Producing Feminist Anthropology

For the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) has a compelling set of sessions—including four invited sessions; 12 regular sessions; and one poster session—that highlight the dynamic range of research interests within feminist anthropology. Coming on the heels of the Association for Feminist Anthropology’s 25th Anniversary as a […]

More New Books in Feminist Anthropology

Following up on our spring review of new books in feminist anthropology, we are pleased to offer another round of exciting ethnographies that explore the relationships between gender and economic and political formations. Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke U Press, 2014) By Carla Freedman (Emory U) Entrepreneurial […]

A New Year in Feminist Anthropology

This has been a quiet year for AFA.  We’ve continued with our ongoing projects—the selection of the winners of the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize and the Zora Neale Hurston Student Travel Awards, and have elected a new group of board members who will take office at the end of the AAA meetings. Following our 25th […]

Transforming Discourses and Practices through Informal Dialogue

Shelter Advocate Appreciation Days What makes a feminist organization successful?  For those of us who identify as players within social movements, this question is not only important on an individual level, but also in terms of organizational success and broader social impact. To achieve our goals, scholars and activists must consider what kinds of activities […]

New Books in Feminist Anthropology

Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory and Silence in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2012) Jennie E Burnet (U Louisville) In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossible—resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women slowly rebuilt their lives […]