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Events 2007-2008

Faculty and Student presentations at the 106th American Anthropological Association meetings in Washington, D.C. February 28 through December 2, 2007. (See below)

The first group of students in visual anthropology present their ethnographic films in a screening in December, 2007. See our “students” section of this website for more details.

Jan 4-22 – Hector Neff took students to Guatemala — to work at Cotzumulguapa — a prehispanic city buried beneath volcanic ash and sugar cane fields.

Presentations by CSULB Faculty and Students at the 106th American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington, D.C., November 28 – December 2, 2007

  • National Cultures, Local Projects
    • R. Scott Wilson – Alternative Itineraries: Making Modernity in Shandong Province Tourism
  • Argumentation in Media Sites
    • Rezenet Moges – “Sign Language Smackdown!”: Media Portrayal of Deaf Lesbians in Argument
  • The Discreet Charm of Insults: The Argumentative Dimenension of Communication
    • Barbara LeMaster – Preschool Disputes: “No, Not You!”
    • Hide Okuno – Driving Rants by American and Japanese Drivers
  • Community Participation and Justice
    • Hanna Ruckman – Project Evaluation: Rural Tourism Community Theatre Project in Patricios, Argentina Constructions of Cultural and Personal Identity Within and Across Borders: Tourism, Labor and Migration Poster Session
    • Jayne Howell – Tehuanas, Teaching and Tourism: Identity Politics and an Urban Labour Movement
    • Ann Pitts – Transnational Nannies in Southern California: Converting Childcare into Citizenship
    • Arelis Quinones – Creating identities: Representations at the World Showcase in Epcot
  • Current Issues in Anthropology: Five Field Update
    • Misty Jaffe (Linguistic Anthropology)
    • Issues in Applied Linguistic Anthropology
    • Pamela Bunte – Identity and Representation: Exploring Applied Linguistic Anthropology
    • Misty Jaffe – Collaborative Practice, Linguistic Anthropological Inquiry and the Mediation Between Researcher and Practitioner Discourses
  • Evaluation Anthropology in the Public Interest: Emerging Issues in an Emerging Subfield (NAPA Invited Session)
    • Ron Loewe and Sarah Taylor – Evaluating Evaluation: Problems and Prospects for Integrating Ethnographic Evaluation Into an Anthropology Curriculum