Best of 2015: Anthropology News

Here are the top ten most-read Anthropology News articles of 2015! Click on the links below to read recent articles at anthropology-news.org. Links to older articles will take you to the AN AnthroSource archive. Happy reading! 1. Indian Mascots: Naturalized Racism and Anthropology     Bernard C. Perley 2. Mentoring the Next Generation of Practicing Anthropologists     … Continue reading Best of 2015: Anthropology News

Our Movies, Ourselves: “Reel Life” vis-à-vis “Real Life”

On the eve of the release of The Force Awakens, the Star Wars saga (including the “Special Editions”) has made about $2.2 billion at the box office (U. S. sales only), more than the gross domestic product of some nations.  Why?  What accounts for the phenomenal popularity of those movies and others that have attracted hundreds of millions of viewers, like the James Bond movies, Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Avatar?  And why should a … Continue reading Our Movies, Ourselves: “Reel Life” vis-à-vis “Real Life”

Post Gezi Sensibilities and the Recent Turkish Elections

In Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks, Jenny White (2014:198) argues, “In the Gezi clashes, a new generation of citizens, whose expectations have been shaped by twenty-first-century global concerns, social justice issues, and neo-liberal expectations, confronted twentieth-century structures of power…” While in Istanbul last summer, I had the honor of meeting a young woman who … Continue reading Post Gezi Sensibilities and the Recent Turkish Elections