Dogs in strollers, doggie daycare, doggie play dates… Have you ever wondered when these became part of modern urban life? Learn more about how dogs became children’s best friends in Melis Sulos’s article “Childhood and Infantilized Pets,” on pp. 7-8 of the October 2016 issue of Neos (http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/).
On a clear prairie day this August, I found myself sitting at the Board of Education of the Piikani Nation listening to two staffers respond to photographs of Blackfoot families engaged in childrearing. The photos had been taken by parents associated with Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, a non-profit devoted to Aboriginal children and families in southern Alberta….
Véronique Gilbert is currently completing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her dissertation, Mokk Pooj: Gender, Interpretive Labour and Sexual Imaginary in Senegal’s Art/Work of Seduction, examines the evolving gender relationships exposed by and contested through the Senegalese art of seduction, mokk pooj. It explores how imagining and responding to men’s needs and desires allows women to negotiate power and exert agency in a Muslim, patriarchal, polygamous context. Continue reading Meet the new NEOS Editor – Véronique Gilbert→
At the end of this year, two of our colleagues –Aviva Sinervo and Heather Rae Espinoza — will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This is part of the Board’s planned rotation schedule, and I would like to thank Aviva and Heather for their leadership in supporting ACYIG over the years.
With these departures, there are now two open board positions to be filled. Per tradition, ACYIG conducts open board appointments whenever possible. The ACYIG Board appoints new board members from among a pool of candidates who have submitted letters of interest for open positions. Board appointments are two-year positions (with a possibility to renew for a third) and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and one biennial ACYIG conference during one’s tenure.