Anthropological Irony

Cultural Relativism and the Destruction of Cultural Artifacts by the Islamic State Cultural relativism is a theoretical perspective in which the beliefs and activities of the person or group being studied are understood and appreciated within the context of that person or group’s local culture.  The cultural relativistic perspective, as an intellectual tool, can inform an […]

A Guide to Student Events & the Student Celebration Party at the 2015 AAA Annual Meetings

The elected officers of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) have been hard at work compiling a schedule of recommended events catered to student anthropologists who are attending the upcoming annual AAA meetings in Denver, Colorado. We have also compiled a student guide to Denver with information ranging from places to stay, restaurants to […]

Ethnographic Fieldwork Equipment That (Hopefully) Won’t Break the Bank: Camcorders

Having considered digital audio recorders and cameras in the first and second installments of this four part series, I now turn our attention to digital camcorders. Once again, a disclaimer before I begin, this column is not an endorsement nor is it a review of any particular product, brand, or service. It is intended to provide student […]