Friday, July 27, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
I’m not super proud of this, but as I was surfing through news stories this morning, I felt compelled to click on a story which highlighted excerpts of an upcoming Rolling Stone interview with Justin Bieber. I don’t know why I might be a little bit fascinated by a celebrity, who appears about 13 years old, but seems to attract a lot of strange, young, lustful attention. I guess there’s just something creepy about it all that I find intriguing. Anthropologically, he also seems a nexus of gender, generation, sex, art, commodification, and now...views European Americans often hold about the place in society held by Native North Americans.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The big news in the anthropological world of the past few days has been the stone tool and genetic evidence coming out of the University of Oregon’s field school at Paisley Caves. It’s exciting stuff. It has, however, again brought up the long-running contentious relationship between anthropologists (i.e. Western Science) and Native American communities--in this case, particularly those in the US, as only two tribal groups agreed to having genetic samples used in the study.
Monday, July 2, 2012
One of the most consistent themes in this blog has been my constant search for good examples and/or metaphors that make anthropological ideas more accessible. In another effort to get my blogging momentum back, here’s a quick take on a recent inspiration.