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Anthropologists Comment on Brexit and Other Policy Issues
Social Anthropology/Athropologie Sociale and Allegra Laboratory partnered to provide a forum for over two dozen anthropologists to comment on Brexit. They published extracts on July 1st and expect to post the full texts by July 15th. To add to the mix, Vidya Venkat, a staff journalist for The Hindu, returns to her fieldwork in anthropology to comment on Brexit.
David Vine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University, notes the irony… Continue reading
Practicing Anthropology from the South Pole to Wall Street
Our colleagues are using ethnography to study the interchange between scientific expertise and policy-making at the South Pole, to make visible the invisible sanitation workers of New York City, and to understand the people inside the faceless “market” of Wall Street (Marketplace returns to Karen Ho’s research (Liquidated, 2009) for their “Price of Profits” series).
The American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News issued a Call for Proposals (text, photo, film, cartoon) to answer the question: “What can anthropology offer to public conversations about and understandings of mass shootings [in the wake of the attack in Orlando, FL].” Two-page proposals are due July 15th.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 77th Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, March 28-April 1, 2017. The theme of the Program is “Trails, Traditions, and New Directions.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2016. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on “Annual Meeting”).
For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
Please contact me if… Continue reading
Q: So… what can you do with your anthropology degree?
A: Anything I want.
NAPA is pleased to announce a new job-oriented blog, http://anthrojobs.wordpress.com. This weekly blog will feature a job or two (or three!) of keen interest to practitioner anthropologists. The blog will be presented each Friday by Adriana Mariana Szabo, who will also add her own thoughts and perspectives on the current job scene. This information will be mirrored on the NAPA LinkedIn pages.
Over the past two years, as I was getting my MA in Anthropology at NC State University, I had… Continue reading
From the Field (Where Else?)
We do get around. Leave it to anthropologists to support adding insects to the American diet (see photo), to defend mosquitoes in our built environment, to appreciate the role of elves in Icelandic history and highway construction planning, and to compliment the quality of footprint casts made by Bigfoot hunters in Appalachia (but remain mum on the search itself).
Past is Present
Anthropologists continue to re-examine their discipline’s roots in colonialism. Barbara King offers a B- in her review of Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums by Samuel J.… Continue reading
As you may know from previous messages, NAPA’s journal, the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), is undergoing a major refocusing in 2016, shifting from its current single-theme format to an all volunteered submission structure. Through the two issues of volume 40 (2016), the journal will be a “hybrid,” with part of each issue being devoted to a single theme, and the remainder dedicated to volunteered papers. Beginning with volume 41 in 2017, the AAP will be a fully volunteered journal, providing an important new venue for practicing scholars and widening the field of offerings in the AAP.… Continue reading
NAPA is happy to announce the re-launch of AnthroCurrents, a bi-weekly look at anthropology in the news.
Anthropology of Climate Change
- In the online magazine, popmatters, a review of the 2015 documentary film “The Anthropologist” (screened at the Independent Film Festival Festival, Boston 2016), the reviewer describes this “spry and crisp” film as a multi-layered depiction of (a) the personal side of climate change through visits to indigenous peoples most affected by sea level rise, (b) a not-so-data-heavy explanation of the hows and whys of climate change, and (c) a mother and daughter travelogue. See also IMDB.com and… Continue reading
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