The 2022 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology was awarded to James H. Smith for “The Eyes of the World: Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo.” Congratulations!
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The Public Anthropologist Award 2022: Catherine Besteman!
APLA would like to congratulate…
What Do You Mean by Abolition?
Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary social and racial justice movements in various global contexts, for example, appearing in debates in the United States around calls to defund the police and consider the necessity of prisons. Despite the increased…
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News By Livia Garofalo, Elisa Lanari, and Martina Cavicchioli – September 10, … More
Volunteering for Political Campaigns Is Impacting Democracy, but Not in the Ways You Might Expect
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News Melissa Maceyko – May 28, 2020 As the 2020 presidential campaign … More
Considering an Anthropology of the Far Right
Chandra L. Middleton interviewed anthropologist Nitzan Shoshan, professor in the Center for Sociological Studies at the Colegio de México, about his award-winning book, The Management of Hate. Below is our interview, edited for space and clarity.
Lunar Imperialism (And How to Avoid It)
The Sections Edition: The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News Savannah Mandel – July 12, 2019 As … More
#EleNão vs. The Women We Are Missing
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News Luminiţa-Anda Mandache, March 26, 2019 Anthropology in the authoritarian populist era. … More
The Politics of Taxes
The main purpose of taxation sort of writ large across space and time is to raise government revenue. In the United States today, taxation has also become the vehicle of choice for implementing any other kind of policy, whether it’s social, cultural, or economic policy. If you consider the United States…
Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA
By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…
APLA at AAA 2016 Preview
APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…
Campus Policing: A New Arena of Ethnographic Inquiry
By Sophia Balakian What does an anthropological engagement with policing look like? What can ethnography contribute to urgent practical issues in contemporary policing?…
On November 17th and 18th, the Interest Group on NGOs and Nonprofits of the American Anthropological Association held its second biennial conference, entitled “NGO-graphies.” Over 100 people from a dozen countries braved the snowy weather—and the flight delays …
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.
Cultivating Knowledge About Cannabis Legalization
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…
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…