Report for the project, Exploratory User Research for CoRSAL, which was an exploratory ethnographic study to generate a foundational understanding of how different user groups might use a planned language archive for South Asian languages. Their research project was to be used by the CoRSAL team to help plan the design of CoRSAL’s infrastructure, and laid the groundwork for further studies that will take a deeper look at issues surrounding the design and use of the planned language archive.
December 7, 2016
Al Smadi, Duha; Barnes, Sebastian; Blair, Molly; Chong, Miyoung; Cole-Jett, Robin; Davis, Aaron et al.
This article explores research to identify area-restricted search foraging behavior at fish aggregating device (FAD) patches. Movement data were collected from GPS devices placed on foraging trips originating in the artisanal fishing village of Desa Ikan (pseudonym), on the east coast of the Caribbean island nation of the Commonwealth Dominica. The goal of the research is to understand how property rights are emerging after the introduction of fish aggregating device (FAD) technology at the site in 1999.
February 3, 2015
Alvard, Michael; Carlson, David & McGaffey, Ethan
Video recording of a discussion in which attendees legal and privacy implications for language archives. This was part of an afternoon session at the 2017 Symposium on Developing Infrastructure for Computational Resources on South Asian Languages.
November 17, 2017
Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi; Wasson, Christina & Wolfson, Stephen
Introduction to the proceedings of the University of North Texas Department of Anthropology 2010 National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, featured in the 2010 edition of The Eagle Feather.
Davenport, Beverly Ann & Franco, David Oliveira, Jr.
Introduction to the proceedings of the Department of Anthropology’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Research Methods Program in Anthropology, as published in the 2008 edition of The Eagle Feather.
Introduction to the special section featuring the proceedings of the Department of Anthropology’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Research Methods Program in Anthropology in the 2009 edition of the Eagle Feather.
This article demonstrates instances in which sacred site law was construed so narrowly as to a priori preclude indigenous ways of knowing, particularly in regards to the nature of land, use of sacred objects, and pollution.
This article proposes the concept of "perverse adaptation", where one actor or institution's adaptation to climate change in fact produces aftershocks and secondary impacts upon other groups. Drawing on ethnographic and sociolinguistic research in northern Arizona regarding artificial snowmaking at a ski resort on a sacred mountain, the author elucidates resort supporters' and others' attempts to frame snowmaking as a sustainable adaptation to drought (and, implicitly, climate change) while counterpoising these framings with narratives from local activists as well as Diné (Navajo) individuals.
This article argues that any analysis of environmental impacts on indigenous communities must also consider the ways in which changes in environmental quality have harmed indigenous ways of sacredly connecting to the environment.