Anthropology students! Use the style guides of the professional organizations for all of your papers and senior theses. For cultural anthropology use the AAA Style Guide and for archaeology use the SAA Style Guide.
Ethnographic Research Aids
Ethnographer’s Toolkit, edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 1999 Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.
This “toolkit” is a series of seven volumes to help you design your ethnographic research and analyze the data. It is available in the Miller Library.
Kathleen M. DeWalt and Billie R. DeWalt 2001. Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.
Emerson, Robert M. 2001. Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and Formulations, second edition. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.
Spradley, James P. 1979. The Ethnographic Interview. Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.
Spradley, James P. and David W. McCurdy 1972. The Cultural Experience: Ethnography in Complex Society. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.
Wolcott, Harry F. 1999. Ethnography: A Way of Seeing. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.
The textbook for ANT 305 (Doing Anthropology) is
Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater 2002. Fieldworking: Reading and Writing Research, second edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Look under “Periodical Indexes” for AIO. Put out by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Greater Britain and Ireland.
While you’re in Miller Library, check out our holdings of anthropological periodicals:
- American Anthropologist
- American Indian Culture and Research Journal
- American Ethnologist
- Anthropology Newsletter
- Cultural Anthropology
- Cultural Survival Quarterly
- Current Anthropology
- Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
- Human Organization: Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology
- Journal of Anthropological Research
- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
- Maryland Archaeology
- Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
- Also, check out recent book reviews in CHOICE
General Anthropology Links
- Society for American Archaeology
- Yahoo’s links to Anthropology and Archaeology
- Anthropology and archaeology resources from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Anthropology Department
- Homepage of the American Anthropological Association
- Anthropology Review Database. Search for reviews of anthropological material (book, video, music, etc.)
- Part of the Council of International Educational Exchange, Council travel sell Students IDs recognized around the world, traveling gear, and air and rail tickets. “As a specialist in discount airfares for students and educators, Council Travel offers specially-negotiated airfares that are not available to the general public.”
- A Consolidator aimed at non-profits (including students and faculty). The cheapest prices I’ve yet seen for international travel.
- Specializes in North America—Europe travel. Allows open returns and stays up to a year with some fares.
- A good place to keep up on the going fares. You can even fill out a form and they’ll e-mail you when the fare changes to the cities you indicated.
- Expedia’s got some great fare finders. Search by price if you’re strapped for cash. Search by time and date if you’re on a tight schedule.
- This is a good place to see what specials the airlines are offering these days, but don’t be tempted to join (Call your agent or the airline to get more info about a deal). It’s really geared for the frequent flier business traveler.
- You name the price you want to pay and priceline finds a major airline willing to release seats on flights where they have unsold space. Tickets can be requested up to six months in advance of departure. For leisure travelers who don’t need to fly at a specific time of day or on a specific airline, priceline is a great new alternative.
- A little more expensive than Greyhound, but probably lots more fun. Sleep lying down, meet neat people, and really see (and swim and hike) the sites as you see the country.
- Greyhound buses.
- Amtrak rail.
Student Anthropology Groups
- Volunteers for Peace organizes 1200 workcamps throught the world (70 countries) throughout the year (most workcamps run 2 to 3 weeks). Jennifer Lubkin tried it and had a wonderful experience.
- Global Volunteer Network, a non profit organisation that places volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
- National Internships guides to internships (broken down by city, including Washington, DC) cost a little, but they’re supposed to be worth it (money-back guarantee). Recommended by a speaker at the Careers in Anthropology Seminar.
- The Inter-American Foundation (offices outside of DC) works in “Latin America and the Caribbean to promote equitable, responsive, and participatory self-help development.” Undergraduates can get unpaid internships. Gradute students qualify for fellowships.
- Peterson’s GradSearch - Connects to Miller Library. Look under “Reference.” Peterson’s GradSearch database contains the entire text of Peterson’s Graduate and Professional Programs database, the most comprehensive database on graduate study available.
- The Council on Anthropology and Education Guide to Offerings in Anthro and Edu. Look for similar pages under other subsections of the AAA (listed on the AAA homepage).
- The U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.
- AAA’s Careers/Placement site; includes position open announcements, faqs, info on where the jobs are in anthropology and archaeology, and info on AAA’s job placement service.
- Part of the U.S. State Department: “The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international educational and training programs.”
- Check out the study abroad offering at Washington College.
- The search is only useful if you’re considering a study abroad program WC doesn’t offer (make sure you check to see if credits will transfer!) but all those preparing to study abroad should check out the STUDYABROAD.COM HANDBOOK by Bill Hoffa.