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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022


I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…


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Through the Lens of the Anthropocene: The Shared Histories and Futures of Ethnographic and Natural History Filmmaking

colinhoag , November 2nd, 2021


By Alejandra Melian-Morse, McGill University § The very first scene of the BBC’s Planet Earth II (Berlowitz et al. 2016) breaks the mould of early BBC natural history…


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Scholar, Mentor, Trailblazer: Linda Cordell’s Influence on Contemporary Archaeology

Sarah Soliz , October 19th, 2021


Guest post by Emily Santhanam, SAR Anne Ray Intern 2020–2021   Women in archaeology have come a long way. They now comprise half of al…


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How to Publish Your First Book: SAR Press Talks to Robert Caldwell

Sarah Soliz , July 9th, 2021


The mission of SAR Press encompasses not only publishing research at the forefront of anthropology and Southwest and Native studies, but al…


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Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

Sarah Soliz , May 26th, 2021


In 1996 SAR Press published Senses of Place, an edited volume that originated as an SAR Advanced Seminar co-chaired by Steven Feld and Keit…


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Anthropology and religion at the Vrije Universiteit – a short history

standplaatswereld , April 15th, 2021


By Matthias Teeuwen The Vrije Universiteit originally had a strong confessional commitment to the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and I have always wondered how anthropology meshed with…


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Go read my interview with Martha Macintyre!

Rex , January 21st, 2021


I’m very proud to announce that my interview with Martha Macintyre is now available, open access, from ANU Press. It is a chapter in the wonderful new volume…


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Summer Scholar Colloquium: Nicholas Barron Brings the History of Anthropology into the Present

Sarah Soliz , January 8th, 2021


In November 1981, anthropologists and tribal representatives gathered on the Pascua Pueblo Yaqui Reservation in southern Arizona for the 89…


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Vale Jaimie Pearl Bloom

Rex , January 7th, 2021


I wanted to let you know that my obituary of Jaimie Bloom is now available from American Anthropologist: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aman.13525 Jaimie&#8217…


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Native North American Studies at the AFS Annual Meetings, 1990-1994

Jason Baird Jackson , December 22nd, 2020


I have been away from the project for some time, but I have resumed my journey through the programs of the annual meetings of the American Folklore Society….


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Native North American Studies at the AFS Annual Meetings of the 1980s

Jason Baird Jackson , November 12th, 2020


Less than 100 papers were presented at the American Folklore Society meetings in the decade of 1900-1909. More than 3500 papers and films were presented during the decade…


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Native North American Studies in the Work of the American Folklore Society during the First Decade of the 20th Century (1900-1909)

Jason Baird Jackson , November 4th, 2020


This is another post in a series devoted to better understanding the place of Native North American and First Nations studies within the field of folklore studies as…


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SAR Resident Scholar Colloquium Preview: Alanna Warner-Smith Examines Labor and Inequality in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Sarah Soliz , November 3rd, 2020


During the nineteenth century, ideas about aging were changing. These ideas placed less of an emphasis on tradition and elders and focused…


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SAR Press Top Reads: Politics and Power

Sarah Soliz , November 3rd, 2020


When life seems to be changing day by day, if not hour by hour, we look to sources of information that we have come to know and trust….


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Organizing the Material So Far (Native North American Studies and AFS)

Jason Baird Jackson , November 2nd, 2020


The posts on the presence and absence of Native North American and First Nations studies within the work of the AFS were done in a non-sequential way. Several…


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In the Beginning: Native North American Studies in the American Folklore Society to 1899

Jason Baird Jackson , October 30th, 2020


The two most recent posts in this series considered the state of Native North American and First Nations studies within the American Folklore Society (AFS) through the lens…


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Native North American Studies in the Journal of American Folklore During the 2000s and 2010s

Jason Baird Jackson , October 30th, 2020


Carrying forward from the previous post on the Journal of American Folklore (JAF) during the 1980s and 1990s, my focus here is the presence and absence of Native…


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Native North American Studies in the Journal of American Folklore During the 1980s and 1990s

Jason Baird Jackson , October 29th, 2020


In this post I continue considering the absence and presence of Native North American and First Nations studies within the work of the American Folklore Society. Please look…


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And Now for the 1970s: Native North American and First Nations Folklore Studies After the Field Gets Big

Jason Baird Jackson , October 26th, 2020


Here is the next in my series on the presence and absence of Native North American and First Nations studies in the work of the American Folklore Society,…


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The 1960s from the Perspective of the Journal of American Folklore

Jason Baird Jackson , October 26th, 2020


Here again is a post from my series considering the presence and absence of Native North American and First Nations studies work within the intellectual life of the…


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The 1950s from the Perspective of the Journal of American Folklore

Jason Baird Jackson , October 26th, 2020


In this post, I continue the work of assessing the presence and absence of Native North American and First Nations studies in the work of the American Folklore…


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The 1940s: JAF and Zumwalt’s American Folklore Scholarship

Jason Baird Jackson , October 23rd, 2020


This series of posts are not attempting to achieve the rigor of a formal article or book. I am working in incremental bits for myself looking at some…


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Native American and First Nations Studies in the Work of the American Folklore Society During the 1910s

Jason Baird Jackson , October 23rd, 2020


Here we go again, this time looking at the 1910s. This post is the eighth in a series considering the absence and presence of Native North American and…


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Native American and First Nations Studies in the Work of the American Folklore Society During the 1920s

Jason Baird Jackson , October 21st, 2020


This is a seventh post in a series on the presence and absence of Native American and First Nations studies within the life of the American Folklore Society…


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