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No Open Access Today, Anthropology: On the latest AAA-Wiley Announcement

Ryan , June 15th, 2022

Last November, it looked like some good things were on the horizon for Open Access and the American Anthropological Association’s publishing portfolio: At this morning’s #AAA2021Baltimor…


Sexist methods of warfare: How does war affect women?

Guest Contributor , June 6th, 2022

Anthrodendum welcomes Aleksandra Cejovic, a Montenegrin anthropologist based in the United States whose work is focused primarily on female embodied experiences, mainly menstrual and sexual health. Se…


‘GUILTY’ daughter-researcher: Ethnography, familial politics, and guilt

Guest Contributor , May 9th, 2022

By Bhargabi Das I would like to begin by giving a little context of my research and my family and possibly how they overlapped over the course of…


Tales of ‘Mala-Bori’: Marginalized Muslim char women and population control policies in Assam, India.

Guest Contributor , May 2nd, 2022

By Bhargabi Das The summer months in the chars of western Assam, India where my ethnographic fieldwork was based, are only of respite because of the calm breeze…


Marginalized Ecologies and Education: An Ethnographic snapshot from the Chars of Assam

Guest Contributor , April 25th, 2022

By Bhargabi Das The strikes in UK by teachers made me think of the precarious life-world of teachers in a different context, somewhere more closer to home. In…


The search for the worst anthro job ad: An interview with Dada Docot

Ryan , March 8th, 2022

In September 2021, Dada Docot sent out a half-serious tweet about finding the Worse Anthro Job Ad for 2021. The post got attention, and the search took off….


The cosmopolitical photographies of the Yanomami by Claudia Andujar

caogris , February 8th, 2022

The purpose of this essay is to analyze Claudia Andujar’s works, built within the struggle of the Yanomami people. This analysis will be based on the “postmodern” turn,…


The Possibility of Anthropological Micropublishing

Jeremy Trombley , January 14th, 2022

As one of the longest-running anthropology blogs around, Anthrodendum has been a space where many conversations about open access, and alternative forms of publishing and communication have taken…


Vignettes on Change and Permanence in India and eastern Africa

Guest Contributor , December 10th, 2021

By Jonathan Walz In recent decades, people and places in India and eastern Africa have, with increased frequency and scale, been impacted by environmental disasters, population growth, magnified…


Fragments of Reparation & Recognition in the Golden State

Ryan , October 9th, 2021

Aerial image of Bruce’s Beach park (highlighted in color), Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles. Adapted from Google Earth, 2021. On September 30, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed Senate Bill…


Archaeologists for Trans Liberation

Guest Contributor , August 6th, 2021

By The Black Trowel Collective To be an archaeologist is to revel in the diversity of human expression through time. Trans perspectives and voices add necessary further dimensions…


Behind Many Masks: An Ethnographic Account of a Pandemic Borderlands

Christian Elliott , June 30th, 2021

In June of 2020, four months into a global pandemic and a month after I graduated from college (via a YouTube livestream while sitting on the couch in…


On The Culture of Harassment in Archaeology: An interview with Barbara L. Voss

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 22nd, 2021

[Content advisory: This article discusses harassment and discrimination in archaeology, including discussion of sexual assault.] On the morning of March 30, 2021, three articles on the culture of…


Skin, Bones, and Red Masks

David Shane Lowry , May 5th, 2021

Photo credit: Lehi Sanchez (APTNNEWS.CA) Today, May 5, 2021, people across the United States will wear red in recognition of missing and/or murdered American Indian (Indigenous) women. They…


How a legacy of colonialism hinders vaccination efforts in Indigenous communities

Guest Contributor , April 17th, 2021

By Soham Govande Today, hopes are held high that the COVID-19 vaccine will gradually bring an end to the pandemic. Due to systemic health disparities, disadvantaged groups such…


The masked and the unmasked

Ryan , April 12th, 2021

Standard issue mask from Kaiser Permanente. Photo: Ryan Anderson 2021. Before 2020 and COVID-19, I never thought much about masks. Now I think about them all the time….


Why “is this fascism?” is the wrong question: a foray into the everyday life of political concepts

Guest Contributor , March 11th, 2021

Street art, Oaxaca City, Mexico. 2007. Photo: Ryan Anderson. By Louis Philippe Römer Activists, politicians, and public intellectuals have turned to the word “fascism” to analyze the intensified…


An Obituary for Alfred Kroeber (or…Can American Indians Speak?)

David Shane Lowry , February 5th, 2021

Image: The title “Kroeber Hall” being removed at the University of California-Berkeley on January 26, 2021. (Photo Credit: Irene Yi) In 2017, the theme of the annual meeting…


Raising Our Concerns: Reflections on AAA 2020

footnotes , February 3rd, 2021

[Footnotes is pleased to present this guest statement by Anthro Response Cauldron – a collective of people who (re)connected over Twitter during ROV, after recognising their shared concerns…


Raising Our Concerns: Reflections on AAA 2020

Footnotes Editor , February 3rd, 2021

[Footnotes is pleased to present this guest statement by Anthro Response Cauldron – a collective of people who (re)connected over Twitter during ROV, after recognising their shared concerns…


Anthrodendum, the revival

Ryan , January 27th, 2021

Earlier in 2020, we faced a decision. For the past couple of years, things have definitely slowed down here on Anthrodendum. You may have noticed. So we asked…


Unexpected happiness in virtual spaces.

Uzma , January 27th, 2021

This piece was co-authored and experienced by the following (in alphabetical order): Zoe Crossland, Celine Gillot, Praveena Gullapalli, Sven Haakanson, Christina Halperin, Sarah Jackson, George Lau, U…


Quaran-teens Class of 2021: COVID-19’s Impact on Our Everyday Use of Technology

Guest Contributor , January 21st, 2021

[The following students are high school seniors Class of 2021 at “KTH School.” As part of their International Baccalaureate Social and Cultural Anthropology class, they conducted a collaborative…


Quaran-Teens Class of 2021: Challenges to Identity

Guest Contributor , January 14th, 2021

[The following students are high school seniors at “KTH School” taking International Baccalaureate Social and Cultural Anthropology. After their final IB exams were cancelled, they decided they would…