Tag: Anthropology Matters

Falling in Love with Anthropology

Anne Kelsey , February 12th, 2018


Each year we kick off our Anthropology Day celebration by asking individuals from across the field to share how they fell in love with anthropology. This year’s post…


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Business is Booming for Business Anthropology

aaaguestcontributor , February 9th, 2018


This post was submitted by Robert J. Morais and Elizabeth K. Briody.  In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott disparaged the return-on-investment (ROI) of an anthropology degree: “We don’t…


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Anthropology Matters! in Brief

Alexandra Frankel , December 15th, 2017


Anthropology News invited members to report on the AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, from reflections on a panels, to gonzo-style reporting, to anthropological impressions of the District. …


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Mattering Anthropology, Anthropology Matters

Emma Louise Backe , December 5th, 2017


By Emma Louise Backe Anthropology Matters! was the exhortation of the 116th American Anthropological Association Annual meeting this year in Washington, D.C. The frenetic energy of the 115th…


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What’s in Your Annual Meeting Bag?

Alexandra Frankel , December 1st, 2017


Over the summer, AN asked anthropologists what they pack in their field bags. This time, anthropologists share what they’ve packed for the AAA Annual Meeting. Oguz Alyanak Three items stand out…


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We’re at the AAA Annual Meeting!

Alexandra Frankel , November 28th, 2017


 AN is at the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this week. We are covering events from panels to installations to gallery sessions and more. Check out the website…


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Four Stories, A Lament, and an Affirmation

Alexandra Frankel , November 6th, 2017


Alisse Waterston’s Presidential Lecture at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting No doubt these are dark times. What of us, as anthropologists, in these times? How will we pass…


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Ask Me about My Science

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017


Curious public means many opportunities for biological anthropologists willing to speak up I once took a cast of a Neandertal skull with me on a research trip, packing…


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Reimagining Political Horizons

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017


Anthropologists have long been engaged in resistance and activism. “Social movements have been important spaces for generating anthropological theory,” Leith Mullings insisted in her bold 2013 preside…


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Good Intentions and Murky Ethics

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017


How anthropology matters in short-term global health travel. According to Volunteer World, an online international volunteer placement platform, “International voluntary work plays a key role in deliv…


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Anthropology in Unseen Spaces

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017


Documenting the human costs of the US security-state. This spring, Esperanza, a Salvadoran woman in the small California Central Valley town of Mendota, was on her way to church…


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Latinx America and an Anthropology of Dissent

Alexandra Frankel , November 3rd, 2017


[pquote]Instead of proclaiming and declaring anthropology’s importance, we should step back and ask: What is the matter with anthropology?[/pquote]Our Annual Meeting theme has a problem. “Anthropology…


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Anthropology Matters

Shirley A. Fedorak , May 2nd, 2017


Author Shirley A. Fedorak discusses the changes to the new edition of Anthropology Matters and how they are grounded in a need to make anthropology relevant to today’s…


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Supporting the Resistance

Anne , February 16th, 2017


Well, 2017 has certainly burst out of the gates, with Trump signing executive orders the way a bull wreaks havoc in a china shop, and the resistance using…


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