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Street Affects in Kashmir

Bushra Punjabi , January 11th, 2022

This piece offers an ‘inside-out’ perspective on everyday life in a militarized space. As a researcher and a Kashmiri, the writer is struggling to document the ordinary-everyday lives…

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Living Water, living with lively waters (part 2)

Chakad Ojani , December 2nd, 2021

In What is Water? The History of a Modern Abstraction, geographer Jamie Linton (2010: 14) describes “modern water” as the following: “an abstract, isomorphic, measurable quantity that may…


#PoliticalEngagements: Defiant Engagements

Valentina Zagaria , September 21st, 2021

Working in political environments that run counter to our personal values and commitments, and with people who are challenging these contexts in different ways, led us to think…


War between good citizens and bad citizens: tools for today’s totalitarianism in Brazil and the Philippines

Cecilia Pe Lero , July 30th, 2021

On May 6, 2021, on the heels of Brazil’s deadliest month since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, special police forces in Rio de Janeiro killed 28 people…


Ethnographic Film at the Crossroads

Christos Varvantakis , July 29th, 2021

Ethnographic film is blooming Ethnographic film, however loosely defined, is blooming. While to track and map the entire production of ethnographic film appears next-to impossible, I want to…


Towards an Anthropology of Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 27th, 2021

When is a coup a coup? Reflections on the anthropological study of ‘coups’ There have been more than 200 coups in 95 countries over the last 75 years,…


Sarah Muir on her new book, Routine Crisis

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https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo69688117.html Interview by Kabir Tambar Kabir Tambar: Routine Crisis is about the aftermath of the economic collapse in Argentina in 20…

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Thesis Review and Discussion: The Metamorphosis of Greek Cuisine

kgraf , April 29th, 2021

Kapari Deli in Athens city centre, Greece Photographs by Nafsika Papacharalampous If you have written a recent thesis in the Anthropology of Food or would like to review…


Mi generación

anthropologies , March 23rd, 2021

Aquellos que nacimos a mediados de los años setenta y que estamos a punto de pasar el ecuador que separa la década de los cuarenta en dirección a…


Spectacular Infrastructure: Madrid’s Pandemic Hospital between Public Spectacle and Speculation by Janina Kehr

Janina Kehr , February 2nd, 2021

Design by okb-buro.com On a fresh autumn day in 2019, under Madrid’s deep-blue sky, I went for a morning coffee with Ernesto, an infectious-disease physician working in one…


Ofrendas para la economía. El monstruo que nunca duerme

anthropologies , November 19th, 2020

La economía sufre, pero no todos los sectores están siendo afectados de igual manera. Las farmacéuticas, aunque han experimentado pérdidas debido a la bajada de demanda de medicamentos…


Por los que vendrán

anthropologies , July 23rd, 2020

Posiblemente no hayan oído hablar nunca de la localidad de Cherrapunji, se trata de una pequeña localidad de la India en el Estado de Megalaya. Allí pueden encontrarse…


Desescalada educativa

anthropologies , June 24th, 2020

Los momentos que vivimos hacen que tras meses de confinamiento social y paralización económica sea el momento de volver gradualmente a una situación de normalidad. En esta vuelta…


La historia debe continuar

anthropologies , June 19th, 2020

En el verano de 1989 Francis Fukuyama publicaba en la prestigiosa y muy conservadora revista The National Interest la tesis principal de su obra cumbre ¿El fin de…


La cuarentena en la función social de la alimentación

anthropologies , June 18th, 2020

Desde que comenzó el estado de alarma por el Covid 19, muchos de nosotros hemos podido experimentar cotidianamente “el arte de cocinar”, cambiar nuestros hábitos alimenticios por otros,…


El hoyo (spoiler)

anthropologies , June 17th, 2020

“Hay tres clases de personas: los de arriba, los de abalargo tiempo a un abismojo y los que caen” En el hoyo vemos una muestra descorazonadora de la…


Don Kalb: Covid, Crisis, and the Coming Contestations

focaal_admin , May 29th, 2020

Don Kalb, University of Bergen At some point in late January I told my family over WhatsApp with the Marxist bluster they usually enjoy from me that if…


Awakening to being the “other” A schizophrenic streak

Mascha Gugganig , May 12th, 2020

In discussions on COVID-19, it has become a common trope that disciplines like anthropology are particularly relevant and fitting for writing about the pandemic. Indeed, the pandemic unearths…


Andrea Tollardo: No return to old normalities: Reflections on a time of passage in locked down Italy

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2020

At the end of February, the center of Italian capital encountered an unexpected problem. Not an unforeseeable one, but one that was not previously thought possible in the…


The Corona Diaries 

Ian M. Cook , March 26th, 2020

How do we socially and culturally adapt to isolation? How do we experience empty spaces? Are new forms of solidarity emerging? How does it feel to have to…


Coronavirus: Less Humanitarianism, More Politics!

Julie Billaud , March 25th, 2020

This essay was written seated on my couch, trying to make sense of the contemporary ‘state of emergency’ as the world around me has gradually come to a…


The return of the plague-spreader

Mateusz Laszczkowski , March 24th, 2020

Written in lockdown amid the pandemic, this post speculates about the political and epistemological implications of ‘middle-class’ reactions to the present crisis. It is also a cry of…


Corona choices

standplaatswereld , March 16th, 2020

WRITTEN BY FREEK COLOMBIJN Rumours, new societal practices, new state policies and self-imposed restrictions by organizations spread as fast as the Corona virus itself. It is almost certain…

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