Showcasing Popular Anthropology cover. Art by Tyler Spangler
Want to read popular anthropology but don’t know where to start? A few of us fans got together and compiled a booklet of short articles by anthropologists from around the world.
Showcasing Popular Anthropology includes contributions from Sarah Kenzidor, Joris Luyendijk, Keith Hart, Dori Tunstall, Susan Blum, Helen Fisher, Vito Laterza, Olimide Abimbola, Agustín Fuentes, Rosemary Joyce, Greg Downey. At the back is a list of further reading to help you learn more about who is doing what and where they’re writing.
We’ve produced this booklet for our installation at the AAA meetings in Washington D.C. on Friday 5 December. It will feature short talks by Agustín Fuentes, Rosemary Joyce, and Greg Downey. We’ll show a video of interviews with popular anthropologists, produced by Natalia Reagan from the BOAS Network. But mostly it’s participatory, as the bulk of the installation will be taken up by a Town Hall meeting.
If you’re coming to the AAA meetings, drop in and join the conversation! If not, we hope that you enjoy the booklet.
The newly renovated PopAnth, 17 November 2014
On behalf of PopAnth’s editorial team, I am pleased to announce that today we launched a new version of PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity!
The new version is cleaner, prettier, and completely mobile device compatible. Overall, though, we’ve retained the look, feel and features of the original site.
Gawain Lynch worked on the design with the expert advice of designer Thaís Guimarães dos Santos. Gawain also did all the back end work. In the process of the redesign we moved platforms from WordPress to Bolt, an up-and-coming open source CMS run out of the Netherlands.
We’re always looking for new authors, so if you’d like to pitch us something, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides the topical articles and reviews that we normally publish, we’re also looking to expand our range to include current affairs, discoveries and science reporting.
You can check out our Contribute page for more information. We’re open to experimentation, so let your imagination and enthusiasm run wild!