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Anthropology in the High School Classroom II

Including Anthropology in a high school curriculum provides important opportunities for students and instructors, but it also presents unique challenges. In this second installment of a two-part interview... 
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Dancing through Istanbul

Turkey is all over the news these days.  Former Prime Minister and now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seen by liberals as attempting to be a new “Islamist” Neo-Ottoman Sultan and by Bible... 
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Dealing with Inflated Egos

If you have been in academia long enough, you are bound to encounter more than a few outsized egos.  Often oblivious to their own pomposity, these individuals tend to overvalue their professional credentials... 
Family photograph of Alisse Waterston's father standing in front of his store (El Imperio) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A cropped version of this photograph is also on the homepage of the book's website at http://myfatherswars.com. Photo courtesy Alisse Waterston

World on the Move: Migration Stories

“In order to understand history it is necessary to know not only how things are, but how they have come to be.” Franz Boas, “The Methods of Ethnology,” 1920 The phrase, “World on the Move”... 
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Contesting the Terms of Inclusion

Kichwa Midwives Challenge State Commitment to Indigenous Rights There is an increased controversy on the role of indigenous midwives in the health of communities in Ecuador. Although they continue to be... 
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Thinking with Kuru

I was sitting with a group of Papua New Guinean nursing students in the Open Bible Mission compound in Ivingoi, Eastern Highlands Province, when Gina, a second year nursing student, approached us holding... 
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For the Love of Dogs

Approaching Animal-Human Interactions in Mexico In Amores Perros, perhaps the most famous Mexican film in recent history, a young man from a marginalized neighborhood in Mexico City earns a living by fighting... 
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Standing Their Ground in #Ferguson

In her 2013 AAA Presidential Address, Anthropology Matters, Leith Mullings outlined the mutually constitutive relationship between social movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s and anthropological theory.... 

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