Bruno Latour – The Whole is Always Smaller than the Parts

The digital availability of profiles deeply modifies the definition of what it an individual agent and, reciprocally, what is a structure because of the new ways in which researchers navigate database. This is true not only for human actors but for any agent on which individualizing items are accessible (ants, baboons, as well as bacteria or scientific papers). Building on actor-network theory, physics of complex systems and the visualizing work of Sciences Po médialab, the paper resuscitates the notion of monads that Gabriel Tarde had brought forward and that had disappeared through lack of efficient data tracing tools.

Para el día del líbro, una biblioteca feminista

http://nuriavarela.com/para-el-dia-del-libro-una-biblioteca-feminista/

Para celebrar el día del libro, una biblioteca feminista. Básica y pequeñita, pero fundamental, para no perderse ninguno.

AMORÓS, Celia, Tiempo de feminismo. Sobre feminismo, proyecto
ilustrado y postmodernidad. Cátedra, col. Feminismos, Madrid, 1997.
_(coord.), Historia de la teoría feminista, Madrid,
¬_(dir.), 10 palabras clave sobre mujer, Editorial Verbo Divino, 4ªed., Navarra, 2002.
_, La gran diferencia y sus pequeñas consecuencias, Cátedra, col. Feminismos, Madrid, 2005

CAMPOAMOR, Clara. El voto femenino y yo. Mi pecado mortal, Horas y horas, Madrid, 2006.
(Primer edición, 1936).

DE BEAUVOIR, Simone, El segundo sexo, Ediciones Siglo Veinte, Buenos Aires, 1987.

DE PIZAN, Christine, La ciudad de las damas, Siruela, Madrid, 2001

FRIEDAN, Betty, La mística de la feminidad, Ediciones Sagitario, Barcelona, 1965

-,Mi vida hasta ahora, Cátedra, Col. Feminismos, Madrid, 2003

LAGARDE, Marcela, Género y feminismo. Desarrollo humano y democracia, horas y HORAS, Madrid, 1997

-,Claves feministas para la autoestima de las mujeres, horas y HORAS, Madrid, 2000.

MILLETT, Kate, Política sexual, Cátedra col. Feminismos, Madrid, 1995.

NUÑO, Laura, El mito del varón sustentador: orígenes y consecuencias de la división sexual del trabajo. Icaria, 2010.

ROWBOTHAM, Sheila, Feminismo y revolución, Debate, Madrid, 1978.

SAU, Victoria, Reflexiones feministas para principios de siglo, horas y HORAS, Madrid, 2000.
_, Diccionario ideológico feminista, vol. I, Icaria, 3ª ed., Barcelona, 2000
_, Diccionario ideológico feminista, vol. II, Icaria, Barcelona, 2001

SENDÓN DE LEÓN, Victoria, Marcar las diferencias. Discursos feministas ante un nuevo siglo, Icaria, Barcelona, 2002

SIMÓN, Elena, Hijas de la igualdad, herederas de injusticias, Narcea Ediciones, Madrid, 2008.

VALCÁRCEL, Amelia, La memoria colectiva y los retos del feminismo, Naciones Unidas, Santiago de Chile, 2001.
_, La política de las mujeres, Cátedra, col. Feminismos, Madrid, 2004.
_, Feminismo en el mundo global, Cátedra, col. Feminismo, Madrid, 2008.

WOOLF, Virginia . Una habitación propia, SEIX BARRAL, 1986

WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary, Vindicación de los derechos de la mujer, Cátedra, col. Feminismos, Madrid, 2000.

