Torture and the Research Star

Smart Title: 
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

Smart Title: 

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?

Smart Title: 
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

Smart Title: 
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

Smart Title: 

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

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

Anthropological Engagement, for Good and for Bad?

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

Fieldwork with Three Children

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

Raised Eyebrows over Keynote Choice

Smart Title: 
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.

Whose Blood Is It?

Smart Title: 
Arizona court revives suit on Native American samples -- allegedly used for studies that differ from what donors agreed to. Issues could apply broadly in social and biological sciences.


Subscribe to RSS - Anthropology
Back to Top