#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline?
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.
The theme of the summer issue of AN, Anthropological Futures, has been much on my mind as I took up residence in this historic city far from my home in Tokyo. So why does an anthropologist who has spent nearly her entire career in Japan decide to take her sabbatical in France?
When can you call yourself an anthropologist? I got into a bit of a squabble about what kind of degree and experience you need to qualify: A doctorate? A master’s? A bachelor’s? When can you expect anthropologists to accept you as an anthropologist?
Pride Goes before the Fall—of the Discipline? As anthropologists, we pride ourselves on exposing injustices and fighting for what is right. So, why have we not better organized as individuals, the AAA, and anthropology departments to right the wrong of overproducing PhDs in a rapidly shrinking job market where exploited adjuncts do half the teaching? […]
Book Review One Blue Child. Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health. Susanna Trnka. Standford: Stanford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781503601130. 280pp. Turning red is much “sexier” than turning blue in terms of health symptoms. Many physicians that Trnka interviewed for this book believe that cardiac issues attract more attention than respiratory conditions in […]
CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 29–December 2 in Washington, DC. All members are invited to our general Business Meeting (4-0640 in the AAA program) on Friday, December 1, 12:15–1:30 p.m. That evening, we invite you to a members-only reception at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage! Friday, […]
First, the bad news: After decades of solid growth, US anthropology bachelor’s degree completions peaked at 11,270 in 2013 and have decreased sharply since then. The year 2016 saw only 9,135 anthropology degrees granted, the fewest since 2009. This is not due to programs shutting down—the number of colleges and universities granting four-year degrees in […]