Tag: Amazon

The black jaguar and the guardian of the forest

standplaatswereld , November 24th, 2021


By Maycon Melo and Barbara Arisi In Brazil, a group of hunters killed a black jaguar. Not satisfied with the crime of killing an endangered animal, they made a video…


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Mercury’s Toxic Touch

Laura Meek , October 2nd, 2020


In Peru’s gold-rich Amazonian region of Madre de Dios (the Mother of God), the global demand for the precious metal has incentivized migration from the Andes to the…


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Nicholas Emlen on his book, Language, Coffee, and Migration on an Andean-Amazonian Frontier

| , January 27th, 2020


https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/language-coffee-and-migration-on-an-andean-amazonian-frontier Interview by Gaya Morris This book is an ethnography of multilingualism in the Alto Urubamba Valley, on …


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Chris Ball on his book, Exchanging Words

| , May 27th, 2019


https://unmpress.com/books/exchanging-words/9780826358530 Meghanne Barker: This book moves, part by part, from within the park to outside of it, until we end up in France. How did you decide to…


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Fieldnotes from the Kitchen Counter

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019


This text appeared in the American Anthropologist submission queue, somehow entered as an anonymous manuscript, which the ScholarOne system is not supposed to permit. It seems to consist…


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Sarah Shulist on her new book, Transforming Indigeneity

| , December 3rd, 2018


Interview by Shannon Ward https://utorontopress.com/ca/transforming-indigeneity-2 Shannon Ward: Your book demonstrates how children in São Gabriel actively respond to discourse that frames Indigene…


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A Pretext for Plunder? Environmental Change and State-Led Redevelopment in the Peruvian Amazon

nckawa , April 10th, 2018


Gordon Ulmer, Sydney Silverstein, and I just published a short article (with lots of photos!) in the latest edition of Anthropology Today. It examines how projected environmental changes…


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The Automation and Privatization of Community Knowledge

Sally Applin , October 2nd, 2017


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community, who we are as a community, what keeps us connected and together, and how community knowledge is stored and distributed….


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The Automation and Privatization of Community Knowledge

Sally Applin , October 2nd, 2017


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community, who we are as a community, what keeps us connected and together, and how community knowledge is stored and distributed….


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, July 3, 2017

foodanthro , July 4th, 2017


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 7

Christina Callicott , April 18th, 2017


Conclusion: It’s all fun and games… As I mentioned in the first post of my series, anthropologists and ethnobiologists have played an outsized role in studying and popularizing…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 4

Christina Callicott , March 27th, 2017


Ayahuasca Healings Last week (March 18, 2017), I received an email that read, in toto: Just like I promised: Get the free eBook here (right click, “Save Link…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 6th, 2017


Part 2: The New Ayahuasca Churches Yesterday I sat in on a webinar sponsored by ICEERS (the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service) and organized by anthropologist…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 5th, 2017


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Christina Callicott. I’m guessing that by now most of my readers will have heard of this stuff called “ayahuasca.” Everyone from Stephen Colbert…


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Investigating the Untethered Journey between Psychedelic Science, Medicine, and Drug Scheduling with Hamilton Morris

Gamwell , February 15th, 2017


Psychedelia is the culture and experiences of psychedelic substances. Where did all the research on psychedelic drugs go? Could psychedelics be used in psychotherapy? How are hallucinogenic drugs…


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And Our Winners Are . . .

Alma Gottlieb , January 20th, 2017


Many thanks to the 1,152 people who entered our publisher’s Amazon Giveaway to receive free copies of A World of Babies, and to Cambridge University Press for sponsoring…


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Enter to Win a Free Copy of “A World of Babies”–Deadline, Jan. 12, 2017!

Alma Gottlieb , January 8th, 2017


Win a free copy of “A World of Babies”! To celebrate the official publication of the book, which is January 2017, our publisher is sponsoring an Amazon Giveaway….


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comics on culture on Charlie Rose

Grant , August 24th, 2016


Yesterday, the Charlie Rose Show repeated interviews with comics Billy Eichner, Amy Pohler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Seth Meyers. A couple of comments jumped out….


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In the Journals – February 2016

David Thompson , February 24th, 2016


    Welcome back to In the Journals, a look at recent publications in the world of security, law, crime, and governance.  The February issue of Cultural Anthropology is…


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Social Change: One Petition at a Time?

Alma Gottlieb , March 7th, 2015


As a high school student, I remember the excitement of going door-to-door to solicit signatures on petitions of various sorts. Adding one’s name to a list of other…


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Inorganic life and ayahuasca plant spirits

Alex K. Gearin , September 3rd, 2014


As icons of the difference between nature and culture, there is arguably nothing more opposite than plant life and computers. Such is common sense and is based upon key…


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Physicists, alchemists, and ayahuasca shamans: A study of grammar and the body

Alex K. Gearin , July 14th, 2014


Are there any common denominators that may underlie the practices of leading physicists and scientists, Renaissance alchemists, and indigenous Amazonian ayahuasca healers? There are obviously a myriad…


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