Anthropology

Darkness in Anthropology: A Conversation with Napoleon Chagnon

Aug 29, 2013 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone interviews the controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon for Academic Questions.

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The Long PC Battle in Anthropology

Mar 11, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Ideological extremism roars out against Napoleon Chagnon, author of Noble Savages.

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Elegies, Part 1

Jul 05, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Reforming higher education is not just about nostalgia for the past.

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Signs Made Here

Feb 15, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reflects on what lies between Rutgers and Princeton.

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Skepticism and Tradition

Jan 26, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Higher education should balance skepticism with respect for tradition.

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Were Samoans Promiscuous?

Dec 10, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood revisits the anthropological Mead-Freeman controversy over Samoa and considers Paul Shankman

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Delete Science from Anthropology?

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week Peter Wood, by discipline an anthropologist, was one of the first to analyze the implications of the American Anthropological Association's proposal to define "science" out of anthropology. He wrote:

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Anthropology Association Rejecting Science?

Dec 06, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A look at the implications of the American Anthropological Association's proposal to define "science" out of anthropology.

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New Scholarship in Anthropology…No Comment

Jun 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Allah Made Us, Birth Models, Dancing from the Heart, Red Lights, With Shaking Hands

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Enchanting Sustainability

Jan 26, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Shock and awe come to the university.

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Letter from Jakarta

Dec 22, 2008 by Saera Fernandez |

The observations of a young anthropology student in Indonesia are relevent for several reasons to the contemporary American experience.

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Evolving

Nov 04, 2008 by Peter Wood |

The endless injunction in schools and colleges to

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Activists Only: Reading Between the Lines of an Academic Job Ad

Sep 11, 2008 by Peter Wood |

U Mass Amherst is looking for a new linguistic anthropologist who fits with the university's politically correct policies and its commitment to a "racialized" outlook. Where does such a job description leave qualified non-minority… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

She Do the Plagiarists in Many Voices: An Anthropologist’s New Rationale for…

Sep 02, 2008 by Peter Wood |

It seems the Internet generation of students has a novel excuse for plagiarism: "I was exploring the ever-changing version of my self." In a world of Wikipedia, YouTube, Blogspot, and Second Life, can authorship be "fluid"?

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Austrians in Vegas

Apr 16, 2008 by Peter Wood |

An anthropologist investigates

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