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What do NAPA members want? What do NAPA members need? These are questions that NAPA leaders would like to address. However, with a diverse set of member practitioners employed in a broad spectrum of workplaces, with a range of wants and needs, divining the proper answers is challenging.
As noted two weeks ago by NAPA President Leni Bohren, one way NAPA hopes to address these questions is by being more proactively open and public about what NAPA is actually doing. That is one reason why we have launched this bi-weekly blog series featuring members of the Governing Council (aka the… Continue reading
The bi-weekly NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn page this week features a brief interview with Patricia Sunderland of Practica Group LLC. Patricia highlights some points about anthropology and consumer research, and tips out how to get there.
To see the interview go to the LinkedIn page and look for the “NAPA Career Expo Profiles” headline, or follow the link below:
Interviews will also be archived on this site. Feel free to give us your feedback!
NAPA has launched an informative new interview series on the NAPA Linked In site. This bi-weekly series will feature brief interviews with prominent anthropological practitioners. The goal is to highlight what NAPA and its members are doing, and to showcase the diverse lines of work in which practitioners are engaged.
The first interview in the series, appearing July 2, 2013, can be found at: http://lnkd.in/_S3vzf.
Interviews are conducted by two NAPA Communications Committee volunteers, Kristin Keller and Nicole Conand (brief bios on both appear below). Interviews will also be archived on the NAPA website, http://practicinganthropology.org/about/archive/.
The first set of interviews… Continue reading
From Wall Street to Wardrobe:
Your complete guide to the spring collection of the JBA
· The latest opinions on the anthropology of finance by Aihwa Ong, Benjamin Lee, Daromir Rudnyckyj, Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Melissa Fisher
· Organizational ethnographers in the age of financialization, by Galit Ailon
· The anthropology of Chinese capitalism in Southeast Asia, by Michiel Verver and Heidi Dahles
· … Continue reading
Help Us To Understand the Careers of Practicing And Professional Anthropologists as they relate to Academic Institutions.
Are you a practicing or professional anthropologist working outside of an academic organization? If so, are you collaborating in any way with an academic institution as part of your professional life? We are aware from anecdotes that many practicing and professional anthropologists participate in the academic community in one way or another. But we know little about what this participation is like, how academic responsibilities figure in their careers, and how practitioners are compensated for their academic commitments.
The American Anthropological Association’s… Continue reading
The SfAA Tourism and Heritage TIG announces the start of the third annual Student Paper Competition for the 2014 annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
The Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism” and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the 2014 SfAA Annual Meetings in Albuquerque, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at… Continue reading
NAPA seeks an editor or co-editors for the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP; formerly the NAPA Bulletin). The Annals, NAPA’s flagship publication, biannually publishes relevant issues at the forefront of practicing anthropology.
The editor(s) should be both topically and technically aware of current issues in practicing anthropology and also be able to guide contributors effectively to produce high quality, peer-reviewed issues. These may be theme-based and/or inclusive of voluntary submitted papers. The editor(s) should have a solid publication record in applied and/or practicing anthropology, be at least at the associate level or equivalent, and have an excellent command of… Continue reading
Join me in planning the Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group Session at the AAA 2013 Chicago meetings. For the second year, the NAPA Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group would like to submit a session on Topics in Evaluation Anthropology for the AAA meetings in Chicago. The purpose of this series is to support discussion of the theoretical and methodological issues that we encounter as anthropologists conducting evaluations of programs, processes, projects and products. We would like to showcase the technical basis of evaluation anthropology. A 2012 session on preserving confidentiality in ethnographic evaluations generated a lot… Continue reading
NAPA members are invited to provide suggestions or self-nominations for the following NAPA Governing Council (GC) positions:
- Member at Large (2 positions)
- Student Representative
Being a part of NAPA leadership is a great way to serve the discipline, build or enhance your network, and make your voice heard. The deadline is fast approaching, however; please provide your suggestions to NAPA President Leni Bohren at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Massad (President-elect) at email@example.com by Friday, January 25th.
Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?
Edited by Darby C. Stapp
Available at Amazon.com 264 pages
eBook: $3.99 16 illustrations Printed copy: $10.99 8 vignettes
Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In 2010 and 2011, former students, colleagues, the two Tax daughters—both academic professionals—and… Continue reading