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Cancer Culture avant la lettre by Vincent Bruyère

Vincent Bruyère , July 10th, 2018


Figure 1. Two views of Clara Jacobi (Netherlands, 1689). U.S. National Library of Medicinehttps://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-101392944-img In the class I teach on illness narratives, c…


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The Single Shot: contribute a still or moving image from the field

The Familiar Strange , June 10th, 2018


Author: Dr. Natasha Fijn is based at the ANU Mongolia Institute. Her research focuses on multispecies ethnography and observational filmmaking. Ethnographic film and photography includes detailed obse…


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Re-viewing The Truman Show

standplaatswereld , June 5th, 2018


By Peter Versteeg.   “We accept the world with which we are presented” is probably the best summary of The Truman Show, a modern classic film from 1998. We,…


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Public Anthropology and negotiating what that means on TV.

Uzma , May 24th, 2018


A few years ago, I wrote a piece on making archaeology popular in which I recounted the ways in which archaeology became part of public discourse through television media, and…


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Natasha Raheja

Alexandra Frankel , May 23rd, 2018


Natasha Raheja’s short film Cast in India calls attention to the connection between New York’s iconic manhole covers and the workers in India who make them. This is…


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The representation of Africa in Hollywood movie Black Panther.

standplaatswereld , May 7th, 2018


By Rhoda Woets Almost every month, I join a small group of anthropologists from the VU to go to the movies. Last month, we went to the action…


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Film Review: Black Panther

Anthropology365 , February 19th, 2018


Nearly three decades ago, my grandfather took me to the local pharmacy in Broadway, NC to get ice cream (it had an ice cream bar!). While there, I…


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On Madhava Prasad

john hutnyk , January 29th, 2018


an overdue appreciation. Read the rest of the review here, or below: In Cine-Politics: Film Stars and Political Existence in South India, film studies becomes politics, but also society,…


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Fish by Jennifer Lee Johnson

Jennifer Lee Johnson , December 8th, 2017


If you’ve seen Hubert Sauper’s (2004) documentary film Darwin’s Nightmare you may remember the stark contrast he draws between the sterile disassembly line of a factory producing Nile…


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Coming to Our Senses

Gamwell , November 27th, 2017


In this Conversations episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins explore the subject of sensory ethnography –  a focus in anthropology that tends to deemphasize…


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On the Matter of Film

Alice Apley , November 14th, 2017


Original negatives for John Marshall’s Pittsburgh Police Series, labeled “COPS.” Photo by Frank Aveni. As film making and viewing increasingly become identified with digital media — storage in…


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Visual Anthropology Of The Egyptian Revolution (And Beyond)

MPeterson , October 12th, 2017


A special issue of the journal Visual Anthropology brings together seven scholars exploring visual aspects of political contestation in the Middle East, especially the Arab Spring.   The issue …


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Indian Cinema

john hutnyk , September 19th, 2017


Reminder to self. Go back and watch more of the wonderful archive that is https://indiancine.ma Such a bunch of tollylicious fun.Filed under: elephant, film, India


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Statues – 1970 Kolkata.

john hutnyk , September 4th, 2017


Mrinal Sen’s great film Interview begins with a few shots of the removal of colonial statues from the Maidan in Calcutta, shipped off to a closed space in…


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Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Margaret Dorsey , August 4th, 2017


Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…


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Bollywood and women

john hutnyk , August 3rd, 2017


For the reminder files, an email response to a student met doing Capital in India proposing a PhD on women in Bollywood. I'm not sure I'm the one…


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Some Pig

foodanthro , July 26th, 2017


David Beriss What is it we fear most in our food supply in the post-industrial West? Food shortages? Industrialized food? Genetic manipulation? Ecological disaster? Globalized food systems? The…


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Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 2

Gamwell , June 2nd, 2017


We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing you…


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Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 2

Gamwell , June 2nd, 2017


We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing you…


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Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 1

Gamwell , May 31st, 2017


We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing you…


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Visual Anthropology Revisited, pt 1

Gamwell , May 31st, 2017


We like to bring you some of our favorite conversations from our catalogue as we think about new ways to explore the topic. This week we’re bringing you…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, April 21, 2017

foodanthro , April 22nd, 2017


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Filming Future Imaginaries in Kurdistan #VisualANTH

Lana Askari , April 20th, 2017


It was during my fieldwork in Slemani, Iraqi Kurdistan, when I started seeing Kobane popping up everywhere in the city. Hair salons, murals, restaurants, travel agencies and even…


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City Play: Collaborative Filmmaking with Children

Paloma Yáñez Serrano , April 18th, 2017


In Egypt, children are subject to a conservative and hierarchical public educational system. Underfunding, overcrowded classrooms and precarious infrastructure make the Egyptian school a place full of…


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