114th AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Familiar/Strange; Denver, CO, November 18–22, 2015 For nearly six decades, Horace Miner’s tongue-in-cheek description of middle Americans’ body practices have introduced students to anthropology’s strategy of casting common sense in new light by making the familiar strange. Unlike so many little-read academic pieces, his 1956 sardonic spoof “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” remains by far the […]

The Annual Meeting, in the Palm of Your Hand

In a continuing effort to bring a more eco-friendly conference, the AAA is offering a green registration at a reduced rate—and reduced paper count. With the green registration, you will not automatically receive a paper program, but you will have access to the mobile application program. The Mobile App will be available to everyone with […]

SPA AAA Annual Meeting Preview and Save the Date for the SPA Biennial

The Society for Psychological Anthropology has put together an exciting selection of panels, roundtables, and other events for the upcoming AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. This piece is a preview of SPA activities at the upcoming AAA meetings as well as a brief introduction to the SPA Biennial meeting in 2015. For more details, […]

Anthropologists Back to School 2013

What is Your Neighborhood Like? This is what my neighborhood is like: A soft baby cry at the crack of dawn An early morning rise and fresh cut lawn. So silent and nice like a mockingbird The sweetest sound you’ve ever heard. — By Takeeyan, Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Chicago This impromptu poem, by charter […]