“The first anthropological emotion is hope” (Carole McGranahan, #AAA2014) and also via Ingold, Trouillot, Lennon & Ono “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
At the 2012 American Anthropological Association, Sidney Mintz received the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology and papers in honor.
Research on earliest Americans reveals multiple migrations and complexity. But Nicholas Wade botches the coverage–and the anthropology.
On the sorely-felt need for humility, empathy, and sympathy. On science, intelligence, Adam Smith, economics, Wealth of Nations, Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean is less about “peoples and cultures” and more about processes at work across the Americas.
As anthropology classes discuss the importance of Franz Boas, this is an important connection to anthropology on immigration.
With death of Osama bin Laden, how anthropology supports pursuing criminals, not blanket “war on terror,” and anthropology questions xenophobic nationalism.
I love anthropology for the questions it asks, the way anthropologists search for answers, and the importance of the answers to our world.