Tag: Dominican Republic

Knowledge Production, Toxic Corporate Capital, and the Anthropologist’s Entangled Ethics

Saudi Garcia , June 29th, 2021


The dominant disciplinary literature on cultures and practices of extractivism relies on a separation of “the field,” and the insights gained there, from our professional lives as anthropologists…


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El Cruce de la Muerte: Fieldwork and Carework at the Crossroad of Death

Trauma and Resilience , November 7th, 2019


Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Amarilys Estrella, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Her research examines the role of human…


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CARICOM Confronts the Big House: Trump Attempts to Split the Caribbean over Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , March 25th, 2019


It’s a simple matter, even if one might lose oneself in the various details, names, places, and dates. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), mostly made up…


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Parrotfish: The Charisma of Conservation in the Caribbean

kyrmaland , May 8th, 2018


During the week of Easter, the beaches of the Dominican Republic were converted into billboards for the campaign to stop the consumption of parrotfish. Pictures taken from drones…


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Caribbean Fantasy: A documentary set in Santo Domingo’s barrios

Erin B Taylor , April 1st, 2016


I’m always interested in new accounts of life in Santo Domingo’s barrios. Having done research there for more than a decade, I like to retain a sense of place:…


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Mobilizing concepts across disciplines: An economic analysis

Erin B Taylor , December 8th, 2014


There are many lenses through which we can think about mobility. There is no one correct lens to use; in fact, adopting different lenses at different moments can…


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Safety in numbers: Squatting as social and financial security

Erin B Taylor , October 23rd, 2014


Squatter settlements around the world are not generally considered to bestow financial or social security upon the people who live in them. Rather, they tend to be portrayed…


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The moral economies of material things

Erin B Taylor , May 24th, 2014


The concept of moral economy is a natural fit to analyses of material culture. In this working paper, I show how the concept has applications to all three research projects…


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