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Making #AmAnth17 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

What would the AAA be without the Teaching Culture Top 30 list? Every year we scour the AAA program and try to winnow it down to a short list of recommended sessions. We acknowledge it’s an almost impossible task, and only ever a partial list, but we attempt it anyway. As usual, there are a good number of recommended sessions that deal with teaching. That is our mandate after all. But in honor of the publication of our first ethnoGRAPHIC novel, we are also turning the spotlight on sessions that expand the possibilities for ethnography to work in a variety of multi-modal formats. read more…

  • dateNovember 22, 2017
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  • posted byAnne
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Call for Papers: Ethno/Graphic Storytelling

We can all agree that anthropology matters – but how can we get this message to a broader public? This panel focuses on the potential of comics, graphic novels, and animation as valuable tools for thinking through, and communicating, our research to others. These non-traditional media formats and their potential are reflected in the creation of a new book series at University of Toronto Press called ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form. read more…

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Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

To mark the publication of Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method, author Andrew Causey provides the following thoughts on how drawing can also be used in the classroom to teach students about seeing and perception. Drawn to See will be launched this week at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis. To see how attendees at the conference apply advice from the book, follow #sketchAAA on Twitter. read more…

  • dateNovember 15, 2016
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  • posted byAndrew Causey
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Making #AAA2016 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

We’ve been assembling a list of AAA recommendations for the last couple of years and didn’t want to disappoint. Below is a list of our Top 30 must-attend sessions. It is by no means exhaustive. With hundreds of sessions competing for attention, this list can only ever be partial, reflecting our own interests in teaching and publishing, in public anthropology, and in ethnographic methodologies of all kinds. That said, we also wanted to include a few sessions that speak to some of the key issues of the day: race, refugees, and the standoff at Standing Rock. read more…

  • dateNovember 8, 2016
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Post #AAA2015

I’m still applying moisturizer three times a day to rehydrate after the arid Denver conditions. It was an energizing, exhausting, and momentous #AAA2015 as members voted overwhelmingly in support of the BDS resolution. As well, it was the end of our special Canadian influence at the AAA with Monica Heller finishing her term as President. I missed her presidential address but will see at least some of it realized in a forthcoming book. Thanks for all your hard work over the last two years @anthroprez (now @MonicaHeller4)! read more…

  • dateNovember 24, 2015
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  • posted byAnne
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