Anthropology

Anthropologists Consider Notions of 'Community' in Education

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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

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

Anthropological Engagement, for Good and for Bad?

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

Fieldwork with Three Children

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

Raised Eyebrows over Keynote Choice

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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?

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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.

Toward a 'Cross-Culturally Competent' Air Force

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The latest institution to jump on the bandwagon for "cross-cultural" education is one known for foreign operations, but not study abroad: the U.S. Air Force.

First 'Minerva' Grants Awarded

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The first "Minerva" grants have been announced -- and they are going to respected scholars at leading universities for a range of topics that could inform U.S. military and diplomatic thinking. The grants also don't appear likely to end controversy over the program, although the change coming next month in the White House may lessen some concerns.

'American Counterinsurgency'

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The Human Terrain System, a program which embeds social scientists with brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan, is billed as a mechanism for improving the U.S. military's knowledge of culture and local populations -- heretofore perceived as sorely lacking. "It’s a chance to change the military; it’s a chance to change the Army," one HTS member said at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in November.

Museums and Academic Values

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Archaeologists nationwide protest Penn's move to eliminate jobs of 18 scholars, none of them with tenure but many with lengthy careers. University sees need for focus and fund raising.

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