Arbella Bet-Shlimon
12 hours ago

#transphobia #anthropology Conor found the thread lol

darrylli @dcli - 15h
so ... did conor whathisface just spam all the professors in the discipline looking for recruits in his anti-trans crusade just now?

Conor Friedersdorf @conor64 • 3h
Please don't misrepresent me. This is egregious and misleading as to my belief about trans people, which is supportive of trans rights and dignity.

Erik Hane @erikhane
Can't wait to circle back to this post when whatever swill you put together based on this spam email goes live
7:33 PM • 9/28/23
Arbella Bet-Shlimon
12 hours ago

In case anyone needs a laugh, over on El*n’s X we have just learned that Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic sent a mass bcc email today to a bunch of anthropologists because he is “reporting” on one (1) transphobic panel being removed from one (1) academic conference, and he’s so amateurish he can’t refrain from smug ranting while ostensibly asking for an interview and also openly admits he doesn’t know what he’s talking about #transphobia #anthropology

darrylli @dcli
so ... did conor whathisface just spam all the professors in the discipline looking for recruits in his anti-trans crusade just now?
6:26 AM • 9/28/23
darryl li @dcli
given how far i am from any expertise on these issues, one can only assume the net is a wide
Subject: Question from The Atlantic about anthropology and sex
Conor Friedersdorf 09:02
to Conor
I'm a staff writer at The
Atlantic magazine, contacting you in your capacity as a professor of anthropology.
I'm researching an article about the American Anthropology Associations' decision to cancel a panel discussion that was scheduled to take place at their annual conference. Its title and subject matter: "Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Why biological sex remains a necessary analytic category in anthropology." As an outsider, I would not have thought there would be controversy as to whether biological sex
remains one among many useful analytic categories in anthropology.
Then again, what do I know? As it turns out, The American Anthropological Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society have cancelled the panel, stating that it was harmful to the LGBTQIA community and
compromised "the safety and dignity of our members" while diminishing the program's "scientific integrity." Again, as an outsider, this seems to me to be a surprising and significant break with the ideals of open inquiry and scholarly debate in academia. But I am seeking to better understand this matter by reaching out to professors of anthropology. Indeed, I would highly value your reaction to this matter, regardless of your perspective.
Pauline von Hellermann
1 day ago

#ClimateDiary Anthropology students and my wonderful colleague Ricardo set up an #UrbanForaging club at #Goldsmiths. Today they did a stall with delicious #Elderflower champagne, Quince jelly, #Mahonia Jam, pickled wild garlic buds and #dandelion capers - all foraged in #London. Really wonderful, especially as it’s been a week of big setbacks for me with two #ClimateAction projects i’ve been trying at work. We will keep trying!
#Foraging #SurvivalSkills #Anthropology #RegenerativeAnthropology

Photo of jars filled with jams and pickles made with things foraged in London, by Goldsmiths Anthropology students
More jams. Including very very delicious Majonia jam, a real discovery
Pickled dandelion capers - really delicious!
Hands holding crackers with cheese and on top oickled wild garlic buds, really really delicious
1 day ago

New perspectives for #fantasy #worldbuilding need a different view on things. Today Eduardo Viveiros de Castro presents his scholarly work:impulses in #anthropology & cultural theory. His concept of perspectivism, which is closely linked to the concept of “multinaturalism”: Contrary to Western conceptualisations of #naturalism, which regard nature as objectively given, in #Amerindian #mythology humanity is the premise from which all kinds of animals, plants and things in their diversity emerge.

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro during Kantorowicz-Lecture 2017 at Goethe University (a grey-haired man with glasses at a microphone) 
CC BY-SA 4.0 Ptolusque, Wikimedia Commons, <>, via Wikimedia Commons
Scientific Frontline
1 day ago

The researchers were surprised by the large number of small passerine #birds identified at Göbekli Tepe, comprising mainly #starlings and #buntings. In principle, the Early #Neolithic inhabitants of Göbekli Tepe hunted birds in all habitats
#Anthropology #Archeology #sflorg

Josh Wells
2 days ago

The EU implements a public database of very large platform moderation decisions! I just found the base data for next year’s social media project in my social #informatics #cyborg #anthropology class #HigherEd #AcademicChatter

Archaeology News :verified:
2 days ago

Excavations at Exeter Cathedral reveal crypt and bishops’ tombs

Archaeological excavations at Exeter Cathedral have unearthed the long-lost foundations of the church’s 12th-century high altar, a medieval crypt, and the empty tombs of two historically significant bishops.

