Posted on November 14, 2012 by Joslyn O.
Welcome to San Francisco, AAA members!
Tonight is the inaugural Plenary Session:
WHY WE CAN’T ALL JUST GET ALONG: RACE, LANGUAGE, AND MEANING IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Panelists include Johnnetta Betsch Cole (National Museum of African Art), H. Samy Alim (Stanford University) and Rogers Smith (University of Pennsylvania)
The 2012 presidential election highlighted the deep political and philosophical divisions within the United States. As the nation faced severe economic difficulties and increasing forms of inequality, once marginal anti-government advocacy gained renewed prominence. In this political and economic climate, voters were faced with the most stark choices in a generation over the regulatory and redistributive powers and duties of the national government. Debates on social issues, including women’s access to reproductive services, immigration, and LBGT rights, displayed similarly profound divides over basic American values. These divisions will be discussed along with a critical assessment of the powerful role of Super-PACs, new media, and ever-present polling in both shaping the elections and distracting the public from substantive issues. Using anthropological and political theory, this inaugural AAA Plenary Panel will explore these cleavages and their impacts on voter sentiment and the outcome of the 2012 elections.
This session will begin at 6:00pm in rooms Continental 4-6 of the Hilton Union Square.
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by Oona
The volume is a model for looking at the complexity of racism in the academy and in the profession.
–Distinguished Professor and Chair Thomas C. Patterson
The AAA Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology is pleased to announce publication of additional findings, Racism in the Academy: the new millennium.
The volume is freely available to all online. Its editors, commission members Audrey Smedley and Janis Faye Hutchinson, bring the anthropological lens to the academy, to more fully describe the lived experiences of racism (and sometimes sexism) in colleges and universities. We hope minorities–and majorities–will read the text and work towards the elimination of microaggressions, and strive for the transformation of the academy.
To quote Professor Patterson once more:
This is a valuable collection of finely written, thought-provoking articles that can be used in classes from the introductory to the graduate level.
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Posted on March 29, 2012 by Joslyn O.
Have you been to the RACE exhibit lately? For the past few months the RACE: Are We So Different? museum exhibits have been at the Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond), Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, OH), and the University of Northern Iowa Museums (Cedar Falls). If you are located in these areas, stop in a check it out. If not, visit the virtual exhibit now.
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