Tag: Anthropological Theory

Matan Kaminer: Marxist anthropology in a world of surplus population: Reflections on a Frontlines of Value workshop

focaal_admin , January 26th, 2022

I was recently privileged to participate in a workshop about the Marxian concept of the “surplus population,” convoked by Stephen Campbell, Thomas Cowan, and Don Kalb as part…


Anthropology…in Theory

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019

Bernard Perley © 2019 Bernard Perley is Maliseet from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and Native American studies at the…

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Anthropology, Interrupted: Thank you, Vine Deloria

Ryan , March 15th, 2019

I was first introduced to anthropology at community college. It was…eye opening. Anthropology challenged the insufficient, limited political and historical education I’d received up through high…



nckawa , December 19th, 2018

Rather than do terms papers or group presentations for my History of Anthropological Theory class this semester, I had students work in groups to develop zines based on…

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Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Margaret Dorsey , August 4th, 2017

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

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The Strange Public Afterlife of Anthropological Theory

Sindre Bangstad , March 20th, 2017

Didier Fassin, in an important recent intervention, directed our attention to the “public afterlife of ethnography.” We as anthropologists do not and cannot expect to control how anthropological theor…

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In the Journals – November 2016

Sean Miller , December 5th, 2016

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. The year…


Excerpt: A History of Anthropological Theory

Anna , October 27th, 2016

An exciting new feature of the fifth edition of A History of Anthropological Theory, as well as the fifth edition of its companion volume Readings for a History…

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A History of Anthropological Theory

Anna , October 24th, 2016

To mark the publication of the fifth editions of their enormously successful texts, A History of Anthropological Theory and Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, we asked authors…

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In the Journals – September 2016

Sean Miller , September 29th, 2016

A new semester is upon us, and our monthly round-up, In the Journals, is here to provide our readers with some of the best articles from around academia….