AN News: “Digital Counterpublics: Black Twitter in the Aftermath of Ferguson” by Mariam Durrani (University of Pennsylvania)

Anthropology News Article On November 24, 2014, St Louis prosecutor McCulloch announced that the grand jury trial did not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. As the news media reports and subsequent protests unfolded, the Twittersphere erupted in thousands of tweets condemning the non-indictment, especially given his self-confessed shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. These tweets are constitutive of a digital Black counterpublic that provides a strong opposition to mainstream media reporting and analysis. In the days that followed, online commentators critiqued the mainstream media coverage of Ferguson, the non-indictment, and other shootings of unarmed black men

Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize

February 23, 2015 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Graduate Paper Contest, Prizes, SLA, SLA Section News

Announcing the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Papers should be submitted by the deadline, March 20, 2015. The winner and finalists will be invited to participate in an SLA-sponsored panel at the 2015 AAA meetings in Denver, along with this year’s competition judges (names TBA). The winner will receive a $500 prize and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for

Anthropology News: Contact and Its Allure

December 1, 2014 No Comments Chad Nilep Anthropology News Columns, SLA Section News ,

The latest SLA column at Anthropology News is now available. Shunsuke Nozawa’s “Contact and Its Allure” explores phatic communion, isolation and social relations, the role of technology, and more in Japan’s “It’s me” fraud. Nozawa draws on his own field work, Japanese media coverage, and a range theory in anthropology to analyze how fraud is experienced and understood in contemporary Japan.

SLA October Column Now Online

October 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, SLA, SLA Section News

The latest SLA column in Anthropology News is now available! “Scales of Repair,” authored by Eve Danziger, Mark Sicoli, and Brook Hefright http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/10/14/scales-of-repair/  

SLA Anthro News August column now online!

August 4, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Blogroll, Jobs, SLA, SLA Section News

“Linguistic Anthropology in the Current Professional Market,” by Steven P. Black is the latest SLA column in Anthropology News, and is now available on their website: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/08/04/linguistic-anthropology-in-the-current-professional-market/      

SLA Undergraduate Contest Update: Deadline extended to September 2.

July 17, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, SLA Section News, Undergraduate Paper Contest

(Via Jim Wilce) The Society for Linguistic Anthropology would like to invite submissions of undergraduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Contest. The winner will receive a prize certificate, a $500 prize, and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American

UPDATE on SLA Edward Sapir Book Award

June 29, 2014 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Prizes, Sapir Book Prize, SLA, SLA Section News

The following 16 books have been submitted and are now being considered for the Edward Sapir Book Award. Winner(s) will be announced to the SLA membership at the SLA Business Meeting on December 6, 2014. Click on the cover images for more information about each book from the publisher’s website. Barton, Bernadette.  2012.  Pray the Gay Way: the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU Press. Billings, Sabrina.  2014.  Language, Globalization, and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen.  Multilingual Matters. Blommaert, Jan.  2013. Ethnography, Superdiversity, and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity.  Multilingual Matters. Cody, Francis.  2013.  The Light of Knowledge: 

New SLA Anthropology News Column

October 18, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, In the news, JLA, SLA, SLA Section News

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s column in Anthropology News has been updated with an article by Christopher Ball, Alejandro Paz, and Michael Silverstein, entitled, “Teleologies of Structuralism.” Click here to read the article. 

Newest issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology available online

September 18, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) Announcements, JLA, SLA, SLA Section News

      August 2013 Volume 23, Issue 2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jola.2013.23.issue-2/issuetoc Table of Contents: Articles Thoroughly Mixed Yet Thoroughly Ethnic: Indexing Class with Ethnonyms (pages E1–E22) Andrea L. Smith and Anna Eisenstein Reading in Context: The Interpretation of Personal Reference in Ancient Maya Hieroglyphic Texts (pages E23–E47) Danny Law, Stephen Houston, Nicholas Carter, Marc Zender and David Stuart Intellectual Property in Practice: Filtering Testimony at the United States Trade Representative (pages E48–E65) Alexander S. Dent Co-Constructing Colonial Dichotomies in Female Former Colonizers’ Narratives of the Belgian Congo (pages E66–E83) Dorien Van De Mieroop and Mathias Pagnaer   Book Review Article Political Economy and Language: A Review

SLA Election Results

August 24, 2013 No Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, SLA, SLA Section News , ,

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent SLA elections. Bonnie Urciuoli was voted President-Elect, a two year term after which she will serve two years as President. James Wilce was elected to a two year term as Executive Committee Member-at-Large. These terms will begin at the end of the AAA meetings in November. At that time, Paul Kroskrity will step up from President-Elect to President of SLA.   Congratulations to Bonnie and James, and thank you for your willingness to serve in these positions. Thanks also to SLA members who agreed to stand for office, and to all those who voted in the