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New project in evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology

gregdowney , September 26th, 2022

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash. As a cultural anthropologist, I am thrilled that cultural variation is increasingly recognized as significant in a wide range of fields, cognitive…


Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations

Guest Blogger , June 15th, 2022

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations – By Taba Menia – The scholarship of shamanism is closely related to ideas about traditional healing and their knowledge. Found across the world…


(Almost) Native Ethnography Meets the Heat of the Tunisian Desert

Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades

Sarah Soliz , January 26th, 2022

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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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The New Death: Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century

Sarah Soliz , January 20th, 2022

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Questions and Answers on Publishing Journal Articles: A Series Organized by Ilana Gershon

Jason Baird Jackson , September 14th, 2021

If you are an academic author or aspire to be one, I hope that you will check out the series organized by Ilana Gershon and published on the…

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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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A Tale of Two [Unvaxed] Women

Alma Gottlieb , August 21st, 2021

We needed to find a new plumber. I called around. The first business that seemed willing to clean our boiler and replace a problematic hose spigot had availability…

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Weed or Not Weed?

Alma Gottlieb , August 18th, 2021

Weeding is an exercise in anthropology. How do we know what’s a weed? The great French anthropologist, Claude Lévi-Strauss, organized his 80-year career around one foundational principle: &#82…

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From Indiana Jones to International Business consultancy

Taylor Strauser , June 30th, 2021

This article talks about how cultural anthropology plays into international business and the importance of understanding and respecting different cultures to have effective meetings with international…

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Designs and Anthropologies: Frictions and Affinities

Sarah Soliz , May 18th, 2021

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Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship

Sarah Soliz , April 26th, 2021

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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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The Shifting Borders of Value: Water and Wellbeing along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Ana Sanchez-Bachman , April 20th, 2021

Is access to water a right? Should water be free? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that? This is exactly what surrounds the discourse of water use…


Trump’s attack on American “democracy” by Keith Hart – Part 1

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2021

Donald Trump and the Republican Party Donald Trump may not have expected to win the 2016 presidential election. Once he … More

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Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Sarah Soliz , February 17th, 2021

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American Exceptionalism and Violent Protests

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2021

It is important to understand that for more than fifty years, American foreign and defense policies such as EUCOM, PCOM, … More

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Tasting Independence

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021

Maggi instant noodles are a treasured favorite among India’s young people. Their banning in 2015 conjured youthful memories of rebellion and revealed the uncertainties of our global food…

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How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Finale

Neil Turner , December 1st, 2020

The Euro crisis: an episode in the history of money The monetary crisis that has overwhelmed the eurozone of late needs to be seen in this context. The…

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The Fear of Dahalo Bandits on a Drive Through the Alaotra Night (Madagascar)

Bamboo Basket Hampers Used by Tobacco Farmers in Nanhua County, Yunnan, China

Jason Baird Jackson , November 5th, 2020

While doing background work on FEI Xiaotong and ZHANG Zhiyi’s studies of the basketry industry(*) in Yunnan, China, my colleague W. discovered this webpage with a pair of…

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How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Part 3

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2020

The demise of national capitalism To talk of the world economy being “informalized” suggests that there is a global rule-system, whereas effective rules are now absent at all…

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