Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Issue of Radical Anthropology Journal

A new issue of the Radical Anthropology Journal is now available as a free pdf download. This issue is themed around the idea of 'A Willingness to Share" and includes an interview with Kate Pickett, co-author of the new book Spirit Level 'Why inequality is bad for you'; Ana Lopes asks 'Why hasn't anthropology changed the world"; Sarah Blaffer Hrdy discusses 'How mothers and others make us human'; lots of other good stuff on Scottish ballads, herbalism and so-called 'green capitalism':

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Encyclopaedia Britannica - the hunt is on!

Publishers of the 241-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica have launched a search to find the oldest complete set in private hands. The Guardian's Alison Flood writes about the first ever edition of the Britannica, which began its life in small weekly sections, printed in the back streets of Edinburgh in July 1768: