Thursday, March 3, 2011

Editor's Selections: Obsidian Blades, Racial Ancestry, Online Self Esteem, Carnivores and Communities, and Home

This week in the social sciences on

  • Julien Riel-Salvatore has a short, but fascinating discussion on the merits of obsidian blades at A Very Remote Period Indeed.
  • With typical flair, Scicurious of Neurotic Physiology tackles a recent digital media study investigating self esteem and online presence, highlighting areas for skepticism that are worth noting.
  • DeLene Beeland explores how the nature of social communities can impact preservation efforts with regard to carnivores at Wild Muse.
  • At Language on the Move, Ingrid Pillar muses on the meaning of "home," and the ways language can help and hinder ties for transnationals.

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