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Racismo sistémico, xenofobia y afrodescendencia en la República Dominicana. Particularidades de la provincia de La Romana Parte 2/3

anthropologies , January 10th, 2022

Read Time:7 Minute, 33 Second Puedes leer la primera parte aquí ¿Qué pretendo? El propósito de esta investigación es la realizaci…


The Food Security Myth: Struggle Toward Food Sovereignty in Benin

foodanthro , December 9th, 2021

Segnide J. Guidimadjegbe Oregon State University I was born and raised in Benin, a West African Country that is used to be called “Dahomey.” Very young, my sibling…


AMAA on Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Cal Biruk

Cal Biruk , December 8th, 2021

Questions developed by the members of CU Denver’s ANTH4600/5600, S2021: Kaylynn Aiona, Delilah Chavarria, Darcy Copeland, Keaton Green, Ari Jones, Caitlin Konchan, Chris Kuelling, Kuba Kwiecinski, Ro…


Recognising the Spirit of Ubuntu in Khayelitsha Community Response to the Covid-19 pandemic

guestanthropologist , November 25th, 2021

by Megan Anderson In the second-largest peri-urban settlement in South Africa, Khayelitsha, the coronavirus has proliferated with recorded cases over 6,500. The township has become one of the…

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Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021

This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


Racismo sistémico, xenofobia y afrodescendencia en la República Dominicana. Particularidades de la provincia de La Romana Parte 1/3

anthropologies , November 9th, 2021

Read Time:6 Minute, 32 Second En la presente investigación analizo el comportamiento marcadamente racista de amplios sectores de la…


El genocidio anunciado: Ruanda

anthropologies , September 28th, 2021

Read Time:15 Minute, 11 Second Desde que se puso fin en julio de 1994 al genocidio de Ruanda, el país ha experimentado un desarroll…


El genocidio en el Congo Belga: una mirada filosófica y antropológica

anthropologies , September 21st, 2021

Read Time:9 Minute, 54 Second Tras largos años de torturas y horrendas prácticas laborales, una luz de esperanza se iluminaba en el…


Scepticism fuelled by fake news threatens Africa’s vaccination drive

Chikezie E. Uzuegbunam , August 2nd, 2021

Vaccine nationalism and vaccine imperialism are posing a major challenge to the progress of mass vaccination in most countries across Africa. These countries are struggling to secure enough…

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Handling Contested Truths in Times of Crises: Ghana’s COVID-19 Experience by Ignatius Suglo G.D

Ignatius Suglo G.D , July 7th, 2021

As the pandemic ravages the rest of the world, the casualty rate in Africa remains a mystery to those who predicted doom for the continent. Given African countries’…


Crystal Biruk on her book, Cooking Data

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Interview by Sheng Long https://www.dukeupress.edu/cooking-data Sheng Long: In your book, you quoted a Chichewa phrase “kuphika madata” (cooking data) to analyze the global health’s quantif…

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The forest spirits who hunt honey

Simon Hoyte , May 23rd, 2021

As unbelievable as it seems to me, I’m now in the final 4 weeks of my PhD fieldwork. Technically, anthropology fieldwork is supposed to be around 1 year…

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‘Silicon health’ for Africa: Understanding the rise and impact of drone logistics by René Umlauf

René Umlauf , May 20th, 2021

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are on the rise. During the ongoing corona crisis their potential to either monitor curfews or to provide contactless deliveries…


Land, Property, Technology: Exploring Blockchain as Infrastructural Promise

Daivi Rodima-Taylor , May 18th, 2021

A view from the Rift Valley escarpment, illustrating a landscape that far exceeds official registries. Photo by author. In my work, I explore the ways in which blockchain…


Lightning strikes, or how an object of global health is made by Megan Vaughan

Megan Vaughan , April 15th, 2021

When we were children my mother always told us there was nothing to fear from thunderstorms. But it was hard not to notice that she did so whilst…


Pauline Destrée: Solar for the Few: Stranded Renewables and Green Enclaves in Ghana

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2021

Africa’s Green Energy Revolution In the past ten years, calls for a “green revolution” on the African continent have cast optimistic and promising scenarios of “leapfrogging” to mass…


Contested Truths over COVID-19 in Africa: Introduction by Jia Hui Lee

Jia Hui Lee , March 17th, 2021

One of the most significant challenges to confronting and mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic concerns the manufacturing, circulation, and interpretation of what we call “contested truths.” By this term…


Chronic caring in unstable landscapes by Josien de Klerk

Josien de Klerk , February 26th, 2021

The current ‘end of AIDS era,’ referred to as Treat All in policy circles,is characterized by the primary aim of identifying and putting all HIV-positive people on antiretroviral treatment …


Africa, the Cutting Edge for Health Care: Lessons from The Continent for the U.S. during COVID-19 by Emma Bunkley

Emma Bunkley , February 25th, 2021

While the United States is often celebrated as a global leader in health expertise, it currently leads the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths. African countries, often considered…


A Political Project and a Geopolitical Terrain: The New Referral Hospital Built by China in Niamey by Fanny Chabrol

Fanny Chabrol , February 16th, 2021

Design by okb-buro.com The first time I approached the new General Referral Hospital in Niamey in June 2018, I thought it looked like a prison building, huge and…


Unsettling Soy: New Crops, Kin, and Conviviality on Mozambique’s Agribusiness Frontier

colinhoag , February 16th, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , February 15th, 2021

This book forum brings together seven scholars to discuss Julie Livingston’s Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke 2019), a story of what grows alongside “…


Decolonising protected areas: Sapelli in eastern Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , January 17th, 2021

In 2018, the Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar remarked: We are facing modern problems for which there are no longer modern solutions What he’s referring to is that the…

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Two Lessons I Learned about the Transfer of Power while Living in Africa

Alma Gottlieb , January 12th, 2021

1. The moment that any transfer of power occurs from one individual or regime to another is fraught—ritually, sociologically, emotionally. Why? This is a liminal period–“betwix…

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