Anthropology roundup: Maximilian Forte’s piece- “BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the site of a demonstration, united in protest against an injustice, having arrived there from many different routes … 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

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

Turkey has a new cabinet. A politics roundup…

Turkish PM retains finance minister in new cabinet Markets hope the new government will take stronger measures, including fiscal tightening, to cool a runaway economy that expanded by 11 percent in the first quarter of 2011. Turkey’s current account deficit is seen in a danger zone. though Erdogan said Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (L) greets … Read more