Back in early December I posted an article on my POcentrist Blog addressing the problem of gun responsibility (AKA Gun Control) and applying an anthropological insight to the problem. You can find the posting at http://pocentrist.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-modest-proposal-market-solution-to.html. The idea is that in the United States the attitude toward the GUN is complex and deeply rooted in regional…Continue
Added by Barry R. Bainton on February 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
We often think that an "applied anthropology" is a recent development in the evolution of anthropology as a discipline and science. The Society for Applied Anthropology, for example, was founded in the early 1940s in Washington and Boston. But the essence of what is applied anthropology precedes the SfAA. Conrad Reining in a paper, entitled, "A Lost Period of Applied Anthropology" published in American Anthropologist,( 64:593-600, 1962) finds that…Continue
Added by Barry R. Bainton on January 27, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Professional ethics are applied ethics and thus can vary depending on situations and relative rights and responsibilities that arise in the course of one's job or professional activity. Here is an example of such a case of applied ethics that you, as an anthropologist might encounter.
Added by Barry R. Bainton on June 11, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
What do social media and networking mean for the ethics of business anthropology and the AAA and SfAa codes of professional ethics and practices -- especially as these relate to the Common Rule and the distinction between academic basic research and the applied business anthropologist?
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What does it mean to be an Applied Anthropologist?
For me it has meant a very exciting and challenging life. It has been a life filled with mood swings from the joys of a successful project to the despair that comes with the realization that you can't change the world. It is to learn that my anthropological training has given me a conceptual framework that works to solve human problems -- those impacting people and those…Continue
There seems to be a lot of confusion about what it means to be an applied anthropologist and what it means to be a professional anthropologist. It is a question which has concerned me for more than 30 years. It is question which has lead to an interesting discussion at the NAPA site on…Continue
Added by Barry R. Bainton on March 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments