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Stefan Ecks’ Eating Drugs by Erica Rockhold

Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in Indiaby Stefan EcksNew York University Press, 2013. 233 pp. In Stefan Ecks’ poignant ethnography, he illuminates the...


Museum Anthropology

2014 Collection Internship Announcement, Musueum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is offering a collection management internship that will occur between May 1st and September 30th 2014.  The first review of applications...


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog

Neandertal admixture not African population structure

Genetics doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.162396 Neandertal Admixture in Eurasia Confirmed by Maximum-Likelihood Analysis of Three Genomes Konrad Lohse and Laurent A. F. Frantz Although...



Language and Societies abstracts, vol. 6 (2014)

The abstracts below are summaries of papers by junior scholars from the 2014 edition of my course, Language and Societies, and presented at the course blog of the same name. The...


Participant Observation at Its Best: How Max Weber Concluded Nine out of Ten Politicians are Windbags!

It was January 1919, and Max Weber was on a roll in his career as a German politician, journalist, and academic.  Germany had on November 11, 1918, more or less surrendered to...



New protest movements and the mainstreaming of internet politics

New protest movements and the mainstreaming of internet politics: a ground-up comparison of Malaysia, Iceland, Tunisia and Spain Paper to the Anthropology Department seminar,...



Regime Change: 10 Things You Need to Know about Ukraine

1. The U.S. government, through Victoria Nuland, was caught interfering directly in Ukraine’s politics. Her “fuck the EU” phone call demonstrates the high level...


NYT > Archaeology & Anthropology

In Extra Rib, a Harbinger of Mammoth’s Doom

The superfluous bone, seen in fossil samples, was a sign of inbreeding and harsh conditions during pregnancy.



Survey for Anthropologists

The Open Anthropology Cooperative exists because back in 2009, a group of like-minded anthropologists from around the world came together to create something genuinely new using a...


Constructing Amusement

Announcing April’s SIMLab Brown Bag talk: Investigating a MMOG community through a social justice framework

Time/Place: April 7th, 2014 @12pm, SIMLab (SOC 016)Speaker: Kelly Bergstrom, York University As with all games, Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) are a voluntary...


Baby-led weaning: academic research

Well, haven't blogged for more than a year. Busy, and also more on Twitter and Facebook. But I do miss it a bit.Here is something that may be useful: a brief introduction to...


In Focus: Reflections on Anthropology News

AAA Debuts New Blog Design

AAA is pleased to announce the debut of our new, unified association blog, available at We have created this blog as a service to our members and the...


AAA Public Affairs

AAA Attends Humanities Advocacy Day

AAA Executive Director Bill Davis and Director of Public Affairs Damon Dozier joined over 120 representatives and advocates from humanities-related associations to lobby and...


Ingie Hovland

Attentiveness (quote from Harriet Harris)

"Janet Martin Soskice ... draws on Iris Murdoch's notion of 'attention', to express the idea of 'a just and loving gaze directed upon an individual reality' (Soskice 1992:60)....


Timeline for publication of Book #2

One of my colleagues asked me about the timeline for publishing my second book. It looked something like this: 2011.12.15 -> Proposal submitted (cover letter and draft ms)...


Golublog: An Anthropology Blog

I am hardcore

Like a year ago I was browsing through the stacks when I came across an essay by Alfred Kroeber’s granddaughter in an edited volume. At the time I was like: I should take...