Anthropology

Pentagon Shift on 'Minerva'

Pentagon officials are talking with the National Science Foundation about the NSF playing a major role in the peer review for a new program to promote social science research on topics that relate to key issues in U.S. foreign policy.

Torture and the Research Star

Book's revelations about CIA's use of Penn professor's work intensify debate over how social scientists should help (and not help) interrogations.

'Two Cultures' Tension in Social Science

Key philanthropic and government programs offering grants for Ph.D. students appear to be excluding proposals for graduate students in sociology and political science, while favoring proposals from those in history, anthropology and a range of relatively small disciplines, such as art history and ethnomusicology, according to data released Friday.

Open Access or Faux Access?

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Anthropology association -- criticized by scholars for use of subscription model -- says it has embraced idea of making digital material free. But you have to wait 35 years.

From Plaintiff to Donor

Anthropologist who brought landmark sexual discrimination suit against Brown U. in the late '70s gives $1 million to the institution she once fought.

Anthropologists Consider Notions of 'Community' in Education

SAN FRANCISCO – If there’s one thing that unites an education “community,” it just might be the use of the word “community” – and, not surprisingly, “the notion of community is drawn upon frequently in educational research,” said Doris S. Warriner, of Arizona State University.

“However,” Warriner continued, “the concept of community is often used to convey common experiences” -- where significant diversity of experience in fact exists.

Ethics and Militarization Dominate Anthropology Meeting

At annual business meeting, anthropologists weigh in on planned review of the ethics code. Tensions simmer.

Anthropological Engagement, for Good and for Bad?

At annual anthropology conference, scholars discuss ethical imperatives to apply their expertise outside academe -- and ethically fraught applications.

Fieldwork with Three Children

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss mothering in, and of, the field.

Raised Eyebrows over Keynote Choice

Many anthropologists find the military's Human Terrain System ethically flawed. Its chief architect was selected for prominent role -- seen as inappropriate honor by some -- at a scholarly meeting.

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