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American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Although there were several other American anthropological societies in existence at the turn of the 20th century, this new, national organization was formed "to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al] organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology" (AAA Articles of Incorporation). At its incorporation, the Association also assumed responsibility for the American Anthropologist, which was originally begun in 1888 by the Anthropological Society of Washington (ASW). By 1905, the journal also served the American Ethnological Society, in addition to the AAA and ASW.
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By American Anthropological Association (AAA) | Published: February 22, 2013
Contrary to some loudly voiced claims, both advocacy and science are (and long have been) at the core of our discipline.
By American Anthropological Association (AAA) | Published: July 22, 2011
The American Anthropological Association presents the science, history and lived experience of race in the United States in Smithsonian National History Museum exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” Anthropological research shows that race is about culture, not biology, yet the very idea of race continues to play a real and meaningful role in our institutions [...]
By American Anthropological Association (AAA) | Published: April 11, 2011
In “The Place of the Internet in Anthropology” (in the March 2011 issue of Anthropology News), UCLA PhD student Adam Fish addresses the popular myth of the internet as both intangible and globally unifying. Fish states that while “internet hardware, software and protocols simulate a global village’s structure,” most people fail to take advantage of the [...]