Savage Minds Index for AAAs 2006

Conference Theme: “Critical Intersections/Dangerous Issues”
Number of paper sessions at San Jose: 762
Number of sessions with the words “critical intersections” or “dangerous issues” issues” in title: 33
Number of sessions with the word “neoliberal” in the title: 9
Number of sessions with the phrase “neoliberal critical intersections”: 0
Punchiest session title: “The Orgasm”
Punchiest paper title at “The Orgasm” session: “EE AI EE AI OHHH: Animal Orgasms”
Second punchiest paper title at “The Orgasm” session: “The evolution of the bonobo clitoris”
Number of sessions on national security and the war on terror: 5
Most egregious use of chiasmus in a session title: “The Enchantment of Infrastructure/ The Infrastructure of Enchanment”



Alex Golub is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His book Leviathans at The Gold Mine has been published by Duke University Press. You can contact him at

2 thoughts on “Savage Minds Index for AAAs 2006

  1. Best use of a corporate slogan and conference theme in reverse: “Dangerous Intersections and Critical Issues of Anthropology at Intel – ‘A Leap Ahead'”

    BTW, it was a great panel which included the presentation, “‘Um, I think we need counseling . . .’ Working Through Differences in Collaborative Fieldwork.”

  2. Ha! More, please. I imagine that I’m not the only anthropologist unable to attend the meetings, turning to Savage Minds to satisfy my curiousity about the proceedings. Not to mention the juvenile feeling that something really awesome must have happened and I’m being left out… So share the dirt, people!

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