HTS participant dies in Afghanistan- Someone should correct this if it is wrong, but the email I received with the links to articles in the Chronicle on Higher Ed and Wired reported that Michael V. Bhatia is the first social scientists working with HTS to be killed in action. Bhatia was in Afghanistan, when a roadside explosion near the Pakistani border killed him and two NATO soldiers. Both articles contain links to papers and public comments Bhatia had made about his views on HTS.
Said it ain’t so. The Times Online Literary Supplement reviewed two new books critiquing Edward Said’s Orientalism and its legacy. Indeed, the article becomes a harsh critique in its own right.
NPR asks Linda Thomas, a professor of theology and anthropology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago: What is the Black Church? The interview recounts the history and diversity of Black churches in the U.S. Click on the listen now button at the top of the page to hear the streaming audio.
Faint Praise of Folly: Maurice Bloch was recently quoted that human beings are uniquely evolved because they have the imagination to invent religion. Anthropologi.info and Open Anthropology both posted comments on the original Bloch article.
The Green Global South: National Geographic published a report on the globe’s greenest citizens, and found that Brazilians and Indians had the most green consumption patterns of the countries surveyed, (admittedly, only 14 countries. But we can guess who had the least green consumption; it isn’t a big surprise). For the full article, click here.
All around the world in 20 minutes: Michael Wesch posted a new youtube video on Digital Ethnography showing how his class used twitter and Jott to simulate world history since 1450 in approximately 20 minutes?
Life Lessons: Cindy at Ethnography.com muses upon the much-used trope, Everything I Need to Know I learned in an Anthropology Class.