A Home for Professional, Practicing, and Applied Anthropology

The AAA has been a scholarly home for anthropology and anthropologists since its founding in 1902; it provides an intellectual home for its scholar constituents, and its membership appears stable. However, the membership of the AAA consists primarily of students and anthropologists in the academy. And, the largest and growing segment of the discipline, professional, practicing, […]

The Ethnographic Past

It is May 2015, and I am returning for a second fieldwork stay in the small Indiana town where I conducted doctoral fieldwork from 1989 to 1991. I have been on the phone from Ireland with some people I used to know. A former coal miner has told me that I am arriving just in […]