Sponsored by the Hardy Chair Lecture Series, a public lecture by Dr. David H. Price: “Tracing Funding, Tracing Impacts: The CIA and Anthropology.”
Designed for students who will make the world a better place – Hartwick Anthropology 2016 course offerings for spring & J Term.
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Anthropology and Storytelling – Stories that must be told to transform the anthropocene. And yet: Can anthropology spell out relevance for a wider audience?
Resources and thoughts on Teaching Cultural Anthropology for fall 2014: “Teaching is the other side of participant observation” (Tim Ingold, Making 2013:13)
At a time when globalization is said to render the national state irrelevant, an anthropology of the state has pressing political and intellectual stakes.
A double review from 2003 of Elizabeth Chin’s Purchasing Power and Steven Kemper’s Buying and Believing. A review that went poof! from American Ethnologist.
Fieldwork and the ethnographic monograph invited closure around cultural wholes. Anthropology can defend the concept of culture while jettisoning the word.
Laura Bohannan’s Return to Laughter is a great book to discuss institutionalized fieldwork in anthropology and how kinshipology trumped messier discoveries.
Anthropology saw culture as anti-race, yet descriptions of Dobu, recently revisited by Susanne Kuehling, show culture reified–and looking a lot like race.
Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture translated US Boasian Anthropology to a mass audience, promoting culture, cultural relativism–and cultural wholes.
An impassioned plea to lower the arrogance decibels. In the wake of Steven Pinker’s “Science Is Not Your Enemy” assessing humanities & science together.
If “anthropology’s future depends largely on its ability to contest the Savage slot” (Trouillot 2003:9), then how to take Napoleon Chagnon’s Noble Savages?
The Ax Fight shows how Yanomami used steel axes long before anthropologists arrive. The Jared Diamond violence calculations must consider interconnection.
Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture trumps Jared Diamond for conceptual clarity, writing style, ethnographic example, and impact. Pretty good for 1934.
At the 2012 American Anthropological Association, Sidney Mintz received the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology and papers in honor.