Anthropologist Lee Baker, author of Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, will be on WUNC's The State of Things today at noon (with a repeat at 9 p.m.). In his book, Baker explores how anthropological study of American Indians helped to shape
academic and popular ideas about race and culture—and how those same
concepts informed the discipline's very different treatment of African
American culture in the 20th century. Listen to him today, and check out this interview he did with Inside Higher Ed last week.