Ok, for the record, I am not a left leaning anthropologist

I am not a right leaning one either. I feel compelled to mention this due to a bizarre claim made by Hugh Gusterson in an article he wrote for Foreign Policy Magazine. Heres a partial quote related to anthropologists accepting funding from the Pentagon: "Some will be concerned that the Pentagon will seek to bend … Continue reading Ok, for the record, I am not a left leaning anthropologist

Something about Homecomings and The Innocent Anthropologist by Nigel Barley

 One of my favorite anthropology books is The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut by Nigel Barley.  It is a memorably written story of Barley’s experience doing fieldwork in rural Cameroon.  The strength of the book is that it includes the personal problems that emerge out of the frustrations, boredom, tribulations, and mis-interpretations that … Continue reading Something about Homecomings and The Innocent Anthropologist by Nigel Barley

Some thoughts as my additions to ethnography.com wind down

Hello Folks- I have been avoiding writing much about the Human Terrain System since I am not an "official voice" of the program. Also, as I have written before, I don't consider myself a scholar in any way. I don't write (or desire to) create the usual peer reviewed materials. I am part of the … Continue reading Some thoughts as my additions to ethnography.com wind down

Hurry, Deadline July 25th! Scholarships Announcement

I just received this from the EPIC folks! Scholarships Announcement 2008 Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference We [EPIC, not ethnography.com] are pleased to announce 3-5 scholarships for the EPIC conference in Copenhagen, 15-18 October 2008. Any student (undergraduate, master’s, Ph.D.) can apply! Scholarship recipients will receive free registration, in exchange for working 12-16 hours before … Continue reading Hurry, Deadline July 25th! Scholarships Announcement