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AnthroCurrents–September 20, 2016

What are some of the other websites and blogs that track anthropology-in-the-news and practicing anthropology? Here are some “highly cited” places on the web to follow. All of the sites and blogs below may be followed on Twitter, some on Facebook or other social media, and some offer weekly email subscriptions. While you are at it, follow us on Twitter

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AnthroCurrents–September 6, 2016

Welcome back to the academy, students and faculty! As we watch Labor Day in the rearview mirror, the northern hemisphere’s colleges and universities are all in full operation. Our “back to school special” is a list of all the subfields of, or application of, cultural “anthropology” that we found published during the month of August (without duplicating our posts on

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AnthroCurrents — August 23, 2016

The Olympics just ended, the American presidential election campaigns are in full swing, and academic anthropologists are returning to the classroom after summer travel and research. But today let’s focus on how practicing anthropologists are raising the profile of our discipline in the business and corporate world. Maia Green (U. of Manchester) reviews The Silo Effect: Why Every Organisation Needs

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AnthroCurrents — August 9, 2016

Thank you to Mella Baker for reminding us that not all anthropologist heroes are white and male. Welcome to anthropology! I haven’t looked at the demographics of our field recently, but I assume we still have a ways to go before the American profession better reflects the general population. American Presidential Politics Our last post looked at possible anthropological explanations

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AnthroCurrents – July 26, 2016

American Presidential Politics Earlier this month Brexit was THE topic in the American media. NOW it is presidential politics. How would anthropologists explain the popularity of Donald Trump? There are several possibilities: An historian offers Emile Durkheim‘s “collective efferevescence,” but that seems a bit one-dimensional. A religious studies professor argues that anthropologist James Frazer‘s discussion of magicians and kings in

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AnthroCurrents – July 12, 2016

Anthropologists Comment on Brexit and Other Policy Issues Social Anthropology/Athropologie Sociale and Allegra Laboratory partnered to provide a forum for over two dozen anthropologists to comment on Brexit. They published extracts on July 1st and expect to post the full texts by July 15th. To add to the mix, Vidya Venkat, a staff journalist for The Hindu, returns to her fieldwork in anthropology to comment on Brexit. David Vine, Assistant Professor of

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AnthroCurrents — June 28, 2016

Practicing Anthropology from the South Pole to Wall Street Our colleagues are using ethnography to study the interchange between scientific expertise and policy-making at the South Pole, to make visible the invisible sanitation workers of New York City, and to understand the people inside the faceless “market” of Wall Street (Marketplace returns to Karen Ho’s research (Liquidated, 2009) for their

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AnthroCurrents – June 14, 2016

Anthropology, Gender, Bodies, and Bathrooms Despite what some may think, “feminist biology” has little to do with genitalia envy.  Anthropologist Caroline VanSickle, a postdoctoral fellow in feminist biology, is more interested in how our cultural assumptions about gender distort our view of human evolution. In the US, gender and genitalia remain controversial for those concerned about which genders share bathroom

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AnthroCurrents – May 31, 2016

From the Field (Where Else?) We do get around. Leave it to anthropologists to support adding insects to the American diet (see photo),  to defend mosquitoes in our built environment, to appreciate the role of elves in Icelandic history and highway construction planning, and to compliment the quality of footprint casts made by Bigfoot hunters in Appalachia (but remain mum

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AnthroCurrents – May 17, 2016

NAPA is happy to announce the re-launch of AnthroCurrents, a bi-weekly look at anthropology in the news. Anthropology of Climate Change In the online magazine, popmatters, a review of the 2015 documentary film “The Anthropologist” (screened at the Independent Film Festival Festival, Boston 2016), the reviewer describes this “spry and crisp” film as a multi-layered depiction of (a) the personal

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Kenny Latta

BiographyKenny was raised in Memphis and attended Christian Brothers University, where he completed a BA in Religion and Philosophy in 2010. After completing his degree, he served two years through the Lasallian Volunteers program, tutoring and mentoring in a Catholic high school in New York City. He returned to Memphis in 2012 and enrolled in the graduate program in applied

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Ashley Gallentine

  BiographyAshley Gallentine serves as a Dedicated Advisor with Crimson Clinical Advantage, a division of the Advisory Board Company. She specializes in identifying opportunities for enhancing care management, emergency department utilization, population risk management, and physician engagement in both the acute and ambulatory settings. Prior to this, Ashley was the Community Health Needs Assessment Coordinator at Florida Hospital Tampa for

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