ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS


What is the geography of the discipline of anthropology? How do anthropologists cluster around issues of theory? How do the formal associations created by anthropologists organize the discipline around areas, issues, and interests?

What did the class learn from this exercise?

  • Anthropological organizations may be formed around a particular goal (applied anthropology), the study of a particular area (Oceania) or topic (work), a theoretical position (humanistic), or the identity of the members (Latino and Latina, European). Mixtures of these principles are common.
  • Some of the groups are active; others are diffuse and relatively somnolent. It seems to make a difference if there is a core of active people who keep things going. Often the leadership appears to be limited to a particular geographic area or cluster of people who know each other.
  • In general the organizations were not very responsive to requests for interviews or other information from graduate students. Some people were very helpful, but many did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls.
   
AUTHOR

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

   
Marvin Richardson

American Ethnological Society

   
Candice Lowe

Association of Black Anthropologists

   
Asli Baykal

Association for Feminist Anthropology

   
Angela Martin

Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists

   
Anna Governale

Council on Anthropology and Education

   
Selamawit Hailemariam

Cultural Survival

   
Sebastian Braun

European Society for Oceanists

   
Selamawit Hailemariam

Pan African Association of Anthropology

   
Matt Lavoie

Society for Latin American Anthropology

   
Kathleen Costello

Society for the Anthropology of Europe

   
Joshua Wells

Society for the Anthropology of Work

   
Sarah Quick

Society for Visual Anthropology

     


 

 

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