October

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Including Anthropology in a high school curriculum provides important opportunities for students and instructors, but it also presents unique challenges.…More

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Dancing through Istanbul

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Daniel Martin Varisco


Turkey is all over the news these days.  Former Prime Minister and now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seen by…More

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As I have read this column over the last several months, I’ve been heartened to see many familiar themes. Contributors…More

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Scales of Repair

Scales of Repair

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Eve Danziger
Mark Sicoli
Brook Hefright


Exploring “Putting Things Right” at NCALA’s 3rd Annual Workshop, Charlottesville, VA The recent focus on the concept of scale in linguistic…More

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CoPAPIALogo

Making the Case for AAA Support of Professional Practitioner Networks Though they may not carry the designation “anthropologist” in their…More

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Increasing English Education in Japan

An Identity Crisis? In a recent article in The Japan Times entitled “English Education set to get serious in Japan,”…More

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Proposed Renewal of the AAA Congressional Fellowship

Beginning in 1978, the American Anthropological Association initiated a Congressional Fellowship program, which funded one anthropologist a year to serve…More

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The Wyoming Way

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Michael Harkin


Leaves are turning, there’s a nip in the air, the parking lot by the library is suddenly impossible: yes, thousands…More

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Dealing with Inflated Egos

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Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Ty Matejowsky


If you have been in academia long enough, you are bound to encounter more than a few outsized egos.  Often…More

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Lessons from Directing a Study Abroad Program in Tanzania

From Siangiki to Yeyio As a doctoral candidate studying livelihoods in Ngorongoro from 2000-01, Maasai colleagues greeted me “Siangiki, takwenya,” which…More

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