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Thoughts & Shots From UFC 198, Bellator 154

Did Fabricio Werdum’s behavior prior to his knockout loss to Stipe Mioic hint that his mind was not in the right place? Greg Savage thinks so.

How to Teach Anthropology Without Making Your Students Dumb

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Daniel Souleles. This is the first post in a sequence called Strange Rumblings in the Meritocracy. Yes, this title is clickbait. Please, allow me a few paragraphs to explain. In my graduate program, particularly in the early stages, there was a lot of anxiety, impostor syndrome, and fear. Show More Summary

Decolonizing Anthropology

Decolonizing Anthropology is a new series on Savage Minds edited by Carole McGranahan and Uzma Z. Rizvi. Welcome. Just about 25 years ago Faye Harrison poignantly asked if “an authentic anthropology can emerge from the critical intellectual...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Wins Indiana, Will Be GOP Nominee

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage It's hard to keep at the front of your mind that Trump is a national emergency.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) May 3, 2016 The NYT marvels... Mr. Trump, a real estate tycoon turned reality television celebrity, was not a registered Republican until April 2012. Show More Summary

Groundings, or seeing-one’s-feet: An introduction

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Proshant Chakraborty] Over the last year or so, I have found that nearly every academic essay I have written for my courses contains a section titled ‘Context & Positions,’ or some such variant. The...Show More Summary

Smeared Disguises: A Reply to Hirschkind

(Savage Minds is pleased to present this occasional post by Gregory Starrett, professor of anthropology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This piece is a response to Charles Hirschkind’s Savage Minds piece A Smear in Disguise:...Show More Summary

Trolling @AmericanAnthro; PLUS: Savage Minds is Seeking Social Media Manager!

Saturday morning, the American Anthropological Association celebrated its 114th birthday. Sort of. That morning, @AmericanAnthro tweeted something along the lines of: “Today is AAA’s 114th birthday! Tell us why you love AAA with theShow More Summary

Paranoid Reading, Writing, and Research: Secrecy in the Field

In my first Savage Minds guest post, I wanted to write about the encounter that most deeply influenced my time in the field.  In the remainder of my time here, I want to write in the same vein about research dynamics I sense to be widespread...Show More Summary

Israel’s Foreign Policy in Latin America — Another Reason to Take the Call to Boycott Seriously

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Les W. Field. Les is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at U New Mexico. He pursues collaborative research projects in South, Central, and North America, and in Palestine. Show More Summary

The Self at Stake: Thinking Fieldwork and Sexual Violence

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Alix Johnson] I don’t intend to write about surveillance and suspicion, but then I spend my first five months of fieldwork feeling watched.  I move to Reykjavík for dissertation research a year after...Show More Summary

An Anthropologist among Future Seekers

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Deepa S. Reddy] For a few years now, I’ve been working in the space of future imagining—seeking out trends and rationales by which to extrapolate them or use them as jumping-off points as provocations...Show More Summary

Shane Black Wants Dwayne Johnson to Play Doc Savage

Offering an update on the long-simmering adaptation, the director reveals he has just one actor in mind to star as the Man of Bronze.

Muslim Savagely Cuts Off Head of 4-Year-Old Girl… Then THIS Happens

Of all the horrible things that I have had to read on the job, this is one that I will never be able to cleanse from my mind. This Muslim

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Career Counselor Is In

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm seeking some guidance on some things. If you wouldn't mind too much, I have many questions for you. First I want to ask you how to become a role model for younger kids. I myself am just about to turn 18 and I haven't really had any gay role models that I knew personally. Show More Summary

Maha Kumbh Journal during the making of “Kalkimanthankatha – Part 1.

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Ashish Avikunthak The early months of 2013 saw one of the largest congregations of mankind in the 21st century transpiring at the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna in the north Indian town of Allahabad. Show More Summary

Savage Love: Sound Mind and Body

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JOE NEWTON Down to business: Christmas came and went, and every present I bought for my extraordinary husband could be opened in front of our children. He deserves better, and I have a particular gift in mind for Valentine's Day. My husband has expressed an interest in sounding, something we've attempted only with my little finger. Show More Summary

Mobile apps and the material world

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Sara Perry.] This is the first in a series of posts, coordinated with Colleen Morgan, on the relations between analog and digital cultures. Over the next month, through the contributions of a variety...Show More Summary

Around the Web: Year in Review 2015

It’s been a big year for Savage Minds, so big that the annual blog review didn’t fit in 2015! (Yes, that’s why it was delayed). This year we celebrated our 10th blogiversary with a panel at the AAAs, an executive director’s award, and a rare in-person gathering, which gave us the chance to reflect on our … Continue reading Around the Web: Year in Review 2015 ?

Pixel vs Pigment. The goal of Virtual Reality in Archaeology

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Colleen Morgan. Post by Laia Pujol-Tost. Archaeology has a long tradition of using visual representations to depict the past. For most of its history, images were done by hand and based on artistic skills and conventions. Show More Summary

Writing with Community

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by guest author Sara Gonzalez as part of our Writers’ Workshop series. Sara is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She works at the intersection...Show More Summary

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