AEB eta Kanadako euskaldunak euren nagusien historia jasotzen eta gordetzen hasi dira Memoria Bizia egitasmoarekin

Rita Etchepare elkarrizketatzen. Ritak 96 urte ditu eta Kaliforniako Patterson herrian jaioa da. Bere esanetan, "elkarrizketa hauek berandu izan baino lehen egin behar dira" (argazkia MemoriaBizia)

Rita Etchepare elkarrizketatzen. Ritak 96 urte ditu eta Kaliforniako Patterson herrian jaioa da. Bere esanetan, “elkarrizketa hauek berandu izan baino lehen egin behar dira” (argazkia MemoriaBizia)

Memoria Bizia egitasmoaren helburua zera da: Ameriketara emigratu zuten euskaldunen testigantzak jaso, gorde eta zabaltzea; hau da, komunitatearen historia gordetzea. Horretarako, bolondres taldeak antolatu dira hainbat hirietan, eta hasiak dira dagoeneko euren nagusiei elkarrizketak egiten. Pedro J. Oiarzabal historialariaren esanetan, berebiziko garrantzia du komunitatea bera izatea Diasporaren memoria hau jaso eta kudeatzen duena.


Looking at Tourism through Anthropology’s Lens


Anthropological Approaches will soon be available for purchase. This collection features a diverse group of scholars who dive deeper into the idea of “tourist” around the world, from Cambodia to Belize to the Netherlands. Following, editors Noel Salazar and Nelson H. H. Graburn give a glimpse into their work with the volume, their histories with the topic, and where they themselves like to “play tourist.”


What drew you to study the seductive draw of tourism?

Salazar: It may sound odd, but I became interested in tourism (as an object of study) while working for an NGO specialized in aiding refugees. At the end of the 1990s, the organization sent me on a mission to a remote refugee camp in northern Uganda, on the border with Sudan.

On the way from Entebbe to Adjumani, our small plane made an unexpected stop in Murchison Falls National Park to pick up a group of American tourists. After their wildlife viewing experience, next on the “to do” list was a visit to refugee settlements in and around Adjumani. I found this incredible, but I was even more surprised when I discovered that an Austrian entrepreneur had set up a lodge in a region that was in a state of armed conflict, mainly to cater for the staff of international NGOs and for “tourists.” Merely two weeks after the stay of the American group, Adjumani was bombed by one of the rebel factions. A justified question for me to ask was: “What is it that draws tourists to the most unexpected places?” And, related to the theme of this book: “Which imaginaries are at work in helping tourists to choose their destinations?” (gehiago…)

City of purposes: free life and libertarian activism in London

  1. Adam Reed*

Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015

DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.12152

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Volume 21Issue 1pages 181–198March 2015



Anthropology, Weather & Climate Change


The RAI is delighted to announce the call for panels for a major conference entitled “Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change” which will take place at the British Museum, 27-29 May 2016, organized in conjunction with the BM Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas. We welcome proposals for panels on all aspects of this timely and complex issue.

Anthropology is understood here as being in its widest sense, including Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Social Anthropology.

Call for Panels and Papers

The call for panels is now open.  Panel proposal submissions can be made by one or more than one individual.  Once the panels have been chosen the call for papers will open and there will be an open call for speakers to offer papers to the accepted panels.

We particularly encourage proposals that bring together a diversity of institutions: universities, NGOs, international and governmental organisations where these discussions currently take place, often independently of one another. We additionally would discuss and clarify the contribution anthropology and ethnographic research methods can contribute to the issue.

Interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas through talks, discussion sessions, working groups and exhibitions are particularly welcome. (gehiago…)

This civilization is over. And everybody knows it.

Below is the transcript McKenzie Wark’s speech marking the launch of his latest project Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropoceneon sale today. 

The good news is: this civilization is over. And everybody knows it. And the good news is: we can all start building another one, here in the ruins, and out of pieces of the old one.

The subtitle to Molecular Red is Theory for the Anthropocene. You can call it the Anthropocene, or the misanthropocene, or the anthrobscene or the capitaloscene or after Marx you could call itmetabolic rift. Call it what you damn well like, but call it something, and recognize that things have changed. 

Molecular Red is not a theory of the Anthropocene. I’m not a scientist. It is theory for the Anthropocene. It’s about theory for this when social life can no longer be thought of as an autonomous sphere, separate from its base in natural conditions of existence.

There is a certain emotional difficulty in accepting the fact that our world is disappearing in slow motion. That is why I present this as a good news story. Let’s get on with making a new world out of the ruins of the old. (gehiago…)

The Hidden Past of Claude Lévi-Strauss

The anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss died six years ago, leaving behind a treasure trove of correspondence and unpublished writings. We can now trace where his ideas came from and how they evolved.

I admired Lévi-Strauss during my time as an anthropology student because he asked questions that Marxist anthropologists would never ask. That’s why I preferred to call myself a Marxisant, and not a full-blown Marxist. I especially admired him for addressing the issue of nature versus nurture, which had once been a leading issue in anthropology but was now studiously ignored. Only he, it seemed, could defy this omertà and not suffer any ill effects, perhaps because of his age and status.

In his best known tome, The Elementary Structures of Kinship, this issue dominated the first chapter:

Man is both a biological being and a social individual. Among his responses to external or internal stimuli, some are wholly dependent upon his nature, others upon his social environment.

Lévi-Strauss admitted that the two were not always easy to separate:

Culture is not merely juxtaposed to [biological] life nor superimposed upon it, but in one way serves as a substitute for life, and in the other, uses and transforms it, to bring about the synthesis of a new order.


Call for Co-Editor of “Visual Anthropology Review

The Society for Visual Anthropology invites applications for the co-editorship of its journal, “Visual Anthropology Review” (VAR). One of the current co-editors will finish his service to VAR in December of 2015 and SVA seeks an individual to transition into the position of a new co-editor during the Fall 2015 semester.  The typical period for a co-editorship is three years.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please email a letter of intent and a CV to current co-editors Brent Luvaas (<>) and Mark Westmoreland (<>). Please also direct any questions about the position to Brent Luvaas and Mark Westmoreland.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning May 1, 2015.

Details about the Position and the Journal (gehiago…)

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