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2015 APLA Book Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winner and honorable mentions in the 2015 APLA Book Prize award!

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2015 APLA Book Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winner and honorable mentions in the 2015 APLA Book Prize award!

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Law, Politics, and Cannabis Legalization: The Road Ahead in 2016

APLA members learned firsthand about the political, legal, and policy dimensions of legalized marijuana at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver. On November 18, 2015 APLA co-sponsored a tour of cannabis grow facilities and dispensaries, and a public forum with local leaders in advocacy and industry…

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Law, Politics, and Cannabis Legalization: The Road Ahead in 2016

APLA members learned firsthand about the political, legal, and policy dimensions of legalized marijuana at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver. On November 18, 2015 APLA co-sponsored a tour of cannabis grow facilities and dispensaries, and a public forum with local leaders in advocacy and industry…

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Call for PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellows

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review welcomes applications for the Digital Editorial Fellows (def) Program for graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in academic publishing. The program is part of an effort to expand the virtual presence of the journal, foster dialogue among members…

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Call for PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellows

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review welcomes applications for the Digital Editorial Fellows (def) Program for graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in academic publishing. The program is part of an effort to expand the virtual presence of the journal, foster dialogue among members…

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APLA Mentoring at AAA in Denver: Publishing Your First Book

At our AAA Early Career workshop on Publishing your First Book, we were fortunate to have five editors…

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APLA Mentoring at AAA in Denver: Publishing Your First Book

At our AAA Early Career workshop on Publishing your First Book, we were fortunate to have five editors…

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APLA Mentoring at AAA in Denver: Just Say No

Saying no is hard to do. Especially when faced with a variety of teaching, service, research, writing, collaborative, and personal demands early in your career. At a workshop event held on Thursday evening in Denver, Ilana Gershon and David Nugent shared their insights and suggestions for how to avoid over-committing yourself in the early stages of an academic career…

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APLA Mentoring at AAA in Denver: Just Say No

Saying no is hard to do. Especially when faced with a variety of teaching, service, research, writing, collaborative, and personal demands early in your career. At a workshop event held on Thursday evening in Denver, Ilana Gershon and David Nugent shared their insights and suggestions for how to avoid over-committing yourself in the early stages of an academic career…

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Cultivating Knowledge About Cannabis Laws

Anthropology News is featuring a piece about APLA’s Cannabis Cultures tour and forum at the AAA annual meeting in Denver. The event was a success, allowing APLA members to engage with the local community and learn about the legal and political dimensions of marijuana legalization from leaders in advocacy and industry…

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Cultivating Knowledge About Cannabis Laws

Anthropology News is featuring a piece about APLA’s Cannabis Cultures tour and forum at the AAA annual meeting in Denver. The event was a success, allowing APLA members to engage with the local community and learn about the legal and political dimensions of marijuana legalization from leaders in advocacy and industry…

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Crimescapes: Space, Law, and the Making of Illegality in the Americas

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida is pleased to invite you to the 65th Annual Conference, CRIMESCAPES: Space, Law and the Making of Illegality…

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Crimescapes: Space, Law, and the Making of Illegality in the Americas

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida is pleased to invite you to the 65th Annual Conference, CRIMESCAPES: Space, Law and the Making of Illegality…

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APLA Business Meeting: Catherine Besteman and More!

We will welcome incoming officers, including new President Catherine Besteman of Colby College…

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APLA Business Meeting: Catherine Besteman and More!

We will welcome incoming officers, including new President Catherine Besteman of Colby College…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Rethinking the Household for the Age of Finance

One of the sessions in the upcoming AAA meeting in Denver, sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, looks at contemporary transformations of one of our most basic units of analysis, the household.

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AAA 2015 Preview: Rethinking the Household for the Age of Finance

One of the sessions in the upcoming AAA meeting in Denver, sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, looks at contemporary transformations of one of our most basic units of analysis, the household.

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“Cannabis Cultures” Souvenir T-Shirts Available!

APLA is pleased to announce that “Cannabis Cultures” souvenir t-shirts are available! When you support this innovative tour and forum on November 18th, you will a receive commemorative t-shirt. You can now donate at the AAA online store…

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“Cannabis Cultures” Souvenir T-Shirts Available!

APLA is pleased to announce that “Cannabis Cultures” souvenir t-shirts are available! When you support this innovative tour and forum on November 18th, you will a receive commemorative t-shirt. You can now donate at the AAA online store…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Undisciplining Law and Economy

When we first sat down to discuss the idea for this panel, we knew we wanted to account for the comingling of legal and economic techniques, technologies, and forms of knowledge in the worlds we study…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Undisciplining Law and Economy

When we first sat down to discuss the idea for this panel, we knew we wanted to account for the comingling of legal and economic techniques, technologies, and forms of knowledge in the worlds we study…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Early Career Mentoring Events

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is committed to mentoring students and early career scholars. At the 2015 AAA meetings, the section will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Early Career Mentoring Events

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is committed to mentoring students and early career scholars. At the 2015 AAA meetings, the section will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees…

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Creativity, Recognition, and Indigenous Heritage

What happens when people decide to claim ownership over ritual dances? What is the effect of declaring such expressions as heritage? Who should control collective knowledge…

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Creativity, Recognition, and Indigenous Heritage

What happens when people decide to claim ownership over ritual dances? What is the effect of declaring such expressions as heritage? Who should control collective knowledge…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Graduate Student Workshops

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops in which small groups of graduate students and faculty…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Graduate Student Workshops

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops in which small groups of graduate students and faculty…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Speaking of Evidence

While many anthropologists’ discussions of evidence turn on a disciplinary concern with the ethnographic record and ethnographic texts as forms of evidence, the making and application of both evidence and evidence protocols are widespread, iterative social…

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AAA 2015 Preview: Speaking of Evidence

While many anthropologists’ discussions of evidence turn on a disciplinary concern with the ethnographic record and ethnographic texts as forms of evidence, the making and application of both evidence and evidence protocols are widespread, iterative social…

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AAA 2015 Preview: The Actant Archive: On Surveillance, Subversion and Self-Fashioning

Anthropology’s interest in archives (and/or “The Archive”) is, of course, nothing new…From our own work in two East European contexts, we have discovered common..

Original artwork by Jessica Deane Rosner

AAA 2015 Preview: The Actant Archive: On Surveillance, Subversion and Self-Fashioning

Anthropology’s interest in archives (and/or “The Archive”) is, of course, nothing new…From our own work in two East European contexts, we have discovered common..