CFP: ART

To coincide with ART Basel this June, Anthropology News is exploring its creative side. What can anthropology tell us about art and the people who make it? How can art and art practice challenge anthropology? What can art tell us about being human and the human imagination?

Selling Food and Watching Baseball in Southern Mexico

When the Oaxaca Guerreros Baseball players take the field from April to August, fans are likely to be indulging in tasty concession food. The familiar faces and voices of dozens of hard working food vendors are an integral part of the Guerreros baseball community and experience in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez.

“Sometimes an Action Is Ripe to Happen”

“What was the vision for AFA at its founding?” I ask. Naomi Quinn’s (one of three founders of AFA) response was simple: “We three just filled a hole we thought needed filling.”

Skill and Care in Horse Racing’s Labor Hierarchy

The Culture & Agriculture Sensorium explores the intersections between sensory experiences, agri-food systems, and the socio-political conventions surrounding food production. In this installation, Rebecca Richard explores the role of touch in the care of race horses and the place of this skill within horse racing’s labor hierarchy.

Nature at the Intersection

In today’s world, where the tentacles of science delve into our humanity in ways most of us could only imagine a generation ago, the space that falls at the intersection between the biological and social sciences has become more critical than ever to operationalize.

Scharlette Holdman

Scharlette Holdman, anthropologist and pioneering opponent of the death penalty, died on July 12, 2017. She was born on December 11, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee. During the 1960s she became an activist registering black voters in the South, but her opposition to the death penalty became the focus of her activism and life’s work.

2018 AfAA Student Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) Student Paper Awards. Once again, we received strong submissions for both awards and have been impressed with the focus and quality of the research.