What Ethnology Can Tell Us about the Consequences of Climate Change

Climate scientists predict that accelerated global warming will increase the impacts of extreme weather events such as droughts, typhoons and floods. Such events are likely to have serious social consequences, including famine, displacement, and increased violent conflicts. While these climate events may be becoming more extreme, such events resulting in disasters are not new. It is important to try to understand how human societies with varying livelihoods and vulnerabilities have responded to and invented solutions to such conditions both in the past and the present.

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.

Introducing a Biocultural Perspective

This is an introductory text to social and cultural anthropology from a biocultural perspective. What does that exactly mean? Anthropology is at the crossroads between the humanities and the natural sciences. Many prefer to take one of the roads and forget about the other, as if they were incompatible alternatives. My proposal in this book is to bring them together in a productive synthesis.