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May 2007 Blog Posts (8)

New Developments

From film to DVD-Rom. I'm probably bringing on a world of pain by doing this, but I've decided to pursue the tourism in China film project as a multi-media ethnography. It seems that doing it as a film requires cutting too much away. And, as the project is against the very idea of narrative closure, DVD-Rom offers more possibilities in relation to presenting multi-faceted, multi-layered, collaborative ethnography. Now I just have to learn Macromedia programming to make it happen ...…


Added by R. Scott Wilson on May 28, 2007 at 8:34pm — No Comments

My recent paper for SfAA, "Opium Poppy Cultivation in Central Helmand, Afghanistan: A Case Study in Bad Program Management", outlines my primary focus these days. All comments appreciated. In the rec…

My recent paper for SfAA, "Opium Poppy Cultivation in Central Helmand, Afghanistan: A Case Study in Bad Program Management", outlines my primary focus these days. All comments appreciated.

In the recent panels on "Working with Government Agencies" it was surprising to learn that no one attending apparently had ever heard of the Social Soundness Analysis that was a required part of all USAID project papers, at least in Asia, through at least the 1980s. Anyone out there ever heard of… Continue

Added by rbscott on May 24, 2007 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Loss of international students in past few years?

I have lived in Europe for more than five years. In addition, I am a Marine who served in Vietnam. Thus, I have deeply felt convictions about our losses in Afghanistan & Iraq, both from personal experience & the media. However, I think most of the young of the world are more concerned about the ease of international studies, than these political matters. However, with regard to three global regions I sense a major loss of students for reason of ideology: from Latin America, from Eastern… Continue

Added by James Wallace 'Bim' Beckman on May 11, 2007 at 10:13am — No Comments

children and insects

During my research this year, I discovered how amazing it is to evaluate children knowledge about insects and how sad children can be when their favorite plants are threatened by insects.

Added by Rose Fagbemissi on May 11, 2007 at 8:16am — No Comments

Medical Anthropologists in non-academic health/humanitarian working

I am a graduate research assistant for Dr. Carl Kendall. Dr. Kendall and I are working on a book chapter focusing on medical anthropology and international (health focused) humanitarian aid. I am trying to compile a list of medical anthropologists involved in non-academic international health-related work (this does not mean they can not hold academic positions). I are particularly interested in identifying medical anthropologists who may not be publishing in peer-review journals but rather are… Continue

Added by Alexandra Priebe on May 9, 2007 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Oaxaca Research

I am currently at the end of a short piece of research in Oaxaca, Mexico with funding from the NSF. The project, The role of crises in

migration outcomes: rural Oaxacans and politics in Oaxaca City, Mexico,
is an investigation into the impacts of last year's unrest (strikes, violence, economic chaos) on rural communities. So, working in three pueblos

a suburban bedroom community for Oaxaca-but also an independent town

a craft producing town

a rural,… Continue

Added by Jeffrey H. Cohen on May 8, 2007 at 11:21am — No Comments

I *knew* there was something I had to do

This is perfect -- I was just thinking, as I sat down to finish the first of three papers due by the end of the week -- that surely I had forgotten to do something. Something pressing ... something that didn't involve analysis of anthropology's challenges and opportunities re: globalization, scientification and neoliberalism. What was it, what was it?

Oh yes, setting up this profile! Thanks, SfAA, the invite came at the most opportune time possible!

Now if only I had something… Continue

Added by John Roby on May 8, 2007 at 7:43am — No Comments

My Other Blog

If anyone finds this page and would like to know more about me and my research, I would suggest visiting my Blog at:

Green Chicken Diaries: An Anthropologist's Adventures in Mozambique

I can't keep up more than one blog. :-( I am too busy chasing down informants in the field. ;-) …


Added by L. Jen Shaffer on May 7, 2007 at 8:26am — No Comments

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