Putting an End to the Rain of Apostrophes

On February 19, 2018, Kazakhstani social media came alive when the government announced a new plan for the Latin-based alphabet for Kazakh. It was the third government plan rolled out in the span of a year.

Catering Ghana’s Agricultural Development

That lunch turned out to be the first of many meals that left me asking questions. Since 2014, as part of my research on biotechnology and agricultural development in Ghana, I have attended dozens of development programs throughout the country. These programs—events, workshops, trainings—are impressive microcosms of so-called development efforts. They are where farmers, government officials, development practitioners, NGO program officers, and the occasional anthropologist share spaces, ideas, and meals.

Black Removal in South Central Los Angeles

This conversation takes place with two ethnographers of Los Angeles: Juli Grigsby and Damien Sojoyner. In this short piece, we discuss the impact of gentrification and its insidious process removing of Black communities through the building of rail infrastructure.

A Focus on Latina/os in the Silicon Valley

A key tenet of the ALLA’s mission is to enable a sustained diverse analysis of contemporary issues facing Latinx communities in the United States and those with whom they share common experiences, histories, or languages. This year’s community engagement event, Latino/as in the Silicon Valley: Ongoing Struggles for Equity and Social Justice, will be held in conjunction with the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza.

EAS at the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting

Here is the annual list of Evolutionary Anthropology Society (EAS) sessions at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting (2018 San José, California). Select sessions and events from other sections that may be of interest are also included.

The Council for Museum Anthropology Program in San José

Council for Museum Anthropology members, welcome to San José, CA! CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 14–18.

All members are encouraged to attend our general Business Meeting (4-0650 in the AAA program) on Friday, November 16, 12:15–1:30 PM to learn more about CMA initiatives, the journal, board membership, and upcoming events.

CAE Program at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has put together a dynamic and compelling program for the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting–virtually all of which is open to all conference attendees.

SACC Goes to the 2018 AAA Meetings!

As many of us prepare to travel to the 117th AAA Annual Meeting in San José, California, it seems appropriate to use this month’s section news to get us thinking about the meeting’s themes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation. The aim of these themes is to encourage us to reimagine our anthropological focus within a world beset by tremendous change.

Feminist Anthro in San José

Panels, retrospectives, roundtables, receptions: Please read on for a list of events hosted and sponsored by the Association of Feminist Anthropology. See you in San José!

SAS at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) invites you to join us at the 117th annual American Anthropological Association meeting taking place from November 14-18, 2018 in San Jose, California. The mission of SAS is to promote the advancement of scientific, empirically-based research methodologies within Anthropology. Below, we have compiled a list of sessions, which embody this objective.