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More Horizon: A Commentary

colinhoag , September 3rd, 2020


By Adriana Petryna, University of Pennsylvania § The U.S. leads the world in confirmed cases of and deaths from COVID-19. At the start of the pandemic, its trajectory…


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The Gringo Policies and Addictions That Drove Jakelin Caal From Raxruha

aaaguestcontributor , February 7th, 2019


Liza Grandia, Ph.D. (cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor of Native American Studies at University of California-Davis) is the author of Enclosed: Conservation, Cattle, and Commerce among t…


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Stop Using Psychiatry to Sell Guns

aaaguestcontributor , May 31st, 2018


This post was submitted by Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. It’s enough to…


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Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018


By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


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Marching For Our Lives?

aaaguestcontributor , March 28th, 2018


This post was submitted by Alice B. Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita at Marquette University. My housemate marched on Saturday. My next-door neighbor marched on Saturday. I didn’t…


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Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language

aaaguestcontributor , February 23rd, 2018


This post was submitted by Phillip M. Carter, an associate professor of linguistics at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute The French Revolutionaries, compelled as they were by…


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Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part I

colinhoag , February 22nd, 2018


By Mónica Salas Landa, Lafayette College § Oil infrastructure, Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. Image by author. ‘‘How do you feel living right across from the oil and gas complex?’’ I…


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The Remarkable Paradox of Militant Christians

aaaguestcontributor , January 24th, 2018


This post was submitted by Alice Beck Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita, at Marquette University. Steve Bannon, Breitbart News. Standoff of a man, his sons and fellows against encroachment…


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Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

aaaguestcontributor , July 11th, 2017


This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On the road in Turkey again this past …


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Commentary: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism, Part II

colinhoag , May 16th, 2017


By Clint Carroll, University of Colorado Boulder § Settler colonial studies offers a set of analytical tools that can help make sense of environmental practices and politics—and their resulting effect…


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Commentary: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism, Part I

colinhoag , April 11th, 2017


By Zoe Todd, Carleton University § If we take seriously the work of Indigenous scholars on the Indigenous legal-governance systems of territories across what is now Canada, and if…


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Song as Boundary Work: On Dylan and the Nobel Prize

aaaguestcontributor , October 18th, 2016


This post was submitted by Robert Skoro. A musician-turned-anthropologist, Robert works in private industry as a strategist and researcher.  Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature,…


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Infrastructure – Peripheral Visions and Bodies that Matter: A Commentary

colinhoag , August 23rd, 2016


*A commentary on Part II of our Engagement thematic series, The Nature of Infrastructure. By Bettina Stoetzer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology § In the past few years, the…


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From the Leiden Anthropology Blog: “Beyond multispecies ethnography: Engaging anthropology with violence and animal rights”

aaaguestcontributor , July 19th, 2016


Source: Leiden Anthropology Blog – Articles – Beyond multispecies ethnography: Engaging anthropology with violence and animal rights Filed under: Advocacy, Commentary, Uncategorized


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Vignettes of War

aaaguestcontributor , July 12th, 2016


This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Turkey conjures up vignettes of war, n…


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“Orlando”

Anne Kelsey , July 7th, 2016


Shaka McGlotten is Associate Professor of media, society and the arts at Purchase College-SUNY and Co-Chair of the Association for Queer Anthropology.  Before I left for my summer…


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Wedding Crashers

Anne Kelsey , June 24th, 2016


After marriage equality became the law of the land, lawmakers across the United States doubled down on discrimination. Author Ryan Thoreson is a scholar in residence at the…


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The Queer Political is Geopolitical

Anne Kelsey , June 22nd, 2016


This month, major cities throughout the U.S. will hold annual gay pride events: parades followed by parties throughout the night and weekend. These kinds of celebrations – for…


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The Anthropology of the Built Environment: What Can Environmental Anthropology Learn from Infrastructure Studies (and Vice Versa)?

colinhoag , May 17th, 2016


*A commentary on Part I of our Engagement thematic series, The Nature of Infrastructure. By Ashley Carse, Vanderbilt University § I am honored to have an opportunity to…


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Racial Disproportionality in the King County Juvenile Justice System

Anne Kelsey , May 10th, 2016


“He’s been shot, you have to go to him. Tell him mom is on the way!” is all I heard as I answered a phone call from my…


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“Anthropology for peace”

Anne Kelsey , April 11th, 2016


In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “___­­­­__ for peace.” The…


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Sham and the Rock on 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day

Anne Kelsey , March 17th, 2016


St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once more. How are you going to celebrate yours? 17th March is a set date in the religious, secular and Diaspora calendars….


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It’s Not Oscar, It’s HBO

Anne Kelsey , February 28th, 2016


I can’t remember the last movie I watched in an actual movie theater. Some of that is because I find the dramatic TV serial so much more powerful…


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Dear President Obama: Protect Bears Ears

Anne Kelsey , February 8th, 2016


My first backpacking trip in south-central Utah at age 14 was a defining moment. Some earth science teachers took my classmates and me to San Rafael Swell for…


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