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Melissa Cope posted a discussion

Call for Participation

The Critical Public Health Research Group in the San Francisco Bay Area is currently soliciting student abstracts for a symposium highlighting critical perspectives to pressing public health issues. Topics of interest for this session include but are not limited to public health policy; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; fat studies; gender; and sexuality.   We welcome abstract submissions on a range of topics that defy the status quo in public health, by raising questions about what have come…See More
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Heather Sanderson posted a blog post

Ditch the High-Flow Showerhead: Anthropology's Water Conservation Effort

Water is everywhere. It moves downward with a trickle in the Amazon rain forest and comes together in rivers. It runs under our cities, consolidates at dams and it sent into systems for irrigation. We collect it in little plastic bottles and pump it out of deep wells. It's a pert of our institutions and makes up a significant part of every live thing, including ourselves. Cultural Anthropology has for the most part taken water for granted, that is, until recent times. Was water too ordinary of…See More
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Heather Sanderson is now a member of SfAA Community Network
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Aug 16

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National Park Service - Research Opportunity - Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve is interested in conducting an Ethnographic Survey for the African American homesteading experience in Lanfair Valley, Mojave National Preserve, CA.  Partners of the National…
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Posted by Jennifer Talken-Spaulding on June 3, 2016 at 2:40pm

Job Opportunity: National Park Service Tribal Liaison, Colorado

The National Park Service - Intermountain Region (IMR) is seeking applicants for the Tribal Liaison position.  The Vacancy Announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens (DEU) and current Federal Employees (Merit Promotion) and closes on June 13.  (Applicants should be certain that they apply through the correct vacancy announcement for their status.)  The IMR Tribal Liaison provides authoritative advice to IMR leadership and park managers on tribal issues, and serves as the region's…
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Posted by Jennifer Talken-Spaulding on June 1, 2016 at 10:09am

SfAA Resolution on Concealed Weapons

The SfAA is deeply concerned about the impact of recent Concealed Carry laws on freedom of expression in university classrooms and other settings. These laws allow licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on campuses. Our society is concerned that Concealed Carry laws undermine academic freedom and the teaching and research missions of universities, and that they introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on students,…

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Posted by SfAAadmin on May 23, 2016 at 8:20pm

CORRECTED: Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group Paper Prizes

The Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group (AMHIG) announces its first annual Graduate Student and Professional Paper Prizes. Paper topics are open, but must address some aspect of the sociocultural dimensions of mental health. Papers may be comparative, applied, and/or theoretical in approach. The winner of each category will receive $100 and a certificate which will be awarded at the SMA Business Meeting at the AAA in Minneapolis in November 2016.…

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Posted by Michael R. Duke on May 2, 2016 at 1:06pm

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Call for Participation

The Critical Public Health Research Group in the San Francisco Bay Area is currently soliciting student abstracts for a symposium highlighting critical perspectives to pressing public health issues.…Continue

Started by Melissa Cope in SfAA 2017 Annual Meeting Discussions yesterday.

Culturally Informed Interventions in Type II Diabetes – Organizer – Andrew J. Gordon.

Interventions with diabetes, now a pandemic,  have accentuated  diet, exercise and lowered obesity.   Other issues associated with applied anthropology need be addressed, among them: food preparation…Continue

Started by Melissa Cope in SfAA 2017 Annual Meeting Discussions Aug 9.

CFP "Conservation, Epidemiology, and Public Health in Biodiversity Hotspots" panel SfAA Santa Fe 2017

Call for PapersPanel:  "Conservation, Epidemiology, and Public Health Campaigns in Biodiversity Hotspots"SfAA annual meeting in Santa Fe, March 28-April 1, 2017This panel will generate dialogue…Continue

Tags: public, illness, health, medical, anthropology

Started by William L. Alexander in SfAA General Discussion Forum Jul 28.

culture hacking?

A non-anthropologist colleague recently contended that "culture hacking" is "applied anthropology."  She referred me to uses of the term that indicate that it derives from those engaged in software…Continue

Tags: change, cultural, hacking, culture

Started by Stephen C. Maack in SfAA General Discussion Forum Jun 30.

 
 
 

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