January AN Now Online

Read this month’s thematic series on anthropology and biotechnology on the Anthropology News website. This month we’re pleased to present essays by: Murray J Leaf | Biotechnology, Agriculture and Anthropology: How We Can Help Glenn Davis Stone | Genetically Modified Crops: From St Louis to India Liz Fitting | Risk, Regulation and Resistance: The Ongoing Debate … Continue reading January AN Now Online

AN Call for Proposals on Methods

Even with anthropology’s great diversity of fields and specializations, methods anthropologists use to plan and conduct research usually end up being identified as qualitative, quantitative or a hybrid of both. Anthropology News seeks to visit the relationship between these two methods for an upcoming thematic series on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. Topics may include—but are … Continue reading AN Call for Proposals on Methods

Proposal Deadline for Family and Kinship Series Extended to Dec 19

The proposal deadline for the Anthropology News series on family and kinship has been extended. The new submission deadline is December 19. Anthropology has a long history of examining kinship in a myriad of ways. As notions of kinship and family have continued to evolve around the world, it is time to ask what anthropology has to … Continue reading Proposal Deadline for Family and Kinship Series Extended to Dec 19

December AN Celebrates Anthropology and the Peace Corps

Throughout 2011, the Peace Corps has celebrated its 50th anniversary. This is an important milestone for anthropology as well. Anthropologists were directly involved with in its design and implementation, and through the years many anthropologists have regularly joined as volunteers, and former volunteers regularly pursue careers in anthropology. This month’s contributors include Ralph Bolton; Ian Colquhoun, … Continue reading December AN Celebrates Anthropology and the Peace Corps

Anthropology News Seeks Proposals on Family and Kinship

Anthropology has a long history of examining kinship in a myriad of ways. As notions of kinship and family have continued to evolve around the world, it is time to ask what anthropology has to say today about family and kinship. Anthropology News invites proposals for an April 2012 thematic series exploring family and kinship from … Continue reading Anthropology News Seeks Proposals on Family and Kinship

Arab Spring Can Help Rethink Anthropology

We’re pleased to share this blog post from special AN reporter Émilie Sarrazin. She reports here on a Saturday afternoon session “Revolution in the Middle-East and North Africa: Anthropological Perspectives.” Saturday afternoon, a four-hour session of the AAA Annual Meeting was devoted to the major uprisings that have taken place in 2010 and 2011 in many regions … Continue reading Arab Spring Can Help Rethink Anthropology

Discussing New Reproductive Technologies at Annual Meeting

We’re pleased to share this blog post from special AN reporter Marianne Butler. She reports here on sessions about reproductive technology. Vignettes of foetuses being asked to serve as “expert witnesses” in determining when life begins, through the reproduction of the “socially dead” and the tracing of reproductional debris, to an elision of counting embryos and counting … Continue reading Discussing New Reproductive Technologies at Annual Meeting