The organization and culture of anthropology; the organizations and cultures of anthropology.
Latest Activity: Nov 19
From its inception, from the 19th century efforts, from the modern founding works of Boas, Radcliffe-Brown, and Malinowski, anthropology strove to discover the human variety in the world, and to…Continue
Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN. Last reply by Rebekah Feb 24.
I'm doing some research on anthropology's audiences. It seems to me that most writing with anthropological content is written by anyone but anthropologists (see discussion thread in PopAnth group…Continue
Started by Erin B. Taylor. Last reply by Erin B. Taylor Feb 4.
I recently commented on the Australian Anthropological Society mailing list that universities seem to be fast becoming the worst places to produce academic scholarship as the trend towards metrics…Continue
Started by Erin B. Taylor. Last reply by Anita Sandall Dec 28, 2012.
HelloThis might be of interest to you.Just to let you know of a short-term project that is intended to provide quick debate over the next month and then a possible virtual workshop. Its on another…Continue
Started by Jonathan Newman. Last reply by Jonathan Newman Apr 20, 2010.
BDwyer said, "anthropology is such a broad church with no really unified perspective - some see it as inherently political emanating out of cosmopolitan centres - like myself, whilst others see it as…Continue
Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN. Last reply by Valerie Feria Isacks Mar 26, 2010.
As an undergrad enthralled by these eccentrics who did this thing called ethnographic fieldwork, which usually sounded like one helluva an adventure, I thought that somebody should conduct an…Continue
Started by Piers Locke. Last reply by Ranjan Lekhy Dec 18, 2009.
Now that the separate disciplines have had the opportunity to develop and mature, is it time to consider a merging into a unified social science or social studies, which would provide multiple…Continue
Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN. Last reply by Paul Wren Oct 22, 2009.
John McCreery said, "My biggest disappointment [in anthropology] is the lack of cumulative knowledge-building. Our history is littered with projects, from mapping the global distributions of cultural…Continue
Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN. Last reply by John McCreery Sep 9, 2009.
What does it mean to say that "anthropology is a discipline"? Is there something mandatory about becoming an anthropologist? Are there some restrictions for how we go about being…Continue
Started by Philip Carl SALZMAN. Last reply by NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS Sep 7, 2009.