Category Archive: Anthropology

Jun 28

Why I’m not scared of the dark…

The Last Frontier is calling…with a silent and twinkling ringtone. It's a collect call; will you accept the charges? Many socio-cultural anthropologists I talk with frequently lament that there is no longer a frontier.  A hidden place, far from the known; where new and unique cultures and civilizations can still exist… Thanks to cheap, fast, …

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Jun 07

Anthropology? Not a science? Fine, it’s the Singularity…

When I first came across this New York Times article a few months ago, I had to double check and make sure I hadn't accidentally wandered onto the Onion's website. Anthropologists have been thrown into turmoil about the nature and future of their profession after a decision by the American Anthropological Association at its recent …

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