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Protecting the Pandemic from the People: Perpetual Panic, Permanent Emergency

Maximilian C. Forte , December 26th, 2021


There are some suggestions that the Omicron variant could well end “the pandemic”. And that is a problem. It is a problem on two fronts. First, a variant that…


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A Life of Struggle: Imam Yasin Abu Bakr

Maximilian C. Forte , October 24th, 2021


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, just after 9:00pm, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr of the Jama’at al-Muslimeen of Trinidad and Tobago, passed away at the age of 80. He…


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“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

Maximilian C. Forte , August 20th, 2021


On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which…


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Returning

The ICT Poverty Trap: How Technology Disparities Exacerbate the Spread of Disease and Division in Jamaica

Aleem Mahabir , November 12th, 2020


A view of the street side in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. A leaning telecommunications tower, symbolic of the island’s deficient ICT infrastructure, separates the stalls of informal street vendors…


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Zombie Knowledge: Toward a Deeper Conversation between Black Studies and Multispecies Anthropology

Johnathan Favini , July 14th, 2020


Monsters, the nightmarish figures we conjure in the dark, reflect our own culturally and politically specific anxieties. They are a dark mirror: a terrifying rendering of a social…


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The Pandemic: Indigenous Perspectives on Survival, Adaptation, Rebuilding, and Preparedness

Maximilian C. Forte , June 17th, 2020


Statement released by Chief Ricardo Bharath Hernandez, Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, June 16, 2020. As Amerindians/Indigenous Peoples in the Caribbean, we are hist…


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Destination Anthropocene: An Interview with Amelia Moore

colinhoag , May 19th, 2020


Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas By Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island 216pp. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof….


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Goodbye “American Greatness”

Maximilian C. Forte , April 29th, 2020


Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…


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“Hygiene” is the Future: Lessons from “Post”-Cholera Haiti by Guilberly Louissaint

Guilberly Louissaint , April 16th, 2020


This essay is about paying respect. In 2018, after my first summer of preliminary fieldwork in the Artibonite region of Haiti, I returned disappointed and disillusioned. With the…


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Review: Food in Cuba

dsutton20 , March 14th, 2020


Hanna Garth. Food In Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020. 232 pp. ISBN 9781503604629 Emily Yates-Doerr (Oregon State University) My…


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Land, Labour, and Power in a Colonial Catholic Mission in Trinidad

Maximilian C. Forte , February 4th, 2020


Colonial propaganda that masks “humanitarianism” behind self-interest, and breeds euphemisms that are inversions of reality, constitute the recurring subjects of the critiques produced on Zero Anthrop…


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Pearls before Swine

Maximilian C. Forte , October 11th, 2019


Pearls, in the Parish of St. Andrew’s, Grenada, just up the road from the main town of Grenville, is a unique place that sits at the intersection of two…


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Trees Talk…and Sometimes They Also Tell Lies

Maximilian C. Forte , September 28th, 2019


Out on a limb in Grenada in August, I had the fine pleasure of sampling such a special sweet fruit of the “Spice Isle”. It is a fruit…


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New Book: ARIMA BORN

Maximilian C. Forte , September 26th, 2019


Arima Born Revealing the History of Arima and its Mission through the Catholic Church’s Baptismal Registers, 1820–1916 by Maximilian C. Forte Montreal: Alert Press, 2019 The Catholic Mission…


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Lateral Solidarity by Raphaëlle Rabanes

Raphaëlle Rabanes , March 25th, 2019


It was the afternoon of December 31st. Dinner had been served in the bedrooms of the rehabilitation clinic, but Ms. Dats decided that hers could wait: She had…


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CARICOM Confronts the Big House: Trump Attempts to Split the Caribbean over Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , March 25th, 2019


It’s a simple matter, even if one might lose oneself in the various details, names, places, and dates. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), mostly made up…


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Against Intervention in Venezuela: The Case of the Caribbean Community

Maximilian C. Forte , February 6th, 2019


As discussed in the previous article, the membership of the Organization of American States is in fact not at all united around support for foreign intervention and recognition…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 29: Courtney Morris For Black Boys Who Look Blue

smulla16 , April 26th, 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…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 19: Anne Galvin on Reflexivity and the White Anthropologist

smulla16 , February 15th, 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…


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Race and Cricket Narratives in the West Indies

Elyse Bailey , August 1st, 2016


Adnan Hossain asks who the best fast bowlers are, and why race matters in West Indies cricket.   In the Caribbean, cricket is not only a sport but…


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Food Anthropology, A Tribute to Sidney W. Mintz

Jason Antrosio , June 10th, 2016


What are your essential articles for teaching a Food Anthropology course? What most distinguishes Food Anthropology from other ways of studying food? What are the most important insights…


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In Memoriam, Sidney Mintz, 1922-2015

Jason Antrosio , December 28th, 2015


Professor Sidney Wilfred Mintz, affectionately known as “Sid,” passed away on December 26, 2015. In a first and now widely-shared post, Elizabeth Dunn succinctly conveyed the thoughts of…


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Rasanblaj Continua: A Conversation with Gina Athena Ulysse

Various Authors , November 14th, 2015


This past summer marked the release of Caribbean Rasanblaj, a special double issue of the Hemispheric Institute’s journal, e-misférica. Our social media team at Anthropology Now was proud to spread t…


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