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AnthroCurrents – June 26, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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AnthroCurrents – June 12, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – May 15, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • Anthropologist Scott Atran addressed the United Nations Security Council on ISIS’ success in recruiting. You can read the highlights (and see a link to the video) in this New York Magazine article.
  • Canada’s Metro reports on Ford’s first cultural anthropologist, Michael Thomas.
  • Anthropologist Mukulika Banerjee’s work on voting as ritual makes a strong appearance in an article lamenting the elections in the UK. Banerjee says that voting is more of an avenue of self-expression and self-affirmation than it is a process of real… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – May 1, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – April 17, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • In the discussion of female circumcision we often hear the perspective of unwilling participants who seek to escape this tradition, and of course the Western perspective is easy to obtain. Recently, The Atlantic talked to anthropologist Bettina Shell-Duncan and got the missing perspective: women who willingly participate and celebrate this custom.
  • Slate.com (in an article from New Scientist) talks about language differences when it comes to talking about smells. English is a particularly barren language when it comes to smell-speak—at least when compared with… Continue reading

NAPA Student Achievement Award

The deadline for applications for the 2015 NAPA Student Achievement Award is Monday, June 1, 2015. For all the details on how to apply and an award flyer to circulate, see the student award page on this website at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/.

Please pass this message on to colleagues, faculty, and of course your fellow students. The deadline will be here before you know it!

 

AnthroCurrents – April 3, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – March 20, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • If you enjoy telling people they’re wrong, you’re going to love this article, which contradicts popular wisdom regarding hip width and locomotion. This research calls into question all kinds of thoughts we have had about infant skull size and bipedalism as well.
  • We’re used to the accusations of sensationalism thrown at the Discovery Channel, and now National Geographic gets its turn as reported in the Washington Post. “The Lost City of the Monkey God” sounds like something out of a movie and… Continue reading

NAPA OT Field School applications: April 1 deadline

Call for Students! Placements available in the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala — June 1-26, 2015.

Positions are available for anthropology, public health, and clinical students interested in building research skills! More information and the application can be found at www.napaotguatemala.org. Admission on a rolling basis with an April 1 deadline. Email hall-clifford@napaotguatemala.org with questions.

NGO Networks and Perspectives on Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes

The NGO Networks group will work to explore occupational perspectives on child migration and its causes drawing from among diverse sectors of Guatemalan society. The project will be developed in collaboration… Continue reading