Anthropology & Business

It has been an interesting experience becoming involved with entrepreneurship, business, and learning the do’s and don’ts of this type of environment in contrast to the skills and information I have learned in the social sciences. It seems as if there really are two vastly different types of thinking in these two worlds. I’ve come … Continue reading Anthropology & Business

A response to the recent Newsweek article on Human Terrain System.

As a long-standing professional rule, I do not comment on or talk about my direct professional work here on Ethnography.com. Clients get a bit touchy about the sort of thing. Long-time readers will note that since joining the Human Terrain System project that I no longer write about it. I can (as can any one … Continue reading A response to the recent Newsweek article on Human Terrain System.

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

Well, not really.  Not on the cover, anyway.  And not in Rolling Stone.  But I love that song! But hey hey, anyone see this? HTS makes it into Newsweek, and I’m intrigued all over again. Seems it’s not being as valuable a program as it could be, at least in part because the social scientists … Continue reading On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

How to Cite ethnography.com in an academic paper

I added a section called about ethnography.com to the site. It also includes an example of how to cite posts from e.com in print papers. Here is an example of how to cite an entry in an academic paper: Waters, T. (2008, April 4). The Battle for Kosovo on the Internet. Ethnography.com. Retrieved April 11, … Continue reading How to Cite ethnography.com in an academic paper

News feed is broken… trying to fix it.

Hello everyone.  The anthropology news feed is a very popular feature on ethnography.com, but something has happened on the provider side, and we're not sure what yet.  We are trying to locate someone to help us fix it. Until then, read up on a few old travel posts... they might be fun.

What are the most pressing issues for anthropology to work on?

A couple of months ago I spent the evening at CSU Fresno with students and faculty and we had a wonderful wide ranging conversation about anthropology, ethics, war, peace and a few minutes on circumcision just for good measure. One of the questions we asked ourselves was who is really working on the most pressing … Continue reading What are the most pressing issues for anthropology to work on?

The Battle for Kosovo on the Internet

Cees van Dijk is a Dutch free-lance academic living in Kosovo, which declared its independence in February, 2008. He would like to share this commentary about the use of the internet to frame and counter-frame claims about Kosovo’s legitimacy by Serb and Kosovo activists. He finds the argument interesting in the context of the Kosovo … Continue reading The Battle for Kosovo on the Internet

Call For Papers: Epic2008, Submission Deadline April 18th

This years theme for the 2008 EPIC conference is Being Seen: Paradoxes and Practices of (In)Visibility. Its being held in Copenhagen, Denmark October 15th to 18th. Go to the submissions page for the most up to date information on the different deadlines for Papers, Workshops and Artifacts. This is the primary conference for people that … Continue reading Call For Papers: Epic2008, Submission Deadline April 18th