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Ton Kin Sing

john hutnyk , October 1st, 2022

The reek of confidence. Look out for the work of Édouard de Saint-Ours in the future. In a fascinating paper last night he showed many early photographs from…


Encoding Decoding

john hutnyk , October 1st, 2022

It was time to rewatch a great little project on Klaus Maeck’s Decoder by Megan Legault circa 2008


Why did the Left Fail the Covid Test So Badly?

Maximilian C. Forte , October 1st, 2022

Note: Contrary to this site’s policy of not republishing work from other sites, which has been in effect for several years, this exception is a must. It is…


19th Century Song called “Yemen”

tabsir , September 30th, 2022

In 1894 the composer Harry G. Martin wrote a piece of sheet music called “Yemen,” drawing on a stanza in the famous poem Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore….


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Tobias Denskus , September 30th, 2022

Hi all,I have to start this week’s post similar to last week’s one-thanking Monica Mukerjee, Tara Todras-Whitehill & Ben Chesterton for taking the time to talk at our…


Johanna O. Zulueta, “Okinawan Women’s Stories of Migration: From War Brides to Issei” (Routledge, 2022)

New Books Network , September 30th, 2022

The phenomenon of “war brides” from Japan moving to the West has been quite widely discussed, but this book tells the stories of women whose lives followed a…

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Waleed Ziad, “Hidden Caliphate: Sufi Saints Beyond the Oxus and Indus” (Harvard UP, 2021)

New Books Network , September 30th, 2022

Today, we speak with Waleed Ziad, about his book Hidden Caliphate: Sufi Saints beyond the Oxus and Indus, published in 2021 with Harvard University Press. Ziad is an assistant…

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The politics of nerves

Hanna Kienzler , September 30th, 2022

The politics of nerves “All of us are nervoz since the war.” “How can we not feel nervoz after what we went through?” Women who had survived the…


Nuchatlaht First Nation fights to reclaim territory in landmark court case

Charles Menzies , September 29th, 2022

 Global BC reporter, Kylie Stanton, interviewed me for her story on the Nachatlaht rights and title case. Here is her story.    The full transcript of my comments,…

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Study Study Study – then read like Bhagat Singh

john hutnyk , September 29th, 2022

Most interesting post of the day, and by far, has been this attached article on Bhagat Singh and anarchism, shifting to socialism. A few points fist though. I…


Sliding through life

Tatiana Rabinovich , September 29th, 2022

On a chilly afternoon in April of 2016, Lana and I were about to embark on a ride through Saint Petersburg’s bustling downtown, so she was instructing me…

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Merrick Daniel Pilling, “Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)

New Books Network , September 29th, 2022

In Queer and Trans Madness: Struggles for Social Justice (Palgrave Macmillan), Merrick D. Pilling urges those invested in social justice for 2SLGBTQ people to interrogate the biomedical model of mental…

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Robinson Crusoe – 1902

john hutnyk , September 29th, 2022

This version of Robinson Crusoe, by the immortal Georges Méliès, was made 1902. This 12 and a half minute hand-coloured nitrate print was rediscovered and restored in 2011….


With So Few Farmers, Why Are Video Games About Farming So Popular?

Keridwen Cornelius , September 29th, 2022

An archaeologist considers what farming simulators reveal about humanity’s ancient and evolving relationship with agriculture. ✽ “I hate when I have to harvest at night,” my husband complained…


Domestication and the new mythology of human “perfectibility”

Helga Vierich , September 28th, 2022

In 2007, a psychiatrist, Martin Brüne, wrote an essay “On human self-domestication, psychiatry, and eugenics” published in the journal Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, in which he…


Zachary Levenson, “Delivery As Dispossession: Land Occupation and Eviction in the Postapartheid City” (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books Network , September 28th, 2022

In Dispossession as Delivery: Land Occupation and Eviction in the Postapartheid City (Oxford University Press; 2022), Zachary Levenson explains why post-Apartheid South Africa continues to evict land occupations. Levenson shows…

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Wendy Simonds, “Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization” (Routledge, 2016)

New Books Network , September 28th, 2022

In Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization (Routledge, 2016), Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday…

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Was Our Skin Meant for the Sun?

Marlaina Martin , September 28th, 2022

An anthropologist examines the history of human skin under the sun, revealing how evolution and culture conspired to shape our outermost organ. This article was originally published at…


Life Last Week

Rex , September 28th, 2022

via Wikimedia Commons Happy new year everyone! Here are Things That Happened in the last week or so: Celia Tichi is writing the history of the US through…

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25th anniversary of TDTU. Honoured to get an appreciation trophy

Platypod, Episode Three: Disability, Toxicity, and the Environment

Elizabeth Roberts , September 28th, 2022

Platypod In this episode, Platypod presents a conversation between Elizabeth Roberts (the University of Michigan) and Sophia Jaworski (the University of Toronto). They discuss the complexities of corp…


What Is Cultural Anthropology?

Emily Sekine , September 27th, 2022

Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the dizzyingly diverse ways people live today, including how they think, act, create, struggle, make meaning, and organize their societies. WHAT IS CULTURAL…


Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt, “Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist” (U Nebraska Press, 2019)

New Books Network , September 27th, 2022

Franz Boas is remembered today as one of the most important figures in the history of anthropology. In the United States, he is widely created with creating the…

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The History and Ethnography of Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian Northwest

New Books Network , September 27th, 2022

Greg Marchildon interviews historian and ethnographer Jennifer Brown on her two most recent books. The first, Ojibwe Stories from the Upper Berens River: A Irving Hallowell and Adam Bigmouth…

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