Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Focus on the Family, the American evangelical group founded by James Dobson, published a press release this week titled, “Anthropologists Agree on Traditional Marriage.” In the release, Glenn Stanton, an employee of Focus in the Family who does not identify himself as an anthropologist, claims “a family is a unit that draws from the two … Continue reading Anthropologists Defend Their Position on Marriage and the Family

Iraqi Refugees

Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, is urging the US to step up efforts to provide assistance for Iraqi refugees. On February 26, 2008, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Craig Johnstone, testified to the subcommittee regarding US efforts to alleviate the Iraqi refugee problem. With approximately 2.2 million … Continue reading Iraqi Refugees

Iraqi Refugees

Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, is urging the US to step up efforts to provide assistance for Iraqi refugees. On February 26, 2008, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Craig Johnstone, testified to the subcommittee regarding US efforts to alleviate the Iraqi refugee problem. With approximately 2.2 million … Continue reading Iraqi Refugees

March 2008: Online Engagement

The March 2008 issue of Anthropology News features an In Focus thematic commentary series titled “Online Engagement.” Online forums for social engagement and information exchange have emerged as dynamic sites of anthropological research in recent years. Contributors to this In Focus commentary series examine, from diverse perspectives, how different populations initiate and manage relationships through … Continue reading March 2008: Online Engagement

March 2008: Online Engagement

The March 2008 issue of Anthropology News features an In Focus thematic commentary series titled “Online Engagement.” Online forums for social engagement and information exchange have emerged as dynamic sites of anthropological research in recent years. Contributors to this In Focus commentary series examine, from diverse perspectives, how different populations initiate and manage relationships through … Continue reading March 2008: Online Engagement

Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

On February 15, NPR’s Morning Edition reported that two civil liberties groups—the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Asian Law Caucus—are suing the Department of Homeland Security to force it to disclose its policy for searching US citizens and their electronic devices when re-entering the United States. The NPR piece, “Suit Accuses Homeland Security of Illegal … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

On February 15, NPR’s Morning Edition reported that two civil liberties groups—the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Asian Law Caucus—are suing the Department of Homeland Security to force it to disclose its policy for searching US citizens and their electronic devices when re-entering the United States. The NPR piece, “Suit Accuses Homeland Security of Illegal … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?