Anthropology roundup: “Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say”…

Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say ChristianToday This social tension caused by religion, however, is not a product of the modern world, according to a new study published on the journal “Current Anthropology.” In fact, researchers have concluded that religion has been causing conflict for over 2,000 Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Paul Stoller’s Public Anthropology Turn…

Paul Stoller’s Public Anthropology Turn Huffington Post Evidence that anthropology is taking a more public turn abounded at the annual conference of the AmericanAnthropological Association (AAA) in Denver last month. WesChester University’s Paul Stoller, a consistent presence on Huffington Post since 2010, … CFP: Best Annual Food Studies Conference!  FoodAnthropology Here is the call for papers for … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Jack Goody (1919-2015): an oral history

Jack Goody (1919-2015): an oral history  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog [The following is an invited post by Keith Hart, Centennial Professor of Economic Anthropology in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and International Director of the Human Economy Program in the Centre for the … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Sir Jack Goody, social anthropologist – obituary”

Coffee rituals and resistance to domination Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson Remember resistance to domination? This was a very popular theme in cultural studies in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Eventually it reached a saturation point where, like an overplayed hit on Top 40 radio, it … Read more

Anthropology roundup: ” Anthropologists When They’re the Expert in the Courtroom.

We weaponized anthropology. Why didn’t it work? The Fabius Maximus website (blog) Yesterday’s post recommended Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (2011) by David H. Price (Prof of anthropology at St. Martin’s U; bio here). In this great book he describes one facet of America’s militarization .. View image | … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “2015 AAA Leadership Fellows Program…”The plight of the Assyrians…

2015 AAA Leadership Fellows Program American Anthropological Association The AAA Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. Each year a group of three to five fellows will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Mentors are available to fellows … Read more

Anthropology roundup: 19 February is the “National Anthropology Day”… “Turkic language family time depth…

A Global Celebration of Anthropology  American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 anthropologists worldwide will celebrate the inaugural National Anthropology Day. This inaugural event, created by the American Anthropological Association, calls public attention to the important work that anthropologists contribute to our daily lives.   The Anthropology of the Middle Class Huffington … Read more

“AAA Statement on Police Practices… Anthropology roundup…

AAA Statement on Police Practices  American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O. AAA President Monica Heller releases public statement on police practices in the United States and calls upon anthropologists to help create equitable policing: In the United States, too many black Americans are killed by officers of the law. As anthropologists, we must speak out whenever … Read more

Anthropologists on full attack: “The Digital” as major theme at #AAA2014

“The Digital” as major theme at #AAA2014 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson As I settled in to browse the conference program for the 2014 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (just hours before I was scheduled to leave, natch), I was immediately struck by a common … Read more

Anthropologists protest police brutality at AAA.

  via (More photos by Marco Hill here) Link:   ************* Anthropology: It’s still white public space–An interview with Karen Brodkin (Part II)  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog  This is the second part of my interview with Karen Brodkin.  Part I is here. Ryan Anderson: All of this has me … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Anthropologists and Israel

Anthropologists and Israel At the American Anthropological Association‘s annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities. “Why I signed” (the petition for academic boycott of Israeli institutions)  American Anthropological Association Guest blog post by AAA member,  Steven Caton (Harvard U). I have not been a fan of boycotts in the past, so why … Read more

Anthropology roundup: #AAA2014 Meetings… “Exploring the Digital Information Experiences of Ethnographer…s

American Anthropological Association #AAA2014 Meetings Anthropology Report by Jason Antrosio The 2014 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association are December 2-7 in Washington D.C. Here’s the Searchable Program. What are you most excited to see? Where to publish in OA anthropology  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson Below … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other…

Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology In my last post on Bauman and Briggs Voices of Modernity I explored their argument that Boas’s notion of culture makes it seem like a prison house from which only the trained anthropologist is capable of escaping. In doing so, however, I … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “On Ethnographic Knowability…Neuroanthropology of ethics… Anthropologists Offer Insights and Solutions to the Ebola Crisis…

On Ethnographic Knowability Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Carole McGranahan This entry is part 11 of 11 in the Fall 2014 Writer’s Workshop series. (Savage Minds is pleased to post this essay by guest author Catherine Besteman as part of our Writer’s Workshop series. Catherine is Francis F. … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President an anthropologist… Anthro and Ebola…

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology  OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President Huffington Post The American Anthropological Association extends its warm congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dr. Ghani, who has formed a unity government with his electoral opponent, Dr. Abdullah … Read more