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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/02/2021…
From Tragedy to Hesitancy: How Public Health Failures Boosted COVID-19 Vaccine Scepticism…

#PublicHealth #COVID19 #vaccines #skepticism #LessonsLearned
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Very happy to see this great collaborative work out! Jebel Sahaba deserved a reassessment:…
#Prehistory #Archaeology #Africa #Anthropology #violence
@INEE_CNRS @PACEA_Bordeaux @umr5608_traces @britishmuseum
What is new? 🧵 1/17
⛏️🧹Discovered and excavated during the 60s, published in 1968 by Pr. Wendorf, Jebel Sahaba cemetery has become the emblem of organized prehistoric warfare. However, the nature of the cemetery, of the bone lesions and of the associated lithics were never reassessed since (2/17)
🔬Between 2013 and 2019, with Marie-Hélène Dias-Meirinho @UTJeanJaures, we conducted a thorough macroscopic and microscopic analysis of every bone from the 61 individuals, currently housed @britishmuseum, that were buried in the cemetery (3/17)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/15/2021…
Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients: Low-risk of serious long-term effects, but more visits to doctor…

#COVID19 #LongHaulers #risk
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We're hiring for several assistant curator and collections manager positions. We're seeking diverse candidates, and we'd love your help spreading the word. #DiversifySTEM 🌈🧵⬇️
Below are a thread of the open positions. If you're part of the #BlackInSTEM #LGBTQInSTEM #NativeInSTEM or other #BIPOCstem communities, could you share or RT? 👀 If you're an interested candidate, we hope you'll apply! 💻
Assistant Curator of Invertebrate #Paleontology or #Paleobotany ➡️…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/09/2021…
Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books | James Joyce | The Guardian…

#fractal #joyce #evidence #books #structures
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THREAD 20 of writing against the 🪖-coup. Because people in #Myanmar need to be heard & the @IntlCrimCourt should know #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar. As the #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar is getting stronger, all people on this list sacrificed their lives for #democracy #March2Coup Image
1. While #FB has partially banned top military accounts and pages (not the businesses), @TikTokSupport needs to immediately react and block the hundreds of accounts by 🪖promoting hate speech and inciting violence there #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar
2. Not only in #Mandalay and #Monywa but also in smaller places people have begun to install self-governing bodies. This is exactly what the #military fears and why they keep kidnapping low- and mid-level state personnel at night: self-governance is powerful! #March2Coup #Myanmar
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1. Black Americans, Native Americans and all American People of Color have been the victims of White propaganda for centuries. Race is a fiction but racism is sadly all too real and is advanced by the continuation of the original Big Lie. Study #Anthropology. It can set you free.
2. But it's not limited to Whites. What is happening in China with Uighurs uses the current version of the Big Lie to claim that they're all affiliated with terrorism to justify genocide. Turkey does it with Kurds and @NATO looks on in complic silence.
3. Prior to Xi and his current radical Central Military Commission, the CCP had been less overtly racist. I suspect, as in past times, the growth of Western, in particular, US racism is being met with master race counter-Propaganda. We see it in China, withe radical Hindu
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I remember that there was a strange cultural practice among certain indigenous groups (In Canada, I think?) where they deliberately destroyed their own possessions to signal status, but I cannot find it on Google.

Can anyone help me?

#Anthropology #Anthrotwitter
Thanks to @pilesofskulls : the answer is Potlatch, a custom of the Chinook people and many other small tribes and "nations" from aboriginal America.
"A potlatch involves giving away or destroying wealth or valuable items in order to demonstrate a leader's wealth and power."
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Thanks to @kimbiddulph it’s #Archaeology31 time again! - Starting with prompt number one: #new.

Which in this case is: New year, new journal. Empty pages waiting to be filled with thoughts, notes, sketches ... opportunities. Image
#Archaeology31 day 2, #future, offers a great chance to highlight a topic I found particularly interesting as of late:

How will an #ArchaeologyOfTheFuture look like - What do *we* leave behind for future colleagues?

(Weekend reading recommendations included. 😉) Image
Starting with the question what actually constitutes #CulturalHeritage, #sites, and #monuments of our age ...

