Links to Useful Websites | Department of Anthropology

Links to Useful Websites

Anthropology of Organizations and Technology

Community of Anthropologists of Science, Technology and Computing (CASTAC)
http://web.mit.edu/dumit/www/castac/castac-l.html
An interest group of the American Anthropological Association.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
http://www.cpsr.org/
A group that provides the public and policymakers with realistic assessments of the power, promise, and problems of information technology. Anthropologists are active in this association.

Medical Anthropology

Society for Medical Anthropology
http://www.medanthro.net/
Subsection of the American Anthropology Association - website includes a link to the journal Medical Anthropology as well as academic resources and blogs.

Doctors Around the World
List of academic and non-profit organizations focused on medical anthropology and cross-cultural medicine.

Linguistic Anthropology

News Radio Program: Talkin' About Talk
http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=3963
A series of 52 little essays - conversational in tone, light and anecdotal in style - that encourage language study... The material was written by a wide-ranging group of experts, including some of the most well-known linguists in America.

Ethnologue
http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp
Summary information for the languages of the world, including their language families, language maps by country, numbers of speakers, and much more.

SIL International
http://www.sil.org/
This group works with language communities worldwide to facilitate language-based development through research, translation, and literacy.

Yamada Language Center
http://babel.uoregon.edu/
An in-depth site with many links to other sites about languages around the world.
Interesting news items as well.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/
A complete chart of the phonetic symbols used in the most common transcription system.

Language and Culture Symposia
http://www.language-culture.org/colloquia/symposia/
Online papers in linguistic anthropology with comments from discussants.

James Crawford's Language Policy Web Site & Emporium
http://www.languagepolicy.net/index.html
Information about bilingual education, the English Only movement, efforts to save
endangered languages, and language rights in the United States.

Language Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University
http://www.language-policy.org/blog/
LPRU promotes research and policy analysis on the challenges and opportunities posed by national and global multilingualism.

Anthropology of Education

Council on Anthropology and Education
http://www.aaanet.org/CAE/

National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/
This site is mostly for educators but it has wonderful articles regarding the state of education in the United States.

English as 2nd Language
http://esl.about.com/cs/bilingualed/
Bilingual education issues and resources. Great resources in terms of book recommendations, articles and other site links. Be warned, this site generates pop-up advertisements.

Critical Pedagogy on the Web
http://mingo.info-science.uiowa.edu/~stevens/critped/page1.htm
Overview of critical pedagogy and resources for further research.

UNESCO-Education
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=48712&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Reports and information about the state of education around the world.

Innovate
http://www.innovateonline.info/
Journal of online education.

Development Anthropology

The Institute for Development Anthropology
http://www.developmentanthropology.org/
An independent, nonpartisan, non-profit, nongovernmental organization with a mission to promote environmentally sustainable development through poverty elimination, equitable economic growth, respect for human rights, gender equity, and cultural pluralism.

Environmental Anthropology

Anthropology and the Environment
http://www.eanth.org/
A section of the American Anthropological Association.

Environmental Anthropology
http://www.sfaa.net/eap/abouteap.html
Part of the website of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

The Forum on Religion and Ecology
http://fore.research.yale.edu/

The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture
http://www.ReligionAndNature.com/

The Environmental Health and Social Policy Center
http://www.policycenter.com/policycenter/
The Policy Center focuses on collaboration in community development and public health promotion, especially in disadvantaged and under-served communities. The founding director, Edward Liebow, has been centrally involved in the development of US Department of Energy policies for protecting tribal rights and resources.

Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change
http://www.indiana.edu/~act/
A center at Indiana University.

Anthropology Humor

Museum of Weird Consumer Culture
http://www.indiana.edu/~wanthro/museum.htm
Art about consumerism… Hybrids of commodities and handicrafts… Satire, intended or unintended. The most banal, grotesque, ironic, twisted or perverse creations of the capitalist marketplace. Site by Richard Wilk, an anthropologist at Indiana University.

Globalbabble
http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ewanthro/babble.htm
In this globalized, global age, when everything has globated to the point where it is completely globulous, we obviously need some new vocabulary…

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