A discussion forum for the anthropologists amongst us.
This essay explores the internal diversity of Islam in the Caucasus.
Alvin Toffler and Marshall McLuhan: both are futurologists who theorized about the impact of information exchange on societies. In the late 1960s, Toffler came up with the concept of future shock, while McLuhan “invented” the global village. I dared combining these two concepts into a sort of “theory of everything” to explain political process…[Read more]
Public health in twenty-first century Ghana is mired with several issues ranging from the inadequacy of
public health facilities, improper settlement planning, insanitary conditions, and the inadequacy of laws
and their implementation. This situation compared to the colonial era is a direct contradiction.
Development in the pre-colonial era to…[Read more]
Book review. Kate Langdon & Vladimir Tismaneanu “Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy: Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
The paper describes an archaeological experiment which was conducted during the course “Experimental Archaeology” held at the Department of Prehistory and Historical Archeology at the University of Vienna from June 30th to July 2nd 2017. The aim of the experiment was to provide new insights on handling cooking pits which formed an integral part of…[Read more]
Skateboards have unique character complexities in the city, as multiface, multispace and multiplace. Spatialization of style to Stylization of space is a how skareboard create youth culture and a part of sub-culture. Looking ritual a play skateboard in the city more have dimension of style, space and place, as happened in bowl skatepark.
Luis Gregorio Abad Espinoza deposited The rethinking and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage of the cultural landscapes: the case of Sečovlje and Janubio saltpans in the group Anthropology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Cultural landscapes represent a complex category where the nature-culture dichotomy seem to not be able to unfold the main features and the profound relations that humans have with the environment. Drawing on ethnographic data collected in the saltpans of Se-ovlje (Slovene Istria) and Janubio (Lanzarote–Canary Islands) this article examines…[Read more]
It is well known the harmful effects that savage capitalism has been causing to the environment since its introduction in a sphere in which a different logic and approach to nature are the essential conditions for the maintenance of the ecosystem and its complex relations between humans and non-human organisms. The amazon rainforest is a portion…[Read more]
This article focuses on Jewish women’s experiences of the amen meal ritual. The central intention of this meal is to achieve many recitations of the word “amen” in response to benedictions recited for different sorts of food. The women’s voices and experiences, reflected in in-depth interviews with participants and participant observa…[Read more]
This essay examines the issue of David’s (lack of) clothing in 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 15. It asks: what potential meanings would be at play for ancient readers of these texts? Drawing on research into social memory and “forgetting,” it argues that Judean readers would partially warrant Michal’s distaste for David’s dressing-down, while still…[Read more]
Spanish abstract: Notas y comentarios sobre “Equipos”, el segundo capítulo de “La presentación de la persona en la vida cotidiana”, de Erving Goffman, una obra clave de la sociología dramatística. Un retropost de 2009 sobre un libro de 1959. Se muestra aquí cómo los actores sociales no actúan solos: actúan en grupos organizados o equipos, cuyos m…[Read more]
This commentary takes advantage of the provenance established by Hoffman, et al.2018 to explore exclusionary symbol sets in Art, Astrology, and Myth within La Pasiega Gallery C in Spain. Using the One Godz paradigm plus the added parameter of U-TH dating this commentary ascribes meaning to two proximate rock art panels, one homo sapien and the…[Read more]
Toronto has become known for applying ‘smart’ solutions to modern urban problems. In 2014, the city
was awarded the title of “Intelligent Community of the Year” by the Intelligent Community Forum for its
array of technological answers to housing, transportation, and environmental issues. More recently,
Waterfront Toronto has partnered with th…[Read more]
If we look at the past three decades in the history of Eastern Europe, Ukraine may safely be placed at the top of the chart of “unstable” states. First was the student-led Revolution on Granite in the 1990s. The outcome of that revolution was a resignation of entrenched high-ranked Soviet officials under the pressure of public opinion. Then, if…[Read more]
This article draws on the scene history of HC/punk in Bandung, specifically SXE, traced through collectives, spaces, political communities, music, gigs, zines, and merchandise. I’m trying to weave this into the history of urban youth culture in the city, reflecting both the Indonesian and the global context.
Anybody posing the question ‘What is a medium?’ has to confront the great multiplicity and broad range of the items and phenomena that have been considered a medium in the scholarly literature. Certainly, for many authors the field of media vastly exceeds the realm of communication technology in an everyday sense. To give an impression, in a rec…[Read more]
Darshi Arachige deposited A Review of Blood, Bread and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World by Judy Grahn, Beacon Press Boston 1993 in the group Anthropology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
This is a review of the book ‘Blood, Bread and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World’ by Judy Grahn. This review is an effort to understand how the author’s views about the menstruation and the rise of civilisation can be reconciled.
Book review. Taras Kuzio “Putin’s War against Ukraine: Revolution, nationalism and crime,” CreateSpace Independent, in association with the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, 2017
Book review. Abel Polese. “Limits of a Post-Soviet State,” Ibidem-Verlag, 2016. ISBN 978-3-8382-0845-9
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