As part of the holiday tradition, we present “Mr. Krewstyscabbe’s Night Before Christmas.”

"Twas the night before Christmas" written by Nicholas Krewstyscabbe* Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. For they had been smooshed and flattened and relieved of their feet By a ghastly young girl that claimed "ADD!" The stockings were hung by the chimney … Continue reading As part of the holiday tradition, we present “Mr. Krewstyscabbe’s Night Before Christmas.”

AAA Issues Report on Human Terrain Teams

The American Anthropological Association has issued a report on the Human Terrain Team experiment that the military has undertaken. The report is nuanced and thoughtful, and I recommend that interested people have a look here. AAA Report on Human Terrain Teams Judging from my admittedly quick read, studies about the use of anthropology are now … Continue reading AAA Issues Report on Human Terrain Teams

Johnny Cash, my family witch craft and why it is so ordinary.

My family - mother and father sides - are from the Appalachian regions. We are from, as my father said "Coal miners and dirt farmers." I was the 3rd person in either family to ever get a college degree, my father and older brother being the 1st and 2nd. When dad was younger he worked … Continue reading Johnny Cash, my family witch craft and why it is so ordinary.

Here is a call for papers, a nice reason to see Liverpool in the Fall.

The 5th Annual Joint University of Liverpool Management School and Keele University Institute for Public Policy and Management Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences. In Association with the Journal Ethnography Work, Organisations and Ethnography Wednesday 1st - Friday 3rd September 2010 Venue: Queen Mary, University of London. Mile … Continue reading Here is a call for papers, a nice reason to see Liverpool in the Fall.

Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui

This announcement showed up in my e-mail, nicely formatted too: Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui 17 - 19 November 2010 University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand Kia ora koutou (Greetings to everyone)! New Zealand's first international ethnography hui will give participants the opportunity to meet with like-minded researchers and experience the rich cultural tradition … Continue reading Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui

Now Available for your Xmas giving, Chief Culture Officer by Grant McCracken!

I am pleased to let people know about a new book by fellow social science innovator, Grant McCracken.  Hi book " Culture and Consumption: New Approaches to the Symbolic Character of Consumer Goods and Activities" was a major inspiration for me when I started my career in design anthropology and have have been reading his blog ever … Continue reading Now Available for your Xmas giving, Chief Culture Officer by Grant McCracken!