Tag: Race, genetics

Othered by Anthropology: Being a Student of Color in Anglo-cized Academia

Savannah Martin , November 4th, 2017


[Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Savannah Martin.] It is both impressive and depressing how frequently scholars of color are Othered by anthropology. For many, the tales of alienation are…


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Othered by Anthropology: Being a Student of Color in Anglo-cized Academia

Savannah Martin , November 4th, 2017


[Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Savannah Martin.] It is both impressive and depressing how frequently scholars of color are Othered by anthropology. For many, the tales of alienation are…


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Resources for Understanding Race After Charlottesville

Carole McGranahan , September 18th, 2017


In this time of fake news and alternative facts coming from the White House as well as some media, what can we as scholars contribute to challenge this?…


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Resources for Understanding Race After Charlottesville

Carole McGranahan , September 18th, 2017


In this time of fake news and alternative facts coming from the White House as well as some media, what can we as scholars contribute to challenge this?…


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This week in anthropological rebuttals to Charles Murray

Ryan , April 4th, 2017


Just when you think that The Bell Curve has been thoroughly debunked, it rears its ugly head…again. It’s like a weed that just won’t go away–and that should…


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Editing Wikipedia > Writing Letters to the New York Times

Rex , March 7th, 2017


Various bits of social media began vibrating rapidly recently when it was discovered that white supremacists had fooled Google into providing inaccurate information about Boas and cultural relativism…


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The social role of anthropology’s racist uncle

Ryan , November 23rd, 2016


There’s a certain trope that has been going around for years, and it has hit a peak these days as many people express their collective shock and surprise…


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Anthropology after November 8th: On race, denial, and the work ahead

Ryan , November 12th, 2016


For some people, the election that just took place might seem like just another choice between the lesser of two evils. One more election that we all learn…


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Book proves culture leads to Asian American success, headlines claim opposite

Rex , August 5th, 2015


A strong media push by the Sage Foundation has put Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou’s book The Asian American Achievement Paradox into the public sphere in the past couple of days, garnering…


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Committing Crimes during Fieldwork: Ethics, Ethnography, and “On The Run”

Rex , June 25th, 2015


At this point the debate about Alice Goffman’s book On The Run looks something like this: Goffman writes a successful ethnography. Journalists are peeved that Goffman followed social science …


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I Will Not Call Her Name: An Ethno-poem on Racial and Gendered Violence

Carole McGranahan , June 18th, 2015


[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this ethno-poem by L. Kaifa Roland who is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kaifa is the author…


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Thinking about race like a cataloger

Matt Thompson , June 16th, 2015


In librarian parlance entities, whether books or journal articles or whatever, can be said to have an “aboutness.” And as a cataloger its my job to describe that…


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The Limits of the Virtuoso

Kerim , June 16th, 2015


Via @jbouie Pierre Bourdieu, in his famous critique of structuralism from Outline of a Theory of Practice, says: only a virtuoso with a perfect command of his “art…


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