(#Archaeology31, 2. #future)
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Today starts the 2nd #advent list to honor BIWOC this month. We’ll be learning a bit abt a different BIWOC’s work each day. Bookmark the thread. More of a mix of premodern, CRT & some STEM scholars this year.

#medievaltwitter #shakerace #adventcalender #citeblackwomen
Like last year, it'll be impossible to mention all the amazing WoC scholars. This is just a starter pack &you all should be finding, reading & citing these women et al. If I missed anyone, nothing personal. I’ll try &catch you next time. #citeblackwomen
Day1: Adrienne Merritt @BlackPhDE is a fierce medievalist & German Studies scholar. Her areas of expertise vary from Old English to late medieval mystical writings, decolonial theories, identity & inclusion of marginalized students/scholars within German Studies. 1/
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📢Happening Now!📢

@savannahshange is with us on Zoom giving a talk on "#Abolition as Method: Fieldwork at the End of the World"! If you couldn't join us, we will be live-tweeting the event right here!

@GC_CUNY @HumanitiesGC @cunyGClibrary @GCcunyAnthro @GCUrbanEd @ucsantacruz
1] Be sure to check out @savannahshange's book, "Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco", which will be part of tonight's discussion! Find it at @DukePress here:…
2] “From the perspective of #abolition, the universalizing rhetoric of the liberal state is itself the problem.”
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An important and insightful thread (as usual) from @AshaRangappa_. She (as usual) provides excellent legal context for current events.

From the @anthropology side, a bit of calibration, since the terminology of "Aryan" & "AIT" have been misused politically in both nations:
The part of AIT (Aryan Invasion Theory) that has been debunked is the Invasion part: #Anthropology, #archeology & related disciplines view an "invasion" of modern-day #Punjab as unsupported by evidence.

The influx of a different ethnic group was real, but probably peaceful..
3/n demonstrated by #linguistics & #genetics, the communities of Northern India & Pakistan are quite distinct from the #Dravidian ones of Southern India. That part is uncontroversial. The (dangerous) controversy is over what this all means. That's where #AIT comes in...
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Hi #twitterstorians this is part 3 of our thread on #Srinivas work. We focus on his views on #anthropology as a discipline linked to the nation. If you would like to see more about #Srinivas writings you can check our blog on #rememberedvillage 👇…
#Srinivas considered that #anthropology was a #colonial tool of governance that used used to 'divide and rule'. His views on the #census as a political tool anticipated the views of scholars such as #Cohn and #Dirks
However, for #Srinivas this was a doubled edged sword. Indian nationalists used the categories politicized by colonial rulers to 'discover' India's past and to create myths in the struggle for #independence
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Hi #twitterstorians! This is the second installment on #Srinivas. Today we focus on his concept of #sanskritization
which was key in the development of Indian #anthropology and #sociology.This is part of our history of concepts. @UoMhistdept @LeedsUniHistory @CSMCH_Edin #AHRC
#Srinivas coined the term #sanskritization in the late 1940s and early 1950s while researching the Coorgs of South India. #Sankritization was used as a way to explain how certain groups like the Lingayats of Karnataka had move up in a caste structure that was supposed to be fixed Image
The main idea behind #sanskritization is that lower castes groups imitate and adopt Sanskritic culture and values. Along with economic and political power, eventually, #sanskritization would translate into ritual power too. This would make lower caste groups to move up socially
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Sosyal bilimler okumanın başlarında arkadaşlardan zaman zaman okuma önerisi sorusu aldığımda bunun zor bir soru olduğu ifade ediyor ve Sinan'ın hazırladığı listeyi mutlaka iletiyorum. [Şu liste:…].
Sinan'ın bu yazısını da bir okuma önerisi olarak görüyorum. Asimov'un Vakıf Serisi gibi iyi bilim kurgu eserler okumak da [hele ki bir okuma grubu olarak] sosyolojik düşünmeyi geliştirecektir. Başka öneriler olursa kendi adıma beklerim. Liste oluşturalım.
📢 Bilim kurgu yazını ve beşeri bilimler arasındaki linkaj/lekaj konusunda #antropoloji domain ismi almış arkadaşlar: "Speculative Anthropologies." Beşeri Tercüme Bürolarına haber [haber ettiği için @ilhanzeynepka teşekkür] ederim.…
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Small thread on my take on this Corona crisis and lessons for Us. Hope you find this interesting!

