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Artspeak: Black Feminist Anthropology—Building an intellectual legacy one book at a time

Posted by on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Why Anthropology 

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Dr. Irma McClaurin, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Dr. Bianca Williams, Corliss D. Heath (ABD), and Dr. Rachel Watkins. (Courtesy of Dr. Irma McClaurin)

Crafting a legacy is a very delicate adventure and can be quite deliberate or unintentional. In her book, A Journey that Matters: Your Personal Living Legacy, Erline Belton reminds us of the importance of establishing a “living legacy.” According to her, “…our living legacy encompasses all of who we are; our personality, our passion, ou...
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A Farewell Requiem: Dr. Elvyn Jones-Dube

Posted by on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : A Moment in Time 
"I really have no regrets. I can go freely. There are things that I didn't accomplish that I wanted to but I have learned how to let go. I would have liked to have done more, and if I had more time, I would have done so." Dr. Elvyn Jones-Dube

Human beings, homo sapiens, or anthropology's political correct AMH (anatomically modern humans) are a unique species among mammals. We have culture, which according to my colleagues, has been our primary means of adaptation.

Through culture we have learne...

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Black Feminist auto/ethnography that makes you want to cry

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Feminist Funny Bone 

Left to right: Maritza Quinones, Cynthia B. Dillard, Irma McClaurin, Mary E. Weems, Aisha Durham and Robin Boylorn. Photo courtesy of Robin Bylorn .
 When Ruth Behar wrote her seminal collection, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology that Breaks Your Heart (1996), she spoke about what it meant to write “vulnerable” scholarship—the kind that “breaks your heart” and makes you want to cry. Read More
Original Posting: 27 June 2012
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Why Anthropology?

Posted by on Sunday, July 18, 2010, In : Why Anthropology 

"A friend asked me how being an African American woman is like being an anthropologist? I had not thought the two bore any resemblance to each other, but upon reflection, I see connections. Anthropologists have the task of inserting themselves into communities where they do not fit automatically. In this respect, I have spent the vast majority of my life adapting to and intruding myself upon places where unwelcome signs abounded. As anthro...

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