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Book Review: Played Out – Difference and Repetition in Classic Board Games

By Samuel Gerald Collins Patkin, Terri Toles (2021). Who’s in the Game? Identity and Intersectionality in Classic Board Games. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.  After taking…

The Blueberry Wars

In elementary school, the first “robin red-breast” of spring signaled warmer days, colorful flowers, and a promise that the school year wouldn’t last forever. I considered robins m…

Life as an Insect Inside a Glass Jar: Language Learning Through Immersion

Becoming Human: Malala Yousafzai and the Politics of Representation

by Carlo Ceglia Malala. It is enough to say her first name. How did this 21-year-old Pakistani girl – the youngest, as well as the only female Pakistani,…

The Spinners of Boyanese Bhavacakra

by Danang Nizar Long outside the radar of anthropology, there was an ethnic group in a secluded island called Bawean, located in the middle of Java Sea, Indonesia,…

Burning down the house: When crisis becomes daily life in early-onset dementia by Silke Hoppe

For my doctoral research, I interviewed family members living with a loved one with early-onset dementia, a diagnosis that one receives under the age of 65. Jans, not…

Re-enacting memories by Elinor Ochs

One way to ‘think with dementia’ is to phenomenologically shift from ‘memory’ to ‘remembering’ and to mine ‘remembering’ for its qualities and potentialities as socio-culturally limned experience. Whe…

Agitated children, turbulent trajectories: Towards a comparison between Europe and South America – a workshop report by Álvaro Jiménez Molina

This article describes the main discussions and contributions of the first workshop of the International Research Network on Disruptive Behaviours. The workshop was held at the “Centre for…

Susanna Trnka’s One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health by Paul Mason

One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health By Susanna Trnka Stanford University Press, 2017, 262 pages.   Bringing children to the field can change…

New Zealand-born and internationally raised

I am delighted to welcome writer Cileme Venkateswar to anthropod. This is the third post in my series on doing fieldwork with kids, and in it Cileme (who…

Ep. #5 Stunted thinking: Annie McCarthy talks slum children, NGOs, and stunting in Delhi

In Ep. #5, Stunted thinking, Annie McCarthy talks slum children, NGOs, and stunting in Delhi, India.

Everything You Thought You Knew about Orphans in Africa Is Probably Wrong

Policy makers, development workers, orphanage voluntourists, missionaries, prospective adoptive parents: ignore this book at your peril.   “AIDS orphans” are commonly imagined as the…

Of Diapers, Potties and Split Pants

Understanding Toilet Training around the World May Help Parents Relax I recently published a piece on The Conversation about toilet training in a global context.  You can read the…

A Youth Center Struggles With Israeli Occupation

A staff member at Lajee Center, a youth organization in Aida Refugee Camp in the Israeli occupied West Bank, went “live” on Facebook on the afternoon of Sunday,…

Interview with Perry Gilmore about “Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki”

Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki chronicles a charming and, indeed, remarkable friendship that developed between two five-year-old boys—one (Sadiki), the son of a traditionally…

When Feminism Starts in Fifth Grade

Can ten-year-olds be feminists? Absolutely. This group of fifth graders just voted to forfeit their basketball season unless their co-ed team is allowed to compete, girls included. Feminism…

And Our Winners Are . . .

Many thanks to the 1,152 people who entered our publisher’s Amazon Giveaway to receive free copies of A World of Babies, and to Cambridge University Press for sponsoring…

Enter to Win a Free Copy of “A World of Babies”–Deadline, Jan. 12, 2017!

Win a free copy of “A World of Babies”! To celebrate the official publication of the book, which is January 2017, our publisher is sponsoring an Amazon Giveaway….

The Story behind “A World of Babies”

Interested in learning some behind-the-scenes stories about how “A World of Babies” came into existence? Check out a new interview with my co-editor, Judy DeLoache, and me in…

Bride or Child First?

by Fern Adams ROSIE THOMPSON/SAVE THE CHILDREN – http://tooyoungtowed.org In the UK we recognise that people officially become adults when they turn 18. We tend to view that…

A Story of Two Stones #newtonloss

On a cold December day in 1995, after finishing my daily studies as a junior high school student, I was trying to catch the bus to go back…

#Review: Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

When the picture of Alan Kurdi’s drowned body first hit the headlines, it was instantly iconic. For many, the simple horror of the image suddenly made the refugee…

Introduction: The First Thousand Days of Life by Michelle Pentecost

(On behalf of the First Thousand Days Research Group (University of Cape Town)) “Good nutrition in the first 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second…

Tanya Cassidy’s and Abdullahi El Tom’s “Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations” by Ben Kasstan

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations Tanya Cassidy and Abdullahi El Tom (editors) Bloomsbury, 2015, 255 pages   Ethnographies of Breastfeeding offers a timely insi…