By now Corona virus has infected almost all countries worldwide and killed more than 3,20,000 people which is going to increase.

Many countries have been in full or partial lockdown since February with a forecast of it to continue for several months. Economy has fallen everywhere, man’s spirit is battered and still we are fighting against this deadly virus.

#corona #lifelesson #pandemic #nature
If you notice, mankind has seen worst pandemics in the last 20 years – SARS, Avian flu, Swine flu, MERS-CoV, Ebola and now Corona. Add to this, new and emerging diseases like KFD, Chikungunya, Nipah, Lassa etc. What could be the reason?


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Did you miss the #Distribute2020 Day 3 keynotes during loop 1? Here they come again!

*Starting now*
"The video is an invitation to participate in the Yolnu art of connection. It is a remix of a book, which was a remix of an exhibition, which was a remix of a series of small artworks made by remixing the photographs of our everyday lives in the mobile phones we use to connect"
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When #COVID19 has pushed so many to think about what (being at) #home means:

Special issue on home in Norwegian #anthropology. Edited by Broch & Bratrud @UniOslo_NorLab.… Image
In "Revisiting Kitchen-table Society: Bilateral Tensions in the Nuclear Family" Runar Døving @hkristiania discusses the tensions between the desire to be a modern, autonomous and neolocal nuclear family, while still receiving diverse forms of help.… Image
In "Two different homes – Children about shared residence" Lidén and Kitterød @ISFnytt analyze the cultural significance of children’s practical work of creating a home following their parents' divorce.…
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It's not going to be the "brilliance of experts" that truly makes a difference right now to slow #COVID19.

It is going to be the actions of "regular" every day people becoming "experts" in the things we need most.

2/ Over the last year, I led the American Medical Association's @JournalofEthics issue on the ethics of pandemic response.

We focused on #Ebola, but ended up covering so many topics #journalism #anthropology #law #biosecurity #mentalhealth #epi etc…
3/ If there is anything I learned in leading that effort, it was that there is no single epidemic "expert".

Not only do epidemics require working together across so many academic sectors; they require it across societies at all levels.

Everyone matters.
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Since all the cool kids are doing it, here are my suggestions for faculty finding themselves required to pivot to online biological anthropology courses this week. (Thread!)

#anthropology #pedagogy #online #COVID2019 #coronavirus
Tricks to putting (particularly introductory) courses online = 1) split your lectures into short videos using Camtasia/Zoom/etc.,
2) link to others' video resources (e.g., @SciShow), and
3) ask your students to do their own research/homework/lab projects.
I'd recommend making sure everything you do is *asynchronous*. You don't know when/how/if students have broadband access. You don't know their home responsibilities (caregiving duties, etc.). Best not to assume everyone can call in/zoom/skype for a synchronous meeting.
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The Language-on-the-Move #InternationalWomensDay2020 post asks why there are so few female full professors in #highered

Check out our previous #IWD posts, too 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Why are there so few notable academic women?
Hint: women high achievers are much more likely to be ignored
And why do female academics publish less than their male peers?
Hint: they are held to higher standards
#GenderProductivityGap #IWD2020
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An Anthropologist following Gandhi.

In good company. Delighted & grateful my #Gandhi research project was selected this year.🙏
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #researchculture #teachingisaworkofheart #anthropology #history #media #art #global #India…
An Anthropologist following Gandhi (2)

India's first Prime Minister famously said "Don't spare me Shankar" (a leading Indian cartoonist). But #Gandhi did not spare Shankar ;) I wrote about this in my book Caricaturing Culture.
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #cartoons #India
An anthropologist following Gandhi (3)

#Gandhi tapped the power of #cartoons & #public communication early into his journalistic career in #SouthAfrica. Cartoons could be Satyagraha (truth force). His #newspaper the Indian Opinion published and interpreted British cartoons.
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