“He’s been shot, you have to go to him. Tell him mom is on the way!” is all I heard as I answered a phone call from my twin sister on March 29, 2013. As I tried to comprehend what was being said, I dropped everything to get to my youngest nephew. I assured my … Continue reading Racial Disproportionality in the King County Juvenile Justice System
The AAA Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing (CFPEP) approved two proposals on April 11, 2016, for publishing innovations grants, one from the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) and one from the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA). The SCA requested nearly $16,000 to develop multimedia hosting for Cultural Anthropology, the … Continue reading Two Sections Awarded Funds to Explore Publishing Innovations
Claim our bodies, claim our right, Take a stand, take back the night! Across the globe, the month of April is a time for communities to mobilize Take Back the Night rallies, Clothesline Project demonstrations, anti-violence marches, speak-outs and fundraisers. Their slogans reflect a continued call for a safer world during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. … Continue reading Applying Anthropology for a Safer World
In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “_____ for peace.” The idea behind the campaign was that these posters were sent to supporters, who could then write whatever they chose in the blank space, take a picture of … Continue reading “Anthropology for peace”
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once more. How are you going to celebrate yours? 17th March is a set date in the religious, secular and Diaspora calendars. It’s a time of year that has many people out in the streets, not least the social scientist. For me, it is a hedonistic Rabelais-inspired Bacchanal, a … Continue reading Sham and the Rock on 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day
“We Are All Anthropologists Now” aired on BBC Radio 4 in February of this year as part of a series that explores anthropology in today’s world. What was particularly striking about this segment was that it was all about anthropologists in business. The image on the right, taken from Amy Santee’s … Continue reading Anthropology in Business?
I can’t remember the last movie I watched in an actual movie theater. Some of that is because I find the dramatic TV serial so much more powerful these days in its ability to develop rich characters and subtle storylines over dozens and dozens of hours (instead of just two or three of them). Once … Continue reading It’s Not Oscar, It’s HBO