Key words: liminality, identity, positionality, reflexivity As of March 15, 2018, Syria entered into its eighth year of civil war. An estimate of 470,000 people were killed, including around 55,000 children (Barnard 2016). The war produced dire humanitarian situations as thousands of people were arrested, killed, tortured, injured, or displaced. One major disaster became known… Continue reading Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!
News this summer of immigration authorities heartlessly separating families, incarcerating asylum-seeking parents, and imprisoning children riveted the attention of people around the world and brought on the disapprobation of world leaders (Ward 2018), the United Nations human rights chief (Morello 2018), and Amnesty International (Sayers 2018). In response to public outrage, President Donald Trump issued… Continue reading An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!
Practicing Anthropology is exited to announce the release of our October issue, Anthropologists Advocate for Change: Immigration, Removal, and Resilience in the United States.
I have heard many colleagues asking what we can do in troubling times. How can we use our skills and knowledge to support human rights? Here is an excellent example from Carole Joffe of how we can bridge academic knowledge with everyday policy. A strong op-ed in the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/07/10/with-the-appointment-of-brett-kavanaugh-roe-v-wade-is-likely-dead/?utm_term=.2c1a82995f0b
Our summer issue is out. We are excited to share the work of collaborating authors in this issue of Practicing Anthropology. Check out the content and download the issue from a library or the SfAA website ASAP. We look forward to your thoughts and ideas related to this issue. FIRST PERSON CREATIVE PIECES AND POLICY/PRACTICE/ENGAGEMENT … Continue reading Summer issue is out!
Practicing Anthropology is soliciting comments, reflections, art, poetry, and short written pieces about what is going on at the US/Mexico border with the violent removal of babies and children from their parents. Please submit your work on this topic to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco [Content from The Black Scholar] “Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference—those of us who are poor, who… Continue reading Statement in The Black Scholar on Transnational Solidarity and the Assassination of Marielle Franco