Continue Reading:

Follow @archaeology
#archaeology #archaeologynews #anthropology #exetercathedral

Juan Jiménez A.
2 days ago

Pourvu que certaines conditions soient remplies, il est beaucoup plus facile d'adopter un objet technique nouveau que d'inventer una nouvelle relation technique (Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture, Cap. 15, p. 653)

Útil reflexión en torno a las adopciones técnicas al fin

#sociology #sociología #anthropology #antropologia

Archaeology News :verified:
3 days ago

Archaeologists reconstruct largest genetic family tree for Neolithic people in France

Archaeologists in France have pieced together two elaborate Neolithic family trees that span multiple generations, using ancient DNA. This achievement stands as the largest ancestral human record ever reconstructed.

Continue Reading:
Follow @archaeology

#archaeology #archaeologynews #genetic #ancienthistory #neolithic #anthropology

Asking kids directly is best for determining if they're LGBTQ+. While reported gender non-conformity even in early childhood is linked with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, many children who are not gender diverse or are heterosexual don't conform with gender roles.


"We model the impact of the number of native speakers, the proportion of nonnative speakers, the number of linguistic neighbors, and the status of a language on grammatical complexity while controlling for spatial and phylogenetic autocorrelation."

Olena Shcherbakova et al., Societies of strangers do not speak less complex languages. Sci. Adv. 9, eadf7704 (2023). DOI: #OpenAccess #OA #Research #Article #Linguistics #Anthropology #Language #Languages #Culture #Grammar #Academia #Academic #Academics @linguistics @anthropology


My friend has a BA in Anthropology, speaks five languages conversationally, and has interests in learning more. He's looking to get out of retail and do something that will truly help others while using his skills. He is open to options and learns very quickly on the job.

He would prefer to work remotely but is interested in moving out of his home state, so relocation is an option.

If you have any information regarding a possible position for my friend, please let me know!!

#Jobs #employment #help #boost #anthropology

Josh Wells
4 days ago

Rome, meh. How often do you think about Cahokia?

#archaeology #anthropology #history

Anja Klein
4 days ago

Any tipps for survival and priorities in the writing phase of a PhD? I have to write a monograph, finished data collection and now go into in-depth analysis/ writing the thing. I have a bit more than 1,5 years of funding left and am trying to sort planning/ priorities out.
@anthropology @sts #anthropology #academicparents #phdlife

4 days ago

Taras and horse - is featured in Travel Photography Adventures in Analog Times, a photobook

A selection of the photos shot while on assignment for travel magazines is now a photobook. More info here:

#travelphotographyadventures #travelphotography #travelphoto #photography #anthropology #Kyrgyzstan #analogphotography #35mm #filmphotography

7-8yo kind standing in front of a grazing horse. Green grass and blue sky with some white clouds in a sunny day.
Should Be Writing
5 days ago

A dice, probably dating from the 3rd and early 2nd centuries BC, has been discovered at the #Celtic settlement of Samborowice in the Silesian Voivodeship in southern #Poland. The oldest dice found in Poland!

#histodons #history #geschichte #histoire #Archäologie #archaeodons #archaeology #Altertumswissenschaften #AncientHistory #antiquity #antike #gaming #ttgames #anthropology
@histodons @archaeodons

what looks like a fallow field with a large rectangular archaeological dig at center bottom. there are several people standing and digging around the site.
5 days ago

Science paints a new picture of the ancient past, when we mixed and mated with other kinds of #humans

#evolution #anthropology #paleogenomics

5 days ago

My lonely münü in the immensity of the forest. I'm just one more among the other beings of the valley; not the center, nor the periphery. I'm a cosmological node. I hunt limpets and peccaries, but jaguars and spirits will hunt me.

#photography #ecology #yukpa #solidarity #climatechange #anthropology

House in the middle of a wooded and green valley.  It looks small because of how far away it is.
5 days ago

Visual psychological phenomenon may have stimulated early humans to make cave art
Specifically, the idea is
that cave artists may have experienced #pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon where people see meaningful forms in random patterns, such as seeing faces in clouds. #science #anthropology #humans #CaveArt

6 days ago

One more posthumous book by #DavidGraeber. Is he the Tupak of nonfiction?

