Two trends, [em Culture Matters] Two trends in anthropology are becoming visible through the conference circuit. The ASA is devoting its 2007 annual meeting to “Thinking Through Tourism” (www.theasa.org/asa07). This is quite a sea change, considering five years ago hardly any anthropologists thought tourism was more than a sort of frivolous epiphenomenon of society.
Two Pieces by David Graeber [em Open Access Anthropology] – Over the next couple of months I’d like to make this blog a place to learn not only about OA [Open Acess] issues in Anthropology, but about open access texts in general. How better to demonstrate the importance of OA than to showcase all the great OA work that is being Done?
In this spirit I want to point out two pieces of David Graeber’s that are available free and for download:
* Beyond Power/Knowledge: an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity — the text of Graeber’s Malinowski Lecture (via Savage Minds)
Both of these are innovative, imaginative works by an important young scholar. And best of all, they are available for the entire scholarly community.
Jorge Luis Borges: Can a great writer be blind to the world around him?, by Clive James, Posted Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, em Slate – The following essay is adapted from Clive James’ Cultural Amnesia, a re-examination of intellectuals, artists, and thinkers who helped shape the 20th century. Over the coming weeks, Slate will run an exclusive selection of these essays, from A to Z, abbreviated for these pages.
Anthropology 2.0 – [em Anthropology.net] What are your thoughts of Anthropology 2.0? What does this term mean to you and why is it relevant to the discipline of anthropology today? One of the first uses of the term “Anthropology 2.0” comes from the SavageMinds.org blog entry of P. Kerim Friedman dated March 13, 2006. Friedman is an assistant professor of indigenous studies at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, who uses the term Anthropology 2.0 when referring to: 1. the collaborative use of ICTs in contributing towards anthropological knowledge as a whole and2. the importance of a providing anthropological treatments of ICTs via more timely publishing venues than paper journals, which can take too long to publish, rendering new scholarship of ICTs outdated…
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