I recall the excitement and democratizing promise of the Internet of the 1990s. I got my first email address in college during that decade. I remember coming home for Winter break and my mother warily asking if I was certain that Hotmail didn’t have a connection to the sex industry. I rolled my eyes at her naiveté. I learned how to download free songs using Napster and to join chat rooms to speak to strangers about topics I had never heard of. Accessing new ideas felt free and frictionless.
These “Thin Partitions:” Bridging the Growing Divide Between Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology co-edited by Joshua D. Englehardt and Ivy A. Rieger seeks to reexamine if and to what extent the sub-disciplines of Anthropology have become disjunctured. Specifically, Englehardt and Rieger sought to evaluate the historical, contemporary, and future relationship between cultural anthropologists and archaeologists. The […]
If you review the headlines of magazines such as the Atlantic, Forbes and the Economist, you will discover an obsession with the future of work. Will labor become automated, even beyond manufacturing? Will bots replace white-collar human resources workers? Will vehicles need drivers?
Knowledge Exchange > Let’s Talk Gender Everyday Anthropology AnthroCyberism Anthropology in the Public Sector Chinese Dream Biocultural Systematics Who Cares Anthropology from the Border Middle East Muddle Endangered Cultural Artifacts and Sites Pearls á la Turca Buffalo’s Revival Name Those Bones Soldiers, Civilians and an Anthropologist The World is Curved Archaeology in […]
Editor Natalie Konopinski [email protected] Assistant Editor Alexandra Vieux Frankel [email protected] Design Print: Moon Design Web: Mike Snyder Editorial Advisory Board Jane Eva-Baxter, DePaul University Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame Sallie Han, SUNY Oneonta Natalie Hanson, ZS Associates Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University Paul Stoller, West Chester University Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University Bianca Williams, University […]
Intertextuality and the propagation of disinformation Propaganda typically refers to manipulative techniques and misleading messages used to gain public acquiescence for a political cause, especially during times of war. Over the past century, George Orwell, Harold Lasswell, Jacques Ellul, and Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, among others, have written or theorized about propaganda. But […]
“Clean data—well-collected raw numbers—contain within them thousands of stories,” Crystal Biruk writes in Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World (Duke, 2018), an excellent new ethnography of quantitative data production in Malawi. Whether it is a matter of guidelines, questionnaires, or statistics, producing “clean data” is partly a process of scrubbing away […]
When it came time to choose an undergraduate major, I ultimately picked anthropology because it allowed me to explore any subject and study it in a new and innovative way. At the Central States Anthropological Society’s Spring 2017 conference, I presented my senior research findings on the American Saddlebred horse showing community, of which I have been a […]
Introduction This review aims to offer readers a concise yet (hopefully) robust review of Tim Ingold’s latest work, The Life of Lines. Readers familiar with Ingold’s work will remember his controversial (but arguably misunderstood) definition of anthropology as “philosophy with people in” (1992, p.696), as well as his vehement opposition to the synonymity of ethnography […]
As soon as I learned about the publication of Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World, I was eager to acquire a copy because of my own interests in the historical uses of animals and in food studies. We’ve all heard the maxim about animals being good to think with, but what thoughts will the […]