"As questions of decolonisation rub up against the legacy of Enlightenment thinking in the West, anthropologist David Graeber argues in his posthumous book Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia (to be published early next year) that Enlightenment ideas themselves are not intrinsically European and were indeed shaped by non-European sources."

#anthropology #decolonisation #TheWest

Miro Collas
1 week ago

Can Pollen Analysis Solve The Ice Age Mystery How And When Homo Sapiens Migrated Across Europe And Asia? - Ancient Pages

#History #Anthropology

#Mississippi auditor says several #college majors indoctrinate students and should be defunded

“White said there should be no taxpayer funding for “useless degrees” in “garbage fields” like #UrbanStudies, #Anthropology, #Sociology, German #Literature, #AfricanAmericanStudies, #GenderStudies and #WomensStudies.”

Preston MacDougall
1 week ago

#Mississippi State Auditor and #BananaRepublican #ShadWhite ‘shad himself’ when he said #Anthropology and #Sociology are among the many #woke “garbage degrees” that should be defunded in the state that is perpetually ‘burning’ 🔥 from SOCIAL upheaval resulting from centuries old bigotry and disinformation. 👉

#SaveAmerica from the #MAGA cult of hate and ignorance!

Josh Wells
1 week ago

Prepping next week's activity on #SciFi as #STS critique for my social #informatics and cyborg #anthropology students.

We all watch a short film version of *Car Wars* by @pluralistic and then the class examines the plot from three different critical perspectives.

Students are working together as teams in Google Docs within the same classroom, F2F discussion, shared workspace.

Whole class shares and debriefs toward end of session.

Feel free to reuse CC-BY.

#HigherEd #AcademicChatter

Week 06 Thursday - SciFi Ethics and Doctorow's *Car Wars* a¥ Instructions: Conduct the activity below and when finished, each person copy/paste your group's final answers into a new discussion post for yourself here

Synopsis: Read about the ethics of autonomous vehicles, and the freely available short story *Car Wars* by Cory Doctorow, to consider how the fictionalized (but very plausible) stories of emergent human-technology interactions surrounding self-driving cars can be seen as object lessons about practical and ethical behaviors.
1. Read the concerns of technology ethicist Cory Doctorow regarding self- driving cars. Doctorow, Cory. 2015. “The Problem with Self-Driving Cars: Who Controls the Code?” The Guardian, December 23, 2015, sec. Technology. https:/ driving-cars-who-controls-the-code & 2. Listen to Doctorow’s *Car Wars* short story audiobook with animations (recommended that you consume the story this way) * Best version - https:/ wars-my.html & « OR https:/ (copy/paste link; not activated here to prevent YouTube player on page) « Backup, original story text (if you need to ctrl-f and clarify anything in the text) © https:/ // = 3. With your group, create answers to some topical questions as new posts into the class discussion forum. Your particular answers are assigned by last name: 1. Group Google Docs here [LINK] & 1. Add your name to the table on page 1 2. During the movie, take notes in your area related to answering your questions 3. After the movie, work with your group to answer the questions on page 2
© Relate two chapters of the story to Kling (week 1) - How is the science fiction story a kind of "folksy" version of social informatics with elements of "orientations" or other goals of social informatics? These might be two divergent examples, or examples that reinforce a similar issue.

o Next, using your choice of topics from our science fiction and futurism readings from this week, how is Doctorow creating an educational story about the sociocultural construction and use of technology?

o STUDENT LAST NAMES G-N (at least 200 words total)

o Relate two chapters of the story to Hanson (week 1) - What story elements can you explain using the concepts of joint responsibility and extended agency? These might be two divergent examples, or examples that reinforce a similar issue.

o Next, using your choice of topics from our science fiction and futurism readings from this week, how is Doctorow creating a moral and ethical fable about where we are going?

* STUDENT LAST NAMES O-Z (at least 200 words total)

© Relate two chapters of the story to something you've read so far in Coleman (weeks 1+) - how do concepts of openness show up in the story? These might be two divergent examples, or examples that reinforce a similar issue.

o Next, using your choice of topics from our science fiction and futurism readings from this week, how is Doctorow creating a practical or ethical argument about openness that you can see in other problems portrayed in science fiction?
Dendan Setia (Nins)
1 week ago

Life Sentence for Professor Rahile Dawut Confirmed: According to a source in the Chinese government, Professor Rahile Dawut (راھىلە داۋۇت, 热依拉 · 达吾提), an acclaimed Uyghur intellectual and expert on Uyghur folklore and traditions, is serving a life sentence for endangering state security.

