Here at Anthropoliteia we have plans to continue the conversation we’ve already been engaged in, for example through our series #Ferguson & Elsewhere, around police, violence, justice and anthropology. For now we would just like to share with you some images from today’s protest at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington DC, courtesy of visual anthropologist Richard Freeman (whose work you can also find at visualquotations.com). We welcome reactions, ideas and comments, either here, via our Open Forum or by contacting us directly at email@example.com.
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Part of what I love about Richard’s images is that, while I think they really capture the passion and gravity of the event, they’re actually very subtly complicated compositions. There are many lessons and insights in these, I thinks.
Kevin, thank you for this.
How do you plan to help the movement in your own town, in an embodied way?
Good question, A. I think we always need to be looking for ideas, and I’m always listening.
One immediate way, I suppose is through my teaching to a diverse group of CJ and Anthro undergrads–which my caffeine habit tells me is s ruthlessly embodied practice
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What are they protesting?
Tom, that’s a good question. Hopefully we’ll have more content on this blog soon offering some background on the suite of events that occurred at the last American Anthropological Association Meetings (of which this was only part). In the meantime, you might want to check out the hashtag #anthros4ferguson on twitter and see the statement by the Association of Black Anthropologists here: https://anthropoliteia.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/aba-statement.pdf
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