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Harvard Online Course on Predicting the Future

Can we predict the future? HarvardX is offering a free online course, PredictionX: Diviner’s Guide, which examines the myriad ways humans have sought to know their fate. Join practitioners and Harvard University faculty for this one-week, immersive learning experience to explore “pre-scientific” prediction systems ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to the Oracle of Delphi to modern…

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Added by SfAAadmin on June 20, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

2017 AACS conference EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP June 16, 2017

2017 AACS CONFERENCE

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 16, 2017

CALL FOR POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS (CFP)

Annual Conference

October 5-7,…

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Added by Lubomir Popov on May 27, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Taking Stock – the NGO Summer Institute, from May 15 to 19:

The January 2010 earthquake was only the beginning of putting Haiti on the international map. After the whirlwind of donations and temporary aid workers fizzled, those who remained behind were left with questions unanswered. What lessons can we draw from one of the world’s largest humanitarian efforts ever mounted? Were they applied in Hurricane Matthew, which devastated large segments of rural Haiti in October of last year?

Northern Illinois University’s Center for NGO Leadership…

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Added by SfAAadmin on April 26, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

Role of Sericulturists in the Development of a Village: An Anthropological Case from Post-Green Revolution South India

Sericulture has become one of the important means of livelihood for the majority of the farmers in South India, especially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Karnataka, known as the ‘Silk Bowl of India’, occupies the top spot in producing mulberry silk in the country. Andhra Pradesh comes second in mulberry silk production in the country. Both these states have fiercely competed in mulberry silk production, which is a good sign for the sericulturists of these states. It is argued here that the…

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Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on April 20, 2017 at 1:32am — No Comments

Lift Irrigation Schemes in Andhra Pradesh: Technology as a Boon or a Bane?

Despite efforts by the Indian state to develop and maintain various irrigation strategies, many projects have not achieved the desired results, often due to systemic problems inherent in these initiatives. Meanwhile, the growing scarcity of water in South Asia propels new thinking about remedies. Based on detailed fieldwork, this article, which seems at first completely unrelated to matters of caste discrimination, assesses the sustainability of lift irrigation schemes (LIS) in Andhra…

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Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on April 20, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Marginal Communities in Drought-prone Regions: The Role of NGOs in Watershed Development in South India

In the last few years a participatory watershed program is being implemented in the state of Andhra Pradesh. At present, the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (APRLP) seeks to scale up the ongoing watershed program activities in the state by providing support in the areas of capacity building, livelihood support, and the provision of other schemes and services to the persons and organizations involved. This article is the outcome of the writer’s field work in Andhra Pradesh. Using a…

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Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on April 20, 2017 at 1:26am — No Comments

Emergence of Subjectivity Formations: Social- Anthropological Discourses from India

The Independence movement- as well as its subsequent debates- is one of the most documented events in India, in which the questions of identity and subjectivity of the country and its people were the pillar of the movement. Those questions are still relevant in contemporary India as the introduction of neo-liberal policies in the 1990s have changed the position of India globally and has altered the working and living conditions…

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Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on April 20, 2017 at 1:24am — No Comments

Globalization and People at the Margins:Experiences from the Global South

This JDS special issue on ‘Globalization and People at the Margins’ provides an interdisciplinary examination of the effects of globalization on the dispossessed, the marginal, and the excluded sectors of the population. In general, the articles in this issue reveal that the market-oriented development strategies associated with globalization have adversely affected the livelihoods of India’s marginalized people. The issue also reveals how certain civil society organizations in India have…

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Added by ESWARAPPA KASI on April 20, 2017 at 1:15am — No Comments

SfAA supports the March for Science, Saturday, April 22

SfAA is partnering with the March for Science to support its mission: “…robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.” 

The main march will take place in Washington, D.C. For satellite marches in other cities. Check:…

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Added by SfAAadmin on April 18, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments

CFP 2017 Conference of Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (CFP)



2017 Annual Conference of

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)

October 5-7, 2017

 

 

 

“Use Sociology”…



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Added by Lubomir Popov on March 26, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

ExtrACTION and Environment Sessions at SfAA

ExtrACTION and Environment Sessions and Roundtables

SfAA 2017

Most sessions: Chaco West (Inn at Loretto)

 

 

1)  (W-45) WEDNESDAY 10:00-11:50

Chaco West (Inn at Loretto)

Social and Ecological Relationships in Conservation and Change

CHAIR: FITZPATRICK,…

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Added by ExtrACTION TIG on March 21, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

NEW RESEARCH ON START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students (who have passed their qualifying/comprehensive exams) to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines,…

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Added by SfAAadmin on March 13, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Business Anthropology Matters! Initiative

Business Anthropology Matters! is an exciting initiative planned for the 2017 AAA Meetings. The organizing committee consists of Bob Morais, Timothy Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. Contact information: rmorais@wsm-inc.com; timothy.malefyt@gmail.com  elizabeth.briody@gmail.com;…

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Added by SfAAadmin on March 10, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

Current issue of Deja Lu available now.

The current issue of Deja Lu, published by the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA), is now available. Please go to:…

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Added by Trish Colvin on February 28, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments

Statement from SfAA President, Kathleen Musante

On November 19, 2016 on the heels of the election of an administration that promised an extraordinarily divisive approach to a number of issue of concern to us: among them, migration, race, gender, health, climate change, environmental protection, respect for science, and poverty, the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology published the SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect, which can be found at the bottom of this posting.   

Following on this statement we had…

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Added by SfAAadmin on February 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Trump Exposes Hypocrisy of American Archaeology

Trump Exposes Hypocrisy of American Archaeology

https://criticalheritagetourism.com/2017/01/23/trump-exposes-hypocrisy-of-american-archaeology/

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Added by Rich Hutchings on January 23, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

Anthropology Day, Thursday February 16, 2017!

The American Anthropological Association invites you to celebrate Anthropology Day on Thursday, February 16, 2017! We hope that you will join us for a celebration of the field and help us to share the work of anthropologists with your communities.
 
Anthropology Day began in 2015 as a way to encourage anthropologists to share and celebrate the discipline with the world around them. Since then,…
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Added by Trish Colvin on January 17, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity: National Park Service Cultural Anthropologist

The National Park Service (NPS) – Southeast Region is seeking applicants for the Cultural Anthropologist position.  The Vacancy Announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens (DEU) and current Federal Employees (Merit Promotion) and closes on January 16.  (Applicants should be certain that they apply through the correct vacancy announcement for their status.)  The position will be located in the NPS-Division of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science located in Atlanta, Georgia.

This…

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Added by Jennifer Talken-Spaulding on January 13, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect

We as members of the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology affirm our ongoing commitment to value human diversity in all its myriad forms and to encourage all of our members to provide safety and basic human rights for everyone. 

Anthropological perspective and practice are grounded in respect for all persons, civility, and thoughtful examination of ideas and policies.  It is especially critical at times of uncertainty and change.

We recognize a common responsibility to…

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Added by SfAAadmin on November 19, 2016 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

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