As frequent readers of Ethnography.com (if there is such a thing) know, our esteemed founder Mark Dawson has disappeared from these pages after last posting on April 1, 2012. Amazingly, he has even disappeared from the internet. But as exclusively reported , AAA has hired him, and he is on a top-secret mission to save anthropology from the Mayan Apocalypse which is scheduled for–tomorrow, December 21, 2012.
As interim editor of ethnography.com, I am happy to disclose that Dawson’s efforts have been largely successful. A super-anonymous source has informed me that all of AAA’s journals are tucked away safe and snug in a location which will be briefly disclosed as a teaser on between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. December 22 (eastern time) over at savageminds.org. In fact the anonymous source has even revealed to me that there will be no pay wall, and survivors who are fast enough will be able to download to their heart’s content.
“On the other hand,” the source informs me, “if there is not end of the world, no dice. The paywall stays in place, and those whiners over at savage minds.org better dust off their PayPal accounts.”
Tony Waters is czar and editor of Ethnography.com. He came to us from the Sociology department at California State University at Chico where he has been a professor since 1996. In 2016 though he suddenly found himself with a new gig at Payap University in northern Thailand where he is on the faculty of the Peace Studies Department. He has also been a guest professor in Germany, and Tanzania. In the past, his main interests have been international development and refugees in Thailand, Tanzania, and California. This reflects a former career in the Peace Corps (Thailand), and refugee camps (Thailand and Tanzania). His books include: Crime and Immigrant Youth (1999), Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan (2001), The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath of the Marketplace (2007), When Killing is a Crime (2007), and Schooling, Bureaucracy, and Childhood: Bureaucratizing the Child (2012). His hobby is trying to learn strange languages–and the mistakes that that implies. Tony is a prolific academic, you can read more of his work at academia.edu.or purchase one (or more!) of his books from Amazon.com.