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Music, Unbought Stuffed Dogs, Phil Collins & Ernest Hemingway

This week came more proof of the importance of music to how my mind works….many of you may know that I have no ability to memorize anything…mean anything…I have never been able to memorize addition or subtraction facts, multiplication tables, spellings, dates, or…or anything…I could never memorize prose sections or poetry…If I understand the system […]

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Claming the Stones Review

By request, I’m posting a recent review I wrote…It was printed in Historical Archaeology 39(4):156-157, 2005. Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethic Identity. Barkan, Elazar and Ronald Bush (editors). Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2003. 384 pages, 33 illustrations, index, $50.00 paper. Claiming the Stones/Naming the […]

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Best of 2005 (according to me, anyway)…

Not that anybody cares about my opinions about music, books or film. . . . but blogging is, by its nature, a self-obsessed activity, so I thought I’d indulge by listing the best of two things which occupy most of my time. . . anthropology and music (mostly alt.country music these days). Note: that these […]

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A Woman’s Work…

The Open Collections Program of Harvard University Library recently announced the completion of its first on-line collection: “Women Working, 1800-1930,” & it is promising, indeed. Featuring approximately 500,000 pages and images documenting women’s roles in theU.S. economy between 1800 and the Great Depression, including working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health […]

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Odd Tribes: New Book by John Hartigan

Check out John Hartigan, Jr.’s new book–just released. Odd Tribes: Toward a Cultural Analysis of White People is available from Duke University Press: Odd Tribes engages debates in history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies over how race matters. Hartigan tracks the spread of “white trash” from an epithet used only in the South prior to […]

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The Almighty Easter Bunny

For those of you in NWA who have not discovered the student-run radio station KXUA (pronounced “kay-sh-way”), you should definitely give it a shot. I have become increasingly despondent about the quality of NPR’s radio the general state of the airwaves in Northwest Arkansas for quite some time now. . . KXUA, however, is a […]

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BEST OF 2003

Here it is. . the last day of 2003. I have the sneaking suspicion that I didn't get half the things done this year that I wanted. Even more daunting is the knowledge that this next semester (the spring of 2004) is going to be a true test to my ability to keep on top […]

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