Tag: environmental anthropology

The black jaguar and the guardian of the forest

standplaatswereld , November 24th, 2021


By Maycon Melo and Barbara Arisi In Brazil, a group of hunters killed a black jaguar. Not satisfied with the crime of killing an endangered animal, they made a video…


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When Cash Rules: A Local Researcher/Activist’s Fieldnotes on “Passive Locals” Living Around Mailiao’s Petrochemical Complex

Lin Hung-Yang , August 17th, 2021


Yunlin is a coastal county in Western Taiwan famous for its agricultural produce, also known as “the barn of Taiwan.” However, the exchange value of agricultural produce has…


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The Shifting Borders of Value: Water and Wellbeing along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Ana Sanchez-Bachman , April 20th, 2021


Is access to water a right? Should water be free? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that? This is exactly what surrounds the discourse of water use…


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Collaborative Ecologies: Anthropologies of (and for) Survival in the More-Than-Human City

Guest Contributor , October 6th, 2020


A vacant house in Wilkinsburg, PA, is reclaimed by vines and artists. Photo by Noah Theriault, 2017. Anthro{dendum} welcomes guest contributors Noah Theriault and Alex Nading. Noah is…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 2: An Optimist’s Scenario

Alma Gottlieb , March 19th, 2020


Here’s what I imagine could–and should–emerge from this viral nightmare. Locally, stranger-neighbors will (re)discover each other. Re-appreciate the bonds of co-residence. …


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Eco-Horror: Facing Climate Change in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Jonathan Wald , February 18th, 2020


Storm clouds over Minas Gerais. Photo by Mariela Guimarães (Pedro Rocha Franco and Jefferson Delbem 2020). The January 2020 floods in Minas Gerais, Brazil were catastrophic for the…


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(an answer)

zoetodd , January 27th, 2020


It’s dangerous to write and post when you have the flu. But I have been housebound since Friday and although my physical body is nowhere near ready to…


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The not-so-natural beach

Ryan , September 2nd, 2019


Image 1: Groin in Oceanside California, built in 1961. Photo: Ryan Anderson, 2019. Growing up, I always imagined the beach to be a natural place. I think it’s…


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The Blueberry Wars

Alma Gottlieb , August 1st, 2019


In elementary school, the first “robin red-breast” of spring signaled warmer days, colorful flowers, and a promise that the school year wouldn’t last forever. I considered robins m…


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Goose Lessons

Alma Gottlieb , June 28th, 2019


What can an anthropologist (who specializes in humans) learn from an unlikely species (like a goose)? Plenty, it turns out. My husband and I went goose-banding the other day,…


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Show & Tell: Using Sensorial Art to Teach Environmental Anthropology

nckawa , June 26th, 2019


When I first started teaching an environmental anthropology class several years ago, I wanted students to develop group projects that could potentially address some local environmental problem or…


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System, Space and Ecobiopolitics: A Conversation with Valerie Olson About “Into the Extreme”

Peter Taber , August 14th, 2018


  [This week we present excerpts of an interview with Valerie Olson conducted by Lisa Messeri focused on Olson’s new book, Into the Extreme (U Minnesota P, 2018)….


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Politics in environmental research infrastructure formation: When top-down policy-making meets bottom-up fragmentation

Elena Parmiggiani , June 13th, 2018


By: Elena Parmiggiani, Helena Karasti, Karen Baker, and Andrea Botero The environmental sciences have been a fertile ground for the development of scientific infrastructures (a.k.a. cyberinfrastructur…


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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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Environmental Anthropology: An Anthropologist’s View of a Cove Cleanup

Alma Gottlieb , April 30th, 2018


The curse of the anthropologist: finding culture everywhere in nature. Today, the neighborhood in which my husband and I now live hosted a cleanup in a nearby cove….


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Remediation: The Cultural Politics of Oil and Brine Spills in the Bakken

Néstor L. Silva , April 17th, 2018


Around Tioga, a small town in northwestern North Dakota, huge tractors, seeders, and sprayers lumber along the shoulders of the highways in spring. In midsummer, sunflowers turn yellow;…


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Toying with Our Teleologies: Reflections on What SF Can Do for Anthropology

Emma Louise Backe , April 5th, 2018


By Priya Chandrasekaran, Taylor C. Nelms, Valerie Olson, Elizabeth Reddy, Heather Thomas, and Nicholas Welcome At the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in late 2017, a…


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