Health Promotion Practice, a journal of the Society for Public Health Education, curates a collection of articles focusing on health promotion in indigenous communities. The Navajo Tribe refers to the San Francisco Peaks as "Dook'o'oosłííd," which means "the summit which never melts" or "the mountain which peak never thaws." The following are also names which… Continue reading Health Promotion Practice hosting free downloads of Indigenous research for a limited time
Time is running out to propose a paper or pane for the virtual SfAA conference this year. We hope that you will consider joining us virtually by attending the meetings and presenting your exciting work. We will also be there (virtually) in a meet-the-editors session. See membership and registration information here. Here is the theme… Continue reading Calling all authors and practitioners! Deadline November 15th.
In our fall issue of Practicing Anthropology you can find a short piece by editorial team member Gwendolyn Saul, Curator of Ethnography at the New York State Museum, about highlighting contemporary work by Indigenous artists during COVID-19. You can find a recent talk here by Dr. Saul and Shinnecock contemporary artist Jeremy Dennis who co-curated… Continue reading Making Native Art Known During Pandemic Times
This Wednesday, President Trump’s administration announced plans to open over 9.3 million acres of the Tongass National Forest to logging and roadbuilding. The Tongass is the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rainforest and our country’s oldest and largest national forest. The forest stores nearly 8 percent of all the carbon stored in US forests, making… Continue reading Trump just fully opened ‘America’s Climate Forest’ to logging, again proving a threat to democracy
The Co-Editors of Human Organization are looking to redesign the cover of the journal to make it more appealing and reflective of the very high quality scholarship it publishes. We need the help of creative minds, so we are opening a competition to find the perfect modern design for an image that will be used… Continue reading Human Organization Cover Redesign Contest
Medical Anthropologist Katherine Mason on Challenges Presented by the Coronavirus Outbreak in the Scientific Inquirer. Webinar: Northwestern anthropologist Adia Benton to discuss coronavirus response in the U.S., globally. Anthropologist Dave Cook discusses pros and cons of working remotely in The Conversation. Anthropologist Paul Stoller weighs in on the Global Pandemic in Psychology Today. What else do… Continue reading Anthropologists Speak on COVID-19
We hope you are all well out there. These are anxiety-provoking and unstable times. Here at PA we are gathering information on social scientists who are on the ground dealing with the current pandemic. Today we highlight this audio clip on how pandemics have been handled in the past. This is incoming SfAA board member… Continue reading Social Scientists Respond to COVID-19
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.