Blog Profile / Savage Minds


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Filed Under:Academics / Anthropology
Posts on Regator:1173
Posts / Week:3
Archived Since:March 16, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Book proves culture leads to Asian American success, headlines claim opposite

A strong media push by the Sage Foundation has put Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou’s book The Asian American Achievement Paradox into the public sphere in the past couple of days, garnering an op-ed on CNN.com and an interview on Inside Higher Ed. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest: Week of July 26

Happy August readers! Welcome to a month so great they stole a day from another month to make it longer. Let me know about anything cool I should feature here at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com. It’s a TED Talk! It argues that humans...Show More Summary

VISUAL TURN IV: People and Stuff– A Conversation with Keith M. Murphy (2/2)

In a previous post, I described the process of an ‘Ethnocharrette’ – essentially a strategy that incorporates aspects of design methodology into anthropological practice. As part of a longer series thinking about how art/design modalities are increasingly commonplace in anthropologies that aren’t designated as visual anthropology. Show More Summary

Hactivists aren’t terrorists – but US prosecutors make little distinction

[written with Luca Follis, Lancaster University] Activists who use technology to conduct political dissent – hacktivists – are increasingly threatened with investigation, prosecution and often disproportionately severe criminal sentences. Show More Summary

Summer Writing: Units of Time

In the 2002 rom-com About a Boy, Hugh Grant plays a well to do bachelor who lives off the royalties of a song his deceased father produced. With no need to work, Will Freeman (Grant) spends most of his time engaged in leisure pursuits: taking bubble baths, playing pool, getting scalp massages and looking for attractive … Continue reading Summer Writing: Units of Time ?

“Waiting” in the Neoliberal University: The Salaita Case and the Wages of an Academic Boycott

This essay by anthropologists Martin Manalansan and Ellen Moodie at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an updated account of the fall-out from their institution’s un-hiring of Steven Salaita for his tweets critical of the state of Israel during its 2014 war on Gaza. Show More Summary

Dying in the Age of Facebook

We crave sincerity as much as scholarship -Micheal Jackson 2012: 175 How many dead people do you know on Facebook? I know three. Well, maybe two because one was aware that she was dying and took her page down. For the others, death was a surprise, even though in one case it was planned. Plans … Continue reading Dying in the Age of Facebook ?

Welcome Libraria!

When twitter lit up last week with the news that PKP and SPARC had partnered with EASA, SCA, and 4S your response was probably “WTF?” The new project is called Libraria and is an important development in open access publishing for anthropologists. So important, in fact, that it deserves a bit of explanation for those who are … Continue reading Welcome Libraria! ?

Around the Web Digest: Week of July 19

Happy Sunday, pansies! Please write in with links to include here at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com… or just to say “¡Hola!” An interesting debate is forming surrounding uncontacted groups. In an editorial in Science, Protecting Isolated...Show More Summary

The four hundred dollar fish

When you see piles of fresh fish in a market, do you ever ask yourself whether or not the listed price accurately reflects the actual value of those now-lifeless creatures? How much is one fish really worth? I never thought much about that question until I attended a community meeting in the coastal pueblo of … Continue reading The four hundred dollar fish ?

The new AnthroSource is fantastic! Here’s why I won’t be using it.

I haven’t yet seen any official announcement from the AAA about the change,1 but if you now click on the “Login to use AnthroSource now” link from the top of the AAA website, you will get directed to this glorious webpage. Those who know me will be surprised to learn that I am not being … Continue reading The new AnthroSource is fantastic! Here’s why I won’t be using it. ?

Vale Jack Goody

Keith Hart recently announced on social media that Jack Goody passed away. He was just a few days before his 96th birthday. Goody had a long and productive life and was a model of the successful anthropologist: Born in England at the end of the one world war, he spent much of the second as a prisoner … Continue reading Vale Jack Goody ?

VISUAL TURN III: Anthropology of/by Design — An Interview with Keith M. Murphy

Encounters with art and design by an anthropologist and curious non-expert in visual culture. Since starting to work alongside an artist and a designer, I’ve become more aware of ethnographic practice inflected by art and design. There...Show More Summary

Coffee rituals and resistance to domination

Remember resistance to domination? This was a very popular theme in cultural studies in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Eventually it reached a saturation point where, like an overplayed hit on Top 40 radio, it elicited only eye-rolls....Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest: Week of July 12

It was my birthday weekend, so I’ll just say “Here are some blogs. Enjoy!” Send me anything you’ve written or read at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com. The blog Sex and Psychology breaks down this American Anthropologist article: Is Kissing a Universal Sexual and Romantic Behavior Among Humans? The answer? No. Show More Summary

Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography (book review)

Thomas Hylland Eriksen. 2015. Fredrick Barth: An Intellectual Biography. London: Pluto Press. Thomas Hylland Eriksen has a well-earned reputation for writing good, short books on large, intractable topics. His introduction to anthropology,...Show More Summary

Visual Turn II: Teaching to Take Stock

Encounters with art and design by an anthropologist and curious non-expert in visual culture. Earlier this year I was reading the Internet and came across Duke University Press’ list of “Best books of 2014”. Scrolling through, I was held by the title Syllabus: Notes from An Accidental Professor. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest: Week of July 5

I’m brimming with conference energy from the Guatemala Scholars Network meeting this last week in Antigua, Guatemala, so this post will be longer than usual. Thanks for reaching out with links and suggestions at rebecca.nelson.jacobs@gmail.com. Show More Summary

AAA Meeting Schedule is Up: There’s a .gif for that

It is that time of year. Our major conference, though months away, is already starting to take shape. Yesterday, notices of acceptance went out. If you are like me, you began reciting prayers for a decent time slot. I may have thrown salt over my shoulder for good measure as I clicked through to see … Continue reading AAA Meeting Schedule is Up: There’s a.gif for that ?

Visual Turn I: Artistic and Infrastructural Frictions

Encounters with art and design by an anthropologist and curious non-expert on visual culture. The question, ‘what is that we can do together?’ — whoever and wherever that ‘we’ may exist — is largely a question of what is in-between us; what enables us to reach toward or withdraw from each other. Show More Summary

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