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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…


Living Water and the politics and anti-politics of water in Jordan (Part 1)

Geoffrey Hughes , December 2nd, 2021

  We are often told that Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries on the planet and it is hard not to recognize the truth of this…


Do Things Have to Be This Way?

David Graeber and David Wengrow , November 24th, 2021

[no-caption] Henrik Sorensen/Getty Images Excerpted from The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. © 2021 by David Graeber and David Wengrow. Reprinted with permission from Farra…


5 Questions About the History of Humanity

Daniel Salas , November 23rd, 2021

Join us LIVE for a 25-minute Q&A with archaeologist and author David Wengrow to discuss his New York Times bestselling book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of…


Hannah Carlan takes the page 99 test for her dissertation

| , November 15th, 2021

As it so happens, page 99 of my dissertation is the conclusion of my first body chapter following the introduction. My dissertation, “Producing Prosperity: Language and the Labor…

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Water and Summer Heat in Alexandria

eelaswad , October 23rd, 2021

Stanley Bridge, Alexandria (© el-Sayed el-Aswad) After one year of being forced to stay indoors (April ?2020 to May 2021) due to the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic,…


Acts of Occlusion

guestauth0r , October 18th, 2021

Occlusion is a term that describes a technique of erasure. Here, I show how occlusion works specifically in International Development discourses to set the terms of morality, dominance,…

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What Does It Mean to Decolonize Heritage?

Annalisa Bolin and David Nkusi , October 6th, 2021

At the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza District, Rwanda, tourists can visit coffee shops built in a traditional architectural style. GIZ/Martin Karenzi Most tourists visit the district of…


Ep #77 Mutual Assistance & The “Value” of the Olympics: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 25th, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #77 Mutual Assistance & The “Value” of the Olympics: This Month on TFS And we’re back! This week we’d like to introduce our…

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A wildcat doesn’t change its spots: Gold mining on Indigenous lands in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 21st, 2021

A shootout on May 10 between Yanomami Indigenous people and heavily armed illegal miners in Roraima state, Brazil, left three miners and two Yanomami children dead. Since then,…

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How Many People Lived in the Angkor Empire?

Sarah Klassen and Alison Kyra Carter , June 2nd, 2021

This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. How big were the world’s ancient cities? At its height, the world’s first…


Book Review: Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death Along a Changing River by Andrew Alan Johnson

Rose Deller , May 5th, 2021

In Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death Along a Changing River, Andrew Alan Johnson offers a new anthropological study that explores how infrastructural projects – in this case, hydropower dams…

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Mental Health in Guyana’s Prisons: a direct legacy of the country’s colonial history?

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , April 26th, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana. The mental health of those who live and work in Guyana’s…

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Pauline Destrée: Solar for the Few: Stranded Renewables and Green Enclaves in Ghana

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2021

Africa’s Green Energy Revolution In the past ten years, calls for a “green revolution” on the African continent have cast optimistic and promising scenarios of “leapfrogging” to mass…


Why a Mexican Village’s DIY Cellphone Network Matters

Roberto J. González , March 30th, 2021

A campesino checks his cellphone while working in the fields outside of Talea de Castro, Mexico (the mountain village in the distance on the upper left). Agustine Sacha…


What Problems Does Organic Cotton Solve?

Andrew Flachs , March 10th, 2021

[no-caption] Andrew Flachs One warm afternoon several years ago, I was walking with Korianna,* a farmer in Telangana, India, when I smelled something bad. The scent of diesel…


Academic Fictions: Lettre à France

Mathilde Pasta , February 24th, 2021

English Version Paris, le 22 Décembre 2020 Chère France, Comme tu[i] le sais, j’ai assisté, sur tes recommandations, au Congrès International des Capitales du monde. Je dois admettre…


#Academic Fictions: Cape Town through Time and Space: An Experimental Poem

Carolina Earle , February 23rd, 2021

Part 1: 1921 “Poison Tea, Colonial Imports”, by an Observer    “Them nasty Malays can make it work  months after you take it”, quotes Lady Duff G.: This,…


Urban Acupuncture Design Theory: Researching New Development Practices in South Africa

Laurin Baumgardt , February 18th, 2021

Sometimes it only takes a “spark,” a “simple, focused intervention,” a “single stroke of genius,” or “the single prick of a needle” to release the flows and create…


Book forum: Julie Livington’s Self-Devouring Growth by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , February 15th, 2021

This book forum brings together seven scholars to discuss Julie Livingston’s Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke 2019), a story of what grows alongside “…


Fugitive Archaeological Spaces

Chip Colwell , January 26th, 2021

Over the past year, we have seen renewed organizing amongst Black and Indigenous heritage professionals as well as the emergence of new collectives globally. These efforts have led…


Review: Food Festivals

dsutton20 , January 11th, 2021

Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology. Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN #978-3-030-53321-2. Xli + 179 pp Dav…


What’s Left Unsaid When a Language Dies

Sophie Chao , November 19th, 2020

“Transition” by Papua New Guinean artist Philemon Yalamu. From Papua New Guinea: A New Dawn by Fondazione Imago Mundi/Luciano Benetton Collection. A Death in the Rainforest: How a Languag…


Samuel W. Rose: Disconnected Development Studies: Indigenous North America and the Anthropology of Development

focaal_admin , November 17th, 2020

The purpose of this work is to examine and elaborate on the relationship between the people of Native North America and the material and ideological content of developmentalism…