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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 “…


People of the Bean

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021

An heirloom bean club brings culinary community and diverse foodways to its legume lovers’ doors. Alubia Blanca, Good Mother Stallard, Vaquero, Eye of the Goat. Four times a…

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No questions asked: the rise of loan sharks in lockdown South Africa

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 7th, 2020

Flipping through my fieldnotes written back in the early days of the South African lockdown, it’s the stoicism of my research participants that strikes me. When president Cyril…

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#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Tanya Matthan , October 23rd, 2020

Sarah Besky’s ethnographically and historically rich study of the Indian tea industry begins with a deceptively simple question: what makes a good cup of tea? The answer, it…


#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Sabine Parrish , October 23rd, 2020

As I write this, in the uncertain and tumultuous times of early June 2020, there is a storm brewing in the world of British tea drinkers. On June…


The plight of domestic workers during India’s lockdown

Samira Agnihotri , July 6th, 2020

Bhaagya (not her real name) is in her early thirties. She is married, and has two teenage children. She cooks and cleans for several households in Bengaluru, a…

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India’s lockdown tragedy: bleeding along the fault lines of a nation

A.R. Vasavi , June 23rd, 2020

As India comes out of a long and harsh lockdown, and Covid-19 cases are rising with worrying speed, it is important to reflect on the  Indian government’s response…

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The African Union Covid-19 Response Fund: a new social contract

Ebba Kalondo , June 18th, 2020

The African Union recently rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate Covid-19 Testing (PACT) building on the lessons from past outbreaks and epidemics. In early 2014, when Ebola cases…

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Will Covid-19 be the spark for the next global debt crisis?

Jürgen Schraten , June 5th, 2020

Karl Marx begins his 1852 essay “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon” with the world famous reference to Hegel, according to which all important facts of history happen…

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After Oil

Chelsea Horton , April 22nd, 2020

To navigate the growing storms of climate change, St. Croix is doubling down on the fiscal promise of oil. Residents demand otherwise. St. Croix stands at a climate…

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The Tragic Intersection of the Coronavirus and Ecotourism

Lauren Gilhooly , April 20th, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ecotourists like these, shown here viewing an Asian elephant, packed river boats on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia. Mark Sisson/Minden Pictures/AP …


The Use of Money to Maintain Connection (and Toilet Paper)

Chelsea Horton , April 9th, 2020

When I received an email containing one of the first Covid-19 payment memes—“How do you wish to pay?”, with an image of Visa, MasterCard, and a roll of…

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Agricultores Americanos “Made in Brazil”

Andrew Ofstehage , September 24th, 2019

O Brasil é o segundo maior produtor mundial de soja. Diego Giudice/Getty Images Leia este artigo em espanhol ou inglês. Nos arredores da cidade de Luís Eduardo Magalhães,…


Agricultores Estadounidenses “Made in Brazil”

Andrew Ofstehage , September 24th, 2019

Brasil es el segundo mayor productor de soya a nivel mundial. Diego Giudice/Getty Images Lea este artículo en inglés o portugués. En las afueras de la ciudad de…


U.S. Farmers Made in Brazil

Andrew Ofstehage , August 20th, 2019

Brazil is the second-largest producer of soybeans globally. Diego Giudice/Getty Images On the outskirts of the town of Luís Eduardo Magalhães, Brazil’s capital of agribusiness in the west…


#Report: Envy and Greed: A Political Economy of Accusation and Critique

Geoffrey Hughes , June 18th, 2018

On the fourth and fifth of June, the anthropology department at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted a workshop exploring how accusations of envy and…


David Loher: Complicity or pragmatism? A labor movement and its fight against the asbestos industry

Focaal Web Editor , April 24th, 2018

This post is part of a feature on “How Capitalists Think,” moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bergen) and Tijo Salverda (University of Cologne). This contribution…


Data overload

The Anxious Anthropologist , August 21st, 2017

How do we proceed to live in a world in which data overwhelms us? At every point we seem to be participating in capture schemes that reduce us…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 21: Maurice Magaña on Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. through Ava Duvernay’s 13th

smulla16 , March 1st, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


Fractocurrentism and the anthropologist of the future (TAOTF) …

The Anxious Anthropologist , January 2nd, 2017

Will be a world view  Will reconceptualise disciplinary thinking and skill sets  TAOTF will be better known  TAOTF will probably do fiewldwork at home, locally or … –…

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Jonathan DeVore: Reflections on crisis, land, and resilience in Brazil’s politics of distribution

Focaal Web Editor , October 6th, 2016

The rightful share and the lion’s share Brazil is at a critical juncture. Improvements in social welfare that have been achieved over the past two decades threaten to…


Mortality Among High-School Educated Whites in the U.S.: An Anthropological View

Bill Dressler , August 29th, 2016

Fig. 1. All-cause mortality, ages 45–54 for US White non-Hispanics (USW), US Hispanics (USH), and six comparison countries: France (FRA), Germany (GER), the United Kingdom (UK), Canada (CAN),…

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Sport Mega-Events and Global Political Economy

Elyse Bailey , August 5th, 2016

Olympic Games have become the largest international diplomatic and corporate gatherings, write Susan Brownell and Niko Besnier. In May 2015, American and Swiss authorities swooped into the annual…

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Making Sense of Finance: Boundaries, Institutions, and Power with Caitlin Zaloom

aneiltripathy , June 12th, 2016

Join TaL’s Aneil Tripathy and Caitlin Zaloom, NYU Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, as they discuss Zaloom’s research on futures markets and most recently student debt….

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