[URBANTH-L]SUNTA poverty meeting
greenbau at cas.usf.edu
Mon Nov 6 13:02:28 EST 2006
SUNTA Working Group on Poverty
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Meeting Room B-1, Concourse
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Refreshments will be served.
Poverty and homelessness are fundamental and growing concerns in urban
settings and the global economy. SUNTA previously sponsored a working
group on these issues which lapsed several years ago. The purpose of
this meeting is to reactivate this entity, and to reexamine the role of
SUNTA and AAA in addressing the theoretical, political, and policy
issues entailed in research and practice related to poverty.
If you are engaged in research about poverty, homelessness, welfare, or
related topics, please attend this reception. This will be a
semi-formal discussion of ideas about how to instigate more interest and
awareness of Anthropologists and fellow travelers, especially those who
might have influence on policy and practice.
Some obvious actions of a work group like this would include organizing
panels at AAA and allied professional meetings; developing special
issues of City & Society, North American Dialogue, Transforming
Anthropology, and other section journals; sponsoring informational
events for media at annual meetings; developing collections of syllabi
Other topics we might explore include:
1. Changing the public discourse and perceptions about the causes of
2. Linking housing, health, and economic polices to recent increases in
rates of poverty.
3. Production of white papers and other documents intended to marshal
evidence and narratives about the implications of poverty, potential
solutions for these problems, and identities of the real culprits in the
intensifying war on the poor.
For information contact Susan Greenbaum (greenbau at cas.usf.edu) or Karen
Curtis (kacurtis at udel.edu)
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Subject: [URBANTH-L]ANN: Peter K. New Award - SfAA Student
Peter K. New Award - SfAA Student Research Competition
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces an annual student
research competition in the applied social and behavioral sciences. The
winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $1000, a crystal
trophy, and travel funds to attend the annual meetings of the SfAA.
The award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical
sociologist-anthropologist and former president of the SfAA. The award
be given to the best paper which reports on an applied research project
the social/behavioral sciences. The research question should be in the
domain of health care or human services (broadly construed). Please see
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original and three copies of the paper must be submitted to the SfAA
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