This post was submitted by Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, University of Puerto Rico; Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography; and Andrea Lopez Rivera, San Diego State University. The heavy police presence along La Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile) was expected. Occupying two blocks of parallel avenues, Muñoz Rivera … Continue reading From the Golden Mile to the Blacker Barrios: The Geography of Intimidation
This post was submitted by Dr. Andrew Tarter, a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor in the Global Development Lab at USAID. Valorie V. Aquino—an anthropology doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque—is one of three original co-chairs of the first national March for Science (MFS) and co-founders of the MFS national nonprofit organization. … Continue reading The Anthropologist in the March For Science: An Interview with Valorie Aquino
This post was submitted by Alice B. Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita at Marquette University. My housemate marched on Saturday. My next-door neighbor marched on Saturday. I didn’t march. Of course I’m appalled at the prevalence of guns. Guns are for killing. If I marched with the thousands in downtown Washington, DC on Saturday, would … Continue reading Marching For Our Lives?
This post was submitted by Phillip M. Carter, an associate professor of linguistics at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute The French Revolutionaries, compelled as they were by their own notion of égalité, put forth a radical idea: eliminate social inequality by giving all French citizens access to the French language. A common language, disseminated … Continue reading Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language
Each year we kick off our Anthropology Day celebration by asking individuals from across the field to share how they fell in love with anthropology. This year’s post begins with a note from AAA President Alex Barker. Leave your own story in the comments and share on social media using #AnthroDay. “I love anthropology because … Continue reading Falling in Love with Anthropology
This post was submitted by Robert J. Morais and Elizabeth K. Briody. In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott disparaged the return-on-investment (ROI) of an anthropology degree: “We don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if people want to get it, but we don’t need them here. I want to … Continue reading Business is Booming for Business Anthropology
This post was submitted by Alice Beck Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita, at Marquette University. Steve Bannon, Breitbart News. Standoff of a man, his sons and fellows against encroachment on his land. Christian Warriors Battling for America. What would Jesus do? For 5,000 years and counting, speakers of Indo-European languages––that’s English––have spoken a macho line of … Continue reading The Remarkable Paradox of Militant Christians