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2015 Photo Contest Starts!

The AAA Photo Contest returns again this year, and submission are open to all active AAA members, submit here!

By the End of a Day

“By the End of a Day” from Ming Xue, photo selected for May 2015.

If you could define your work in a single picture, what would it look like?

Anthropology and the Bible
First Things (blog)
“Living in a community, people find themselves wanting to keep apart from some dissimilar others and to be included within sets of similars. To justify their wish to be separate they tend to invoke theories of contagion, religious or secular, aesthetic .
The Handbook of Business Anthropology

Today I got a first glimpse at the announcement for the Handbook of BusinessAnthropology, edited by Rita M. Denny and Patricia L. Sunderland.  It will be available in May, but they are accepting pre-orders now with a 50% discount.  You can review the Table of Contents, and if you’re interested in buying your own […

By Sean Carey

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books, including Ethnicity and Nationalism,A History of Anthropology, Small Places, Large Issues, Tyranny of the Moment,Globalization and Common Denominators. His latest book Fredrik Barth, is an intellectual biography of his fellow Norwegian social anthropologist. It was recently published in the U.K. and will be released in June in the U.S. Here, AW contributor Sean Carey interviews Eriksen about the book.



Anthropology, not demagoguery, is the way to understand ISIS
Patheos (blog)
Recently, I started a series of blog posts on the evolution of religion. Those posts will start back up next time, but this week I’m stopping the presses to share something more important: Scott Atran, a cognitive anthropologist who studies religious .

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