A Partial Perspective – Dr. Heide Castaneda on Protests, Medical Anthropology, and Migrant Health During COVID-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJon4qIMYs Dr. Heide Castaneda on Protests, Medical Anthropology, and Migrant Health During COVID-19 Season 1 Episode 3 Recorded 2 June 2020 In this episode, William, of the podcast A Partial Perspective, talks with Dr. Heide Castañeda, a professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida. They discuss issues in legal anthropology and how she... Continue Reading →

A Partial Perspective – Dr. Antoinette Jackson on Anthropology, Critical Race Theory, and Being New Department Chair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb1ZptjYGo8 Dr. Antoinette Jackson on Anthropology, Critical Race Theory, and Being New Department Chair Season 1 Episode 1 Recorded: April 27, 2020 In this first episode of this relaunched podcast, A Partial Perspective, William talks with Dr Antoinette Jackson, the incoming Chair of the Applied Anthropology Department at the University of South Florida. He discusses... Continue Reading →

Anthropology of Policing

Race is a social construct. We have spoken on the concept of race, here, before. Anthropology has been at the forefront of redefining race, ancestry, and ethnicity. And many anthropologists have advocated for concepts such as race to be phased out of our culture and our police. Current events have elucidated the importance of continuing... Continue Reading →

Race Is A Social Construct

One of our all time most popular posts here on Anthropology.net is a 2008 blog post, "Race as a Social Construct." Yesterday the journal Science published an open access paper that stated race should be phased out of current studies on human genetic diversity. Modern genetics research operate in a paradox, which that race is... Continue Reading →

National Human Genome Research Institute Debates Race

One of the pieces to appear in the latest Science is Constance Holden's synopsis of the core issues discussed at last week's meeting of the National Human Genome Research Institute: defining geographic populations, handling interpretations of race (especially as as a sociopolitical term), and phrasing results of population genetic studies. I paid cursory attention to... Continue Reading →

Race As A Social Construct

As Ruth Frankenberg in her book The Social Construction of Whiteness: White Women, Race Matters argues, our daily lives are affected by race whether we are aware of it or not. We all see the world through a racial lens that colors our world black, white, Asian, Mexican, minority, or "other". How we are seen... Continue Reading →

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