What Would Sid Do? Reflections on the Mintz legacy one year after his passing. Teaching Introduction to Anthropology as Global History & Interconnection.
Designed for students who will make the world a better place – Hartwick Anthropology 2016 course offerings for spring & J Term.
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An Introduction to Anthropology course for 2014, with emphasis on “entangling the biological” and the relevance of anthropology for important dialogue.
A double review from 2003 of Elizabeth Chin’s Purchasing Power and Steven Kemper’s Buying and Believing. A review that went poof! from American Ethnologist.
Fieldwork and the ethnographic monograph invited closure around cultural wholes. Anthropology can defend the concept of culture while jettisoning the word.
Laura Bohannan’s Return to Laughter is a great book to discuss institutionalized fieldwork in anthropology and how kinshipology trumped messier discoveries.
Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture translated US Boasian Anthropology to a mass audience, promoting culture, cultural relativism–and cultural wholes.
An impassioned plea to lower the arrogance decibels. In the wake of Steven Pinker’s “Science Is Not Your Enemy” assessing humanities & science together.
Brooks uses culture to bypass power, inequality, economics, politics, and history. That’s the real cultural problem–and a problem anthropology must tackle.
“Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy” (1982) has long been part of the Applying Anthropology reader. Time for a Living with Darwin update?
Meredith Small, “Our Babies, Ourselves” introduces many ways to raise babies, the biocultural of neurologically unfinished infants. But childcare and power?
Horace Miner’s classic “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” stands out for an anthropology of Nacirema Rituals and continues to get hits in the age of YouTube.
Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture trumps Jared Diamond for conceptual clarity, writing style, ethnographic example, and impact. Pretty good for 1934.
Ann Gibbons in Science asks “An Annus Horribilis for Anthropology?” Beyond headlines, academic anthropology grows. But is it Anthropology with an Attitude?
It really is not so complicated. The mass shootings are with semi-automatic weapons. The answer is simple: a semi-automatic weapons buyback and ban.
Anthropology should be front and center–the 2012 Obama Romney election concerns race, culture, history, and power, key issues for political anthropology.
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Introduction to Anthropology with “What Does it Mean to be Human?”; “Labor and Legality”; and “Applying Anthropology.” Biological, Archaeology, Culture.
The publication of “Race, IQ, and Wealth” by Ron Unz effectively is game over for Race IQ peddlers–it was always about wealth & inequality.
The really scary part of the Diamond Romney dustup is how Romney recaps Diamond: European imperialism is accidental but societies choose to fail.
Research on earliest Americans reveals multiple migrations and complexity. But Nicholas Wade botches the coverage–and the anthropology.
For a four-field introductory course, my preferred anthropology textbook is Lavenda & Schultz, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Anthropology excels at student learning outcomes assessment, but with awareness of the gap between assessment ideals and reality.