In a recent article in Anthropology News, Víctor Giménez Aliaga suggests that the contemporary wave of populism calls for closer anthropological analysis of the term and its usages. While it is less interesting to me to partake in the eternal strive to define “what populism means,” I concur with Giménez Aliaga with the need for anthropology […]
Searching for solidarity in the anthropological community.
As we approach the General Elections in Italy, the possibility that either of the two populist parties will take part in the government haunts the Italian—and indeed the European—political establishment, both of which frame the election in the bogus terms of populists threatening to supplant liberal values.
It was a pleasure to see so many SUNTA members at our business meeting in DC, where we recognized SUNTA members’ research, and discussed initiatives in 2017 that will continue in 2018. Board transitions We welcomed five new members to the board: First-Year Councilor, Sylvia Nam (University of California, Irvine); Secretary, Faedah M.Totah (Virginia Commonwealth […]
In 2007, Jonathan Spencer announced the “death of political anthropology.” I do not think political anthropology died, but it does need renewing.
An anthropologist from Turkey looks at 9/11 memorials and Trump politics.
Bernard Perley © 2017 Bernard Perley is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and American Indian studies. He collaborates with colleagues and American Indian community members on language maintenance and revitalization projects in and around the city of Milwaukee as well as the state […]
The beginning of a new year provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of years past in an effort to better guide the present. This year, NAPA members have particularly good occasion to reflect on our Ethical Guidelines for Practitioners. The guidelines, which were designed to acknowledge common ethical practice for all anthropologists […]
September 25, 1949–January 11, 2018 Jeffrey Jay Shultz died peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in San Diego, CA. He will be remembered by his many friends and colleagues as a person who was incredibly kind and generous, who devoted much of his time to mentoring young scholars and creating inventive new programs for undergraduates, […]
January 14, 1959–August 28, 2017 Anthropology lost one of its finest editorial visionaries with the untimely passing of Rebecca J. Tolen on August 28, 2017. For most of her career, Tolen served as sponsoring editor for Indiana University Press, where she worked for 17 years. She opened her own editorial business, Textworks Editorial services, in […]