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Anthropology Resources for Students and Young Scholars

July 2nd is London Anthropology Day, held at the British Museum’s Education Clore Centre, where participants get to learn what anthropology is about, the types of careers anthropologists do, and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at … Continue reading

Celebrating Canada Day

  Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada! As Canada celebrates its … Continue reading

Why Every Country Must Become “An Immigrant Country”

This is a guest post written by Adam K Webb, contributor to Volume 62, Number 142 of the journal Theoria. Adam K Webb is the author of the article titled “Not an Immigrant Country? Non-Western Racism and the Duties of … Continue reading

In History

June 25, 1991: Croatia and Slovenia Declare Independence; War Between Croatia and Serbia Begins: The provinces of Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. Slovenia breaks off without violence. However, within two days the Yugoslav army, representing Serbia, attacks … Continue reading

World Refugee Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event  draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, … Continue reading

Conferences

Featured Title

Marking Evil

Marking Evil

Holocaust Memory in the Global Age
Edited by Amos Goldberg and Haim Hazan

“This is a superb, original, brave and powerful book... the readings of texts are fresh and provocative, and the book benefits from its wide range of approaches to the question of global memory... I was sent off in many different directions all at once after reading this—who can ask for more from a book, especially one on an ostensibly overcrowded field such as Holocaust Studies?” · Dan Stone, University of London

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Europe in Crisis

Europe in Crisis

Intellectuals and the European Idea, 1917-1957
Edited by Mark Hewitson and Matthew D'Auria

Overall…this collection offers a broad spectrum of intellectual historical research on Europe. It therefore does not only appeal to historians who are working on the history of images of Europe specially in the first half of the 20th century but also to all those who are interested in approaches and methods of Anglo-American intellectual historians.”  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

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Oikos and Market

Series: Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy

Volume: 2

Oikos and Market

Explorations in Self-Sufficiency after Socialism
Edited by Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann

“The volume presents a compilation of well written ethnographic accounts of ideals and practices of self-sufficiency in a wide range of postsocialist settings. Historically contextualised, the individual contributions stress the strong values placed on self-sufficiency in virtually all of the localities, as well as the various ways and degrees to which actors try to come close to it.”  ·  Tatjana Thelen, University of Vienna

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The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture

The Viennese Café and Fin-de-Siècle Culture

Edited by Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg and Simon Shaw-Miller
This volume forms a convincing starting point, in which the Viennese café is revealed as a key site of  fin-de-siècle modernity and of several modern urban identities. One cannot but hope for a sequel — that is, an even more extensive  volume but one that is just as carefully prepared with beautiful illustrations and  very extensive footnotes.  ·  Austrian Studies

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Social Quality Theory

Social Quality Theory

A New Perspective on Social Development
Edited by Ka Lin and Peter Herrmann
Social quality thinking emerged from a critique of one-sided policies by breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic paradigms. By tracing its expansion and presenting different aspects of social quality theory, this volume provides an overview of a more nuanced approach,  which assesses societal progress and introduces proposals that are relevant for policy making.

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Screen Bodies: Expanding the horizons of research and thought in how we view and display bodies on screen

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies. More Information...

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Museum Worlds: Advances in Research

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
 
Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world. More Information...
 

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

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