Insight into anthropos-logia
Ok so yeah it might sound weird that I have an interest in murder cases/stories, but that's only because of the psychology/anthropological aspects of murder. I regularly read books on serial killers whether they are fictional or fact. My favourite novel at the moment is "Dexter" book. Dexter is this "monster" as he describes himself, who murders murderers. As crazy as that sounds it is a really interesting story to read because he develops his own set of rules, justifications and mind set on why and how to kill. I guess this relates to a psychological/anthropology aspect because of how he grew up. Hie was born into a drug dealing single mother, who eventually got sawed in front of him, when he was 3 years old. Therefore, this "monster" inside of him developed or was born because of what he was exposed to/what happened to his environment and learning development.
Ok so, I have an interest as you know in Anthropology. My all time goal is to end up like "Temperance Brennan" who is the main character for the television program Bones as well as the Kathy Reichs "Bare Bones" books.

Being a Forensic Anthropologist requires me (In Australia) to study Anthropology, Science and Forensic Science separately because there is no singular course. I was never a science student unless it was to do with psychology and therefore lead me to anthropology which I prefer. My mum doesn't agree with my career choice, because of the limitations of Jobs. I am currently a Public Relations student, however I found that I am not driven enough for P.R and want to now study what I have always wanted to be.

Eventually, I want to travel the world and document what I see by camera as well as write about it in a journal. Mostly, I want to live in rural aboriginal communities in central Australia because I so strongly love the Aboriginal history, culture, traditions and the impact of western society.




Alberto Gomes is a senior lecturer in the anthropology programme at La Trobe University, Australia. he teaches two undergraduate classes: culture and globalisation, and  development globalisation and culture. His ethnographic work on the Malay aboriginals has won him much acclaim and he often contributes to anthropological journals throughout Asia and Europe.

He has published 3 books and numerous academic papers on this ethnographic reseach on the Orang Asli.The books include Malaysia and the Original People (1997, Allyn and Bacon) (which he co-authored with Robert Dentan, Kirk Endicott and Barry Hooker), Looking for Money: Capitalism and Modernity in an Orang Asli Village (2004, COAC and Transpacific Press), and Modernity and Malaysia: Settling the Menraq Forest Nomads (2007, Routledge). His publications focus on the social, economic and ecological implications of commoditisation, government-sponsored development programmes, and modernity for the Malaysian Aborigines (particularly the Semai and the Menraq who are also known as Semang or Negritos) and indigenous/tribal communities in general.

He is currently writing a book outlining his ideas for an AlterNative Development guided by the principles of ESP (Equality, Sustainability and Peace). See, the website of a mainly student-based organisation drawing on his concept of ESP for an AlterNative Development..
This past week I have been extensively researching Forensic Anthropology in Australia. It is extremely hard to find courses as I now realized you can only major in it through Forensic Science. Ultimately, it means I'll be at university until I am at least 24. (YAY ME) I don't want to travel to Geelong to study Forensics but perhaps Queensland, (which I'd prefer) But we'll see how it turns out. Hopefully I end up somewhere, with a future =]


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    August 2010



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