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Religious Ritual at the Credit Card Machine

Christina Lauren Quigley , November 24th, 2022

Ritual Shrine Offerings Among the Exotic Nacirema Tribe While it may seem that anthropologists have documented the most exotic rituals across the globe, the strangest rituals are still…


El chocolate: historia y elaboración

anthropologies , May 4th, 2022

Read Time:11 Minute, 18 Second Es el alimento que se obtiene mezclando azúcar con dos productos derivados de la manipulación de las…


Indigenous American cultural pride in the age of TikTok and Instagram infographics: Educating and inspiring a new generation of followers.

sofiaravanis , March 10th, 2021

Lockdowns during the pandemic have seen the rise of TikTok which now boasts 800 million users worldwide and has created countless trends, from feta pasta dishes (my personal…

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América: la matanza continua

Manuel Delgado , October 5th, 2020

Protesta yanomami en noviembre de 2011. Tomada de survivalinternational.org Artículo publicado en El Periódico de Catalunya el 25 de agosto de 1993.  AMÉRICA: LA MATANZA CONTINÚA Manuel Delgado …


Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018

In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…

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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Ep. #18 What taste is made of: Brad Weiss talks pig farming and the meaning of food in America

Simon Theobald , July 22nd, 2018

“Livestock are essential to our lives. We live in a world that is saturated with livestock, and not just with the food that we eat, but with the…

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Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018

Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…

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The force of race in a Missouri college town

eli , February 11th, 2018

Back in 2011 I went for a bike trip in southern Illinois and made it just across the river to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I wrote about my trip…


America Needs Some Perspective

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 30th, 2017

I used to think that Americans like me who had a strong point of view on topics related to positive social change all had some sort of elevated…

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Misguided exclusivity: On the Anthropology News commenting policy

eli , May 25th, 2017

I’ve been exceptionally dismayed this year by the retrograde, anti-open-access, profit-oriented publication philosophy at the American Anthropological Association. Earlier this year they announc…


What students say education is for

eli , May 23rd, 2017

Sometime earlier this spring I asked the students in my Digital Cultures class to each write down a sentence (on a post-it) about what education was for. “Education is…


America’s water whiplash

jeremy schmidt , May 17th, 2017

This was originally published on the NYU Press Blog From the Square. Jerry Brown must sometimes wonder why he isn’t called the water governor. In the 1970s he…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 31: Adia Benton on Public Health, Ebola and Black Lives on Both Sides of the Atlantic

smulla16 , May 17th, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


Student inferiority and superiority

eli , May 16th, 2017

I was struck today by something Harry Brighouse remarked at Crooked Timber (drawing on his own graduation remarks): An eminent professor at a well-known university on the East Coast…


Graduation as seen by faculty

eli , May 15th, 2017

Last Friday, as my last work event at Whittier College (since my postdoc contract is finishing up), I went to graduation. A few observations on graduation as seen from the…


Scholars shouldn’t read the New York Times

eli , April 27th, 2017

If Noam Chomsky had done nothing else, he would have given us one of the strongest critique of the New York Times as the guarantor of nationalist ideology for the U.S.’s…


Women as national education chiefs

eli , April 1st, 2017

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem is the first woman Minister of Education in France, in office since 2014 in the second half of François Hollande’s presidency. (Before becoming Minister of Education she w…


The masculinity of Marxist theory

eli , March 28th, 2017

It is an exaggeration to say that all Marxist theory people are men. But the historical masculinity of that little world — let’s face it —is hard to underestimate. I’m not talking…


Bourdieu on UC Santa Cruz

eli , March 25th, 2017

I just came across Pierre Bourdieu’s curious comment on American universities and their set-apartness from society: American universities, especially the most prestigious and the most exclusive,…


Academic work as charity

eli , March 15th, 2017

In so many ways, academic work is hard to recognize as being work in the standard wage-labor sense of that word. It can take place at all hours of day…


Review of Newfield’s The Great Mistake

eli , February 27th, 2017

I just sent in a review of Chris Newfield’s The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them to LATISS. The book’s out already; the review should be…


The institutional conditions of possibility of David Harvey

eli , January 5th, 2017

In a 2015 essay by David Harvey (need I add, “the venerable Marxist geographer”?) that reflects on the relations between different radical currents in the academic field of geography, he g…



Michael Oman-Reagan , November 11th, 2016

(Tony Webster, cc by 2.0) I switch the radio on and dial through the stations. Morning news on CBC, the francophone station, and then — the station with the tones. The…

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