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The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology


2014 Spring Conference

April 17-19, Auroria Campus, Denver, Colorado

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"Applying Anthropology: Enhancing Assets and Building Capacity in the 21st Century"

For the past two decades community developers have focused on community assets in order to enhance local economies and environments.  Yet, in the current global economy, particular segments of society are finding themselves increasingly marginalized by the global market and alienated from the very political processes that impose detrimental effects on that environment.  Thus, the need for partnerships between social scientists and local communities to enhance assets and build local capacity is perhaps greater than ever before.  Through working with communities, stakeholders, governmental entities, academics, and organizations (both for and non-profit), applied anthropologists have established unique methodologies and methods, and have engaged in participatory development programs that have increased the communities’ capacity to represent themselves as well as utilize their various types of assets such as political assets, economic assets, cultural assets, and social assets. 

Call for Papers
Volume 34 for special themed issue "Applied work with Indigenous Communities". Please folow this link for more information about submitting a paper to our peer-reviewed journal.

Volume 33, No. 2, 2013 of The Applied Anthropologist is now available online! 

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