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Fall Semester, 2018 Courses

Anthropology365 , June 18th, 2018


I am very excited to have three new preps for Fall, 2018. Course overviews are below. LBST 2213: Now this is not a new prep as I have…


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Book Review: Not in Our Genes

Anthropology365 , June 8th, 2018


I’ve been slacking on writing book reviews and so I need to get back to it so the next several posts will be just that (unless something happens…


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Science as a Structure of Violence

Anthropology365 , June 5th, 2018


The study of human diversity and subsequent racialisation of people has been examined and critiqued but has escaped interrogation as an institution by which structural violence is enacted….


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A Brief History of Race in the Western Thought

Anthropology365 , June 5th, 2018


Race, as a concept, has important ontology in American society. In order to understand the relationship between race, genetic research, and the American class structure, it is necessary…


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Patrick Neveling and Tijo Salverda: How capitalists think—about belonging, moralities, global entanglements, and historical social processes, for example

Focaal Web Editor , March 26th, 2018


Given that nowadays most people live in societies organized according to capitalist principles and given that few oppose those principles fundamentally, capitalists may well constitute the world’s lar…


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#Podcast Interview Round Up: The Best of February

Allegra , March 23rd, 2018


Did you forget to give a Valentine’s Day present to your ears? Don’t worry, because you can still make amends through the gift of anthropology podcasts. Yes, it’s…


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Book Review: Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Rose Deller , February 20th, 2018


In Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, Rachel Sherman undertakes 50 in-depth interviews with rich New Yorkers to consider how they navigate their anxieties and the negative connotations surroun…


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Book Review: Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change by Shakuntala Banaji

Rose Deller , February 8th, 2018


In Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change, Shakuntala Banaji draws on extensive fieldwork research to offer a rich and textured account of the place of…


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Book Review: Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement by Eduardo Zachary Albrecht

Rose Deller , December 14th, 2017


In Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement, Eduardo Zachary Albrecht explores the alter-globalisation movements in Spain, Italy and Greece that envisage resistance less as…


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Book Review: Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class edited by Nathan Connolly

Rose Deller , November 30th, 2017


Inspired by the collection The Good Immigrant, Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class brings together 22 stories reflecting on working-class lives and experiences…


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The hair clipper: One or two thoughts about a mundane artifact

mxschnepf , November 3rd, 2017


The gender of an object –  For a seminar session on “gendered objects”, my colleague and I asked the participants to bring to class an object that they…


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Vernacular #Humanitarianism, Adhocracy, and the Problem of Emotion

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn , September 26th, 2017


Since the refugee crisis of 2015, vernacular humanitarianism—locally focused, volunteer-led efforts at humanitarian action—has been put forward as the answer to the inability of the institution-led in…


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Wrestling with “The Donald”

Adam Hodges , September 5th, 2017


Nothing better epitomizes the content-free showmanship of President Trump’s governing style than the White House Rose Garden ceremony he held in May after the House passed their version…


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As the summer winds down…GET OFF MY LAWN!!

Jennifer Long , August 21st, 2017


At the beginning of the summer, Krystal D’Costa wrote an intriguing piece about The American Obsession with Lawns. Don’t think you’re interested in green, gardening? This post has…


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Why We Post: Anthropologists take on Social Media

Jennifer Long , June 26th, 2017


In response to our posts last week about the presence and role of anthropologists and other academics on social media, I stumbled across the Why We Post, Social…


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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, Week 28: Michelle Stewart, Towards Accomplices not Allies—in the Classroom and the Streets

michellestewart1 , April 20th, 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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Don Kalb: The EU at 60: the Treaty of Rome is a smoke screen

Focaal Web Editor , March 31st, 2017


This post is part of a feature on anthropologists on the EU at 60, moderated and edited by Don Kalb (Central European University and University of Bergen). The…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 16: Victor Kumar on James Baldwin, Margaret Mead and Ethnographic Approaches to Studying Race

anthropoliteiaadmin , January 25th, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to relaunch the second semester of an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagog…


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The dangers of the myth of Trump’s white working class support

Vito Laterza , November 10th, 2016


The myth of the white working class support for Trump is animating post-election debates at alarming speed with misleading interpretations of often partial data. It is being used…


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The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Rhiannon Mosher , November 7th, 2016


Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…


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The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Rhiannon Mosher , November 7th, 2016


Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 7: Faye Harrison on Teaching “Black Lives Matter”

smulla16 , October 19th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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Notes on the 14th digital ethnography reading (Haynes 2016)

John Postill , October 18th, 2016


See other posts under Digital ethnography reading group Haynes, N. (2016). Social Media in Northern Chile. London: UCL Press. Summary of Chapter 3, “Virtual posting: the aesthetics of…


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