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American Anthropological Association

This Holiday Season Let's Replace Disparaging Slurs

American Anthropological Association | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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 | Home
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.