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?

Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

The rising price of soy on the world market and new agrogenetic technologies are the newest contributors to deforestation in the Amazon basin of Brazil. Infrastructure, including massive engineering projects such as dams, water highways, biodeisel plants, roads and ports, threaten over eighteen different indigenous peoples in the vicinity. Indigenous peoples, rural workers, and others, … Continue reading Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

The rising price of soy on the world market and new agrogenetic technologies are the newest contributors to deforestation in the Amazon basin of Brazil. Infrastructure, including massive engineering projects such as dams, water highways, biodeisel plants, roads and ports, threaten over eighteen different indigenous peoples in the vicinity. Indigenous peoples, rural workers, and others, … Continue reading Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

Welcome Back

Thanks to everyone for their comments on the Human Terrain System (HTS) Statement. Discussions on this topic were so lively that we want to continue to use this blog to encourage public conversations on a broad range of AAA public affairs activities. The newly named, “AAA Public Affairs” blog will function as an interactive space … Continue reading Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Thanks to everyone for their comments on the Human Terrain System (HTS) Statement. Discussions on this topic were so lively that we want to continue to use this blog to encourage public conversations on a broad range of AAA public affairs activities. The newly named, “AAA Public Affairs” blog will function as an interactive space … Continue reading Welcome Back