Anthropology is a growing field with many useful contributions. Anthropology’s world-changing approach is well connected to the liberal arts.
A post from 2012 describing the options.to closing a neighborhood school. As Little Steven says: “Ain’t it a little late in the game to throw your hand in?”
On the sorely-felt need for humility, empathy, and sympathy. On science, intelligence, Adam Smith, economics, Wealth of Nations, Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Fighting the planned closing of a neighborhood school based on a false economy of market-based choices and political expediency. The cost of saving schools.
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean is less about “peoples and cultures” and more about processes at work across the Americas.
Dr. Elizabeth Brumfiel, Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology at Northwestern University and an inspiring scholar, will be greatly missed.
How can we stop trellises from turning into trees? Emphasizing non-directionality and complexity in evolutionary understandings.
Free PowerPoint for “Anthropology and Moral Optimism”; Denisovan admixture update; AAA news and the 2011 Anthropology in Media Award.
The undergraduate anthropology major is a hidden strength: it is where the anthropological message is potentially the most world-changing.
Anthropology on Columbus Day: As painful as it is to re-examine Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend” (even in ironic mode), something seems awry in academia
Despite Nicholas Wade’s emphasis on splits among human groups, the research is clear that it’s admixture all the way down. Plus some Malinowski!
Re-listening to R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” as a professor teaching evolution in front of a classroom: Oh no I’ve said too much / I haven’t said enough.
As anthropology classes discuss the importance of Franz Boas, this is an important connection to anthropology on immigration.
Anthropology can change the world. Anthropology 101 is a great place to start with the big themes of Human Nature, Race, & Evolution.
I love anthropology for the questions it asks, the way anthropologists search for answers, and the importance of the answers to our world.
Kottak and Gezon’s Culture uses a magazine-style textbook to double down on culture in anthropology. That’s problematic–culture is already everywhere.