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8 Sep 2015
Call for Posts: Conversations on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything:” Intersections of Teaching and Activism
20 Apr 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT: Julian Steward Award
18 Mar 2015
2015 Anthropology and Environment Society Small Grants Program
14 Mar 2015
2015 RAPPAPORT STUDENT PRIZE COMPETITION
12 Feb 2015
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Michael Dove Interviews Emily Wanderer, 2014 Rappaport Finalist
11 Jul 2015
Shafqat Hussain Interviews Jerry Zee, 2014 Rappaport Prize Co-Winner
18 Mar 2015
Karl Zimmerer Interviews Stefanie Graeter, 2014 Rappaport Prize Co-Winner
18 Mar 2015
Veronica Davidov Interviews 2013 Rappaport Prize Finalist Monica Salas
11 Aug 2014
Amelia Moore Interviews 2013 Rappaport Prize Finalist, Dana Graef
10 Apr 2014
- Michael Dove Interviews Emily Wanderer, 2014 Rappaport Finalist
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Anne Rademacher. 2011. Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu. Duke University Press.
A major contribution to the nascent anthropology of urban environments, Reigning the River illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. In this rich ethnography, Anne M. Rademacher explores the ways that urban riverscape improvement involved multiple actors, each constructing ideals of restoration through contested histories and ideologies of belonging. She examines competing understandings of river restoration, particularly among bureaucrats in state and conservation-development agencies, cultural heritage activists, and advocates for the security of tens of thousands of rural-to-urban migrants settled along the exposed riverbed.
The A&E Meetings chair is Courtney Carothers of the University of Alaska. The Anthropology and the Environment Section sponsored 3 sessions at the 2011 convention.
- Nature and Ethics Across Geographical, Discursive and Human Borders
- The Continuing Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies of Walter Goldschmidt's Life and Work, Part II, co-sponsored with Culture and Agriculture
- Gitxaała Laxyuup (Kitkatla Nation): Tracing Gitxaala History and Culture Through Archaeology and Anthropology, (co-sponsored with Society for the Anthropology of North America)
In January’s this month’s A&E column in Anthropology News, anthropologist James Veteto discusses the activist role of environmental anthropology and its linkages with the ongoing Occupy movement. He notes that these groups overlap on many points, and when it comes to seeking sustainable solutions to problems of ecological and social degradation the Occupy movement and environmental anthropology have great potentials for productive collaboration.
In the February Anthropology News, outgoing president Paige West gives an “state of the section” report.
Anthropologists work in communities where climate change is already affecting local economies and people’s lives. On the recommendation of the Anthropology & Environment section, the American Anthropological Association has formed a task force to explore the cultural impacts of global climate change. The task force is headed by Prof. Shirley Fiske from the University of Maryland.
Michael R. Dove won the 2011 Julian Steward Award for his book “The Banana Tree at the Gate: The History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo.”