It is always a little frustrating when the great swarm of movies released at the end of the year take precedence over earlier releases, tipping the awards and leaving some worthy candidates overlooked. It is the same with the “Word of the Year” awards. I know, I know. The books have barely closed on 2017 (youthquake, fake news, feminism, complicit). But I want to register an early entry for 2018: bystander.
As the April 16 deadline approaches, it’s time to consider how you would like to participate in the Annual Meeting and compose your proposals. Whether you decide to submit a paper, gallery (poster), workshop, oral presentation session, or roundtable we encourage you to keep our peer review process in mind. Submissions are reviewed and ranked […]
What do broken treaties and dispossession by legislation mean for Tonto and the Lone Ranger?
Christine Schreyer is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on created language communities and the revitalization of endangered languages. Created language communities are groups of people who meet online and learn invented languages, usually from movies or books. This is Christine’s story of how she came to create a brand new alien language for the superman movie Man of Steel.
For the first quarter of 2018 MPAAC addresses issues of sexual harassment and immigration.
Bernard Perley © 2017 Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2018. “Going Native.” Anthropology News website, February 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.767
Mike Youngblood is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of anthropology and human-centered design. His work explores new ways to apply sociocultural theory and methods to tackle innovation challenges focused on social equity and environmental issues. This is Mike’s “Anthropological Moment,” a story that illustrates the power of ethnography to bring about a positive […]
AAA uniquely brings together this disparate discipline within a common fold so that, despite all our differences, we can celebrate and cultivate what we share—our belief in what anthropology does, and in the value of the insights anthropology offers into the human career and the human condition.
This report marks the close of my term as AAA president. It summarizes the full, end-of-year President’s report, which I hope every member will take a few minutes to read. The long report tells the AAA story for 2017, which was remarkably productive, sometimes frustrating, always demanding, and in the end, immensely gratifying. I use […]
Alisse Waterston’s Presidential Lecture at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting No doubt these are dark times. What of us, as anthropologists, in these times? How will we pass the time that is given us? I take the opportunity of this talk to reflect on this moment of being in anthropology. Referring back to and in […]