Designed for students who will make the world a better place – Hartwick Anthropology 2016 course offerings for spring & J Term.
Early episodes of European colonialism, plantation slavery in the Caribbean, and Darwin in Tierra del Fuego: missing parts of “How Did Anthropology Begin?”
An Introduction to Anthropology course for 2014, with emphasis on “entangling the biological” and the relevance of anthropology for important dialogue.
Could epigenetics finally re-write the script about human nature? Maybe, but first we have to go over The Edge’s promotional tribute to Napoleon Chagnon.
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s intriguing ideas on testosterone changes in “Mothers and Others” is answered by longitudinal anthropology on fatherhood testosterone.
“Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy” (1982) has long been part of the Applying Anthropology reader. Time for a Living with Darwin update?
Wonderful recent volume shows how views of human nature as inherently warlike stem not from the facts but from cultural views embedded in Western thinking.
Exciting public lecture by Agustin Fuentes on his book Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You. Fuentes ably defends the relevance of Anthropology.
Denisovans! Exciting findings, cutting-edge genetic sequencing technologies, and scientists tone-deaf to a modern world built on colonialism and racism.
The really scary part of the Diamond Romney dustup is how Romney recaps Diamond: European imperialism is accidental but societies choose to fail.
“Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology” (2011) marked the end of evolutionary psychology as foil for anthropology.
Research on earliest Americans reveals multiple migrations and complexity. But Nicholas Wade botches the coverage–and the anthropology.
A Call for Blog Posts (CFBP) for an anthropological analysis of Richard Dawkins versus Edward Wilson on Social Conquest of the Earth.
Anthropology insists sex, gender, and sexuality include human activity and imagination–explaining why “gender is a social construction”
Highlighting a rich and vibrant tradition of anthropological research on human variation, with Henry Harpending and Guido Barbujani.
Anthropology’s search for human nature emphasized capacities and cultures. But humans are always in process–there is no human nature.
The innuendo on race and IQ is an opportunity to revisit anthropology on race and seize holistic understandings to reclaim this issue for anthropology.
How can we stop trellises from turning into trees? Emphasizing non-directionality and complexity in evolutionary understandings.
“We should be the humanistic science and the scientific humanism that Eric Wolf described nearly 50 years ago” (H. Russell Bernard, Science in Anthropology)
Free PowerPoint for “Anthropology and Moral Optimism”; Denisovan admixture update; AAA news and the 2011 Anthropology in Media Award.
Anthropology’s Moral Optimism: Four Field Manifesto & alternative visions of humanity. Capitalism is not the most beautiful or respectful of shared planet.
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.
“The Mismeasure of Science” reassesses Gould’s “Mismeasure of Man.” In a climate of race revival attacking anthropology, this will be horribly misused.
Fascinating study of australopithecine teeth and residence patterns. Ridiculous headlines about gender and family. Anthropology analyzes science and media.