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Latest issue out now: Journal of Business Anthropology


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

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Study of Practicing Anthropologists: Call for Participation

 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

SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition

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

Annals of Anthropological Practice: Editor Opportunity

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

Are You An Evaluator?

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 Governing Council Nominations

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
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

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 lenora.bohren@colostate.edu or John Massad (President-elect) at jpnmassad@gmail.com by Friday, January 25th.


Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

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

 16 commentaries



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

Museum Technician (Anthropology), Smithsonian

Museum Technician (Anthropology)
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2 vacancies
$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year
Open until January 18, 2013

USAJOBS – www.usajobs.gov

NOAA contractor position, DC area

IMSG has an opening for a senior social scientist to work with
NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration.

This is a position with a contractor providing support to NOAA.
The person hired for this position will be working in a NOAA office with
NOAA personnel, but be hired by the contractor, IMSG. It is a Silver Spring (DC Metro area) position.

The direct link to the particulars is:

2012 NAPA Student Award Winners

The 2012 NAPA Student Achievement Awards were presented at last week’s AAA meeting in San Francisco. The awardees, their universities, and their papers, are as follows:

Naheed Ahmed (University of South Florida )
“Most At-Risk Populations: Contextualizing HIV Prevention Programs Targeting Marginalized Groups in Zanzibar, Tanzania”

Carla Pezzia (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Engaging Mental Health Care in a Disengaged System”

Michael Brydge (Colorado State University)
“The Theory of Participation: Construction Work and Building Up Youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota”

General information about the award can… Continue reading