Around the Web Digest: February 2018

Around the Web Digest: February 2018

Now that spring in the northern hemisphere is returning,  my seasonal affective disorder will probably revert to regular depression again.  However, the monthly harvest of internet discourse remains fruitful with my just as consistent monthly round-up.

Well if I was not already in a state of severe anxiety regarding the job market for anthropology majors and my perpetual underemployment, this set of readings from Cultural Anthropology would have Sparta kicked me into the abyss.

A little curvy Paleolithic figure meets the Facebook algorithm. It does not go well.

Japanese snacks and the American South, a combo only an international automotive corporation could cook up.

In 2020, the Inuit Art Centre’s inaugural team of curators will all be all-female and all-Inuit in an effort to center indigenous voices and encourage work in cultural institutions.

Beyond the usual existential dread I feel about our proximity to global catastrophe and societal collapse, I think the post-CRISPR biotechnological landscape and the potential consequences of biohacking would be the most fun way to go.

National Geographic has an extensive look at the complex world of tlamatlquiticitl, or midwives in the Aztec culture.

Studies on health that irresponsibly manipulate data for the consumption of science-illiterate facebook articles are the reasons I have trust issues. Ethnographic research on health could complement public policy issues that statistics cannot fully model, but that would be too much to ask.

See you all next month!

Eddie Chong is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago in 2015. His research interests include migration, science and technology studies, and queer theory. Eventual graduate student.

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