Anthropology News Extra Esteemed Colleague George Baca has two new books out -- count em -- two: Conjuring Crisis: Racism and Civil Rights in a Southern Military City and The Plantation by Edgar Tristram Thompson. Edited and Republished with a new introduction by Sidney W. Mintz and George Baca.
This video depicts some of the work that John Jay students and faculty did in 2010 for the evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn. This project, done in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, located in Williamsburg, VA, recruited and interviewed 200 misdemeanor "offenders" in Red Hook and Sunset Park to find out what kind of impact, if any, the court had on crime and the quality of life in these Brooklyn neighborhoods.
The Anthropology Department had a meeting on December 14, 2010. In addition to taking care of the business at hand, we enjoyed a catered lunch from our neighbors, colleagues and friends at Le Chef Bleu.
Here's a short excerpt from our 2010 graduation ceremony...when our major was known as "Deviant Behavior and Social Control."