Linguistic and Local Peripherality: The Case of Chalmatians in Greater New Orleans

In Greater New Orleans, there is an enregistered (Agha 2003) dialect of English that sounds similar to New York City English, making it stand out within the linguistic landscape of the American South. This dialect is associated with the white, working class residents of New Orleans, and is imbued with the sorts of low status, […]

Part I: SLACA welcomes Linda J. Seligmann, the new editor for the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA).

SLACA welcomes Linda J. Seligmann as the new editor for the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA). Dr. Seligmann succeeds the leadership of the journal by Dr. Andrew Canessa who served as JLACA editor since 2007. Dr. Seligmann is a specialist in the Andean region of Latin America with research interests in agrarian […]

Two More Views on Anthropologists and Boycotts

Note from the editor: Anthropology News shares here two essays that discuss the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement (BDS) as it relates to current discussions among anthropologists. As a reminder, all essays appearing in AN reflect the views of the authors; their publication does not signify endorsement by AN or the AAA. Authors are expected to verify all factual […]

CAE Invited Sessions at the 2015 AAA Conference in Denver

The Council of Anthropology and Education has selected three invited sessions for this year’s program. An invited session is one that is selected by the CAE Executive Committee among the many submissions because it has been highly ranked in the review process. These sessions also strongly present on an issue that is related to the […]

A Guide to Student Events & the Student Celebration Party at the 2015 AAA Annual Meetings

The elected officers of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) have been hard at work compiling a schedule of recommended events catered to student anthropologists who are attending the upcoming annual AAA meetings in Denver, Colorado. We have also compiled a student guide to Denver with information ranging from places to stay, restaurants to […]

SUNTA Program at AAA 2015

Program chair Jayne Howell reports that SUNTA is incredibly visible and active at the Denver meetings. The business meeting will be held on Friday afternoon, and we are co-sponsoring the fabulous ABA-AFA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW-SLACA-SUNTA Joint Sections Reception on Friday night.  The latter features DJ and anthropologist K’Ture. We also have the “Sense of the City Network” meeting […]

Crafting Interactive Journalism

To understand the current social movements and protest culture in Japan, it is necessary to understand the role played by the mass and alternative media. In the wake of the 3.11 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disasters, a sense that the mass media had failed to accurately report on the nuclear contamination at Fukushima galvanized a group of individuals […]

Part I: Artistic Hand Drawing As Scientific Research Method?

“You make use of philosophy to speak about the drawing— do you think that it could make sense/nonsense to make use of the drawing to say something about philosophy?” I ask.
 Jean-Luc Nancy replies: “But why?” Is it possible to research with drawing? Is it possible to document, to sketch in a form that will […]

Teaching Globalization with Sci-Fi

I teach about the South Pacific in introductory anthropology. With a price tag on everything, the most important lesson for college students is the gift. So, over the past several years, I have used an ethnography of the Orokaiva people of Papua New Guinea alongside a film, Letter to the Dead (André Iteanu and Eytan […]

AFA Events at the 2015 AAA Meeting

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is excited to announce our line-up for the AAA meetings this November in Denver, CO. AFA Program Co-Chairs, Amy Mortensen and Joanna Davidson, were able to review over twenty panels and individual papers submitted for consideration, which resulted in a robust and wide-ranging selection of AFA invited, co-sponsored, and […]