The Dui Hua Foundation (Dui Hua) had previously been told by a Chinese official that Professor Rahile Dawut was tried in December 2018, one year after her detention, for the crime of “splittism” — a crime of endangering state security — by an intermediate people’s court in Xinjiang. She was convicted and appealed the sentence. The most recent information confirmed that her appeal was subsequently rejected by the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region High People’s Court.

Professor Rahile Dawut’s sentence comes with the supplemental sentence of deprivation of political rights for life.

#China #Uyghur #xinjiang #ethnography #folklore #anthropology

1 week ago

Study suggests the ritual use of human remains dating from the #Neolithic
The University of Cordoba has participated in an international study documenting post-mortem bone modifications not linked to consumption (phew)

#science #humans #anthropology

James Green
1 week ago

Tsimshian elkhorn club with stone blade from the Skeena River, British Columbia (Peterson 1965, Fig. 20). Peterson notes it is decorated with "incised abstract zoomorphic design" & the distal end carved into an animal head. #history #culture #anthropology

Smoothed, recurvate antler section with short section where a perpendicular tine was removed & now holds a flint point in a socket. The head on the distal end looks something like a seal. The antler above the grip is incised with fancy curvilinear symbols common to the region.
Josh Wells
1 week ago

#OpenData for 209 descriptions of hominins in historic and current scientific literature. Contains type espécimen details and references.

Ref and details: Reed, D, et al., 2022. Hominin nomenclature and the importance of information systems for managing complexity in paleoanthropology. Journal of Human Evolution. 175, 103308.

#anthropology #archaeology #evolution

@ John Hawks & @johnhawks - 9h ¥ Shout-out today to the database of hominin taxonomy built by Denné Reed together with students and colleagues. Incredible compilation: 209 names, many you haven't heard before, and their current status. Archanthropus primigenius? It's in there! Nomina
HOME / ORIGINS ' NOMINA Nomina The following is a listing of the scientific names (nomina, singular nomen) of fossil taxa that have been proposed over the history of human origins studies going back to Linnaeus (1758). The listing aims to be comprehensive and contains over 200 nomina. Currently, taxonomists recognize one extant taxon, Homo sapiens, and another 25-30 fossil taxa as valid. The remaining names in this list were not properly proposed, and thus unavailable for nomenclature, or names that were properly proposed but that are no longer considered valid. The names are presented as they were first published. In practice, these names may appear differently in modern usage depending on the taxonomic opinions of various authors. For example, the nomen Zinjanthropus boisei Leakey, 1959 is listed under this name as it was first published, but modern publications would now give the name as Paranthropus boisei (Leakey, 1959) or perhaps as Australopithecus boisei (Leakey, 1959), because there is near consensus among paleoanthropologists that Zinjanthropus is a subjective junior synonym to Paranthropus (or Australopithecus). Each nomen is listed with its type specimen (if a species) or its type taxon (if a genus), its nomenclatural
1 week ago

The native American Indian earthworks were completely ignored by many for far too long...
#archaeology #anthropology

1 week ago

I know this is 8 years old but the musician playing it is making some tunes!

Music experts create replica of Iron Age Celtic horn used in warfare

1 min video

#anthropology #music #neeto

1 week ago

@decodingtrolls Fellow anthropologist, I will require physical specimens of your work. Let me know how and when they will be surrendered.

#anthropology #archaeology

Petra van Cronenburg
2 weeks ago

Imagine living in a village of 900 people with far too many Le Pen supporters, concrete heads and non-culture - and thanks to computers, the world of #knowledge and #thinking is suddenly open to you. Even after the pandemic. I'm already fidgeting with excitement because tomorrow I have the pleasure to see this #talk of @RadicalAnthro at the UCL in London, while sitting in the middle of French nowhere: Tip: Follow them! #university #anthropology #perspectives #human

Hannu Ikonen, MD
2 weeks ago

Also, crossover events between Y chromosome & X resulting in novel recombinations are a fucking thing, as are Barr Bodies & deactivation of chromosomes.

Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) Expertly describes [Complex Systems] & the unpredictability of emergent complexity in systems.

