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The TikTok of Anthropology

alex.clegg , March 17th, 2022

Author: Daniel Miller I want to make a slightly surprising suggestion. That my current ambition in anthropology is to become more like TikTok (or its original Chinese form…

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Ep # 87: Squatters in The Stag: Adrian Watts on Activism & Squats

The Familiar Strange , March 6th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep # 87: Squatters in The Stag: Adrian Watts on Activism & Squats Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add…

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Neil Turner , March 5th, 2022

Unlike any other war, the United States ever took part in, the Vietnam War was a major turning point. It … More

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Dissertation Proposal Defense- Negotiating Landscapes: A Study of Human-Javelina Relations in Texas

An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the Smartphone Age

alex.clegg , March 3rd, 2022

Author: Charlotte Hawkins As part of the ASSA project, we are currently working to publish a volume called: ‘An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the…

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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , March 2nd, 2022

by Ellie Plumb In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes seeks to uncover the synergistic effects that citizenship, race, ethnicity, and…

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Sudan’s kleptocratic military system won’t stop the people’s movement from rising by Jehron Muhammad

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2022

Anti-military coup, pro-democracy marches occurring in Sudan with growing numbers and increasing frequency since October show there is a renewed, … More

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Javelinas and Texas Ebony Trees in South Texas

Anthropology365 , February 26th, 2022

Texas Ebony trees (Ebenopsis ebano) is a species of legume native to South Texas. These trees produce large bean pods (see below) that ripen and fall to the…

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Review: Nomadic Food

dsutton20 , February 25th, 2022

Isabelle Bianquis and Jean-Pierre Williot, eds. Nomadic Food:  Anthropological and Historical Studies Around the World.  Rowman and Littlefield.  London. 2019. pp.272. ISBN 978-1-5381-5.  Rich…


Thesis Review: Tasting Tea, Tasting China

kgraf , February 21st, 2022

Photograph: by the author – Cha xi design in Hengshan Temple event Tasting Tea, Tasting China: Tearooms and the Everyday Culture in Dalian. Yingkun Hou. Ph.D. Thesis in…


#Hackademics-  Hacks for Succeeding in Academia #1: Balancing Family Drama Trauma Fieldwork & Teaching

Anthropology365 , February 10th, 2022

I recently participated in a webinar with the American Association of Biological Anthropologists and the Sausage of Science Podcast. We discussed mental wellbeing in academia and Dr. Rebecca…

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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , February 1st, 2022

by Connie Scott “Fish simply appear in supermarkets” (p.209), writes Penny McCall Howard. Most consumers have little or no awareness of where their fish comes from, or of…

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Liberal Revolutions and the African Future: An Interview with Keith Hart

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2022

Economic anthropologist Keith Hart (KH), one of the leading figures in African studies, spoke to Social Transformations editor Lisandro Claudio … More

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The Dirt

guestauth0r , January 31st, 2022

Discard Studies is a young field of research that takes systems of waste and wasting as its topic of study, including but beyond conventional notions of trash and…

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Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades

Sarah Soliz , January 26th, 2022

Buy this volume SERIESAdvanced Seminar » CATEGORIESApplied Anthropology »​Cultural Anthropolog…

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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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2nd Annual Anthropology Day Photo Contest!

foodanthro , January 21st, 2022

Preparing for Ida, New Orleans, photo by David Beriss We had so much fun last year, we are once again organizing a food/nutrition photo contest for Anthropology Day…


Sweet Opportunity: SAFN Student Representative

foodanthro , January 21st, 2022

Amanda Jean HiltonSAFN Nominations Chair Calling all grad students! Please consider being the Student Representative for SAFN! This is a great opportunity to get involved in SAFN and to…


The New Death: Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century

Sarah Soliz , January 20th, 2022

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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…