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Choosing Your Own Adventure: My Life as a Teenage Dungeon Master and How It Prepared Me to Become an Anthropologist

The Familiar Strange , September 11th, 2022

In many ways, Dungeon Masters are the ethnographers of their own worlds. Granted, we’re not exactly interviewing the people who populate them, and we’re inventing most of the…

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Reducing Hypertension in Trinidad and Tobago

alex.clegg , August 4th, 2022

Author: Daniel Miller The research project Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing which is now close to completion was always intended to also develop some practical projects to…

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Platypod, Episode One: Technologies and Politics of Accessibility

Zihao Lin , July 26th, 2022

In its opening episode, Platypod presents a conversation between Cassandra Hartblay (University of Toronto) and Zihao Lin (University of Chicago). They discuss their research on accessibility culture…


ASSA Studies in Retirment

alex.clegg , July 26th, 2022

Author: Daniel Miller In June we held a very successful workshop with invited guest academics to discuss our contribution to comparative studies of ageing. Based on the very…

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Just in Time (how to be an anthropologist in business)

Grant , July 25th, 2022

As the academic world continues its slow motion descent into financial and sometimes intellectual insolvency, some anthropologists seek employment in the world of business. The Journal of Business…

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Writing Life  No. 20: An Interview with Emma Kowal by Carina Truyts

Carina Truyts , July 21st, 2022

Figure 1: Emma Kowal writing her thesis in 2006 with 7-month old Maya in Darwin, Australia. Image: supplied. One evening in December 2021, in a small South African…


“Outward Spirals: A Guide to Shaligram Interpretive Traditions” (Work Continues)

H. W. , July 16th, 2022

A lovely morning Shaligram seva image I’ve been hard at work editing the manuscript for my upcoming book on Shaligram interpretive traditions and I am excited that we…


Making embryos lively: The politics of embryo personhood when fertilization happens under a microscope by Manon Lefèvre

Manon Lefèvre , July 6th, 2022

On May 25, 2022, Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed into law the strictest ban on abortion to date, a policy that prohibits the termination of any pregnancy “from…


Monstrous Matter, Out of Place

Rine Vieth , July 5th, 2022

The following is an autoethnographic comic about my experiences re-understanding a new diagnosis through revisiting Mary Douglas’s Purity and Danger. (And yes, the final panel is from a…


Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations

Guest Blogger , June 15th, 2022

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations – By Taba Menia – The scholarship of shamanism is closely related to ideas about traditional healing and their knowledge. Found across the world…


Big Bend Javelina Survey

Anthropology365 , June 7th, 2022

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Book Review: Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography by Sander Hölgens

Rose Deller , May 25th, 2022

In Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography, Sander Hölgens immerses body, board and camera lens in Seoul’s skateboarding scene to explore local variants of the ethos of authenticity that s…

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Bringing Ageing to Life

alex.clegg , May 12th, 2022

Author: Charlotte Hawkins On 8th June, the ASSA team will host a workshop to bring together different anthropologists of ageing. This will include discussion of comparative papers from…

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The last free words of a cannabis prisoner

Hilary Agro , May 11th, 2022

My friend Daniel Muessig went to prison today. A former criminal defense attorney himself, he sold cannabis in Pennsylvania, a state where it’s legal. But it’s still illegal…

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Sixty may be the New Fifty but is Twenty Six the New Old?

alex.clegg , April 14th, 2022

Author: Sheba Mohammid In Trinidad and Tobago, we may not have Ponce De Leon’s fountain of youth, but we do have a pool. It’s technically an offshore sandbar,…

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​​Traveling but Not Arriving: Hieroglyphics of Caste in Computing

P V , March 29th, 2022

Listen to an audio recording of this post read by P V This browser does not support HTML5 audio When I landed in Bangalore in early 2020, it…


Protected: Some Provisional Thoughts on Temporal Hierarchizations and the Digital

(Almost) Native Ethnography Meets the Heat of the Tunisian Desert

(Almost) Native Ethnography meets the heat of the Tunisian Desert

An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the Smartphone Age

alex.clegg , March 3rd, 2022

Author: Charlotte Hawkins As part of the ASSA project, we are currently working to publish a volume called: ‘An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the…

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Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022

Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , March 2nd, 2022

by Ellie Plumb In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes seeks to uncover the synergistic effects that citizenship, race, ethnicity, and…

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Fighting for injection in Paris by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , February 25th, 2022

Figure 1: Non-safe-injection site behind Paris’ Gare du Nord, February 2016 (all photos by author). The first time I ever saw a person shooting up was right behind…


The ‘new sandwich generation’ in urban China

alex.clegg , February 14th, 2022

Author: Xinyuan Wang The recently released seventh national census in China shows that today’s China not only has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world (on…

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