A PUBLIC JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

http://www.aaaopenanthro.org/

Collapse and Sustainability: Rome, the Maya, and the Modern World 
Joseph A. Tainter – Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. Volume 24: 201-214 (2014) 
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Diversity, Resiliency, and IHOPE-Maya: Using the Past to Inform the Present 
Arlen F. Chase and Vernon Scarborough – Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. Volume 24: 1-10 (2014) 
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Social Transformation and Its Human Costs in the Prehispanic U.S. Southwest 
Michelle Hegmon, Matthew A. Peeples, Ann P. Kinzig, Stephanie Kulow, Cathryn M. Meegan, and Margaret C. Nelson – American Anthropologist. Volume 110, Issue 3: 313-324 (2008) 
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Some Further Notes on Franz Boas’ Arctic Expedition 
Melville J. Herskovits – American Anthropologist. Volume 59, Issue 1: 112-116 (1957) 
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Withered Milpas: Governmental Disaster and the Mexican Countryside 
Analiese Richard – The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Volume 13, Issue 2:387-413 (2008) 
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Climate Change and the Victim Slot: From Oil to Innocence 
David McDermott Hughes – American Anthropologist. Volume 115, Issue 4: 570-581 (2013) 
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Book Review: Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing 
Thomas Yarrow – PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Volume 29, Issue 2: 291-296 (2006) 
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Channeling Globality: The 1997–98 El Niño Climate Event in Peru 
Kenneth Broad and Ben Orlove – American Ethnologist. Volume 34, Issue 2:285-302 (2007) 
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Anthropology in Disaster Research and Management 
Anthony Oliver-Smith – NAPA Bulletin. Volume 20, Issue 1: 111-112 (2001) 
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Tracking the Fault Lines of Pro-Poor Carbon Forestry 
Stephanie Paladino – Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment. Volume 33, Issue 2: 117-132 (2011) 
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University offering free online course to demolish climate denial

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2015/apr/21/university-offering-free-online-course-to-demolish-climate-denial?CMP=share_btn_fb

Starting 28 April, 2015, the University of Queensland is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aimed at “Making Sense of Climate Science Denial”.

The course coordinator is John Cook, University of Queensland Global Change Institute climate communication fellow, and founder of the climate science myth debunking website Skeptical ScienceCook’s research has primarily focused on the psychology of climate science denial. As he explains,

97% of climate scientists agree that humans are causing global warming; however, less than half of Australians are aware of humanity’s role in climate change, while half of the US Senate has voted that humans aren’t causing global warming. This free course explains why there is such a huge gap between the scientific community and the public. Our course looks at what’s driving climate science denial and the most common myths about climate change.

The course includes climate science and myth debunking lectures by the international team of volunteer scientific contributors to Skeptical Science, including myself, and interviews with many of the world’s leading climate science and psychology experts. Making Sense of Climate Science Denial is a seven-week program featuring interviews with 75 scientific experts, including Sir David AttenboroughKatharine HayhoeRichard AlleyMichael Mann, and Naomi Oreskes.

The course incorporates lessons in both climate science and psychology to explain the most common climate myths and to detail how to respond to them. Research has shown that myth debunking is most effective when people understand why the myth originated in the first place. For example, cherry picking (focusing on a small bit of convenient data and ignoring the rest) is one of the most common fallacies behind climate science myths.

The lectures in the University of Queensland MOOC not only explain the science, but also the fallacies underpinning each myth. This is a unique and important feature to this course, because understanding their origins effectively acts to inoculate people against myths.

Thousands of students from more than 130 countries have already enrolled in Making Sense of Climate Science Denial. The goal is for the students to come out of the course with a stronger understanding of climate science, myth debunking, and the psychology of science denial that’s become so pervasive and dangerous in today’s world.

Bd. 17, Nr. 1 (2015): Anthropology and Art

http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/index.php/ethnoscripts/

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Invitación. Mesa de discusión El agua: entre los derechos humanos y su mercantilización

https://ceasmexico.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/invitacion-mesa-de-discusion-el-agua-entre-los-derechos-humanos-y-su-mercantilizacion-2/

Por medio de la presente, el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia,
a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Antropología, y con el objeto de
debatir sobre las implicaciones de la iniciativa de Ley General de Aguas,
invita a la mesa de discusión:

*El agua: entre los derechos humanos y su mercantilización*

23 de abril de 2015, 10:00 a 14:00 horas

Auditorio Leonardo Manrique

Coordinación Nacional de Antropología

Ejes de discusión:

