Tag: climate crisis

Forest fires create hell on earth: Yakutia

fstammle , August 14th, 2021


related to the recent post about the forest fires in Siberia, here I share some footage from local people. This is not official news, it’s private people’s videos,…


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Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , February 15th, 2021


This book forum brings together seven scholars to discuss Julie Livingston’s Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke 2019), a story of what grows alongside “…


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Heat and Covid-19 in the Off-Grid City by Nausheen Anwar

Nausheen Anwar , July 2nd, 2020


Amidst almost unstoppable contagion, many hung their hopes on heat and humidity as a potential defence against contracting Covid-19 in the early months of the pandemic. Early studies…


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Web Roundup: Covid-19, Racial Justice, Immigration, Climate Justice, Reproductive Justice, or “How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics” by Whitney Arey

Whitney Arey , July 1st, 2020


As I was thinking about the task of reviewing the anthropological, bioethical, and/or STS implications of the past month of news, my mind kept returning to the introduction…


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COVID-19: A Simulacrum of the Climate Crisis?

Rebecca_Irons , April 23rd, 2020


HACER GÖREN Contrary to the once dominant optimism among the public that “Turkey is safe and secure”, COVID-19 has not skipped Turkey either. Yes, it is a single…


→Medical Anthropology at UCL

Book Review: Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Rose Deller , July 17th, 2019


In Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology, Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer argues that speculative fiction offers a rich vein to theorise catastrophe and crisis in ways t…


→Sociology and Anthropology book reviews – LSE Review of Books

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record

Peter B Campbell , November 9th, 2017


A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial The United States…


→The past and the curious | The Guardian