Turning Anthropology from Science into Political Activism

It is very revealing that in 2010, the executive committee of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the discipline’s major professional organization, dropped the word “science” from its mission statement, and elsewhere. Since then the organization has focused on trendy issues such as the environment, violence, climate change, race, etc. The AAA now wants “to help solve problems” rather than to understand and explain reality.