Tag: Current Affairs

A Nation of Mini-Me’s: Why White Nationalists Need to “Save the Children”

The Familiar Strange , May 22nd, 2022


The “great replacement theory”, “white genocide”, and “demographic winter” are all pseudoscientific conspiracy theories that did not begin, nor will they end, with Tucker Carlson or other FOX…


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Taking Stock in California: Inequity & Grief

Julia Brown , February 28th, 2021


Having meaningful conversations about systemic racism and social immobility can connect people as much as the act of absorbing someone else’s microcosm of grief and relating to it….


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Mission By Mail: Evangelism in a Pandemic

The Familiar Strange , December 6th, 2020


Religion is no “opiate of the masses.” Rich and poor, educated and ignorant alike flock to the call of certainty in these uncertain times. Rather than action based…


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Ep. #45: Financial Identity, Quiet Fields, Silencing Students & Angry Anthropologists: This Month On TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 1st, 2019


Simon [1:00] begins our chat by asking what happens to your identity when you become a dependent spouse; that is, when your partner is supporting the household financially…


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Does Anthropology Have a Point?

Simon Theobald , July 4th, 2018


Even as I attempted to (re-)present my research as anthropological, on its journey into the public sphere and a wider audience, it was interpreted and reinterpreted as ‘international…


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Forgotten Violence against Backpackers in Australia

The Familiar Strange , June 27th, 2018


While backpackers extensively contribute to the national economy as tourists and workers, they are only here on a short-term basis. Being temporary non-citizens there is less emotional investment…


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The Facebook Data Scandal and Why Anthropology Should get More Comfortable with Journalism

Julia Brown , March 21st, 2018


There’s anthropological spirit in investigative journalism that anthropologists could better acknowledge. Regardless of whether it has a anthropology qualification attached or it is embedded in comple…


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Unpicking an (A)moral Anthropological Stance: Ongoing violence in Myanmar

The Familiar Strange , November 29th, 2017


Author: Justine Chambers, Doctoral candidate with the Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Languages (CHL) at the Australian National University. You can read more about her…


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