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It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022

“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…

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Caroline McKusick takes the page 99 test

| , September 27th, 2021

I find myself, on page 99, in the middle of a crisis of translation. Unsurprising, given that my “in” to dissertation fieldwork resembled that of many anthropologists, who…

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#BookReview: Me, Not You

One Pusumane , May 26th, 2021

In Me, Not You, Alison Phipps uses the #MeToo Movement as a backdrop to her work to illustrate how privileged white women using mainstream feminism as a conduit,…


Feminist Hopes for Chile’s Future

Chelsea Horton , March 5th, 2021

Two million Chileans marched for gender equality and democratic reform on International Women’s Day 2020. With the writing of a new constitution now on the horizon, feminist activists…

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Theory as reproduction: Reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia Part 1 and 2

The Familiar Strange , December 27th, 2020

The Familiar Strange · Part 1:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the history of doing feminist anthropology in Australia The Familiar Strange · Part 2:Theory as reproduction:reflections on the hist…

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Singing with Pippa Bacca

Chelsea Horton , November 20th, 2020

In noughties Italy, the Bubble Gum choir performed a liberatory counterimage of the feminine. Today, Bacca’s chorus breathes new life into the ensemble of characters and an impermanent…

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Called to the Torah: Navigating Feminism and Jewish Law in Modern Orthodox Communities

The Familiar Strange , September 27th, 2020

The synagogue – a deeply symbolic cultural space – is a place where feminist congregants are increasingly seeking equality. These women wish to read from the Torah (a…

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Feminism, disability, and reproductive autonomy: abortion in times of Zika in Brazil by Anahí Guedes de Mello

Anahí Guedes de Mello , February 17th, 2020

For English click here. Feminismo, deficiência e autonomia reprodutiva: o aborto em tempos de Zika no Brasil Introdução Em novembro de 2015, após o anúncio de que o…


“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, so I Got Me Some”: Katie Numi Usher on the Fluid Mosaic

Katie Numi Usher , January 28th, 2020

Introduction I met Katie Numi Usher during a conference in London in 2018; she was invited as the winner of that year’s Bridget Jones Travel Award. K. N….


On reproductive work and family, again by Cinzia Greco

Cinzia Greco , November 5th, 2019

Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family Sophie Lewis Verso, 2019. 224 pages. In the first segment of the 1963 Oscar-winning anthology film Ieri, Oggi e Domani, Sophia Loren…


Marxism is amphetamines, biopolitics is cocaine: Social science theories as drugs.

Hilary Agro , October 22nd, 2019

Okay so hear me out, I have a new bit: Social science theories as drugs. Biopolitics is cocaine. I like it in small doses, and I can see…

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A Crisis Of (Feminist) Faith Through An Encounter In A Clinical Setting

Trauma and Resilience , July 1st, 2019

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Sreeparna Chattopadhyay. She is a Senior Research Scientist and Associate Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. She finished her A.M. and Ph.D….


Book Forum: Saida Hodžić’s The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life After NGOs by Erin V. Moore

Erin V. Moore , April 18th, 2019

Saida Hodžić’s The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs (University of California Press, 2017) illuminates the myriad state and non-state actors collaborating on campaigns ag…


Homage to Those Who Hollered before Me/Meditations on Inheritances and Lineages, Anthropological and Otherwise

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019

Homage to Those Who Hollered before Me Silence chose me I didn’t choose silence silence immobilized me I could not breathe in my own skin without breaking the…

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Having a Moment: Ruminations on Women, Hysteria, Stress, and the Pelosi Backclap by Stephanie Palazzo

Stephanie Palazzo , April 1st, 2019

Women are having a moment. At President Trump’s State of the Union address, Democratic women wore white as a nod to suffragists and female leadership, and Nancy Pelosi’s backclap went…


The Abortion Green Scarf as a Boundary Object: Beyond the Curse of the Left by Mara Dicenta

Mara Dicenta , March 13th, 2019

Science and Technology Studies (STS) can engage with social movements in a variety of forms. STS scholarship has provided methods, theories, and concepts related to how information and…


Vigilance as coping, vigilance as injury by Michelle Munyikwa

Michelle Munyikwa , March 6th, 2019

If I were asked for a definition of myself, I would say that I am one who waits; I investigate my surroundings, I interpret everything in terms of…


When Women’s Laughter Keeps Men in Line

Alma Gottlieb , February 12th, 2019

Among the Mbendjele gathering-hunting people who live in the Republic of Congo, “women’s laughter manages to keep men in line.” Drawing from ethnographic research by Jerome Lewis, anthropo…

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Luisa Steur: A Women’s Wall against the fascist menace in Kerala? Some less-comfortable observations

Focaal Web Editor , January 20th, 2019

On New Year’s Day, the world was treated to the spectacle of a 640-kilometer-long “Women’s Wall” in Kerala (South India). This human chain of more than five million…


I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018

[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…

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Sex workers may unionise – but can prostitutes? The case of Sindicato OTRAS

laura agustin , November 26th, 2018

Last week a Madrid tribunal declared that sex workers can unionise but prostitutes can’t – or that’s what it comes down to. Sindicato OTRAS was granted conventional union…

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Decolonizing Primatology: Part I

Anthropology365 , November 19th, 2018

We all have texts that are formative in our academic, professional, spiritual, personal, mental, and philosophical lives. There are a few books that I can point to as…

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Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 6th, 2018

by Hannah Rose   Last Thursday night, the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper marked ‘confidential’ to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service,…

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Are podcasts a wasteland? (with a post script about Kurt Wagner)

Grant , October 31st, 2018

This image of Rebecca Walker is from the Wikipedia entry for Third Wave Feminism (I can’t find an attribution for the image on this page or the one…

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