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Impossible Choices at the Crossroads of Motherhood and Fieldwork

Jamie Hodgkins and Jessica Thompson , May 5th, 2022

Co-author Jamie Hodgkins holds her daughter as she co-directs the excavations at the Arma Veirana site in northwestern Italy. Fabio Negrino/University of Genoa Many women* in science who…


Unmasked: Illustrating COVID-19 in Okoboji

Emily Mendenhall and Aaron Gronstal , May 3rd, 2022

[no-caption] Aaron Gronstal These illustrations tell the story of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in a small tourist town in the Iowa Great Lakes region: my…


5 Questions About War Virtually

Chip Colwell , March 28th, 2022

Join us for a free 25-minute live Q&A between former SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali and anthropologist Roberto J. González about his new book, War…


Heroes of Our Economy

Alex D'Aloia , March 27th, 2022

A social economy approach therefore asks why people are engaged in specific enterprises. Are they simply out to make the most money they can? Many people do. Or…

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Ep# 86: The Funging the Non-Fungible & The Changing Face of Protests: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 20th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep# 86- The Funging The Non – Fungible & The Changing Face Of Protests- This Month On TFS Welcome back to The Familiar Strange!…

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Consumer Culture Won’t Lead to Body Positivity

Jamie E. Shenton , January 26th, 2022

Focusing on what bodies can do shifts attention away from cultural lenses that focus on how bodies look. Holly Falconer/Getty Images I have an 8-year-old daughter. From time…


The Hard Labor That Fuels the Hair Trade

Priti Salian , January 19th, 2022

The majority of hair that India exports comes from waste—such as the strands gathered in this picture of a street collector in Chennai. Emma Tarlo Every evening, for…


Book Review: Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai by Amélie Le Renard

Rose Deller , December 13th, 2021

In Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai, Amélie Le Renard explores the organisation of social life in Dubai, focusing on the experiences of mobile Western passport…

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When Carbon Credits Drive People From Their Homes

Blanca Begert , December 9th, 2021

A sign inside the Alto Mayo Protected Forest promotes “conservation agreements that change lives,” including ecotourism and sustainable coffee. Blanca Begert The Mayo River begins in the …


Addressing the structural foundations of homelessness in the Bay Area

Carolina Reid , December 2nd, 2021

Ending homelessness in the Bay Area will require a strong commitment at all levels of government, including the political will not only to address the immediate crisis of…

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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…


How Will We Remember Coal?

Jessica M. Smith , September 30th, 2021

Aging coal mine equipment sits on display in Gillette, Wyoming. Jessica M. Smith This article was originally published at Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology…


Brotherhood and Anti-Blackness in College Football

Tracie Canada , August 25th, 2021

Clemson Tigers teammates celebrate a successful play against the Boston College Eagles in 2020. David Grooms/TigerNet.com/Flickr This article was originally published at Black Perspective…


Introducing the Other “AI”: Anthropology Intelligence

Gillian Tett , July 20th, 2021

[no-caption] DrAfter123/Getty Images “The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water.” —attributed to anthropologist Ralph Linton I sat in a drab Soviet hotel room in…


Five Questions for Gillian Tett

Kathryn Derfler , July 12th, 2021

In this upcoming free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS media and public outreach fellow, asks Gillian Tett five questions about her new book, Anthro-Vision: A New Way to…


#Fieldnotes: Dreams and Personal Pursuits in Seoul: Part II

James Bo Gyu Jang , July 8th, 2021

The partial biographies presented in this piece are situated as stoppages that mark generational experiences of structural change in South Korea. In Part I, I considered how biographies…


Review: Animal, Vegetable, Junk

dsutton20 , June 15th, 2021

Mark Bittman. Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of food, From Sustainable to Suicidal. Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, Boston and New York: 2021.  ISBN: 9781328974624.  pp.364. Richard Zimmer (S…


How Cellphones Make and Break Human Connections

Joel C. Kuipers, Alexander S. Dent, and Joshua A. Bell , April 13th, 2021

Cellphones have become an integral part of many people’s lives. Towfiqu Barbhuiya/EyeEm/Getty Images Cellphones have come to occupy increasingly important roles in everyone’s lives, from …


Review: Meals Matter

dsutton20 , March 11th, 2021

Michael Symons, Meals Matter: A Radical Economics Through Gastronomy Columbia University Press, 2020. 376 pp. ISBN 9780231196024. Raymond D. Boisvert (Siena College) In 1947 the American p…


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…


Book Review: Veblen: The Making of an Economist Who Unmade Economics by Charles Camic

Rose Deller , January 28th, 2021

In Veblen: The Making of an Economist Who Unmade Economics, Charles Camic challenges the longstanding portayal of economic theorist Thorstein Veblen as a maverick outsider. Tracing the development of …

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Finding Calm—and Connection—in Coffee Rituals

Gideon Lasco , January 6th, 2021

When I arrived from the Philippines to the airport in the city of Gondar in northern Ethiopia early last year—before the pandemic started—I was greeted with an intensely…


Tackling Care and Capitalism in College Football

Tracie Canada , December 14th, 2020

Despite the health risks, many college football teams, such as the Stanford Cardinal (pictured here), have continued playing throughout the fall season. Bob Drebin/Getty Images A few mont…


An Archaeology of Marijuana

Stephen E. Nash , October 16th, 2020

In June, the recreational and medical marijuana industry in my home state of Colorado reached US$199 million in monthly sales, a new record. The growth of this industry…