1. Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism, by Kristen Ghodsee


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    Lost in Transition tells of ordinary lives upended by the collapse of communism. Through ethnographic essays and short stories based on her experiences with Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2009, Kristen Ghodsee explains why it is that so many Eastern Europeans are nostalgic for the communist past. Ghodsee uses Bulgaria, the Eastern European nation where she has spent the most time, as a lens for exploring the broader transition from communism to democracy. She locates the growing nostalgia for the communist era in the disastrous, disorienting way that the transition was handled. The privatization process was contested and chaotic. A few well-connected foreigners and a new local class of oligarchs and criminals used the uncertainty of the transition process to take formerly state-owned assets for themselves. Ordinary people inevitably felt that they had been robbed. Many people lost their jobs just as the state social-support system disappeared. Lost in Transition portrays one of the most dramatic upheavals in modern history by describing the ways that it interrupted the rhythms of everyday lives, leaving confusion, frustration, and insecurity in its wake.

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    • Hounddog vs Golddigger


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      www.effervescentcollective.org Choreo by Lily Susskind April 2008.

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      • The Amerindians


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        What does it mean to be indigenous today? In the film, The Amerindians, writer Tracy Assing makes a personal exploration of her roots as a member of the Santa Rosa Carib Community based in Arima. The community celebrates the Santa Rosa Festival annually and its Queen Valentina Medina is Assing's great aunt. In the documentary, Assing examines the way the story of indigenous people has been recorded. The structure of the Santa Rosa Carib Community, its politics and its belief system are also explored. The future is uncertain, the Santa Rosa Carib Community may soon have to find a new Queen but what does it mean to be the Queen? What does it mean to be Carib in Trinidad? Tracy Assing is an independent media professional. She has worked in print, radio and television for a variety of media houses over the last ten years as a writer and editor. Her work on the subject of "indigenous identity" can be found in the Caribbean Review of Books and Caribbean Beat. The Amerindians, which premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2010 is her first documentary film. Raised as a member of the Santa Rosa Carib Community Assing was able to tackle the subject of the history and survival of First Nations people in Trinidad and Tobago from a completely fresh and unique perspective. The project was supported by The National Museum, The National Trust through the Amerindian Project Committee, The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company and bp. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Amerindians/160846840594763

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        • Public Day at the Fort Lane Heritage Site - Saturday, July 7th


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          SOU and SOULA (Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology) are partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation to protect and preserve various artifacts at the Fort Lane Heritage site in preparation for it to become the latest new state park. The students working on the dig site are all part of a summer field class taught at SOU. This video was shot on one of the days Oregon Parks and Recreation opens the site to the public.

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          • Reading #25: vlog series of incremental readings from 'Debt The First 5000 Years'


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            Reading #25, pp. 79-82 /ends p. 82 @ "The most famous of these is the Law of Jubilee: a law that stipulated that all debts would be automatically cancelled 'in the Sabbath year' (that is, after seven years had passed), and that all who languished in bondage owing to such debts would be released."/ _______ This is a vlog series of incremental book readings from David Graeber’s much discussed book, 'Debt The First 5000 Years', published by Melville House Books. Each reading will be between five and fifteen minutes long (and obviously in order, from the beginning of the book to the end). I generally wish to record and present each reading as unedited as possible (as I would read, that is, if in the same room). _____________

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            • Carbone: impressioni (beta)


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              La prima produzione Contro-Sguardi onlus + Officine Cinematografiche Macadam "Impressioni" raccoglie le prime immagini, i primi suoni, le sensazioni del progetto "Carbone". Il progetto “Carbone” nasce per la realizzazione di un documentario che - attraverso i molteplici tagli della ricerca e quelli stilistici della produzione video - intende indagare l’ampia problematica legata alla produzione dell’energia a combustione del carbone nell’area brindisina tra territorio e popolazione con un particolare interesse ai rapporti socio economici e salute malattia.

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              • mindfulness [in thailand]


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                3.5 minutes of observations from a month of travels in Thailand.

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                • Chris Rockwell: The mind of design


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                  Being curious and creative, seeing patterns, and envisioning the future. These are just some of the skills needed you need to determine what makes good design. Chris Rockwell talks about how successful design is rooted in understanding people's experiences.

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                  • Miriam: Designing a Future


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                    Miriam Lueck Avery talks about the connection and the influence that the field of design has on her practice. From Buckminster Fuller, design and the concepts behind design influence the forecasting that is made at the Institute for the Future. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Miriam, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/. © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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                    • 2011 Rachel Carson Lecture by Emilio Moran


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                      Emilio F. Moran, a ground-breaking ecological/environmental anthropologist delivered the 2011 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Dec. 8 in the Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus. As an anthropologist, Moran’s research focuses on how people and the environment interact in complex and sometimes unanticipated ways. His more than 30 years of scholarly study of that interaction have put him at the forefront of a new interdisciplinary field: environmental anthropology. Moran is one of only a few anthropologists worldwide to study the importance of the human dimensions of global environmental change. He also is recognized as one of the first social scientists to integrate geographic information systems into anthropological research. Moran is the Rudy Professor of Anthropology and Distinguished Professor and serves as director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change at Indiana University.

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