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The Limitations of Compassion in International Volunteering

Andrea Freidus , July 26th, 2019

On April 15, 2013, at 2:49 p.m., two bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The effects were physically devastating — three dead and…

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A Grammar of Perseverance

Katherine T. McCaffrey , July 14th, 2019

Reflections on Race, Poverty and Violence in Orange, New Jersey It’s a muggy mid-June Saturday afternoon. A large inflatable moonwalk occupies the asphalt, and kids line up for…

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From Crystal Skulls to the Caste War

Kirby Farah and Kenneth Seligson , October 23rd, 2018

Intersections of Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico Figure 1. Tourists admire the “El Castillo” pyramid at the site of Chichen Itza in Yucatán,…

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Why the Present Matters: The Importance of Community Outreach and Public Engagement in Archaeology

Tracie Mayfield & Scott E. Simmons , June 20th, 2018

The authors with [Reef Radio TV Productions] host, Eiden Salazar and Camera Tech, Kainie Manuel, after being interviewed on the Good Morning San Pedro Show. Courtesy of Tracie…

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The Speaking Fence

Annastiina Kallius , January 22nd, 2018

The technological sophistication on the fence includes different structures, automatic lights, speakers and cameras. From the official Facebook page of the Hungarian government. Retrieved from ht…

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Shifting Perspectives: The Man in Africa Hall at the American Museum of Natural History at 50

Enid Schildkrout & Jacklyn Grace Lacey , October 18th, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NY circa 2000. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The “Man in Africa Hall” at the American Museum…

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Anthropology Now and Then in the American Museum of Natural History: An Alternative Museum

Emily Martin & Susan Harding , October 18th, 2017

The action by Decolonize this Place on the steps of the AMNH included veiling the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. Photo courtesy Hrag Vartanian. https://hyperallergic.com/329225/decolonizethisplace-d…

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“There Are No Straight Lines in Nature” – Making Living Maps in West Papua

Sophie Chao , May 17th, 2017

Droning destruction — aerial view of deforestation in Merauke. Source: Sophie Chao. (Un)settling the Scene Alongside melting glaciers, marine oil spills and sinking islands, large-scale monocrop p…

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Ethnography on Trial

Diane Austin, Lauren Penney & Tom McGuire , May 10th, 2017

Victoria Phaneuf, Lauren Penney and Lindsey Feldman in southern Louisiana in 2013 while conducting research on the midrange effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “[Ethnography] is the most…

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New Articulations of Biological Difference in the 21st Century: A Conversation

Agustín Fuentes and Carolyn Rouse , December 20th, 2016

This conversation is prompted by continued frustration about how race is discussed and understood by the public and by those researchers who remain determined to draw clean lines…

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#EverythingMustFall: The Use of Social Media and Violent Protests in the Current Wave of Student Riots in South Africa

Bjarke Oxlund , October 4th, 2016

Figure 1. Rhodes must fall. Photo by Desmond Bowles, April 2016 (CC BY SA 4.0). The past year has seen violent protests at most South African universities, where…

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The Tintometer, Anthropology and the Science of Color

Emily Martin , October 4th, 2016

Figure 1. The slide holder with a series of numbered yellow-tint slips. Courtesy Emily Martin. In 1898, physician and marine biologist A.C. Haddon set off with a group…

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