Anthropologists the world over visit our site to make use of the ASA's Ethical guidelines, which were thorougly revised in 2011.
Issue 10: Bodies for Sale. Pinguerismo and Negotiated Masculinity in Contemporary Cuba By Abel Sierra Madero
World Anthropologies in Practice Edited by John Gledhill (Published:Feb 2016)
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The 2013 accounts can be downloaded as a PDF.
The ASA is the professional association for social anthropology. It was founded in 1946 to promote the study and teaching of anthropology and to uphold the interests and status of the discipline, primarily in the UK, but also extending to the Commonwealth, where it works collaboratively with fellow anthropology associations. The ASA’s major role is to assist its members in planning and conducting research, and to represent social anthropology and anthropologists in the academy, and in relation to policy and funding.
The ASA maintains a searchable directory of members, which is in effect a register of professional social anthropologists. It publishes the annual ASA monograph; the peer-reviewed open access journal ASAonline and the FIrth lectures. It supports the communication of social anthropology in various social media.
For more details about the ASA’s activities, past and present, please click here.
ASA2017 with AAS and ASAANZ
The 2017 conference will take place at the University of Adelaide, 11th-15th December 2017 and will be a joint ASA/AAS/ASAANZ conference. Full information can be found on the conference website.
The ASA is happy to sponsor the fifth edition of the annual symposium Why the World Needs Anthropologists. This explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.
The event takes place on 28-29th October/ Learn more about this event here.
Guest edited by Theodoros Kyriakides, Hester Clarke, and Ximin Zhou Just published: A Special Issue of Anthropology Matters based on papers from the 5th RAI Postgraduate Conference in Manchester themed ‘Anthropology and the Politics of Engagement’ and guest edited by Theodoros Kyriakides, Hester Clarke, and Ximin Zhou. Articles by Landi, Douzina-Bakalaki, Ponte, and Foster. Afterword by Paul Stoller. Visit www.anthropologymatters.com for open access.
ASA2018 and UKAN
ASA2018 will take place at the University of Oxford 18th-21st September 2018. The aim is that this will be a joint ‘pan-anthropology’ conference, as the Committee is taking forward efforts to forge closer collaborative links with other Anthropology/related organisations in the UK, with a view to (a) composing more strategic and effective liaison between our disciplinary areas and key policy and decision makers and (b) enabling a fuller exchange of ideas with our sister disciplines. Read more about the UKAN initiative and the list of possible organisations. Also read the early version of the conference theme.
The Draft minutes of the ASAs 2016 AGM are now online.
ASA Teaching Prize
The ASA welcomes nominations from its members for its annual Award: Teaching and Lecturing in Anthropology. This award valorises the contribution made by those teaching anthropology at all levels (including postgraduates who are significantly involved in teaching activities). The award provides the recipient with a year’s free membership of the Association, as well as giving public recognition to their teaching achievements. The award will be announced at the ASA’s annual conference, and noted on its website and in other media.
Read more regarding the selection process and criteria.
Anthropology Matters Special Issue, Vol. 16, No. 1,
|The 2015 Firth lecture by Anna Tsing is now available online.|
|The ASA considers individual requests for financial assistance by members to support activities that will further the aims of the ASA and professional anthropology in the UK. The maximum amount that any applicant can apply for is £100. Read more.|
Anthropology in Action is the journal of the combined Apply and Anthropology in Action networks. It is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports and reviews. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training in policy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application of these approaches to practical problems. Read more.
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