Around the Web Digest: Week of September 28

After a couple rather dry months on the anthroblogosphere, it seems that this week anthro-bloggers have rallied (and conspired against me?) to give you, dear reader, so much content. There are so many blog entries (this doesn’t include anthropology-related news) that I can’t even read them all. I just can’t – it’s not gonna happen. We’re going to try a (‘nother) new format for cases like these – author name, title, and blog – and please let me know how you feel about it. If you have a blog article that you’d like me to share next week, please don’t hesitate to hit me up at richard.powis@gmail.com or on Twitter at @dtpowis.

First, some business:

Most importantly, the AAA Webinar on Ebola and Anthropology. If you missed it, do yourself a favor, watch it, show it to your classes, and talk with them about it.

Next, a petition: Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

And then: A Letter to the AAA in Response to IAA’s Letter of 28 August 2014

And now your digest awaits.

Ben Belek – Anti-Psychiatry and the Neurodiversity Movement – (The Autism Anthropologist)

Amy Santee – “Fixing Culture”: The Case of Olive Garden – (Anthropologizing)

Emma Louise Backe – Contemporary Folklore in the Digital Age – (The Geek Anthropologist)

Matthew Timothy Bradley – Descola’s Ontology Illustrated – (The Human Family)

Maximilian Forte – The Visual Imperium (An excerpt from “Good Intentionds: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism) – (Zero Anthropology)

Eva Bartlett – Road to Victory: Syria’s Zenobians Stand to Win International Rugby Tournament – (Zero Anthropology)

Anthony Stavrianakis – Withering of Critique: Vulnerable Victims – (ARC)

Patricia G. Lange – 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize Winner: S. Lochlann Jain for Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us – (CASTAC Blog) [Well deserved!]

Nichola Khan – Teaching ‘Mental Disorder’ – (Somatosphere)

Crystal Biruk – Ebola and emergency anthropology: The view from the “global health slot” – (Somatosphere)

Marcus Jordan – Mental Welfare in the Field: A Neglected Subject? #fieldwork – (Allegra Lab)

Joseph Pearson – How Worried Should We Be About Russia? #ukraine – (Allegra Lab)

Allegra Lab – Hail to the Pioneer: Interview with Alex Golub from Savage Minds – (Allegra Lab)

Scott Catey – Confinement, Surveillance, Control: Renewing Anthropology’s Relationship with Criminal Justice Systems – (Anthropoliteia)

Paull Stoller – Global Politics, Global Health, and the Anthropological Moment – (HuffPo)

Sarah Kendzior – The Job Market Recovery that Never Came – (Chronicle Vitae)

Dady Chery – Biodiversity and Sustainability are Closely Linked to Language and Culture – (Counterpunch)

Vincent F. Ialenti – Embracing ‘Deep Time’ Thinking – (NPR)

Eric Silverman – Obama’s Mother, the President of Afghanistan, and the Importance of Anthropology – (On Campus)

Dick Powis is a PhD student in Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, and is also pursuing a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His research interests include men and childbirth, prenatal screening technologies, and reproductive health in urban settings in Senegal. Read more at http://about.me/dickpowis.

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