Designed for students who will make the world a better place – Hartwick Anthropology 2016 course offerings for spring & J Term.
With anthropologists saying many things about culture, is it any wonder the students and the public are confused?
Could epigenetics finally re-write the script about human nature? Maybe, but first we have to go over The Edge’s promotional tribute to Napoleon Chagnon.
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s intriguing ideas on testosterone changes in “Mothers and Others” is answered by longitudinal anthropology on fatherhood testosterone.
“Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy” (1982) has long been part of the Applying Anthropology reader. Time for a Living with Darwin update?
Exciting public lecture by Agustin Fuentes on his book Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You. Fuentes ably defends the relevance of Anthropology.
Denisovans! Exciting findings, cutting-edge genetic sequencing technologies, and scientists tone-deaf to a modern world built on colonialism and racism.
Ron Unz gives my reading of Race/IQ a place in The American Conservative, asking if it is “Game Over” for Race IQ.
The publication of “Race, IQ, and Wealth” by Ron Unz effectively is game over for Race IQ peddlers–it was always about wealth & inequality.
The really scary part of the Diamond Romney dustup is how Romney recaps Diamond: European imperialism is accidental but societies choose to fail.
“Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology” (2011) marked the end of evolutionary psychology as foil for anthropology.
Updated sources for teaching race anthropologically. Race is a social construction, but we need to understand that racism is what makes race salient.
Research on earliest Americans reveals multiple migrations and complexity. But Nicholas Wade botches the coverage–and the anthropology.
A Call for Blog Posts (CFBP) for an anthropological analysis of Richard Dawkins versus Edward Wilson on Social Conquest of the Earth.
Anthropology insists sex, gender, and sexuality include human activity and imagination–explaining why “gender is a social construction”
Highlighting a rich and vibrant tradition of anthropological research on human variation, with Henry Harpending and Guido Barbujani.
Recent posts by genetic clustering bloggers suggest an at least tacit acknowledgment that indeed “race is a social construction.”
The innuendo on race and IQ is an opportunity to revisit anthropology on race and seize holistic understandings to reclaim this issue for anthropology.
How can we stop trellises from turning into trees? Emphasizing non-directionality and complexity in evolutionary understandings.
Free PowerPoint for “Anthropology and Moral Optimism”; Denisovan admixture update; AAA news and the 2011 Anthropology in Media Award.
Despite Nicholas Wade’s emphasis on splits among human groups, the research is clear that it’s admixture all the way down. Plus some Malinowski!
“The Mismeasure of Science” reassessed Gould’s “Mismeasure of Man.” In a climate of race resurgence and attacking anthropology, this was a horrible idea.
This post on Anthropology 101 in 2011 was a call to action for introductory courses to address the big themes of Human Nature, Race, & Evolution.