The headline reads Dad gets 10 years in first female circumcision trial in U.S..
The practice of FGM is a widely discussed topic in the field of anthropology, but I’ve always known it to be discussed as practiced in Africa. Now that it is getting news coverage in the States, I’m interested to see where the discussion goes from here. How will the field of anthropology handle FGM so close to home?
It seems that we lost a great mind yesterday, as reported on Savage Minds, it appears that our beloved Clifford Geertz may have passed away yesterday. So far, his death is unconfirmed, I did notice that his wikipedia page has been updated.
There is an email circulating announcing his death which can be found here.
GEERTZ’ DEATH HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
Brevard County FL, home to the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, and myself for the first 21 years of my life.
If you have any interest in Archaeology, you may be fimilar with the county because of Windover Dig Site.
I came across an article this morning on Floriday Today’swebsite, the local newspaper. The article talks about the controversy of people wanting to develop the lands that house archaeological sites in Brevard County and the few activists groups that try to keep the developers at bay.
I really don’t have too much to say about this, in fact, truth be told I am only interested because it hits close to home. I wanted to post this so that others’ may voice their opinions on the comments section of the site or atleast become aware of the problem.