The following anonymous article is published in solidarity with people whose jobs are increasingly threatened by a system that values capital over educators. Though the author is not associated with this journal, Practicing Anthropology is publishing this piece because we believe it to be important and interesting to our readers. We respect the author’s request… Continue reading A Cog in the Machine
From Inayat Ali and Robbie Davis-Floyd: Whenever a challenging situation emerges, an ambiguous, robust and thought-provoking vocabulary also surfaces. Sometimes, entirely new words are introduced, such as “coronavirus” and “COVID-19”; at other times, the terminology existing in what Ali calls the “societal memory” is sufficient to make sense of that extraordinary event, and problems arise… Continue reading The Interplay of Words and Politics During COVID-19: Locally Contextualizing the Universal Pandemic Vocabulary
The following statement comes from Miles Fahlman, author of Patterns of Virus: Navigating the Social Contours around SARSCoV2 and COVID19, that can be found in the Summer 2020 issue of Practicing Anthropology: Concerning the Social Contours project here in Saskatchewan, which survey’s the general public on making use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), including high-risk behavior, and… Continue reading Patterns of Virus: Navigating the Social Contours around SARSCoV2 and COVID19
Summer of 2020 and social scientists are hard at work. Check out what some of us are doing in our latest issue of Practicing Anthropology. COVID-19 Covid & Indian Country: Being Indigenous in Corona Virus World… By Michael-Kickingbear Johnson A Psychologist Responds By Rebecca Wald The Impacts of COVID-19 on Birth Practices in the US By… Continue reading Summer 2020 Issue
From Inayat Ali: When I drafted this article, the worldwide cases of COVID-19 were over 2 million and deaths around 135,000, as compared to the current statistics that are around 8.398 million and 450,000, respectively. The statistics can be tricky and questioned; however, there is no doubt that the pandemic has overwhelmed the entire world.… Continue reading Anthropology in Emergencies: The Roles of Anthropologists during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Inayat Ali
SfAA Statement on Global Violence, Systemic Racism, and Deep Inequities June 5, 2020 We at the Society for Applied Anthropology are saddened and frustrated by the murder of George Floyd and many others. We are concerned about global violence, systemic racism, and deep inequities. The history and acts of racism can no longer be… Continue reading SfAA Statement on Global Violence, Systemic Racism, and Deep Inequities
Check out the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology to find out what researchers have learned about “The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States.” Coming on July 1, 2020. The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz Abstract How quickly… Continue reading The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz
By Christopher Lynn, Ph.D., University of Alabama, firstname.lastname@example.org As we hunker down in our social isolation but reach out to each other through Zoom, social media, emails, and other creative ways, it reminds me of why my friend and colleague Cara Ocobock and I started the “Sausage of Science” podcast (which you can subscribe to… Continue reading From Blogging to Podcasting to Public Intellectual?
If you would like to contribute to Practicing Anthropology's summer issue we are looking for submissions pertaining to COVID-19. This is not just open to anthropologists and we are looking for practical responses (no need to be exclusively academics). Your submission can be just a few short paragraphs highlighting what you/they are doing. These would… Continue reading Last Call for Submissions on COVID-19
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