Anthropology

One of the most liberal-minded disciplines plots its course under the new administration

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Anthropology -- where the work of researchers is often at odds with the priorities of the Trump White House -- tries to figure out how to maneuver.

Anthropologists prepare to vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli universities

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At American Anthropological Association meeting, scholars prepare to vote on a resolution calling for the group to boycott Israeli universities.

Anthropology association task force recommends the group take action in response to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Task force charged with evaluating how anthropology association should respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict recommends that group take action, and suggests that censure of Israeli policies is insufficient.

Army shuts down controversial Human Terrain System, criticized by many anthropologists

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U.S. Army quietly shuts down Human Terrain System, which placed anthropologists and other scholars with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan and set off huge debate over scholarly ethics.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

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Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss the academic boycott of Israel

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At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

Prominent anthropologist resigns in protest from National Academy of Sciences

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One prominent anthropologist, Marshall Sahlins, resigns from National Academy of Sciences to protest its election of another prominent anthropologist, Napoleon Chagnon, as well as the group's military partnerships.

Interview with controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, author of 'Noble Savages'

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Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon talks to Inside Higher Ed about his new book, Noble Savages, and his lengthy and exceptionally controversial career.

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints

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Berkeley has launched investigation into plagiarism allegations against Terrence Deacon in response to very public campaign for Deacon to admit to alleged oversight errors in citations.

Anthropology groups organize Foucault read-in for Inauguration Day

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Anthropologists and other scholars plan read-in of Michel Foucault to mark inauguration of Donald Trump.

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