Practice: An Anthropological Look at the Game of Life

By Dante Tanjuakio The sociologist Craig Calhoun offers a useful analogy to introduce Bourdieu’s concept of practice.  When someone is adept at playing a sport, they simultaneously do several things.  First, they know the rules of the game: the formal statements about points and penalties, the composition of teams, the game’s objectives, the limits of…

Disseminating near real-time hazards information and flood maps in the Philippines through Web-GIS

(Published in 2012. Some of the data, facts and figures in this paper may have been updated.) Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Ph.D. National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines C.P. Garcia cor. Velasquez Street, UP Diliman, Q.C. Abstract The Philippines being a locus of typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, is a…