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Announcing the 2015 Sapir Prize Entries

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The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and is awarded to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes. Beginning in 2012, the Sapir Prize has been awarded annually. The following 12 books have been submitted and are now being considered for the Edward Sapir Book Award. Winner(s) will be announced to the SLA membership at the SLA Business Meeting, held during the AAA Annual Meeting in Denver (November 18–22).

Committing Crimes during Fieldwork: Ethics, Ethnography, and “On The Run”

At this point the debate about Alice Goffman’s book On The Run looks something like this:

  1. Goffman writes a successful ethnography.
  2. Journalists are peeved that Goffman followed social science protocols and not journalistic ones.
  3. Journalist verify that Goffman’s book is accurate.
  4. Journalists remain peeved that Goffman followed social science protocols and not journalistic ones.

The Problem With Transgender Generality
Huffington Post
More important than a lesson in identities, Jenner’s announcement and the media frenzy that followed has provided an important diagnostic tool, a moment to pause and do what weanthropologists love to do: pull back from the tight focus on Jenner’s ..

Jeremy Boissevain, anthropologist who made Malta home, dies
MaltaToday
In a collection of essays, ‘Factions, Friends and Feasts:Anthropological Perspectives on the Mediterranean’, Boissevain publically acknowledges that his 1965 prediction about Maltese festi was wrong-headed. His cautionary note to fellow

Food Studies at SOAS

SOAS Food Studies Chair, Professor Harry West

SOAS Food Studies Chair, Professor Harry West

Welcome to the inaugural post of SAFN’s new Food Anthropology Program series. We will feature an undergraduate or graduate food anthropology program in each post. If you would like to participate, or would like to nominate a food anthropology program for the series, please email the series coordinator, M. Ruth Dike.

Book: Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change – Yale News

Book: Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Prominent anthropologists join academic boycott of Israel – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

…ycott of IsraelThe Electronic Intifada (blog)The essays, all by figures eminent within the field of anthropology and archaeology, combine personal, political and philosophical reflection on why each of the writers believes an academic
Twitter Anthropology: Your Data&Mined 2016 Presidential Candidate Portraits – Fast Company

Fast CompanyTwitter Anthropology: Your Data&Mined 2016 Presidential Candidate PortraitsFast CompanyDigital-media firm Essence broke down the profiles of followers of 2016 presidential candidates. Here’s what they found

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