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Notes and Queries in Anthropology



Last Build Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 04:31:45 +0000

 



Looking in the Mirror (Part 3 of 3)

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:29:55 +0000

  “How can the country go up, when the head of state is a sonless widow,” the priest declared. I quietly took notes. I recorded what I was being told on the grounds of gods—a royal court, really. There was the god-king, his god-ministers, and their god-protectors guarding the village full of godly trees tucked … Continue reading Looking in the Mirror (Part 3 of 3)



Vale Ben Finney

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:40:14 +0000

I was deeply saddened to hear that Ben R. Finney passed away around noon on 23 May 2017. Ben was a professor in the anthropology department at UH Mānoa for over forty five years. He will be best remembered as a founding member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a member of the first crew … Continue reading Vale Ben Finney



Looking in the Mirror (Part 2 of 3)

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:41:57 +0000

Recently a friend of mine discovered a picture of her grandfather in one of the ethnographic books about the Sherpas. Underneath the picture, next to his name, it said “assistant.” She found this insulting. As she saw it, her grandfather had always occupied a space of respect and honor. In this book, he was reduced … Continue reading Looking in the Mirror (Part 2 of 3)



Can There Be a Cheat-Proof Exam?

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:22:14 +0000

Cheating is not fun for anyone, except perhaps for the student who does not get caught. At my university I have only one class I teach for non-majors, that is students from around campus who are not majoring in anthropology. It is a class in the anthropology of Tibet, and is a large, lecture class … Continue reading Can There Be a Cheat-Proof Exam?



Anthropology Under My Skin

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:04:24 +0000

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.By: Lorena Gibson How we can reclaim anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand and stake out a new public and pedagogical space for the discipline? This question was at the heart of a panel at the recent Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium, hosted by the Cultural Anthropology … Continue reading Anthropology Under My Skin



Bronislaw Malinowski: Don’t Let The Cosplay Fool You

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:38:36 +0000

If there’s one picture that epitomizes White Guys Doing Research, it’s this one: The canonical author of the canonical book, naked black people, white guy in white clothes being White  — for a lot of people, it’s totally crazy-making. But in many ways, Malinowski was far more more complicated than we given him credit for. There … Continue reading Bronislaw Malinowski: Don’t Let The Cosplay Fool You



Looking in the Mirror (Part 1 of 3)

Fri, 12 May 2017 21:59:05 +0000

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Pasang Yangjee Sherpa. “You become an anthropologist, when you publish,” we were told in a graduate anthropology seminar. If this is true, I became an anthropologist some time ago. But, a further question remains unanswered: what kind of anthropologist am I? I explore this question in three weekly blog posts … Continue reading Looking in the Mirror (Part 1 of 3)



Facebook in Papua New Guinea: What Happens When The Net Isn’t Neutral

Mon, 08 May 2017 23:48:47 +0000

If you care about open access, you should care about net neutrality. There are obvious reasons why: After all, there’s  no point in putting your preprints online if potential readers  can’t afford to connect to your site. Pricing the web up means moving it out of the hands of those who need it most. It hinders … Continue reading Facebook in Papua New Guinea: What Happens When The Net Isn’t Neutral



Around the Web Digest: April 24

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:23:58 +0000

As my internet connection is finally back after a cat-induced Wi-Fi disruption, I come with more readings for the week. By the time this goes live, May Day demonstrations will happen all around the world for labor rights. As a reminder of the struggle, Guatemalan immigrant workers continue to face low wages and dangerous working … Continue reading Around the Web Digest: April 24



Counting and Being Counted: New AAA Tenure and Promotion Guidelines on Public Scholarship

Mon, 01 May 2017 19:27:27 +0000

How do we count and value public scholarship in anthropology? — Do we count and value public scholarship in anthropology? — And, how do we do it at the time of tenure and promotion? Some departments of anthropology do value and count public scholarship, and have for a long time. Some have built metrics or possibilities into … Continue reading Counting and Being Counted: New AAA Tenure and Promotion Guidelines on Public Scholarship



The biggest threat to open access is a closed Internet

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:20:49 +0000

Many open access advocates were disappointed (but not surprised) when the American Anthropological Association decided to renew its contract to publish with Wiley, which means that the AAA will continue to keep our publications behind their paywall. But in Trump’s America, anthropologists interested in open access are faced with another, bigger challenge: Just keeping the … Continue reading The biggest threat to open access is a closed Internet



This Saturday I’m Marching for Science and You Should Too

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:14:09 +0000

This Earth Day, 22 April, People across the world will be celebrating the important role that science plays in supporting human freedom and prosperity. This is an event that anthropologists everywhere should participate in. If you are an anthropologist who likes freedom and prosperity — and I’m guessing you are — then you should get out … Continue reading This Saturday I’m Marching for Science and You Should Too



#AAA2017 registration sucked. I hope it’s not a sign of things to come.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:25:34 +0000

Even if you are not attending #AAA2017 in Washington, D.C. you have probably already heard about how much it sucked to try to register for it. The stories of frustration and anger on social media were, frankly, pretty epic. Over the past few years, I’ve felt a grudging respect for AAA staff, who have tried … Continue reading #AAA2017 registration sucked. I hope it’s not a sign of things to come.



George Soros: Public Enemy and Human Sacrifice

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:18:38 +0000

George Soros is one busy man, particularly for an octogenarian. If the rumors are to be believed, he is single-handedly funding agitators in the United States and Hungary (and likely other Central and Eastern European countries as well). He is funneling money into Black Lives Matter and importing Muslim refugees into Europe in order to … Continue reading George Soros: Public Enemy and Human Sacrifice



Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 7

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:39:32 +0000

Conclusion: It’s all fun and games… As I mentioned in the first post of my series, anthropologists and ethnobiologists have played an outsized role in studying and popularizing ayahuasca and Amazonian shamanism, and more recently, attending to its internationalization. This history affords anthropologists a stake in discussions of drug policy issues pertaining to the subjects; … Continue reading Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 7