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Phantoms within and beyond the Frame: Stirrings of Justice amidst Specters of Rural Capitalism

colinhoag , January 18th, 2022

By Rebecca Witter and Dana E. Powell [1] § Structural racism combines with the toxic wastes from industrialized capitalism to haunt the rural lowland landscapes of eastern North…


Ayça Çubukçu: On “Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology”

focaal_admin , January 18th, 2022

Published in 2004 in the inspirational context of a veritably exploding anarchism around the world, David Graeber’s Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (referred to here on as Fragments)is…


Book Review: Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines edited by Elena F. Qasmiyeh

Rose Deller , January 18th, 2022

In Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines, editor Elena F. Qasmiyeh brings together contributors to offer an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexitie…

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Ziying You, “Folk Literati, Contested Tradition, and Heritage in Contemporary China: Incense Is Kept Burning” (Indiana UP, 2020)

Marshall Poe , January 18th, 2022

In Folk Literati, Contested Tradition, and Heritage in Contemporary China: Incense Is Kept Burning (Indiana UP, 2020), Ziying You explores the role of the “folk literati” in negotiating, defining, and…

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David Leupold, “Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish Memory” (Routledge, 2020)

Marshall Poe , January 18th, 2022

Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish Memory (Routledge, 2020) explores the complex relationship between competing national myths, imagined boundaries and local memories in the threefold-contested…

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Van VMBO-kader naar een master Antropologie: Het verhaal van Rayn Ramkishun

standplaatswereld , January 17th, 2022

Door Zoë Tjon A Ten. “Geinig, ik zal nooit weten wat die mensen hier doen, waar ze zich mee bezig houden, wat hun interesses zijn, hoe ze praten…

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Ana Croegaert on her book, Bosnian Refugees in Chicago

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Interview by Dejan Duric Dejan Duric: Your book sheds light on the many ways in w…

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Book Review: The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past by Mike Savage

Rose Deller , January 17th, 2022

In The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past, Mike Savage explores how inequality has surfaced as a pressing cause for concern over the past…

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The Spring a Time for Calving and Cleaving

Gwynfryn Thomas , January 17th, 2022

This poem was partly inspired by my first foray into the world of Sámi reindeer herding back in 2013. In this new year of 2022, I’ve been reflecting…


Mercy Romero, “Toward Camden” (Duke UP, 2021)

Marshall Poe , January 17th, 2022

In Toward Camden (Duke UP, 2021), Mercy Romero writes about the relationships that make and sustain the largely African American and Puerto Rican Cramer Hill neighborhood in New Jersey where…

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Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 14th, 2022

By Emma Louise Backe Spider-Man: No Way Home is an adventure further into Marvel’s Phase 4 Multi-Verse, but the movie itself has some surprising messages about public health…

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Links & Contents I Liked 430

Tobias Denskus , January 14th, 2022

Hi all, Happy New Year! No fancy 2021 reviews or 2022 previews-just returning to interesting #globaldev readings as usual from Denmark, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Canada, Senegal + Clubhouse…


Julie Kleinman, “Adventure Capital: Migration and the Making of an African Hub in Paris” (U California Press, 2019)

Marshall Poe , January 14th, 2022

Every day, hundreds of thousands of people move through the Gare du Nord train station in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, the largest train station in Europe. Julie Kleinman’s Adventure…

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Charles Foster, “Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness” (Metropolitan Books, 2021)

Marshall Poe , January 14th, 2022

How did humans come to be who we are? In his marvelous, eccentric, and widely lauded book Being a Beast, legal scholar, veterinary surgeon, and naturalist extraordinaire Charles Foster…

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Ethnography of “Development”: Tania Li on Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone

Marshall Poe , January 14th, 2022

What can years of ethnographic engagement with rural Indonesia teach us about capitalism, development, and resistance? On this episode of Ethnographic Marginalia, our guest is Dr. Tania Li,…

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N. J. Enfield, “The Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia” (Cambridge UP, 2021)

Marshall Poe , January 14th, 2022

Mainland Southeast Asia is one of the most fascinating and complex cultural and linguistic areas in the world. This book provides a rich and comprehensive survey of the…

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Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , January 14th, 2022

By Jack Payne-Cook If I was asked by someone unfamiliar with anthropology to provide an example of the contemporary relevance of the discipline, I would consider offering Alex…

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Meet the Ancient Technologists Who Changed Everything

Nicholas R. Longrich , January 14th, 2022

The idea of crafting and using beads as ornamentation may have spread from North Africa outward to other parts of the African continent and to Europe. Nicholas R….


The Possibility of Anthropological Micropublishing

Jeremy Trombley , January 14th, 2022

As one of the longest-running anthropology blogs around, Anthrodendum has been a space where many conversations about open access, and alternative forms of publishing and communication have taken…


Keir Martin: Great Resignations and Bad Colleagues: Reflections on an Anarchist Anthropology

focaal_admin , January 13th, 2022

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology is a book that fizzes with a multiplicity of ideas; so many that they seem on occasion to overgrow the boundaries of the…


It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022

“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…

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Qui est Sahil Joshi YouTuber ?

academography , January 13th, 2022

Who is Sahil of Saurav Joshi? Sahil Joshi is a Lifestyle Vlogger, Acrobatic Athlete, Youtuber, and Social media influencer. He is the cousin of famous vlogger Saurav Joshi….


Les chiens s’assouplissent-ils après avoir été stérilisés ?

academography , January 13th, 2022

Est-ce qu’un chien stérilisé peut avoir des rapports ? Le chien stérilisé se lance donc dans un accouplement avec la femelle en chaleur, même si cela ne donnera…


Un chiot peut-il marcher pendant une heure ?

academography , January 13th, 2022

S'il s'agit de sorties de 5/10 minutes le temps de faire pipi/caca, dans ce cas marcher en laisse ne permet à aucun chien de dépenser de l'énergie. Une…