• Situación de la administración y uso del agua en México

• Problemas de su uso y conservación

• El agua como derecho humano. Compromisos internacionales

• Los mercados del agua

• Aspectos relevantes de la iniciativa de Ley General de Aguas

Panelistas:

Dra. Elena Burs Stuck, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Dr. Rodrigo González Enríquez, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Dr. Francisco Peña de Paz, El Colegio de San Luis

Dr. Francisco López Bárcenas, Coordinación Nacional de Antropología

Modera:

Dra. Aída Castilleja González, Centro INAH Michoacán

Mayores informes:

Dirección de Vinculación, Capacitación y Extensión Académica

Coordinación Nacional de Antropología

Tel. 01(55) 4040-5400 exts. 413732 y 413735

enlace.cnan[@]inah.gob.mx; sandrazamudio2[@]gmail.com

New Blog Series!

http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/announcement/view/487

We’re thrilled to be able to highlight the newest series of short essays that we’ve published on our WordPress site. These series capture some of what we hope to accomplish atDecolonization: publishing accessible, interactive and dynamic scholarship that includes artists, activists and community members as knowledge producers and holders, and putting diverse thinkers and practitioners into discussion together. We continue to work and to collaborate to expand our offerings beyond the typical academic journal format.

Our newest series is “Hip Hop and Decolonization” and includes twelve essays from hip hop artists and thinkers spanning a wide range of ideas and communities. Many of the essays utilize and incorporate audio and video, including the essay from Mark V. Campbell, which has a specially recorded DJ set for his essay.

We hope you’ll check out each of the essays below!

Jasiri X – Motivation and Mission (Don’t Let Them Get Away With Murder) –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/motivation-and-mission-dont-let-them-get-away-with-murder/

SCZ – Remixing: Decolonial Strategies in Cultural Production –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/remixing-decolonial-strategies-in-cultural-production/

Kyle T. Mays – Can We Live And Be Modern? Decolonization, Indigenous Modernity, and Hip Hop – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/can-we-live-and-be-modern-decolonization-indigenous-modernity-and-hip-hop/

Jenell Navarro – Remixing Education: Tall Paul’s Contributions to Decolonizing the Classroom –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/remixing-education-tall-pauls-contributions-to-decolonizing-the-classroom/

Susan Blight – Where You’re From and Where You’re At: Place, Space and the Assertion of Nationhood in Shibastik’s “Moose River” –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/where-youre-from-and-where-youre-at-place-space-and-the-assertion-of-nationhood-in-shibastiks-moose-river/

Frank Waln – Indigenous Hip Hop and Performance as Resurgence –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/indigenous-hip-hop-and-performance-as-resurgence/

Bryce Henson – Burning the Imperialist Nostalgia: The Native Urban Renaissance in North America – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/burning-the-imperialist-nostalgia-the-native-urban-renaissance-in-north-america/

Mark V. Campbell – Sonic Intimacies: On DJing Better Futures –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/sonic-intimacies-on-djing-better-futures/

Chandni Desai – Trackin’ Settler Colonial Erasures in Palestine: Decolonizing Zionist Toponymy– https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/trackin-settler-colonial-erasures-in-palestine-decolonizing-zionist-toponymy/

Lindsay Knight (Eekwol) – Rhyming Out the Future: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Hip Hop – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/rhyming-out-the-future-reclaiming-identity-through-indigenous-hip-hop/

Mahlikah Awe:ri (of the Red Slam Collective) – Right Level, Next Level: Indigenizing Hip Hop https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/right-level-next-level-indigenizing-hip-hop/

Professor D.Us (of Dope Poets) – Hip Hop’s Origins as Organic Decolonization –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/hiphops-origins-as-organic-decolonization/

Current Anthropology Publication Info

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679359

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
  1. Articles
    1. Margaret Lock
      DOI: 10.1086/680350

