In November 2017, the AAA sent its first official delegation to the COP23 (Conference of the Parties) meetings on climate change.
The #MeToo movement simply confirmed and rendered visible the regular incidence of sexual harassment that has all too often shaped the classroom, fieldwork, field training, and the subsequent workplaces of anthropologists since the discipline’s inception.
It is always a little frustrating when the great swarm of movies released at the end of the year take precedence over earlier releases, tipping the awards and leaving some worthy candidates overlooked. It is the same with the “Word of the Year” awards. I know, I know. The books have barely closed on 2017 (youthquake, fake news, feminism, complicit). But I want to register an early entry for 2018: bystander.