AAA in DC: Distinguished lecture on crises of European identity

AAA event #5-1430; Co-sponsored by the Association for the Anthropology of Policy

The William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture:
Saturday, December 6 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm (with cash-bar reception)

Accelerated Change and the Crises of European Identities
    Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo)

Professor Eriksen will draw on research by himself and others on “super-diversity” in European cities and new patterns of migration. He will elaborate how Europe’s ongoing economic crisis and the rise of neo-nationalist movements contribute to reconfiguring collective orientations across the continent.

AAA in DC: Open forum on engagement with Israel and Palestine

Those attending the AAA meeting in December may be interested in the AAA Open Forum on Engagement with Israel and Palestine, to be held Thursday, 4 December, from 1:00 to 2:15 in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Ballroom Salon 2.

For additional background and information regarding the format of the Forum, see the blog entry by AAA Executive Director Ed Liebow at:

APLA special event at 2014 AAA meeting

Dear Colleagues,

The Association for Political & Legal Anthropology (APLA) invites you
attend our special offsite event detailed below. *Kindly circulate to your
section and other colleagues who might be interested*.

Happy Hour Salon
“Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary

*Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA)*

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Call for abstracts: Special journal issue on services for children and families

SPECIAL ISSUE for the Annals of Anthropological Practice


The Role of Anthropology in Improving Services for Children and Families

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK
Anne E. Pfister, Department of Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Ginger A. Johnson, Anthrologica, Oxford, UK

“The richness in family studies over the next decade, we believe, will come from considering the diversity of family forms –different ethnic groups and cultures, different stages of family life, different historical cohorts- as men and women attempt to raise their sons and daughters.”   -Cowan et al. 2014:xi

Over the past few decades, there have been important theoretical and methodological transformations in the ways we look at family dynamics; changes that have informed family policy and practice.  The provision of family services has shifted to a more holistic, integrative, and complex view of the family (Bogenschneider and Corbett 2010). Continue reading

2015 SANA conference

Call for Track Proposals: Inequality, Equality, and Difference

Call for Tracks and Track Organizers

The 2015 conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA)  will take place April 16-18 at John Jay College of the City University of New York with the theme “Inequality, Equality, Difference” (see below). The conference will be organized around several tracks, each comprising two days of sustained discussion and analysis around issues of key importance to North American society.  We are now seeking proposals from individuals and groups to lead and develop tracks, which should relate to the overall conference theme.
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