Sallie Han, (Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta) and Jason Antrosio (Anthropology, Hartwick College) are the co-editors of the march 2016 issue of Open Anthropology exploring the theme of cultural heritage.
While there has been long standing interest in preserving the pieces and places of the past, attention today is directed also toward promoting intangible heritage, such as cuisine and language. Supporting cultural heritage in all of its forms is a project of some urgency today, especially in contexts and conditions of conflict. It is also one in which anthropologists can make important and necessary contributions, the editors claim.
How people live in the present with the past is explored in the eight journal articles and three book reviews included in this issue of Open Anthropology. The selections are culled from the publications of the American Anthropological Association and are available open access for six months.
To view the March 2016 issue of Open Anthropology, visit http://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/OAIssueTOC.aspx?ItemNumber=13428.