New Book: Ways of Baloma: Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands – Mark Mosko (2017)

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Bronislaw Malinowski’s path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology’s disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procreation but had limited influence on their living descendants in magic and other matters, claims largely unchallenged by subsequent field investigators, until now. Based on extended fieldwork at […]

ANSA Postgraduate Workshops | 2017 AAS Conference

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As part of the AAS/ASA/ASAANZ Shifting States conference in Adelaide, the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA) will host a series of postgraduate workshops covering ethnographic fieldwork, job applications, jobs and gender issues, and presenting anthropological papers. The following workshops will take place on Monday, 11 December: ANSA workshop 1: Doing fieldwork James Scott elaborates […]

Upcoming Workshop and Seminar (25-26 Oct)

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Exciting news about a forthcoming visit by Niko Besnier (Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, and Editor-in-Chief of American Ethnologist), in which he will present an anthropology seminar paper, a public lecture, and a workshop for HDR students and early-career researchers on publishing your article. Event details: (1): Seminar presentation: 25 October, 9:30-11:00am, Coombs extension room […]