How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

How do you raise a child?  Ask any mother, and she’ll offer a long list of things you should do–and shouldn’t do.  Not only will three mothers share three different recommendations; as anthropologists, we now know that different communities may follow drastically different approaches to childcare. A mother in the US certainly receives much parenting … Continue reading How do you raise a child? Insights from a World of Babies

2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

Here are the five most-read, topic-driven AAA blog posts of 2016! Thank you for reading. Anthropology in Business? What exactly are Anthropology MAs doing with their anthropology?  Why do you love anthropology?  AAA President Waterston’s call to engagement on Israel/Palestine!  Anthropology Changed the Way I See the World Looking for more 2016 roundups from AAA? Check … Continue reading 2016 Roundup: AAA Blog Edition

Teaching AAA 2016: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research

This is the seventh post in our blog series designed to help you link your teaching with the 2016 Annual Meeting theme, Evidence, Accident, Discovery. The series offers relevant teaching resources to instructors of undergraduate and graduate courses on methods, ethics and theory. Think of it as a week’s course readings in a (virtual) box… This week’s post … Continue reading Teaching AAA 2016: Multimodality, Accidenticality and the Possible Futures of Anthropological Research

Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

This post was submitted by Robert Skoro. A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a remarkable gesture to all, whether obvious or controversial. His songs provoked and catalyzed cultural change during a pivotal era in American history, and an American hasn’t … Continue reading Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

The Anthropologist- An Interview with Director Seth Kramer

AAA reached out to documentary filmmaker Seth Kramer to discuss his upcoming film The Anthropologist. At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, … Continue reading The Anthropologist- An Interview with Director Seth Kramer