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“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which…

The Anthropology of Humor – Responding to Everyday Racist Comments and Jokes

In the face of so much bigotry flying around on social media and in our daily lives, it’s good practice to remind ourselves of the best practices out…

Resources for Anti-Racist Pedagogy

As a scholar who “grew up” in anthropology decades after the crisis of representation debates emerged, I am well aware of the colonizing power dynamics in our discipline’s…

Anthropology against white​ supremacy

In this post from the AAA’s Anthropology News, Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega offers “Six Ways Anthropologists Can Challenge White Supremacy” (27 March 2017). Create purposeful students Critique identi…

Anthropology against white​ supremacy

In this post from the AAA’s Anthropology News, Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega offers “Six Ways Anthropologists Can Challenge White Supremacy” (27 March 2017). Create purposeful students Critique identi…

Science, objectivity, race, gender

Have you heard of Space + Anthropology? This group blog through Medium.com brings together commentaries on the intersections between tech, culture, space, sci-fi, art, and anthropology. We alread…

Science, objectivity, race, gender

Have you heard of Space + Anthropology? This group blog through Medium.com brings together commentaries on the intersections between tech, culture, space, sci-fi, art, and anthropology. We alread…

Neanderthals, racism, science

This New York Times article offers an interesting discussion about how Western European scientific racism also played a significant role in how we classified and described Neanderthals. “Neanderthals…

The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…

The Anthropology of Trump: turning an ethnographic lens on Trumpland

Way back in March we posted about The Anthropology of Trump: It’s getting political in here (16 March 2016). In this earlier post, Jenn reviewed Paul Stoller’s analysis…

Hallowe’en & Racism

LSPIRG’s (Wilfred Laurier University) I am Not a Costume campaign Boo! Hallowe’en is a rich holiday for anthropologists to dig into for how it brings together many different…

Hallowe’en & Racism

LSPIRG’s (Wilfred Laurier University) I am Not a Costume campaign Boo! Hallowe’en is a rich holiday for anthropologists to dig into for how it brings together many different…

How does language shape our worldview?

Dinosaur Comics (Ryan North, 2005) At least since the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, anthropologists and linguists have considered how language shapes how we understand and experience the people, places, thin…

How does language shape our worldview?

Dinosaur Comics (Ryan North, 2005) At least since the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, anthropologists and linguists have considered how language shapes how we understand and experience the people, places, thin…

How a Teacher’s Race Affects their Ability to Teach about Race

I met with someone from the Diversity and Equity Office at the University where I teach part-time yesterday. We’ve agreed to collaborate on a few classes for my…

Anthropology and Public Health Policy

Medical anthropologist (and medical student) Dave Campbell outlines “Anthropology’s Contribution to Public Health Policy Development” (2011) in this accessible (and open access) piece published in the…

Cultural constructions of illness

“The Diseases You Only Get if You Believe in Them” (2016, The Atlantic) looks at certain forms of illness that are culturally specific. In this piece, Julie Beck…

#TheoryThursday

TW: Discussions of Racism  Defining ethnocentrism  Recognizing and addressing ethnocentrism is one of the most important parts of anthropological practice. Being ethnocentric involves evaluati…

#TheoryThursday

TW: Discussions of Racism  Defining ethnocentrism  Recognizing and addressing ethnocentrism is one of the most important parts of anthropological practice. Being ethnocentric involves evaluati…

#TheoryThursday

TW: Discussions of Racism  Defining ethnocentrism  Recognizing and addressing ethnocentrism is one of the most important parts of anthropological practice. Being ethnocentric involves evaluati…

#TheoryThursday

TW: Discussions of Racism  Defining ethnocentrism  Recognizing and addressing ethnocentrism is one of the most important parts of anthropological practice. Being ethnocentric involves evaluati…

Your accent is we-ahd

I grew up a Navy brat, bouncing from coast to coast in the U.S. until the 11th grade, when I hunkered down in the South for more than…

Invest your emotion elsewhere

People tend to call me a rationalist, and that's not really something I have a problem with. I don't think philosophical ideas should be a matter of identity…

“Irreplaceable ethnographic record”?; more like commodification andexotification

Books like Jimmy Nelson’s are important because they highlight the inner battle that occurs when consuming content that is simultaneously problematic and enjoyable. On the surface, this book…