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680350

    2. Calum Blaikie, Sienna Craig, Barbara Gerke, and Theresia Hofer
      DOI: 10.1086/680464

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680464

    3. Sally Engle Merry and Summer Wood
      DOI: 10.1086/680439

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680439

    4. Louis Herns Marcelin
      DOI: 10.1086/680465

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680465

  2. CA☆ Forum on Theory in Anthropology
    1. Nigel Rapport
      DOI: 10.1086/680433

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680433

  3. Reports
    1. Adrian Viliami Bell
      DOI: 10.1086/680438

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680438

    2. Juan José Ibáñez, Jesús Salius, Ignacio Clemente-Conte, and Narcís Soler
      DOI: 10.1086/680437

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680437

  4. Book and Film Reviews
    1. The Contested Floodplain: Institutional Change of the Commons in the Kafue Flats, Zambia by Tobias Haller
      Review by: Lisa Cliggett
      DOI: 10.1086/680480

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680480

    2. Dying Unneeded: The Cultural Context of the Russian Mortality Crisis by Michelle Parsons
      Review by: Cassandra Hartblay
      DOI: 10.1086/680479

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680479

    3. Economy of Words: Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks by Douglas R. Holmes
      Review by: Ursula M. Dalinghaus
      DOI: 10.1086/680477

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680477

    4. Europe before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages by T. Douglas Price
      Review by: Lynn Fisher
      DOI: 10.1086/680478

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680478

    5. Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements by Erica Lorraine Williams
      Review by: Angela R. Demovic
      DOI: 10.1086/680481

      Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/680481

Your Family and Friends are Collateral: Microfinance and the Social

http://www.culanth.org/fieldsights/660-your-family-and-friends-are-collateral-microfinance-and-the-social

Microcredit is part of a global push for financial inclusion that brings banking services, and especially debt, to the world’s poor. These loans are framed by the development industry as highly regulated and deeply social, and the wider banking system thinks of them as distinct from conventional borrowing. For conventional debt, some sort of asset or physical collateral (things like a house, car, or waged job) is usually pledged to the bank to establish creditworthiness. If the borrower does not pay, the bank simply seizes the asset to cover the losses on the loan. Microcredit relies on mutually guaranteed “solidarity loans” backed by the social ties of groups of borrowers, instead of property, for collateral. As microcredit has grown into a broad suite of financial products, it has been critiqued for its role in commoditizing the social ties of borrowers, most famously women.

When global-development organizations, such as the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, discovered that women rarely had assets they could use to collateralize a loan, microcredit programs substituted social collateral—an asset women were thought to have in abundance. My research on microfinance programs in Paraguay focused on a local nongovernmental organization that lent small sums, usually less that $100, to groups of fifteen to twenty-five neighbors who repaid in collective installments over three to four months. By mutually guaranteeing one another’s loans and applying peer pressure to group members who fell behind on their payments, women achieved remarkable repayment rates while microfinance fulfilled its stated mission of so-called financial inclusion.

(gehiago…)

11 libros gratis de Zygmunt Bauman, el teórico líquido

http://narino.info/blog/2015/04/20/11-libros-gratis-de-zygmunt-bauman-el-teorico-liquido/

11 libros gratis de Zygmunt Bauman, el teórico líquido. Zygmunt Bauman nació en Polonia en 1925. Sociólogo, filósofo y ensayista polaco de origen judío.

Sus obras comenzaron en la década de 1950 y se ocupan de las cuestiones como las clases sociales, el socialismo, el holocausto, la hermenéutica, la modernidad y la posmodernidad, el consumismo, la globalización y la nueva pobreza.

Bauman desarrolló “el concepto de la «modernidad líquida», y acuñó el término correspondiente.1 Junto con el también sociólogo Alain Touraine, Bauman recibió el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Comunicación y Humanidades 2010”.

Compartimos 11 enlaces que redirigen a libros de este importante teórico contemporáneo de lo líquido. Esperamos sean de utilidad e interés:

1. La Cultura Como Praxis

2. En Busca De La Politica

3. La Sociedad Sitiada

4. Que Hay De Malo En La Felicidad

5. Modernidad Liquida

6. Vidas Desperdiciadas

7. Amor Líquido

8. Trabajo Consumismo Y Nuevos Pobres

9. Pensando sociologicamente

10. 44 Cartas desde el mundo líquido

11. Sociedad individualizada