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Book Review: The Truths of Monsters

Alissa Whitmore , June 27th, 2022

By Vivian Asimos Limpár, Ildikó (2021) The truths of monsters: coming of age with fantastic media. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Positioned in the intersections of Monster…

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#Academic Fictions: All in a day – The story of an intersection

Chiara Moslow , February 26th, 2021

It is early, the sun has only just begun to rise. A bird swoops from her nest to rest on an electric wire. She overlooks an intersection, a…


Academic Fictions: A Tale of Two Value-Based Cities

Alma Weijia Chen , February 22nd, 2021

I am very fatigued. Since the first day of 2020, something strange has happened to me. Every day I wake up to a different place – well, technically…


Academic Fictions: Introduction

Dennis Rodgers , February 15th, 2021

An often underestimated but critical element of academic endeavour is communication. There is no doubt that many academic books and articles are dense and impenetrable, written in jargon-laden,…


The scientific entrepreneur as hero: from Arrowsmith to the covid-19 vaccines by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , January 29th, 2021

Cover Arrowsmith, Pocket Books, 1944 Edition Sinclair Lewis’s novel Arrowsmith, published in 1925 to critical and public acclaim (the book was awarded the Pulitzer prize, although Lewis refus…


Christmas in the Brothel

laura agustin , December 24th, 2020

Christmas in the Brothel Edvard Munch, 1905 The post Christmas in the Brothel appeared first on The Naked Anthropologist.

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Iron Dreams

Jake Ramos , December 10th, 2020

Written and Illustrated by Jake Ramos,in affiliation with the Lake Sebu Indigenous Women Weavers Association, Inc. LASIWWAI She weaved. Each new drop of sweat was an indictment. The…

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Don’t Fight the Future by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , April 8th, 2020

For the last few years, I’ve been teaching a class called “Human Futures.” I designed it because I was struck by the increasing pessimism among the undergraduates I…


Call for Anthropological Speculative Fiction

Nick Mizer , February 14th, 2020

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and…

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Christmas in the unexciting brothel

laura agustin , December 23rd, 2019

Edvard Munch painted Christmas in the Brothel in 1905, and every year I feel the same fondness for it. I don’t pay much attention to the ceremonies of…

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Moon Monogamy 4: Participant Observation, Session 2

Nick Mizer , August 16th, 2019

[This is the fourth installment of Moon Monogamy (And Other Things That Are Bound to Go Wrong) by Savannah Mandel. Previous installments: One , Two , Three] Beau shakes…

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Allegra , July 23rd, 2019

Allegra is going on holiday until mid-August. We’ll gladly receive your suggestions and submissions from mid-August again (and we’ll be cooking up a few changes to the site)….


Moon Monogamy 3: Participant Observation, Session 1

Nick Mizer , July 12th, 2019

[This is the third installment of Moon Monogamy (And Other Things That Are Bound to Go Wrong) by Savannah Mandel. The previous installments are here and here.] As you…

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The ordeal simulation hypothesis

Alberto Acerbi , June 6th, 2019

You have probably heard the adagio that “man bites dog”, and not “dog bites man”, makes for a good piece of news: unusual, exceptional, events are better stories…

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Moon Monogamy 2: Preliminary Research, Session 1

Nick Mizer , May 1st, 2019

[This is the second installment of Moon Monogamy (And Other Things That Are Bound to Go Wrong) by Savannah Mandel. The first installment is here.] You would think that…

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Tales of Sweetgrass and Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer with Richard Powers and Terry Tempest Williams

who is fighting?

zephyrin_xirdal , March 17th, 2019

Zeph’s pop culture quiz #62 In the spectacles of a gentleman—who is sporting a quite ↵distinctive tie knot, by the way—two people fighting are reflected. Who are they?…

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Dramatising the Future

Briohny Doyle , March 14th, 2019

This is the third in a series of posts by scholars who attended the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne, an event hosted in September by Deakin University as part of…


Moon Monogamy 1 – Qualifications: One, Two, Three, Twelve, Thirteen, and Twenty-Seven

Nick Mizer , February 15th, 2019

We need more worlds. Better worlds. We can’t overlook the need for horrifying, ruined worlds, true, but more than anything we need better worlds. The worlds academics build…

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who is inside?

zephyrin_xirdal , January 9th, 2019

zeph’s pop culture quiz #61 A warplane in camouflage flies over snowy mountains. But who is inside? What I am asking for are the names of the two…

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Migrant sex worker: a term that has arrived

laura agustin , December 18th, 2018

I wouldn’t have been surprised if the term migrant sex worker had died out except amongst rights-activists, given the hegemony enjoyed by reductionist trafficking narratives. When I was…

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Migrant sex worker in a Thai brothel: Le Carré’s The Secret Pilgrim

laura agustin , October 25th, 2018

I collect well-styled and informative descriptions of sex-industry settings in novels, here John le Carré’s 1990 The Secret Pilgrim. Fiction can transmit far more of the atmosphere and…

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Wizards, Vampires, Klingons, and Other Alternative Cultures

Carie Little Hersh , August 16th, 2018

On the last day of my introduction to anthropology class, we watch scenes from the documentary Trekkies. Students grin at the sincere folks dressed as Starfleet officers and…


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