How these genetic variables & hormone products interplay w/brain development, self identity, processing of cultural norms, is an example of a highly variable outcome.

#JurassicPark #Genetics #Anthropology #Identity

Freedom Press
2 weeks ago

Review: The Dawn of Everything
The Dawn of Everything is a book of anthropology and archaeology which suggests a vision of the prehistory of humanity that is very different from previous evolutionary texts.
#Anthropology #BookReview #DavidGraeber #DavidWengrow

Jeffrey Yost
2 weeks ago

CBI Image of the Day:

From CBI's current exhibit by Amanda Wick and Darren Terpstra. "How IT Started, How IT is Going"

Atari interface and Atari 1050 disk drive with joystick, Pong game, etc. 1979-1982.

#pong #videogames #videogame #computergames #computer #science #technology #tech #games #gaming #exhibits #sociology #anthropology #gamers #games

Color image of display case with Atari game system from the late 70s & early 80s including screen, dial controllers, cartridges of games, joysticks, a disk drive....
Furqan Shah
2 weeks ago

Unearth the #Cairo Toe! 🦶 Dating back to 950-710 BCE, this wooden prosthetic toe from ancient #Egypt, now in the British Museum, reflects remarkable innovation. More than art, it's functional, enhancing mobility. A testament to resilience through the ages.

#prosthetics #prosthesis #culturalheritage #archaeology #anthropology #bonehealth #biomaterials #ancientegypt #surgery #forensicscience #forensics #historyunveiled #innovation #sciart #qualityoflife #britishmuseum #history #engineering

3 weeks ago

This house, the Karacha, is occupied only once a year to store and grind corn, for the great Kuhe (corn bun) festival. Only those who are going to grind the corn can enter and the presence of the chief is especially repelled in it. Wealth must not be manipulated and managed by an idle individual. It belongs to the festival, for the collective joy.

#ethnography #photography #ecology #economy #anthropology

A long wooden hut in the jungle.  Its entrance is dark.
3 weeks ago

"Where Walter Benjamin claims that, since history is written by the victors, every document of civilisation is a document of barbarism, Graeber and Wengrow seek to re-write certain foundational documents. However, while Benjamin writes against the grain in the name of the oppressed, the proletariat, Graeber and Wengrow appear to do so in the name of ‘freedom’."


#history #anthropology #WalterBenjamin #DavidGraeber #DavidWengrow #freedom #civilisation

Always fun to see someone puncture the unwarranted hype around Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey, but this one is extra-detailed. Every time I expected the author to wrap up and say, "Okay, I think I've ripped it apart enough", they simply pivoted to an entire new *category* of things to destroy. Simply outstanding. (h/t @JulietEMcKenna via @marthawells) #writing #anthropology

If anyone for some reason is looking for a review essay assignment on #petroleum, #shipping, #capitalism, Mah's Petrochemical Planet would go well with Oil Beach and Negative Ecologies by David Bond.

@academicchatter @geography #Anthropology #STS

Jeffrey Yost
3 weeks ago

CBI Image of the Day:

Nancy Gradwell, left, and Bradley Johnson, 8th graders at Philadelphia's Wagner Jr High, listen intently as Mrs, Phyllis Eggleston,
mathematics teacher, explains how to use an IBM 1050 terminal to help solve homework problems, 1966.

#technology #tech #gender #education #africanamericans #math #computing #computer #history #sociology #anthropology #science #mathematics #stem

Black and white image of a student at an IBM terminal with another student looking on as a teacher explains how to use the machine. A blackboard with mathematical notation is on the black board.
☆ joene ☆
3 weeks ago

TED Talk by David Wengrow: *A New Understanding of Human History and the Roots of Inequality*

#History #DavidWengrow #DavidGraeber #archeology #anthropology #TEDtalk #books #anarchism

Flipboard Science Desk
3 weeks ago

Did humans nearly go extinct about 800,000 years ago?

Popular Science reports: "An ‘ancestral bottleneck’ took out nearly 99 percent of the human population" at that time.

#Humans #Anthropology #Archaeology #Evolution #ClimateChange #Science

Milcom Miasma
1 month ago

I watched a documentary last night (yep, I'm one of *those* people)

Unknown: The Cave of Bones streaming on Netflix.

