Founded in 1842, the American Ethnological Society (AES) is the oldest and most important professional anthropological organization in the United States (with 4,000 members), promoting research and scholarship in all aspects of ethnology. This year’s AES Spring Meeting will bring together an international group of scholars, researchers and ethnographers to discuss how anthropologists, through theory and practice, engage the crucial issues, movements, institutions and debates facing our world. Participants will examine topics as varied as the cultural politics of marginalization; 21st-century dimensions of race, class and gender; new political and social movements; biopolitics and health; language practices and identities; immigration; neocolonialism; the state’s role in militarization, criminalization and violence; anthropology and history; and new directions for anthropological research.
This is one of the most exciting anthropology meetings of 2012— and the best opportunity of the year to reach prominent educators seeking books in all fields of anthropology, social movements, ideology and ethnic studies. One of the speakers at this meeting will be Andrew Wilford and he will be elaborating on his book 'Spirited Politics'.