A storm cut off my Internet yesterday, delaying your beloved weekly digest. The theme of this week is “how-to,” with several blogs featuring advice on how to get funded, get published, and get a job… all good things, in my book. Send any links to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthropologizing provides some example cover letters for jobs in consumer research: Cover Letter Definites and Don’ts Plus 3 Examples That Have Landed Me Interviews
How To Anthropology presents 8 Tips for Writing a Winning NSF (GRFP) Proposal, which is pretty self-explanatory.
The Geek Anthropologist also shares some tips on how to get your work published that will likely be most helpful for first-time researchers but that may have some value for more experienced researchers as well: So You’re a Graduate Student and You Want to Get Published: Takeaways from the Anthropod Publishing Series
According to Past Horizons in North American Salmon Fishing at Least 11,500 Years Old, salmon fishing and consumption is older than we thought and may have played a role in the early colonization of North America.
This interesting article in Science presents the results of a historically-rooted, comparative study of Australian languages in the Pama-Nyungan family, which typically had numerals up to three or four, and how they add more numerals as needed to cope with increasing complexity in their trading and other relations: How Societies Learn to Count to 10
Allegra Laboratory points out that, while museums have historically been used to construct national narratives, they have been undergoing a sea change with the growing mobility of people and objects and have increasingly been telling stories of global connection: Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display
Theory Thursday: Rhizome on AnthSisters uses Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the rhizome to explore how the Occupy movement used online means to organize.
A number of blogs this week also moved beyond text, with audio recordings and videos:
This Center for Imaginative Ethnography includes a sound clip that showcases the overlapping voices in a public confrontation over the confederate flag: Viral Soundscapes in the Public Square: The Confederate Flag Visits the U.S. Capitol
The Anthropo.scene featured this video of a talk about water-conserving design: James Wescoat on Climate, Energy and Water-Conserving Design
Anthropological Observations features a radio interview with Ted Fischer in which he describes why anthropology is a fulfilling career and why it is a powerful discipline for understanding human wellbeing: Living the Good Life: A Conversation with Author Edward Fischer
See you next week!