The equal time clause

I have spent three entries on why anthropologist should not put limits on the professional opportunities an anthropologist should accept. I want to offer some links to other viewpoints on the web. In 2002, NPR broadcast a debate between Anthropologists Catherine Lutz of Brown University and Anna Simons from the Naval Postgraduate school in Montery, … Continue reading The equal time clause

Let’s get to the meat of it, am I an anthropologist? (Part 3)

Of course I'm an anthropologist, and I've been doing what I do for a decade. I think I'm one of the fortunate people that since leaving graduate school I've never taken a job as anything but an anthropologist. The question is am I just an anthropologist and the answer is absolutely not. Frankly in my … Continue reading Let’s get to the meat of it, am I an anthropologist? (Part 3)

Are you an Anthropologist (part two)?

Much of the conversation about who is an anthropologist is about the appropriateness of “secret” research. Currently the stance of many anthropologists and the AAA code of ethics is that no professional anthropologist should engage in secret research. This means you should avoid research were the data and analysis cannot be openly scrutinized by your … Continue reading Are you an Anthropologist (part two)?

I’m anthropologist. No you’re not. Yes I am (repeat as needed)

Its amazing how otherwise bright people can spend a goofy amount of energy trying to determine just who is in the tribe of anthropology and who is not. It’s not that I object to keeping an eye the quality of the profession, I am all for it. My own little corner of the anthropology world … Continue reading I’m anthropologist. No you’re not. Yes I am (repeat as needed)

Trip to Northern India!

This is my grand test of using YouTube to embed video into my blog. Tell me what you think! Blog Disclaimer. I will often go back to entries to make edits or clarify points. If I am changing my point of view, that will be a new entry. _uacct = "UA-1453164-1"; urchinTracker();