Extremely interesting subject (discovery of the new species Homo Naledi in South Africa)

Loved the information they provided but was kind of annoyed with some of speculation. I was expecting the scientists to be a little more conservative in their conjecture. (Maybe I'm just being an under-educated coot.)


Ben Waber
1 month ago

Next was an incredible group of talks on Europeans and war in 18th century #Africa at #CRASSH - Allegra Ayida on reading African agency in French trader memoirs, Christopher Brown on war&trade on the West African coast, Rafaël Thiébaut on intermediaries in the slave trade to Madagascar, Lindsay O'Neill on the journey of 2 Maputo princes, Paul Grant on the Akan moral imagination, and Kenosi Molato on the scramble for the Okovango Delta. Highly recommend (6/7) #anthropology

Solarpunk Now!
1 month ago

Asking #DigitalHumanities scholars or social scientists working w/ the internet...

I've been a #solarpunk for a while now, but how would I do research on the community itself? I want a "vibe check" on what people are talking about, the sorts of arguments we tend to have, what texts/theories/people we canonize. I follow a lot of folks, but that's a mix of my interests+auto recommendations. Any way to get a view driven by my research questions, not The Algorithm?

#sociology #anthropology #etc?

1 month ago

My latest for CNN: New analysis of skulls dating to 1,300+ years ago in ancient Japan hint at cranial modification practices in the Hirota people.

Skulls of men and women alike were flattened & squared off in the back, & may have been reshaped during infancy to demonstrate group identity.

Hirota burials were richly decorated with shells that came from thousands of miles to the south, likely acquired through trade.

#science #SciComm #archaeology #anthropology #japan

Flipboard Science Desk
1 month ago

"Oetzi the Iceman has a new look. Decades after the famous glacier mummy was discovered in the Italian Alps, scientists have dug back into his DNA to paint a better picture of the ancient hunter."

The AP reports:

#Anthropology #Italy #Turkey #Science #DNA

Josh Wells
1 month ago

Excited to see @opencontext in the Fediverse!

Follow them for primary #data and #scicomm in #archaeology #anthropology

cc @anthropology

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digital humanities
2 months ago

Another striking similarity is between what I was writing about regarding the butterfly story in the Zhuangzi and this passage from "Beyond Nature and Culture" by anthropologist Philippe Descola:

#Daoism #Taoism #Zhuangzi #Anthropology

Kolokoko Bird!
2 months ago

I’ve been meaning to share this article with you for a while. What would the Runa think about the way you were raised?

#parenting #Runa #indigenous #anthropology #Ecuador #childhood

Fiona Tribe
2 months ago

The truth is, mafias are not readily accessible to ethnographers. Neither are Boards.

#anthropology #consulting #OrgDesign

Pauline von Hellermann
2 months ago

*** We are hiring! ***

We are looking for a professorial researcher to lead "Health, Migration, Climate Change: Human Stories in Complex Systems" - a project inspired by #ClimateDiary and which I am very keen to build up together with whoever gets this post.

Please share widely and feel free to contact me with any questions

#Anthropology #Ethnography #PlanetaryHealth #ClimateMigration #ClimateCrisis @academicchatter @RadicalAnthro @AnnaAnthro

2 months ago

With less than seven weeks to go until QED 2023, we are delighted to add two more speakers to our main-stage lineup: human behaviour specialist Dr Kirsty Sedgman, and forensic anthropologist and decomposition expert Professor Anna Williams.

#qedcon #skeptic #forensics #anthropology #culture

2 months ago

In “The Giving Environment: Another Perspective on the Economic System of Gatherer-Hunters,” the #anthropologist Nurit Bird-David described an interesting social institution among the Nayaka, a forager society in southern India. Bird-David calls this “demand sharing.”

“Nayaka give to each other, request from each other, expect to get what they ask for, and feel obliged to give what they are asked for. They do not give resources to each other in a calculated, foresighted fashion, with a view to receiving something in return, nor do they make claims for debts.”


#Anthropology #DemandSharing #HunterGatherers

Catherine Munro
2 months ago

It is publication day for the paperback edition of my book.
Ponies at the Edge of the World tells the story of Shetland ponies and the people who love them. Based on my PhD research, and journey to live in Shetland, it reflects on how our relationship with others, human, animal and landscape, affect how we feel at home in a place.
#Shetland #Shetlandpony #book #naturewriting #anthropology #horses

Catherine standing in sunset holding a copy of the ponies at the Edge of the World