Welcome to the Best of Anthropology Blogging 2008! Here 36 anthropology blogs share their best and most popular work of the past year. It’s a time to get to know all the participating blogs, to savor their submissions for popular and best posts, and to see what prizes everyone got in the Best of Anthro 2008 awards.
Through the work of these blogs, I have also written about the relevance of anthropology. Part One uses relevant posts to discuss public anthropology, our anthropological vision, and definitions and debates about being human. Part Two covers critique and commentary, empiricism and scholarship, language, and blogging as a form of anthropology. I hope these two posts become a resource for people to get to know more about anthropology, whether they are just passing by for a visit, part of a class, or searching for specific ideas.
If you are interested in how this initiative came about, you can see the initial call for submissions and then the push by multiple bloggers to make that happen in multiple languages. This is the first year, and I am sure there will be many lessons learned – but more on that later.
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted. It was an honor to read your work.