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.

-Daniel Lende

9 thoughts on “Best of Anthro

  1. As the professional anthropoogist in the clinical setting where human being/ bodies come for the correction and and after they return home. are they same or diffrent how far the advance ment in the Biomedicicial sciences has developed the effective correctional services to these bodies? My emphasis is to highlight is How we percieve these bodies and how do the bodies think about our hospitals/nursing home/anyother similar instituitions where such bodies are corrected? Neuroanthropology has attrcated me to analyse the Body in the cultural space. Here at the neural level we are analysing the human bodies in different cultural settings. Culture is what which being felt at the level of neurons and passed down through out the generations these learnings. Further I do see Death and birth of bodies at this level. Cultre is what we are taming the level of neurons. How they thirl, their physiology balance /imbalance, their diagonstics techinquies to check the balance or imbalance.

  2. This is how I use Neuroanthropology:
    Neuroanthropology is an in depth study of the connection between neuro-science, neuro-biology and brain enculturation. Applied neuroanthropology expands and integrates the exploration and understanding in biocultural variables. Cultural Competence is of the utmost importance in bringing about the optimal behavior change, Blend Values and maximize the plasticity of the brain both on a personal and social relationship level. To help people deal with chronic conditions, and the behavior change required for the best possible quality of life, neuroanthropology helps the ability to adjust modalities to intersect with their personal culture and lifestyle to produce the most beneficial result. In addition, neuroanthropology is an advantageous methodology for corporations that have to deal with a changing world, to use Blended Values and train the management and staff to adjust accordingly.

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