Anthropology Magazine
Partnering With Nonhumans for Climate Action

Geoengineering plans to save Arctic ice tend to treat technology as a means for asserting human control over the environment. Instead, we should develop human-nonhuman partnerships to tackle climate change.

Without Norms, Societies Fall Apart

Written rules about how to govern only work if they are backed up by unwritten values shared across the political spectrum. Over the past four years, Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on U.S. democratic norms have taken a toll.

The CDC Needs Social Science

Sickness is not just biological­­—it’s social. That’s why social science should be central to controlling and preventing diseases.

The Travesties of India’s Tribal Boarding Schools

Two researchers argue that India’s large-scale tribal boarding schools revive features of 19th- and 20th-century boarding schools in North America and elsewhere that sought to strip Indigenous peoples of their families, languages, and cultural identities.

Spelling a Nation’s Name

An archaeologist grappling with the recent history of war and genocide in the Balkans dives into the debate over how to name the territory known as either “Kosova” or “Kosovo.”

An Archaeology of Marijuana

How did cannabis—a plant humans have been using for more than 10,000 years—become so vilified in the U.S.?

What White Power Supporters Hear Trump Saying

The term “political correctness” can be readily deployed as a racist dog whistle—one that President Donald Trump has been blowing with increasing vigor since his election in 2016.

When the “Gift” of Immigration Comes With Strings

An anthropologist examines how refugees fleeing violence experience hospitality in Turkey—and the burdens attached.

Reflecting on the Rise of the Hoteps

An anthropologist looks at a U.S. subculture inspired by ancient Egypt and its effort to foster a particular Black identity.

Why the Whiteness of Archaeology Is a Problem

Archaeology remains a profession with an overwhelmingly white workforce. Two archaeologists ask why that matters and what can be done about it.