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House construction: Samira the Snail needs your help!

by Jo Püst – This is the story of Samira the Snail. Together with various other animals and plants, she lives in a small village near the forest….

Gun Safety is a Philosophical Issue

YES to far more sensible gun-purchase background checks and restrictions. YES to more comprehensive mental health treatment options. Credit: pikisuperstar via www.freepik.c…

Adieu, Bruno Latour!

By Barbara Arisi and Jean Segata In order to celebrate the mes de los muertos (month of the dead), we write this obituary. We pay homage to one…

Can it get worse? Yemen under attack again

Unsung Heroes: Jakarta’s Waste Picker Women and Their Unpaid Care Work

by Rachma L Putri “I think, as long as I remember, I never felt happy about my life. There is always too much burden in my life” said…

Before you ‘Just Eat’

By Qusai Khwes I opened my eyes; waking up to my back hurting a bit, and my feet a lot.  The day before, I spent more than fifteen…

Mourning for Aicha, Mourning for Yemen

By Marina de Regt. “Marina, if I die, will you then forgive me for all the trouble that I caused you?” my Yemeni friend Aicha wrote me ten…

A different perspective on “child marriages” among Syrian refugees in Jordan

By Marina de Regt For years, humanitarian organisations in Jordan and Lebanon have been concerned about the increasing number of “child marriages” among Syrian refugees. While early marriages…

Podcast #4 is online! Guest: Jochem Kootstra

Jochem Kootstra is onderzoeker, copywriter en programma-maker (om maar een greep uit zijn bezigheden te geven) en bekijkt technologie door een antropologische bril. Door deze bril ziet hij…

Opposing Views for a Shared Mission

On the website of Zuiderlicht (one of the organizations I researched): the angle and scenery of this picture implies that the wind turbine rises up from nature itself….

Lesvos, drawn in the field

From a distance we watch as desperation grows and in awe we witness how people attempt to build new shelters on harsh concrete, prepare food on windy sidewalks…

How to teach anthropology in a pandemic? by João Biehl

“… a deadly pestilence is in our town, strikes us and spares not, and the house of Cadmus is emptied of its people while Black Death grows rich…

‘Humanizing’ Indonesia’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response

While the rich industrial countries are simply readjusting their national budgets amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the fiscal options for the middle-to-low income countries seem to be strictly limited….

From HIV to COVID19: Anthropology, urgency, and the politics of engagement by Thurka Sangaramoorthy

These comments were originally prepared for the “COVID-19 and Anthropology: Disease, Social Justice, and Well Being” Webinar hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section on…

Corona choices

WRITTEN BY FREEK COLOMBIJN Rumours, new societal practices, new state policies and self-imposed restrictions by organizations spread as fast as the Corona virus itself. It is almost certain…

Over de journopoloog (of antropoloog-met-durf)

Door Menno van den Bosch Nog nooit was er zo’n overvloed aan nieuws en informatie beschikbaar. Die overvloed verzadigt ons niet, maar maakt juist dat steeds meer mensen…

Vrouw in Jemen

Door Marina de Regt           In het Volkskrant magazine van afgelopen zaterdag 26 januari j.l. doet journaliste Ana van Es verslag van haar bezoek…

Hodeidah is being attacked, but the Western media is silent

By Marina de Regt. “Hodeidah is empty, Marina, there is no one there anymore”, says Noura to me this morning, in a short telephone conversation that is repeatedly…

Engaged Anthropology in and about Yemen

By Marina de Regt. The aim of my Talma Lecture, which I gave on 12 January at VU University Amsterdam, was to discuss the implications of the war…

Migration as Clickbait

The demonization of young migrants and their families may be shocking, but these policies and practices are neither new nor surprising. On October 24, 2017, United States Customs…

Between Expert and Witness: Insider Anthropology and Public Engagement

By Larisa Kurtović Making anthropological expertise public—that is, releasing our insights into the world of non-academic publics—is never easy. Anthropological engagements with media are frequently a…

Failing The Moral Test: Canadians Must Redress our Nation’s Abuse of Children

the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children* On Valentine’s Day, 2017, Justice Edward Belobaba of…

Public anthropology plenary at the Melbourne AAS conference

I was excited to convene the plenary with Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Tess Lea and Greg Downey. Each of them have an amazing track record in bringing anthropology to bear…

Futurecasting Anthropology

Futurists are scientists that use data analysis, ethnographic methods and other scientific procedures to design and make predictions about our future. To do this, they do something called…