Category: "University / Academia"

01/04/09

  03:33:15, by admin   . Categories: politics, anthropology (general), University / Academia

University Cancels Alternative G20 Summit - Academics Occupy University of East London

Academic freedom and freedom of speech is more and more under threat in the "Western world": First, the University of East London (UEL) suspended anthropology professor Chris Knight, now they cancel the Alternative summit that should take place at the Un… more »

28/03/09

  16:57:32, by admin   . Categories: politics, anthropology (general), University / Academia

"Intolerant Universities": Anthropology professor Chris Knight suspended over G20-activism

(UPDATE: Alternative Summit cancelled, university occupied) Shortly after The Sunday Telegraph wrote that anthropologist Chris Knight is one of the organizers of a mass demonstration against the G20 summit in London, he was suspended from his job at the… more »

11/03/09

  16:32:00, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia

Why anthropologists should become journalists

We need courses and programs in "Anthropology & Journalism" to help create the critical public intellectuals of the 21st century, Brian McKenna writes in Counterpunch. Such programs will help equip students with skills to popularize critical knowledg… more »

07/03/09

War in Iraq: Why are anthropologists so silent?

Many US-anthropologists protested against the Vietnam war in the 60s. Why have anthropologists been so reluctant to engage with the "immense tragedy" and "waste of resources by our governments" in the Iraq war, Antonius C.G.M. Robben and Marshall Sahlins… more »

06/03/09

Back from Lahore: Terror and Open Access

Shalamar Gardens, Lahore I have been back from Lahore, Pakistan's cultural center and "City of Poets", for a while now. It was one of the most inspiring journeys I've been to. Just a few weeks ago we've been at the same place where - a few days a… more »

27/01/09

Boycott Israel? - More anthropologists on Gaza (II)

(text changed, name removed, see comments below) Four anthropologists are among a long list of scholars who in The Guardian call for a boycott of Israel: We must do what we can to stop Israel from winning its war. Israel must accept that its security… more »

06/01/09

What is good applied anthropology?

Most anthropologists work outside the university where they don't enjoy academic freedom. These anthropologists must be better prepared for the perils of non-academic applied work, Brian McKenna writes in Counterpunch. For good applied anthropology is be… more »

05/01/09

  23:33:30, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia

Do we (still) need journals?

"Journals? Who cares?" anthropologist George Marcus said recently. Journals as we know them are a thing of the past, and the last to understand this fact are universities and academics, philosopher Mark C. Taylor says in an interview with E. Efe Çakmak i… more »

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