About this site

The goal of this site is to explore contemporary anthropology through essays, short articles, and opinion pieces written from diverse perspectives.  There is no single way to define the field, hence "anthropologies."  By presenting various viewpoints and positions, this site seeks to highlight not only what anthropology means to those who practice it, but also how those meanings are relevant to wider audiences.

Ryan Anderson is the founder and editor of anthropologies. Anderson is an environmental and economic anthropologist. His current research focuses on the social dynamics of coastal development and conservation in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He is currently a lecturer in the department of anthropology at San Diego State University. You can reach him at ryan AT savageminds dot org or @anthropologia on twitter.


Upcoming themes:

An anthropology of the stuff we eat--The food issue (March 2016)
Shelter, houses, living spaces (TBA)


Interested in taking part in a future issue?  Got some ideas or suggestions? Send us an email:
anthropologiesproject [at] gmail DOT com