "The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is starting to remind me of the recording industry and their rearguard actions against file-sharing and online dissemination in general", Eric Kansa from Digging Digitally comment… more »


  13:02:55, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia

Academic presentations: "The cure is a strong chairman and a system of lights"

"For those of us whose prime focus is advancing human knowledge, megaconferences are a waste of time and money." Don Moody agrees, but also criticizes my article in Anthropology Today august 2006 about weak presentations at the conference "Anthropology… more »


  19:04:22, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), media, University / Academia

Media: High school sports more popular than academics

A local news story that might say something more general about why anthropology isn't more present in the news? The results of University research between April 1 and June 30 show high school athletes often get 4 to 8 times the media coverage of an acade… more »


This is conference blogging!

Why haven't there been such blog posts about the recent EASA-conference (European Association of Social Anthropologists)? Anthropologist Grant McCracken has presented a paper at the EPIC-conference (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) and written… more »


  21:47:59, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia

Anthropology and the World: What has happened at the EASA conference?

Last week, the bi-annual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) has taken place in Bristol. The theme sounds extremely interesting: The theme [Europe and the World ]encourages us to consider the global dimensions of pa… more »
  00:19:00, by admin   . Categories: politics, anthropology (general), University / Academia, ethics

Blogging and Public Anthropology: When free speech costs a career

As many of us know, Yale anthropologist David Graeber has been fired for his anarchist activism. He's not the only one who was punished for leaving the academic ivory tower. More and more academics have started blogging, exposing their personal opinions… more »


"Discuss politics!" - How anthropologists in Indonesia engage with the public

Crossroads is the name of a new blog by anthropologist Fadjar I. Thufail, currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In an interview (from 2001), he tells us that Indonesian anthropologists continually attempt to link themselv… more »

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