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Keir Martin: Great Resignations and Bad Colleagues: Reflections on an Anarchist Anthropology

focaal_admin , January 13th, 2022

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology is a book that fizzes with a multiplicity of ideas; so many that they seem on occasion to overgrow the boundaries of the…


The Sophie Coe Prize in Food History 2022

foodanthro , January 5th, 2022

See below for a call for applications for the Sophie Coe Prize. While technically a history prize, anthropologists have won (or been commended) by the prize juries over…


Africa 2021: Perplexing, horrendous, dramatic and inspiring by Jehron Muhammad

Neil Turner , January 1st, 2022

Africa’s year 2021 was perplexing, horrendous, dramatic but also inspirational. It can be summed in the “two-ness” of the sojourn … More

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The year 2021 on Closer – Salafism, Racism and COVID19

martijn , December 31st, 2021

Welcome on my annual overview of the most read posts on Closer. It was another year with COVID19 and lots of discussions on race, security and Salafism. Here…

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Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021

One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


Food Justice and Cultural Appropriation: How do Place and Nostalgia Fit?

foodanthro , December 20th, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of postings by students in a graduate seminar on food justice at the University of New Orleans. You can read…


Review: Research Methods in Digital Food

dsutton20 , December 10th, 2021

Joseph Leer and Stinne Gunder Strom Grogager, eds.  Research Methods in Digital Food Studies. Routledge.  London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-367-81926-2 (hbk);ISBN: 978-0-367-81927-9 (pbk…


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…


Soapbox: on slips and trips.

john hutnyk , December 6th, 2021

In the business of selling cultures for quids, and other random translations Once upon a long ago, there was a time when I was more rebelliously young, and…


Informality and international trade: The case for an African Customs Union Part 2 by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , December 3rd, 2021

(Keynote address for a World Customs Organization/World Bank conference on ‘Informality, international trade and customs’, Brussels, 3-4 June 2013) It … More

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On the Edge of the Body

Renata , December 1st, 2021

By Renata Carvalho Anthropology’s many attempts of conceptualising the body into clear and useful analytical categories has raised significant ontological questions that problematise the very basi…

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30 Minute Methods in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, TDTU.

john hutnyk , November 30th, 2021

The most useful thing I heard anyone say (it was Olivia Harris) about a methods course is that it should never be a discussion of how to, but…


30 Minute Methods: Jack Boulton at TDTU KhXH&NV

john hutnyk , November 30th, 2021

Jack Boulton 30 Minute Methods talk at TDTU, KHOA KHXH&NV,: 30 November 2021 ‘TV, film and literature sci-fi as part of the new literary turn in anthropology’ For…


New York Botanical Garden Food Humanities Research Fellowship

foodanthro , November 29th, 2021

This opportunity at the NYBG should be of interest to readers of FoodAnthropology. Note that there are other opportunities as well. Visit https://www.nybg.org/learn/humanities-institute/research-…


5 min interview

john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

I get the occasional cold call from secondary school students and always try to respond with some things that are expected and some unexpected. They might miss the…



john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

visit https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/ for details. Register here: https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/conference-fees


Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León

The Familiar Strange , November 28th, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León This week Carolyn sits down with Jason De León, anthropologist, photographer…

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More Persistent Inequality: Farmworkers and Your Food

foodanthro , November 24th, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of postings by students in a graduate seminar on food justice at the University of New Orleans. You can read…


30 Minute Methods – TDTU, Vietnam – Professor Paolo Favero

john hutnyk , November 16th, 2021

Prof Paolo Favero, Uni Antwerp, Belgium:  ‘Expanded Ethnography: technologies and the senses’ and coming up next: at TDTU: 2. Tues November 23, 2021, at 4pm HCMC….


TGA Seeking Editors!

emmalouisebackeanthro , November 16th, 2021

The Geek Anthropologist is seeking qualified individuals to join our Editorial Board. As an Editor at TGA, responsibilities include: recruiting new contributors and content for the blog and…

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Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021

by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…

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Food Anthropology Graduate Student Mixer!

foodanthro , November 14th, 2021

SAFN is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Graduate Association of Food Studies (part of the Association for the Study of Food and Society) we will…


On Chicken Soup and Justice

foodanthro , November 12th, 2021

The author’s matzoh ball soup. Photo courtesy of the author, all rights reserved. Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of postings by students in a graduate…


SAFN Student Awards!

foodanthro , November 8th, 2021

2021 Award winners, Sucharita Kanjilal, Noha Fikry, Carolyn Mason, and Ileana Diaz Students! Have you been doing research or writing on food and nutrition? Would you like fame,…