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Annual Meetings

NAPA @ AAA: NAPA Invited Session

Business Encounters: Fieldwork Conversations Fri 11/19, 1:45-5:30 pm

Balcony N, Fourth Floor, Marriott

This session aims to bring together a broad range of academic and industry professionals to engage in a discussion of what, if anything, makes anthropology special when it comes to fieldwork. There has been much talk over several decades of the role of fieldwork in anthropological knowledge. Should it be long- or short-term, single- or multi-sited, frame- or network-based? No single, satisfactory answer to such questions has been forthcoming because much depends on different kinds of financial, organizational and institutional constraints. At the same time, fieldwork… Continue reading

NAPA @ AAA: NAPA sponsored workshops

Below is a list of the NAPA sponsored workshops that will be held at the AAA:

Title: Evaluation Anthropology in the Field: Applications in Case Study Evaluation Workshop Leaders: Lenora Bohren, Mary Odell Butler, and Susan Squires

Title:  Introduction to Social Media and Anthropology Workshop Leader:  Jennifer Cardew Kersey

Title:  Anthropology and Consumer Research Workshop Leaders:  Rita Denny and Patricia Sunderland

Title:  Putting Anthropology to Work: Taking a Life Course Approach to Your Career Workshop Leaders:  Amy Goldmacher and Sherri Briller

Title:  Engaging Journalism: Making anthropology Visible in the… Continue reading

NAPA @ AAA: co-sponsored NAPA-CoPAPIA special event with Gillian Tett

SILENCE AND SILOS: THE PROBLEMS OF FRACTURED THOUGHT IN FINANCE FEATURING DR. GILLIAN TETT, FINANCIAL TIMES

Fri., 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

Gillian Tett’s talk is titled “Silence and Silos: the Problems of Fractured Thought.” She will expand on “a key problem that allowed the financial system to spin out of control in the past decade — a growing tendency towards ‘siloisation’– or fractured cognitive maps and social structure in the financial system (and Western society more generally). Inside banks, financial activity has been subdivided into discrete units which are so mentally and structurally separate from each other that it is very… Continue reading

NAPA @ AAA: NAPA Networking Social: Circulating Ideas and Business Cards

Sabrina Nichelle Scott, Member-at-Large to the NAPA’s Governing Council is mobilizing and engaging NAPA members to become involved in NAPA!  This year, she is working diligently with Madelyn Iris and Terry Redding, co-chairs of NAPA’s Membership committee to create a NAPA special event for the upcoming 2010 AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  They extend the following invitation to you:

You are invited to a special networking social hosted by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), planned for the AAA meetings in the Sheraton Hotel (Grand Chenier, 5th Floor) on Saturday, November 20th from 12:15… Continue reading

NAPA Business Meeting at the AAA on 11/18 @6:15 pm

NAPA invites you to attend the NAPA Business Meeting on Friday, November 18 from 6:15 to 7:30 in Studio 8 on the second floor of the Marriott.  It’s always good to see us in one place and to hear and participate in planning for the next year.  Is there something NAPA should be doing or thinking about?  Bring your ideas and let’s talk about them.

Agenda

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

Annual Business Meeting

November 19, 2010

6:15 – 7:30 pm, Studio 8, 2nd Floor, Marriott

6:15 Welcome and Introductions Mary Butler
6:20 President’s… Continue reading

NAPA Networking Social: Circulating Ideas and Business Cards

Sabrina Nichelle Scott, Member-at-Large to the NAPA’s Governing Council is mobilizing and engaging NAPA members to become involved in NAPA!  This year, she is working diligently with Madelyn Iris and Terry Redding, co-chairs of NAPA’s Membership committee to create a NAPA special event for the upcoming 2010 AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  They extend the following invitation to you:

You are invited to a special networking social hosted by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), planned for the AAA meetings in the Sheraton Hotel (Grand Chenier, 5th Floor) on Saturday, November 20th from 12:15… Continue reading