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The Food Security Myth: Struggle Toward Food Sovereignty in Benin

foodanthro , December 9th, 2021

Segnide J. Guidimadjegbe Oregon State University I was born and raised in Benin, a West African Country that is used to be called “Dahomey.” Very young, my sibling…


Do you know where your tea comes from?

foodanthro , October 11th, 2021

Ben Posner, MAT, MBA Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Some mornings a cup of English Breakfast. Some afternoons a cup of Earl Grey. Most evenings a cup…


The Fear of Dahalo Bandits on a Drive Through the Alaotra Night (Madagascar)

We started a podcast!

standplaatswereld , October 16th, 2020

Standplaats Wereld is expanding with a new component. We will continue to marvel you with our stories, but from now on, we will also explore them in the…

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Review: Burgundy: The Global Story of Terroir

dsutton20 , June 15th, 2020

Marion Demossier. Burgundy: The Global Story of Terroir. Berghahn. New York. 2018. 270 pp. ISBN: 978-1-78920-627-2 paperback.  Richard Zimmer, (Sonoma State University) Marion Demossier’s   engrossin…


Purpose of Living Anthropologically

Jason Antrosio , May 25th, 2020

In a time of global convulsion, I’m rethinking the purpose of Living Anthropologically as a blog and website. And yes, that image up there is borrowed from the…

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Covid-19 and global health, seen from France: the end of a “great divide”? by Jean-Paul Gaudillière

Jean-Paul Gaudillière , April 30th, 2020

Note — this text is an updated version of an article published in French by Analyse Opinion Critique (AOC) on April 3rd, 2020. On March 13th, 2020, an…


Globalization in the Widening Gyre of COVID-19

Maximilian C. Forte , April 28th, 2020

Part 2 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. The Routes of Panic It turns out that when people panic, they panic according to a template. Panic follows established…


On being voices of prudence in times of a pandemic – #Corona

Judith Beyer , March 23rd, 2020

Many academic disciplines have a lot to say these days about COVID-19. There are the medical experts, of course, epidemiologists, virologists, microbiologists, weighing in on the validity of…


New Book: Simon Dalby’s Anthropocene Geopolitics

jeremy schmidt , February 12th, 2020

A great looking new title from Simon Dalby from the University of Ottawa Press. Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability We now find ourselves in a new geological age:…

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Rick Bayless, Plucky Jollibee, and Globalization

foodanthro , January 23rd, 2020

David Beriss I receive a lot of restaurant industry email. Despite the deluge, sometimes the emails provide glimpses into the industry that I would not otherwise get. For…


State of the Empire: Reviewing 2019

Maximilian C. Forte , December 31st, 2019

Annual Review of 2019: The State of the Empire at the End of a Decade This year marks the end of the second decade of the 21st-century, and…



Jason Antrosio , December 9th, 2019

Issues of trade have come to renewed attention, as the global trading system has been rocked by upended agreements and cries for economic populism. Anthropology has long been…

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Global Giants: American Empire and Transnational Capital

Maximilian C. Forte , November 28th, 2019

Review of Giants: The Global Power Elite by Peter Phillips (Introduction by William I. Robinson). New York: Seven Stories Press, 2018. LCCN 2018017493; ISBN 9781609808716 (pbk.); ISBN 9781609808723…


Power in the Face of Indian Surrogacy by Emma Abell-Selby

Emma Abell-Selby , October 16th, 2019

Introduction Power is in the air we breathe, and no matter where we are there are always individuals with more power over others. In “An anthropology of structural…


Climate Propaganda for Corporate Profit: Bell Canada

Maximilian C. Forte , October 3rd, 2019

Strategically timed to appear immediately after a heady week of international climate emergency marches, including large ones in Canada, and after the same week in which Greta Thunberg…


Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Maximilian C. Forte , September 29th, 2019

Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…


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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Review: Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam

dsutton20 , July 24th, 2019

Food Anxiety in Globalizing Vietnam. Judith Ehlert and Nora Katharina Faltmann eds. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 330pp. ISBN 978-981-13-0743-0 .Shao-Yun Chang (Tulane University) In 2018, Vie…


Boundaries, Borders, Walls

Jason Antrosio , May 28th, 2019

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Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class

Maximilian C. Forte , May 21st, 2019

What have been billed as momentous EU Parliament elections are taking place this week (May 23–26), and it seemed like the right time to review some Brexit films—one…


The Message(s) In the Bottle (or Keg)

atrubek , March 15th, 2019

Amy Trubek with Elisa Ascione and Manuel Barbato Why am I in Umbria spending time with craft brewers and tasting beers such as an American Red Ale and…


Review: Eating Nafta

dsutton20 , November 2nd, 2018

  Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico. Alyshia Gálvez. University of California Press. 2018. 260pp. ISBN:9780520291812. Joan Gross Oregon State University Alyshia Gá…


Syria: The New Terra Nullius

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2018

SYRIA, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East’s newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria,…