Care workers exercise agency to dismiss prejudicial attitudes toward their work and meet the care needs of an aging population.
2019 Council on Anthropology and Education Outstanding Book Award winner Gabrielle Oliveira recounts findings from the ethnographic study that formed the basis of her award-winning book.
To mark the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, Anthropology News is turning an anthropological eye on voting and voting rights.
Political campaigns rely on volunteers and promote interactions that further polarize our political conversation. What does this mean for the future of US politics?
The theft of immigrant workers’ wages is a growing problem in the United States.
Two anthropologists reflect on their experiences and ask what it will take to make our discipline and our Annual Meeting more accessible.
Public and feminist anthropologists use multiple modalities to remap the traditional distinctions between university and community through rigorous scholarship and a commitment to social justice.
It was my second time attending the neighborhood association meeting in the community where I was doing fieldwork. The association president had invited me, saying he thought it would be great if I talked about my project with the attendees and that, perhaps, some people would want to share about their experiences living under food apartheid.
In Rwanda, the field of heritage production is dominated by the central government. National museums and memorials are part of the government’s efforts to establish a usable history for the country, where politicized divisions between ethnic groups, reinforced and reified during colonialism, resulted in a devastating genocide in 1994. Establishing a singular narrative and identity—along with the life-or-death stakes—means that the democratizing practices advocated within heritage scholarship circles are unlikely to gain traction.
I should have been inoculated from Endgame’s bombastic and obvious themes, as I tend to be when confronted by, say, simplistic hagiographies like Bohemian Rhapsody or paeans to toxic masculinity like Wolf of Wall Street. But Endgame’s adulation of heroism, sacrifice, and duty deactivated my normally hypercognized cynicism.