Discussions about ethics are some of the most heated, interesting, changeable and important in the discipline of anthropology.
Every research situation calls for a unique balancing act, weighing core ethical principles with our own personal assessments of what is happening at the time.
We do have core principles guiding our disciple that you read about and download here:http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm
You can vote on the new proposed Code of Ethics here:
Thinking about ethics, we think, benefits from taking the discussion outside the purely philosophical realm and throwing it into the practical one. Check out our real ethical dilemmas and tell us what you think!