Ethnographic

Crossing the divide

In the 1990s, the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres transitioned from female to male. He was in his 40s, mid-career, and afterward he marveled at the stark changes in his professional life. Now that society saw him as male, his ideas were taken more seriously. He was able to complete a whole …

Feminism

Top BEST 10-Rated Tourist Attractions in British Columbian

1 Whistler<p>The famous ski resort of Whistler, at the foot of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, is the center of the biggest winter sports area in …

National Parks

Raising a glass to our leprechauns

That summer, the company dropped 50,000 sealed bottles in different locations in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Each bottle contained a …

Ireland

reductive AI; platform politics; de-identified data

<b>Around the Institute</b><p>"<b>Joan Donovan</b>, a researcher with the nonprofit institute Data & Society and an expert in online disinformation, said she …

Online Life

Postcards from Shillong

Author Janice Pariat opens up to Sohini Das Gupta about Shillong being more than just her childhood home. It is a place that can shape-shift into the …

Meghalaya

The song of the Paniyars

In a plaintive tone, an elderly man sings an ancient song of a land and her people. His voice rises and falls as it narrates the story of a community …

Film Festivals

“Political and social revolutions won’t happen without culture” – An interview with Namiwa Jazz and Aaliyah Hasinah

Words by: Bex Shorunke<p>Birmingham is often lauded as a freer, more entrepreneurial alternative to London. But framing it against the capital does it a …

Women of Color

Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement

For decades, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program — which offers college-level courses to high school students — has been a big feature in the national education debate, providing college-bound students a prized credential. But what do we really know about its effectiveness? This post …

Students

It’s Time to Make Business School Research More Relevant

One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous <i>and</i> applicable to practicing managers. In an Academy of Management Journal editorial, we described two problems that contribute to this challenge.<p>The first is what …

Business School

Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UX

Contextual Inquiry is an ethnographic research method that involves in-depth, participant-led sessions where users take on the role of educator, …

UX Design

Genre-defying Author Jeffrey Wilson Discusses His Ethnographic Novel, 'The Instinct for Cooperation' in This Exclusive Video

Resistance against profit over people, the tenet of Neoliberal Capitalism, is gaining steam in America and elsewhere in the world. Wilson and Gouveia …

Noam Chomsky

Blog Archive » Cornplanter’s tomahawk back at museum 70 years after theft

A historic pipe tomahawk has returned to the New York State Museum 70 years after it was stolen by person or persons unknown. The tomahawk belonged …

New York State

Abstract

This report, a background note for the South Africa Systematic Country Diagnostic, documents public transport accessibility, focusing particularly on …

World Bank

'The Instinct for Cooperation' Breaks Through the Boundaries of the Graphic Novel

The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky<p>Jeffrey Wilson Eliseu Gouveia<p>Seven Stories Press<p>Jun 2018<p>The term …

Noam Chomsky

Allison Hanes: What happens when fertility treatment is a failure?

Infertility is a long, lonely road for the one in six Canadian couples who struggle to conceive with medical help.Going through in vitro …

Pregnancy

What the Tech Sector Could Learn from Anthropology

<b>Author:</b> Ingrid Brudvig, <i>PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. Her research explores the intersection of digital</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Bulgaria: The Secrets of Troyan

Troyan, a small town in north central Bulgaria, is famous for its ancient monastery and waterfalls surrounding the popular tourist destination of …

European Travel

Sentiment and Emotion in Software Engineering: Call for Papers - IEEE Software Magazine

<b>Submission deadline: 1 Feb. 2019</b><p><b>Publication: Sept./Oct. 2019</b><p>Over the past decade, research has shown the affective states’ impact on work performance …

Project Management

'Generation Wealth' Explores When Wanting Fame and Success Becomes 'Too Much' (Exclusive)

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield's last documentary, 2012's exceptional curdling of the American dream, <i>The Queen of Versailles</i>, focused on a single family …

Entertainment

Wes Anderson Curating a Museum Exhibit in Vienna, Austria Is a Reminder We're Living in Peak Art Selfie Times

We're living in peak art selfie times, and Wes Anderson is playing into it. The auteur and original aesthete is co-curating a museum exhibit in Vienna, Austria this fall, to make your Instagram feed even better.<p>The director of <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, <i>The Royal Tenenbaums</i>, and <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> will …

Studying Mass Murder

Flowers in a Khmer Rouge jail cell by alex.ch.In the twentieth century, 40 to 60 million defenseless people were massacred in episodes of genocide. …

Sociology

NEW BOOK> The Buddha's Wizards: Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism, by Thomas Nathan Patton | H-Buddhism | H-Net

The Buddha's Wizards: Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism, by Thomas Nathan Patton<p>Columbia University Press<br>ISBN: 9780231187602<br>224 …

Spirituality

Taking it outside: Tapping into the unseen city

From firefighters to public-pool swimmers, Forklift Danceworks puts communities front and center<p>If you want to learn about public art in Austin, Forklift Danceworks would be a good place to start. The company doesn’t only create works <i>for</i> the community; under the tutelage of choreographer and …

Tweens

Looking in before looking out: a field guide for field researchers

After a ten hour flight over the North Atlantic ocean (without a video display no less) I finally arrived in Berlin. While I had conducted field …

UX Design

The American Academic Mistaken for a Spy

On the cover of anthropologist Katherine Verdery’s <i>My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File</i>, there is a grainy, black-and-white …

Liberal View

Surrendering to Rising Seas

<b>MONIQUE COLEMAN’S BASEMENT</b> was still wet with saltwater when the rallying began. Just days after Superstorm Sandy churned into the mid-Atlantic …

Science

Artemis Gallery will auction more than 400 lots of fine antiquities and ethnographic art

<b>BOULDER, COLO</b><b>.-</b> An expertly curated selection of fine antiquities and ethnographic art from the world’s most fascinating cultures will be auctioned …

Ancient History

Andrew Pekler soundtracks the lands that time forgot

Sound maps have been a popular format for adventurous sonic projects in recent years , but the latest work from Andrew Pekler puts a radical new spin …

Soundtracks

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s legacy was never fully recognised. That is changing now

An exhibition in London showcases Singh as more than just a brave warrior – he was a global statesman, administrator and diplomat.<p>The howitzer is …

India

'Painting was his life'

John Nieto<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Painter John Nieto died in Texas on Wednesday after a long battle with congestive heart failure.<p>The longtime Santa Fe …

Art