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The TikTok of Anthropology

alex.clegg , March 17th, 2022


Author: Daniel Miller I want to make a slightly surprising suggestion. That my current ambition in anthropology is to become more like TikTok (or its original Chinese form…


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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022


I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…


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Positioning your position

standplaatswereld , December 2nd, 2021


In the picture above, you see me reading along with Hebrew psalms and prayers during a synagogue (shul) service on simchat torah. Simchat torah is a festive day…


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Recognising the Spirit of Ubuntu in Khayelitsha Community Response to the Covid-19 pandemic

guestanthropologist , November 25th, 2021


by Megan Anderson In the second-largest peri-urban settlement in South Africa, Khayelitsha, the coronavirus has proliferated with recorded cases over 6,500. The township has become one of the…


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Woodbrook celebrates 110 years: An amazing square mile in history

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , October 31st, 2021


A book project on Woodbrook combining residents and anthropology will be published in September 2022. Find out more below Writing about 19th-century Port of Spain, the historian Suzanne…


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“Of People and Peccaries: Perception and Politics in the Texas Hill Country” Transcript (RAI Anthropology and Conservation 2021)

Anthropology365 , October 15th, 2021


Presentation Slides: Of People and Peccaries PresentationDownload INTRODUCTION On my first day of fieldwork, I climbed a steep hill where my collaborator, Roger, reported a group of javelina…


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Mutual Aid in Archaeology: The Black Trowel Collective Microgrants

Uzma Z. Rizvi , October 1st, 2021


An interview with the Black Trowel Collective conducted during the Summer of 2021. June 22nd, 2021 marked a year for the Black Trowel Collective (BTC) microgrants program, and…


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What if . . .?

Alma Gottlieb , September 7th, 2021


What if a country had a great public health system? What if that country had a veritable army of public health nurses? What if those public health nurses…


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Swan Lessons

Alma Gottlieb , September 4th, 2021


This past month, the swans have taken up residence in our local cove, for the first time in the six summers we’ve lived here. What could be a…


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The Moral Economy of the English Football Fan in the Twenty-first Century

The Familiar Strange , May 9th, 2021


In late April of this year, it was announced that twelve of the wealthiest and best supported teams from across Europe would be competing in a new competition…


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Does “Reasonable” = “Racist”?

Alma Gottlieb , April 26th, 2021


What can anthropology contribute to the critical conversation about race in America, following the welcome jury decision in the Derek Chauvin trial? After they amassed and presented a…


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Troubled Togetherness: Visually Impaired People’s Unsettling and Tiresome Journey towards Community Belonging

Rebecca_Irons , January 11th, 2021


ANNAMARIA DALL’ANESE The word ‘community’ has heart-warming connotations of mutual support and reciprocal understanding. The sense of belonging that stems from being integrated into a social world…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 2: An Optimist’s Scenario

Alma Gottlieb , March 19th, 2020


Here’s what I imagine could–and should–emerge from this viral nightmare. Locally, stranger-neighbors will (re)discover each other. Re-appreciate the bonds of co-residence. …


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19

Alma Gottlieb , March 17th, 2020


Lesson 1: Like the ducks and brants my husband and I see congregating regularly by the dozens along the shore’s edge of Narraganssett Bay near our coastal home,…


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Providing Accessibility as a Meeting Attendee

Chelsea Horton , November 5th, 2019


You’re getting ready for the Annual Meeting! Great! Do you ever wonder about who goes and who doesn’t go? And why? As anthropologists, we are trained to analyze…


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Lilly Irani on her book, Chasing Innovation

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https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13362.html Lilly Irani, in conversation with Christopher Kelty (Note: Interview was transcribed, unlike many other interviews on this site which are conducted by e…


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Making, Holding, and Guarding as Spatial Politics of Healing

Dori Beeler , March 27th, 2019


“I wouldn’t want anyone to get attached to a space. But if, for the sake of an example, there is going to be a space, then it needs…


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“We wunt be druv”- Intolerance of Tyranny at Lewes Bonfire

melissageere , February 4th, 2019


by Melissa Geere Lewes, a small town just ten minutes from the University of Sussex, makes headlines every November for its famous Bonfire celebrations. In 2018, the headlines were not…


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Affective Landscapes of the Past and Present in Santa Clara

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018


Long-term residents’ experiences of technological disruption and resilience are an untold yet essential part of the Silicon Valley story. In May 2018, I spoke with Tom, an elderly…


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How academic culture gives us permission not to know

Ian Pollock , July 25th, 2018


Every way of knowing is also a way of not knowing. Privileging one point of view, or one form of evidence, requires the erasure of other ways of…


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Lessons on Social Difference from an Ancient Maya City | Ryan Collins | TEDxBrandeisUniversity – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , June 1st, 2018


Hey Listeners, we wanted to share some news. As you have probably noticed, TAL has been slow to post as of late. Both Ryan and Adam have finished…


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Environmental Anthropology: An Anthropologist’s View of a Cove Cleanup

Alma Gottlieb , April 30th, 2018


The curse of the anthropologist: finding culture everywhere in nature. Today, the neighborhood in which my husband and I now live hosted a cleanup in a nearby cove….


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