#Anthropology roundup: “Anthropologists Seek to Protect Academic Freedom…

Anthropologists Seek to Protect Academic Freedom
Inside Higher Ed
The American Anthropological Association established a Rapid Response Network on Academic Freedom and affiliated with Scholars at Risk to strengthen its commitment to free inquiry, it announced Monday. The response network is a diverse advisory .


The humble anthropologist
Dhaka Tribune
Indicative of the breadth and depth of his impact in anthropology, many people have poured out their tributes and memories, remembering an anthropologist who helped set up many departments in the field and nourished a generation of anthropologists and .


Medicine, Technology, and the Ever-Changing Human Person


Though we often take for granted that humans are persons, they are not exempt from questions surrounding personhood. Indeed, what it means to be a person is largely an unsettled argument, even though we often speak of “people” and “persons.” Just as it’s important to ask if other beings might ever be persons, it is also important to ask if humans are ever not persons. In this pursuit, it’s crucial to separate the concept of personhood from notions of respect, love, and importance. That is to say, while a person may necessitate respect, love, and importance, something need not be a person to also demand respect, love, or importance.

Clues about the history—and survival—of African slaves in the Americas can be found in certain plants, such as rice. David Williams
Why we throw coins in fountains: a cultural explanation

by Peter Wogan

Why do so many of us get pleasant, uncanny sensations when we throw a coin in a fountain and see it resting in the water below? What’s the cultural psychology here? What do such coins have to do, for example, with rock concerts and the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

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