1. Watch Chris Anderson, Magnum Photographer, Part 4

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    • The time travelers: Alfred Russel Wallace and Peter Kropotkin

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      • Gilles Bibeau - Halt to the Abuse of Globalization in the field of Mental Health (ASI 2012)

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        The notion of culture has been under attack in anthropology during the last decades. People have particularly denounced what appears as a double process of objectification: internally, when cultures are presented as coherent and homogeneous entities; externally, when societies and cultures are presented as well-bounded and clearly separated from one another. These critiques have been formulated against a double horizon: (i) a historical one where colonization is analyzed as having produced a certain vision of the Otherness of the alien cultures: a vision built on processes of exoticization that facilitated the colonizer’s domination and the play of power relationships; and (ii) a transversal horizon with the current awareness of the power of globalization forces including the importance of large-scale movements of populations, the circulation of images and products through trade and the media, and individuals’ concrete and imaginary travels throughout societies and cultures where they can live and imagine themselves as participating in multiple worlds. It is striking to see that at the very same moment when anthropology was criticizing the notion of Culture, mental health clinicians and researchers seemed to have discovered Culture. However, most of them seem unaware of the traps that this notion entails. Cultures are generally heterogeneous, plural and paradoxical; they are infused and modulated by power relationships at the global and local levels. Individuals circulate between various cultural worlds and often belong simultaneously to several of them. This paper will discuss the implications of a critical medical anthropology for global mental health.

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        • George Breisch Gonzalez - Raku Artist, Burlington, VT

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          George Breisch Gonzalez is a raku artist, featured here at the Firehouse Gallery in Burlington, Vermont. He details the method and philosophy of raku, as well as his own artistic influences and aims.

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          • Political Crime and The Memory of Loss - John Borneman

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            Loss is a fundamental human condition that often leads both individuals and groups to seek redress in the form of violence. But are there possible modes of redress to reckon with loss that might lead to a departure from the violence of collective and individual revenge? This book focuses on the redress of political crime in Germany and Lebanon, extending its analysis to questions of accountability and democratization in the United States and elsewhere. To understand the proposed modes of redress, John Borneman links the way the actors define their injuries to the cultural forms of redress these injuries assume and to the social contexts in which they are open to refiguring. Borneman theorizes modes of accountability, the meaning of "regime change" and the American occupation of Iraq, and the mechanisms of democratic authority in Europe and North America.

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            • The Tammorra Displaced - a short documentary by Paolo Favero and Augusto Ferraiuolo

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              Year: 2005 Director and Author: Favero, P. and Ferraiuolo, A. Length: 18 min. Description: short documentary on the role of the instrument called tammorra in the popular culture and religious cults of the region Campania, Italy. Last screened at the 9th EASA Conference in Bristol, UK.

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              • Showreel

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                Excerpts from: Sin tierra, No somos Shuar (Without Land, We are not Shuar), Day by Day, Rhythms of Learning, Northern Words, The Forgotten and UK Space Settlement Design Competition. Credits include: Director Producer Editor Camera Operator Music courtesy of Cowboy/Lumberjack.

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                • TECHNOLOGY and LIFE at 50+ • THE TECH ENTHUSIAST

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                  • What Price Freedom

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                    Harsh working conditions and poor health care of farm workers in tobacco and other field crops in the U.S. form the backdrop of Mondi’s story of Latino immigrants. Created in the digital storytelling workshop in Denver in June 2009 as part of the research project, "Tobacco Control and Digital Storytelling: Collaborative Videography with Latino Adults to Promote Health Equity in Colorado" (09-0099). Funding provided by the Latino/a Research and Policy Center University of Colorado, Denver (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/lrpc/Pages/LRPC.aspx); and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, University of Colorado, http://ctsa1.ucshc.edu Marty Otañez, Principle Investigator and Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver marty.otanez@ucdenver.edu www.sidewalkradio.net www.dscoalition.org www.fairtradetobacco.org

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                    • Society of the Spectacles

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                      Here I use concepts posited by Bourdieu to try to understand both the influence of eyeglass use upon the wearer, and the role that glasses can play in an individual's self-mediation. Made in Tokyo, autumn 2009. With apologies to Guy Debord. [Music: 'Sweet Love for Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Mix)' by Fuck Buttons]

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