Tuesday, July 1, 2008

video online, Doing Anthropology

Mass. Inst. of Technology's Video Productions has created a new video called Doing Anthropology, to promote greater public understanding about cultural anthropology and the process of fieldwork. The video, which is housed on MIT TechTV (http://techtv.mit.edu/file/663/), is streamable and can be embedded into your personal blog or website.

Friday, January 4, 2008

bbc2 "Tribe" series 1-2-3

[opening snippet] "What is Tribe to me?
"Tribe has been my whole world for the last four years and is the most important thing in my life right now. It's a series about people and culture, our culture as well as others. We hope it's entertaining, because we want people to watch and enjoy, especially people who wouldn't normally tune into this type of programme, but we also hope we can communicate something important about the world." [continues, http://www.bbc.co.uk/tribe/bruce/index.shtml]

titles & links to anthro research papers

Examples of topics today by (U.K.) Goldsmiths > Dept Anthropology 

  1. Gorer's Gaze: aspects of the inauguration of audience studies in British Television. Gareth Stanton
  2. Perilous Ideas: anthropological debates in cross-cultural arts projects. Eleanor Jupp
  3. Identity, Resettlement and Perceptions of Change: The Vasava Bhils of Gujarat, India. Roxanne Hakim
  4. The Virile Nation: gender and ethnicity in the construction of Argentinian Pasts. Victoria Goddard
  5. Enabling Fictions: Politics, Representation, and the Environment in Maluku, Indonesia. Nicola Frost
  6. The 'politics of the everyday': populism, gender and the media in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. Sian Lazar
  7. Life Down Under: Water and Identity in an Aboriginal Cultural Landscape. Veronica Strang
  8. 'Sit anywhere you like, we're all friends together': reflections on bingo culture. Katherine Mann
  9. Studying world society as a vocation. Keith Hart
  10. Negotiating Autonomy: girls and parental authority in multi-ethnic Norway. Hilde Liden
  11. Anthropology and Anarchy: their elective affinity. Brian Morris