"A black child with a transparent rib cage, huge head, bloated stomach, protruding eyes, and twigs as arms and legs was the favourite poster of the large British charitable operation known as Oxfam. Oxfam called upon the people of Europe to save starving African and Asian children… and never bothered their consciences by telling them that capitalism and colonialism created the starvation, suffering and misery in the first place."
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney (via bitterarab)
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IES 207 The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Walt Disney and Charles Darwin

We all declare for happiness and knowledge. Walt Disney primarily entails the world of fantasy and Charles Darwin the reality of nature. We will explore their creations and their beliefs, and delve into some profound ideas underpinning our origins and our happiness.

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A real class offered at Chapman University. So. Jealous.

http://www.chapman.edu/catalog/oc/current/ug/content/3695.htm#o9832

museumings:

Help out a Museum Studies Master’s student by taking this survey on accessibility in museums for low-vision and blind visitors. 

This is a great survey for your project/thesis. Good luck! [

Side note: It reminds of a survey I once tried to create about museums and social media…ahh, the good ol’ days]

writersrelief:

How To Successfully Start Your Own Writers Group

A writers group offers many advantages: constructive criticism of your writing, moral support from fellow writers, even the opportunity to discuss issues related to writing—finding editors, getting published, and promoting your work on social media. You can find virtual writers groups that allow authors in many different locations to communicate regularly with one another via the Internet. But what if you want some face time with other authors, and there aren’t any local writing groups near you? What do you do? Start a writers group!

"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"

gradlifethrugifs:

brushfireburn:

gradlifethrugifs:

I brought my coffee pot from home into the office. I’ve already had a pot (5 cups). Do I make another? I’m thinking yes.

My stomach hurts just thinking about this omg. You must be some kind of miracle.

The goal is to die young and never pay back my student loans.

anthropologydaily:

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation
The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. The concept of race is included in around 20 Swedish laws, including criminal code, student financial aid laws, and credit information laws. On Thursday the Swedish government began an investigation into how to remove the concept from all legislation, as has been done in Austria and Finland.
Read More Here
& Here
Do you tumblr anthropologists agree with the Swedish Government? Should the concept of race be eradicated from legislation? 

anthropologydaily:

Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislation

The Swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from Swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law. The concept of race is included in around 20 Swedish laws, including criminal code, student financial aid laws, and credit information laws. On Thursday the Swedish government began an investigation into how to remove the concept from all legislation, as has been done in Austria and Finland.

Read More Here

& Here

Do you tumblr anthropologists agree with the Swedish Government? Should the concept of race be eradicated from legislation? 

"Unfortunately, not paying attention to race and gender does not make gender-race inequalities go away, precisely because these inequalities are institutionalized and not just ideas in people’s heads."
— Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Chapter 1: The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race in Revisioning Gender (via aswekissgoodbye)