Anthropology and Storytelling – Stories that must be told to transform the anthropocene. And yet: Can anthropology spell out relevance for a wider audience?
Resources and thoughts on Teaching Cultural Anthropology for fall 2014: “Teaching is the other side of participant observation” (Tim Ingold, Making 2013:13)
If “anthropology’s future depends largely on its ability to contest the Savage slot” (Trouillot 2003:9), then how to take Napoleon Chagnon’s Noble Savages?
“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.
“We should be the humanistic science and the scientific humanism that Eric Wolf described nearly 50 years ago” (H. Russell Bernard, Science in Anthropology)
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!
“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.
Anthropology got in the news for a “F— You Republicans” e-mail. Can anthropology survive the ambush? On understanding conservative victimhood politics.
Archaic Homo sapiens and various hybrids are on their way to Anthropology 101. Are we ready for Neandertals, Denisovans and racist interpretations?