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Targeting the Israeli Academy: Will Anthropologists Have the Courage to Just Say "No"?

Richard A. Shweder | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Richard A. Shweder

The ideals of the modern academy too are fragile and vulnerable. We are witnessing their subordination to a political agenda even as supporters of the boycott movement try to mitigate the horror of their proposals by drawing a distinction between shunning Israeli academic institutions and discriminating against individual Israeli scholars.

Boycotting Israeli Academic Institutions

John W. Traphagan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

The resolution, should it be enacted, serves little more than to squelch the open exchange of ideas among scholars in Israel and other countries.

Paul Stoller's Public Anthropology Turn

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

Evidence that anthropology is taking a more public turn abounded at the annual conference of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Denver ...

On the Margins of Anthropology

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

Things are usually more creative on the margins, a notion that became evident during the recently concluded meetings of the American Anthropological A...

As Islamist Terrorism Increases, Some Respond...By Assailing Israel

David Harris | Posted 11.21.2015 | World
David Harris

For the Swedish foreign minister and, it appears, too many EU nations, the path of least political resistance is to focus obsessively on Israel, irrespective of what else might be going on in the world.

Anthropology In Schools: Is There a Future?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Written by Ed Liebow, AAA Executive Director Racial bias is a documented aspect of police practice, in the United States and elsewhere. In Iraq, anti...

Research in the Public Interest

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Anthropologists and archaeologists do just that. We welcome the opportunity to show Senator Paul and Representative Smith why the work of anthropologists and archaeologists is critical to our nation, in an open and transparent discussion.

This Holiday Season Let's Replace Disparaging Slurs

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

We call on sports teams with Native American names and mascots to consult with contemporary tribes and follow their guidance. Abandon negative characterizations and where it is mutually desired embrace positive identities so that we may preserve our Native American heritage.

Faye V. Harrison and Why Anthropology Still Matters

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

A self-proclaimed "outsider-within," Faye V. Harrison eschewed the normative path of most scholars, conducting international research in Britain and Jamaica and, more recently, in Cuba and the U.S. south while being actively engaged in reworking the discipline.

If Children Are For Learning, Then Let Them Play

Bethany Wilinski | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Bethany Wilinski

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI worry that the focus on developing standards and assessment measures to frame and evaluate children's learning in pre-K programs obscures the need to think deeply about what children in these programs should be doing on a daily basis.

An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

The U.S. West has had years of recurring drought with resultant mandatory water conservation measures, massive wildfires and above normal temperatures.