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Alliances and Institutional Partnerships for an Engaged Anthropology of Science and Technology

Catarina Morawska , April 26th, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to this post read by the authors here. Conceptual transformations and emerging thematic agendas in the a…


Muda da Maré: Environmental Change, Ecological Grief, and the Fishers and Marisqueiras of Pernambuco

colinhoag , April 14th, 2022

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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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Fuel Maps: Digitizing Grass and Sensing Fire in Brazil

colinhoag , December 21st, 2021

Guilherme M. Fagundes, Princeton University § Part and parcel of the technological repertoire in wildland fire management, fuel maps invite us to reflect on the everyday life of…


Kate Vieira on her book, Writing for Love and Money

| , November 1st, 2021

Interview by Amy Garey https://global.oup.com/academic/product/writing-for-love-and-money-9780190877316 Amy Garey: How does migration influence literacy practices? Kate Vieira: Unfortuna…

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Fetishes or Cyborgs? Religion as technology in the Afro-Atlantic space

Giovanna Capponi , October 12th, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Exú, the trickster god, Axé Ilé Oba – São Paulo (photo by Giovanna Capponi)…


A wildcat doesn’t change its spots: Gold mining on Indigenous lands in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 21st, 2021

A shootout on May 10 between Yanomami Indigenous people and heavily armed illegal miners in Roraima state, Brazil, left three miners and two Yanomami children dead. Since then,…

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Abram Lutes: Anatomy of an Autogolpe: On the consolidation of Nayib Bukele’s power in El Salvador

focaal_admin , May 26th, 2021

For the first time since El Salvador’s mid-20th century military dictatorship, a single political party dominates both the legislative and executive branches of the government, and by all…


Jaime A Alves: F*ck the Police! Murderous cops, the myth of police fragility and the case for an insurgent anthropology

focaal_admin , April 27th, 2021

‘Blue lives matter,’ says the mantra of police fragility. The mythology about defenseless officers being hunted and killed by criminals is indeed a powerful one, mobilized by right-wing…


Unlikely Blessings: A poem on hope, despair and periwinkle

Glenn H. Shepard , April 27th, 2021

 This poem, written fifteen years ago as my youngest son began (thankfully successful) chemotherapy for a rare immune system disease, was recently published for the first time by S…

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Solidarity, infrastructure and critical pedagogy during COVID-19: Lessons from Brazil by Dominique P. Béhague

Dominique P. Béhague , April 7th, 2021

Even before the pandemic hit Brazil’s favelas, residents began organizing to protect themselves — against both the novel coronavirus and the government’s active suppression of effective public …


Alex Dent discusses Digital Pirates

| , April 5th, 2021

Interview by Ilana Gershon Digital Pirates: Policing Intellectual Property in Brazil Ilana Gershon: At the heart of this book is the intellectually productive argument that intellectual pro…

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Becoming without: Rearing and Releasing Transgenic Mosquitoes in Brazil

colinhoag , February 23rd, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


#Academic Fictions: Citizen Insurgency

Brady Nevins , February 16th, 2021

Sing, O Muse, the anger of urban citizens upon whom countless ills have been brought by the City. Many a brave soul did the City send hurrying back…


Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

focaal_admin , January 16th, 2021

As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…


The Work it Takes to Stop Working: Productivity in Labs and Sugarcane

Katie Ulrich , November 10th, 2020

In spring of 2020, thousands of scientific labs across several continents shut down. What was deemed “non-essential” research was ramped down and/or paused in an effort to stop…


A Future History of Water: An Interview with Andrea Ballestero

colinhoag , October 13th, 2020

A Future History of Water By Andrea Ballestero, Rice University 248pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof. Andrea Ballestero about her recent book…


When Brazil’s Voters Became Followers

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy? Jair Bolsonaro’s sweeping victory in the 2018 Brazilian elections took many people…

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Complex Bioethics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , September 9th, 2020

Alterity and Otherness as a Necessary Framework for Thinking About New Social Relationships in a New Post-Pandemic World LUCAS FRANÇA GARCIA AND JOSÉ ROBERTO GOLDIM In Brazil, the…

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The Vector, the Viruses, and the “Healthy World”: Placing Aedes aegypti in Brazil

Luísa Reis-Castro , September 2nd, 2020

Mosquito: the “most dangerous animal in the world,” human’s “deadliest predator.” This insect is often described as the most probable target for gene-editing technologies that have the potential…


Standards and urgency in times of pandemics: hydroxychloroquine as a pharmaceutical and political artefact by Manuel Campinas

Manuel Campinas , September 1st, 2020

Separated by two meters of water from the crowd, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, infected by COVID-19 and wearing his mask, rallied up his supporters, “If by chance your…


In the Journals – Police Abolition

allisontedesco , August 24th, 2020

Allegory of Justice (Sanctity of the Law) by The Metropolitan Museum of Art via PICRYL Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations…


Intimate connections and singular embodiments: disability in times of the Covid-19 pandemic by Helena Fietz

Helena Fietz , August 19th, 2020

In Brazil, most state governors and city mayors in Brazil have been following the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and, in defiance of federal government protocol, have adopted…


"The Camera is our Weapon": Kayapó video warriors featured in new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Glenn H. Shepard , July 28th, 2020

The Kayapó (Megengôkrê) people of Brazil are living proof of the resistance and adaptability of Indigenous cultures. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York …

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