Transforming Anthropology

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 2

Online ISSN: 1548-7466

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The mission of the Association of Black Anthropologists is be to bring together Black Anthropologists and other scholars concerned with the goals of the ABA and support its activities. The ABA achieves its mission by ensuring that people studied by anthropologists are not only objects of study but active makers and/or participants in their own history. Further it is the ABA’s objective to analyze and critique social science theories that misrepresent the reality of exploited groups while at the same time construct more adequate theories to interpret the dynamics of oppression. The ABA encourages anthropologists to involve the people being studied and the local scholars, whenever possible, in all stages of research and dissemination of findings.

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology. For more information, visit .

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