Tag: Ecuador

Stephen Campbell: On the dialectics of capitalist expansion: An interview with Christopher Krupa

In April 2022, University of Pennsylvania Press published A Feast of Flowers: Race, Labor, and Postcolonial Capitalism in Ecuador, by University of Toronto anthropologist Christopher Krupa. Tracing t…

Repairing Environmental Politics: Multispecies Healing in Ecuador’s Oil Frontier

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…

Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…

Corpses in the street, psychologist on the phone: Telepsychology, neoliberalism and Covid-19 in Ecuador by Manuel Capella

Pavel Égüez, “Cuarentena (Quarantine)” (2020), Oil paint on cardboard. In March 2020, the health and funerary system collapsed in Guayaquil. The largest city in Ecuador was one of…

Becoming Inia and Dolphin

The Amazon River Basin is one of the richest river systems in the world, covering more than 7-million square kilometers. This system contains more than 5600 species of…

Intercultural Learning Community on Food, Culture and Social Justice, Part II

The Intercultural Learning Community at the vegan restaurant, Quinoa, operated by one of our own members, Luz Zaruma Joan Gross Oregon State University Just as our fall term…

Writing, Silence, and Sensemaking After Fieldwork Trauma

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Kimberly J. Lewis, Associate Director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships at the University of Richmond. She earned her PhD in Anthropology from…

Ep #49: Intolerable Ads, Introvert Anthros, Irrevocable Ties & Indigenous Symbols: This Month on TFS

This month, Kylie [0:50] kicks off our conversation by reflecting on our blog about racism in sport and asks us about the ethics of ad targeting on social…

Intercultural Learning Community on Food, Culture and Social Justice

Group photo at Oregon Food Bank Farms Joan Gross Oregon State University I spent two very intense weeks at the end of September leading the lntercultural Learning Community…

The Verbal Art of Kichwa Reclamation

Ecuador’s Indigenous languages are varied and contested. What can poetry and curing chants tell us about the experience of language change and the people working to reclaim them?…

Review: The Agency of Eating

Emma-Jayne Abbots The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food and the Body. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN #9781472598530  Molly Hilton (Wayne State University) The senses have been causing a major stir…

Contamination of the Social Fabric: Sápara Leaders’ Resistance to Oil Companies in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Narrow Vision of Environmental Impact Studies

By Lindsay Ofrias, Princeton University § In the shadow of the world’s worst case of oil contamination, the Sápara, a small group of indigenous people, are desperately protecting their…

An “Ecological Path” in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park: On the Reflexivity of Oil Infrastructure

By Peter Taber, Arizona State University § Satellite imagery of a small section of the Block 31 road entering the Apaika platform area, taken in 2013. Imagery courtesy of…

Food, Culture, and Social Justice in Oregon and Ecuador

Joan Gross Oregon State University 2016 Intercultural Learning Community with Oregon State University The goal of this learning community is to gather a multicultural group of people (undergraduate…

In the Journals – August 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a round-up of recent journal publications on security, crime, law enforcement and the state. After a brief hiatus over the summer, we’re…