Shouts out

The anthropological noosphere has been steadily expanding these past couple of years, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to drop the names of two recent blogs that have been on my radar recently — “Culture Matters”: and “A World Among Worlds”:

Culture Matters is an ‘applied anthropology’ blog from Macquarie Uni in Australia — its one of the few blogs I can think of that are explicitly department based. In particular, its the home of “Greg Downey”:, who has switched from “Capoeira”: to “capitalism”: It has the whole applied anthro, consultancy, value-added thang going on.

A World Among Worlds is a blog set up undergraduate anthropology types at American University. I hesitate to say that it’s quite good “for undergraduates” not because its not good, but because by now I think they are sick of being reminded of the fact that they are undergraduates. So I’d encourage everyone to check them out as well.


Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at