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Health, Environment and Fracking: Ethnographic Field School - Summer School in Indiana, Pennsylvania

Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Subject: Health, Environment and Fracking: Ethnographic Field School

Health, Environment and Fracking: Ethnographic Field School

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pennsylvania

July 9 - August 12, 2012

If you are looking for a summer experiential learning opportunity, and
if you're interested in learning more about issues related to
hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), you may want to consider the
ethnographic field school offered at Indiana University of Pennsylvana
from July 9 - August 12, 2012, in Indiana, Pennsylvania.  The field
school is offered for 6 credits at the advanced undergraduate or
graduate level.

We will be exploring methods in applied ethnographic research,
including film-making, interviews, oral history, and participatory
mapping, among others, through looking at the social impacts of
Marcellus Shale development in Indiana county in southwestern

The course will be divided into three sections: in-class work where
students learn about anthropological and sociological analyses of the
issues related to hydraulic fracturing, and methods students will use
in the field. During this first period students will develop a project
that fits their particular interests and the aims of the field school.
In the second part of the field school students, working in groups or
independently (under the guidance of the professors), will gather data
related to their project's focus. Finally, in the third section of the
field school, students will collaborate on an analysis and
presentation of their work.

The field school will be taught by three IUP professors: Dr. Amanda
Poole (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology) who has
expertise in environmental anthropology, political ecology and
community-based resource management; Dr. James Dougherty (Assistant
Professor in the Department of Sociology) who focuses on Appalachian
Studies, Working Class Studies, globalization and social change; and
Dr. Anastasia Hudgins (Assistant Professor in the Department of
Anthropology) who will emphasize issues related to visual anthropology
and medical anthropology.

If you would like to attend the field school, please don't hesitate to
contact us for more information or an application,

Amanda Poole (pooleab@iup.edu)

Anastasia Hudgins (stasiah@iup.edu)

Jim Dougherty (jdoc@iup.edu)

Anastasia Hudgins
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Beware of fake fish - Consumer Reports, Dec. 2011


but here is an attempt to get better information to consumers:  http://www.fishchoice.com/


Best regards,


Food Freedom events upcoming (rallies next week in Regina and Saskatoon, film screening in Regina in December)

Canadian Food Freedom Rally - Regina
Where: in front of the Legisture Building
Time: Wednesday Nov 23 12:00pm 45--60 minutes
Contact: Katy Helliwell    katytraveller@yahoo.com  306-585-3320

Canadian Food Freedom Rally - Saskatoon
Where: in front of City Hall
When: Wednesday Nov 23 12:00pm 45-60 minutes
Contact: Davidson WAPF Leader Carol Ritchie McBride   info@resumeresort.com 306-567-2002 or 1-877-899-8109

Farmagedon - The Unseen War on American Family Farms
Where: Regina Public Library
When: Dec 10, 2011  7:00- 9:00pm
Contact: Regina WAPF Chapter Leader - Jana Kutarna
jkutarna@gmail.com  586-0887

i vote because food matters saskatchewan


I just found this site/facebook page:

Check out www.votebecausefoodmatters.ca.  And while you're at it, check out (and like!) the facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Vote-Because-Food-Matters-Saskatchewan/233100073415093?sk=wall#!/pages/I-Vote-Because-Food-Matters-Saskatchewan/233100073415093?sk=info

Best regards,


WATCH: 11-Year-Old Describes Broken Food System in Five Minutes

WATCH:  11-Year-Old Describes Broken Food System in Five Minutes


Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by TEDx (via Civil Eats)

As Posted at Civil Eats by Paula Crossfield

Last month, an 11-year-old had much to say about the perils of the American food system. Speaking at a TED conference for young people called TEDx in Asheville, North Carolina, Birke Baehr discussed food irradiation, GMOs, CAFOs, farm run-off, the problem with marketing food to kids and more, all in five minutes. On the subject of paying more for better quality food, Baehr said, “With all the things I’m learning about the food system, it seems to me that we can either pay the farmer or pay the hospital.”

He also talked about his future aspirations. “Awhile back I wanted to be an NFL football player. Now, I’ve decided I’d rather be an organic farmer instead,” he said to the cheering audience. “That way I can have a greater impact on the world.”

Watch it here:  http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/09/29-2

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