On January 9, 2014, residents across Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to an unusual licorice smell in the air and a similar taste in the public drinking water. That evening residents were informed the tap water in tens of thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of schools and hospitals—the
A growing number of cultural anthropologists and others in allied disciplines are doing ethnographic fieldwork in the communities where they live and work. Essays in Reinventing and Reinvesting in the Local for Our Common Good describe an engaged local anthropology that contributes to the common good by informing social change
Taylor Poling of Marshall University’s Parthenon News does great on Hoey’s commitment to anthropology, the Marshall-Huntington community, and preparations for a conference to showcase this commitment in April 2016. Parthenon article on Dr. Hoey’s Position as Conference Chair for SAS 2016 (PDF)
Start planning ahead for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society that I am hosting here in Huntington, West Virginia from Thursday 07 through Saturday 09 April. This is a four-field meeting (archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropologies) that is open and welcoming to non-anthropologists doing related work.
Theorising the ‘Fifth Migration’ in the United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration from an Integrated Approach