Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference 2013 Theme: The Human in the World, the World in the Human Australian National University 6-8 November 2013 The theme of this conference embraces anthropology’s enduring commitments to grappling with the human condition in the widest terms. Yet it also directs attention to the ways
Aliine Lotman (Anthro Dept, EHI, Tallinn University) “Until the 19th century, the term ‘to consume’ was used mainly in its negative connotations of ‘destruction’ and ‘waste’. Tuberculosis was known as ‘consumption’, that is, a wasting disease. Then economists came up with a bizarre theory, which has become widely accepted, according
The blog about Caribbean culture Repeating Islands has recently posted a review of Nick Quijano’s work Basura (Trash) by Diana Soto de Jesús. For the full original review in Spanish, visit the 80grados.net site by clicking here.
Lucy Norris ‘Trade and Transformations of Secondhand Clothing’ has just been published as the 10th anniversary issue of Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture. This edition includes papers presented at the ‘Recycling Textile Technologies’ conference held at UCL in July 2010 (see earlier postings here), and is one of