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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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Handling Contested Truths in Times of Crises: Ghana’s COVID-19 Experience by Ignatius Suglo G.D

Ignatius Suglo G.D , July 7th, 2021

As the pandemic ravages the rest of the world, the casualty rate in Africa remains a mystery to those who predicted doom for the continent. Given African countries’…


‘Silicon health’ for Africa: Understanding the rise and impact of drone logistics by René Umlauf

René Umlauf , May 20th, 2021

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are on the rise. During the ongoing corona crisis their potential to either monitor curfews or to provide contactless deliveries…


Pauline Destrée: Solar for the Few: Stranded Renewables and Green Enclaves in Ghana

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2021

Africa’s Green Energy Revolution In the past ten years, calls for a “green revolution” on the African continent have cast optimistic and promising scenarios of “leapfrogging” to mass…


The Thomas Marchione Food-as-a-Human-Right 2020 Award Winner!

foodanthro , December 18th, 2020

SAFN is pleased to announce that the 2020 Thomas Marchione Food-as-a-Human-Right Student Award winner is Gifty Dzorka from the University of Manitoba for her research project “Corporate Agricultural…


#Reviews: Fires of Gold

Sophia Hoffinger , July 19th, 2020

As of 2019, Ghana is the country with the largest gold-mining industry in Africa, overtaking South Africa, after two South African gold mining companies shifted focus on the…


In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020

Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


Now more than ever, Ghana’s Christians don’t need false prophets

Joseph Oduro-Frimpong , June 27th, 2020

The Akan of Ghana have a proverb which encourages us to simultaneously imagine and dissect the vicissitude of issues, circumstances or events: sɛ wo dwene papa a, dwene…

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A Lesson In Composure: Learning From Migrants In Times Of Covid-19

Rebecca_Irons , May 7th, 2020

CHRISTIAN UNGRUHE The Covid-19 pandemic teaches a number of painful lessons. Many people, persistently deprived from access to adequate health care, housing, education or jobs, pay a devastating…

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Futures and the past in Ghana’s Universal Health Coverage infrastructure by David Bannister

David Bannister , April 28th, 2020

Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


Ep #52: An exploration of truth & trust: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 23rd, 2020

Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from…

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“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

Chelsea Horton , February 20th, 2020

At Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market gossip is more than idle talk. It helps traders mitigate economic risk and boost professional reputations.  In the yam yard, wholesale traders bargain…

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Thinking with spirits by Kristine Krause

Kristine Krause , September 24th, 2018

During my first visit to Ghana in 1998, I was involved in a research project that looked at possible co-operations between healers and psychiatric clinics. I stayed in…


Ghana, Electronic Waste, and the Circular Economy

guestanthropologist , September 24th, 2018

By Tim Perkin As the demand for ICT increases worldwide, it is surprising how little is known about what happens to our electronic goods that are thrown away….

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Creators of the Contemporary in Africa

Christian Vannier , August 6th, 2018

In Ghana, the creative culture and the contemporary art sphere is in a period of exponential growth and reconfiguration. Across Accra and Kumasi, the contemporary creative scene has…

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Urban kinship: the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in African cities, by Jesper Bjarnesen and Mats Utas

Mats Utas , March 28th, 2018

It is our pleasure and privilege to introduce a special issue of Africa, exploring the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in six African cities. To understand how social…

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“EUER WEH”: Accra station woe

Michael Stasik , April 14th, 2017

EUER WEH – German for ‘your woe‘, reads the car inscription on the bonnet. An unwitting meaning, residue of the former German fire truck, which had FEUERWEHR written…


Watching Movies in Ghana

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017

Re-presenting the stuff of dreams and invisible forces, films feed the popular imagination. “It’s true, it’s true. All these things happen, all these things happen in real life….

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Enterprising Opportunities: Responsibilising Ghana’s Poor

guestanthropologist , February 27th, 2017

by Tim Perkin Agbogbloshie is an area of Accra, Ghana’s capital, which has become a graveyard for global electronic waste (e-waste). In light of its structural adjustment after…

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“I belong in Africa”: African-Americans going ‘home’

standplaatswereld , September 21st, 2016

Sankofa. Image: Damiyr Saleem Studios By Marije Maliepaard        The Ghanaian ethnic group of Akan is (among other aspects) known for their Adinkra symbols. Symbols that…

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Post Doc: Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities

foodanthro , August 12th, 2016

Post Doc Opportunity that may interest FoodAnthropology readers: PROJECT INFORMATION  Title of project: Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities: mapping the factors in the social and physical food envi…


“Playing gives experience” – a fieldwork photo blog

standplaatswereld , June 1st, 2016

by Tessa Gruijs For my Master’s research I went to Ghana. In cooperation with a local NGO I got access to a couple of primary schools. There I…

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Power, culture and the state press in Ghana

John Postill , May 21st, 2016

Here is a sixth (6th) set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen…


Rumours and the reinvention of the Internet in Ghana

John Postill , May 21st, 2016

See below a fifth (5th) set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen…