Tag: families

Goodwin and Cekaite on their book, Embodied Family Choreography

https://www.routledge.com/Embodied-Family-Choreography-Practices-of-Control-Care-and-Mundane-Creativity/Goodwin-Cekaite/p/book/9781138633261 Interview by Yeon-Ju Bae YJB: In arguing that the family a…

The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 21: Maurice Magaña on Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. through Ava Duvernay’s 13th

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…

Taking up Space

 Nine years ago when I started my doctoral studies not only was I in a fertile intellectual endeavour undertaking fieldwork, reading theory, stretching my brain and writing,…

The Diner

“Aunt K. used to be happy when she was young. Now, she’s angry.” Aunt K.’s doll avatar, as imagined by a three-year-old.. My head snaps to the side,…

Routines of everyday life

It is a classic observation of anthropologists that we seek to document the everyday activities of people within various cultural contexts in order to provide evidence for making…

Imploding Families

Arriving at work today I was met by my coworker who wanted to talk. We’ve worked together for about three years and I see her when she comes…

Reading fiction as therapy

Recently I found a website that offers fiction as therapy. You have a consultation of sorts and they send you away with a list of novels to read…

Week in Review: July 3-9

There were some interesting news pieces this week. I’m particularly on the lookout for stories on that topic, since I will be giving a talk on race, disability,…

Disability: A Sister’s Ambivalence

I have a confession: there are many days when I wish I was anything but a disability researcher. I think wistfully to my high school aspirations of becoming…

Siblings and Disability – Part II

This is the second installment in a two-part series about siblings and disability. The first part can be found here. What does Disability Mean for Typical Siblings? First…

White + word Gap = wrong

With Netta Avineri and Eric J. Johnson, I’ve addressed a report in the Washington Post on the many contextual factors affecting children in poverty. The well-intentioned plans to teach…

Siblings and Disability – Part I

Disrupting Assumptions and Digging Deeper Growing up with a sister who had CHARGE syndrome and was deafblind, there were many times when I felt alone in my experience….

“The Language Gap”: Liberal Guilt Creates Another Not-So-Magic Bullet

Why are people poor? Why do children of the poor not thrive? The latest explanation for why children coming from disadvantaged households do not rise in this land…