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Ranavalona I: la última reina de Madagascar

anthropologies , June 29th, 2022

Read Time:5 Minute, 42 Second “Está muerto y desaparecido. A su cabeza un césped verde hierba, a sus talones una piedra”  William…


Markus Virgil Hoehne: Perpetuating conflict through democratization: Presidential elections in Somalia

focaal_admin , May 13th, 2022

Presidential elections will happen in Somalia on Sunday, 15 May 2022. This will most likely not bring peace and stability to the war-torn Somali society. To the contrary,…


Out now: Searching for Sweetness: Women’s mobile lives in China and Lesotho (2022)

rgchinawebmaster , May 10th, 2022

Sarah Hanisch’s monograph Searching for Sweetness: Women’s mobile lives in China and Lesotho (2022) is out! The book provides a fascinating ethnography, linking rural-to-urban migration in China with …

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BioNTainer – A Manufacturing Solution for Africa or Circumventing Capacity?

Redakteur , May 9th, 2022

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Uli Beisel On the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit in February this year in Brussels, several African Heads of State and public…


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

anthropologies , March 10th, 2022

Read Time:5 Minute, 44 Second Puedes leer la primera parte aquí y la segunda parte aquí ¿Esperanza de cambio? Hace casi tres década…


“We are not brains on sticks!” Teaching Anthropology with the Senses

John Barker , February 17th, 2022

Jess Auerbach is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at North-West University in South Africa. Her innovative ethnography, From Water to Wine: Becoming Middle Class in Angola, is a…

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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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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…