Before 19 December 2016, Donald Trump was not the president-elect. The Electoral College had a constitutional duty to block Trump from becoming President.
In an election full of ugliness and hate, there was something beautiful and poignant about the racially mixed crowd in the November Rain.
As gun violence continues in the United States, this gun control podcast reflects on how anthropology can bring sanity and contribute to political debate.
“The first anthropological emotion is hope” (Carole McGranahan, #AAA2014) and also via Ingold, Trouillot, Lennon & Ono “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
Is the time gone for reaffirming that the Bongobongo are “humans just like us”? And does Open Access anthropology spell out the stakes for a wider public?
At a time when globalization is said to render the national state irrelevant, an anthropology of the state has pressing political and intellectual stakes.
Arguments against gun control are rooted in shoddy anthropology: ideas about human nature, culture & history which cannot withstand anthropological scrutiny.
Wonderful recent volume shows how views of human nature as inherently warlike stem not from the facts but from cultural views embedded in Western thinking.
Anthropology should be front and center–the 2012 Obama Romney election concerns race, culture, history, and power, key issues for political anthropology.
The really scary part of the Diamond Romney dustup is how Romney recaps Diamond: European imperialism is accidental but societies choose to fail.
On using the informational-distributional capacities of Walmart to enact a sensible and sustainable future, Walmart Socialism and Utopia.
We need public borrowing and job creation for a green economy. Expropriate Goldman-Sachs to bypass political impasse via public ownership.
“The inadequacy of the bridge seems hardly a good enough reason to have abandoned the quest” (Anna Tsing 2005:85). On anthropology of reform and revolution.
Boone Shear and Brian Burke organized a special track for alternative political ecologies for 2012 Applied Anthropology, seeking to go Beyond Capitalism.
A post from 2012 describing the options.to closing a neighborhood school. As Little Steven says: “Ain’t it a little late in the game to throw your hand in?”
Fighting the planned closing of a neighborhood school based on a false economy of market-based choices and political expediency. The cost of saving schools.
Anthropology’s Moral Optimism: Four Field Manifesto & alternative visions of humanity. Capitalism is not the most beautiful or respectful of shared planet.
In October 2011, the anthropological blogosphere coalesced around supporting the Occupy Wall Street moment, launched by anthropologist David Graeber.
As anthropology classes discuss the importance of Franz Boas, this is an important connection to anthropology on immigration.
Anthropology should stand against the ideologues insisting government planning is inherently flawed.
With death of Osama bin Laden, how anthropology supports pursuing criminals, not blanket “war on terror,” and anthropology questions xenophobic nationalism.
Loving anthropology for the questions it asks, the way anthropologists search for answers, and the importance of the answers to our world.