First: Jason Antrosio has an excellent post up on Anthropology on Sex, Gender, Sexuality – as Social Constructions in which he explores the reality of social constructions. He builds on a post I wrote a while back on the same topic. It’s an interesting take on a subject that’s at the core of anthropological thought.
Second: The 2012 edition of Imponderabilia is out with an essay by yours truly on “Becoming Vulnerable.” I’ve written briefly on the topic before, but this is a slightly more in-depth exploration of the idea of vulnerability. The issue also has an excellent essay on the anthropology of climate change by my colleague at UMD – Christy Miller-Hesed. There are a lot of other very interesting essays in the issue as well, and I may be writing something about one or two of them in the days to come. In the meantime, I highly recommend checking it out.