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Centavitos Against Food Insecurity: Structural Violence, Charity, and Technical Fixes in Guatemala

Luisa Madrigal Marroquín , June 1st, 2021


On March 23rd, 2021, the 2020 yearly results for the “Gran Cruzada Nacional por la Desnutrición” (Great National Crusade for Malnutrition) were presented in a press conference held…


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Caring for home: The failures of vaccine nationalism, or, Why the pandemic will not be over soon by Luisa Madrigal

Luisa Madrigal , May 18th, 2021


Para español aquí. It was one of those early spring evenings where the sun was warm and the air fresh. My friends and I were at the park,…


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Walda Barrios, fantástica luz

Gabriela Vargas-Cetina , April 30th, 2021


Me he enterado con gran dolor y desesperación de que Walda Barrios-Klee nos ha dejado: La foto que aparece en los periódicos de Guatemala es ésta, en la…


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The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies

Melanie Ford Lemus , January 19th, 2021


On November 21, 2020, protestors flooded the historic and political center of Guatemala City over the congressional approval of a  budget bill of nearly twelve billion dollars (or ninety-nine billion…


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Transgression as the Life-World

Monica Berger Gonzalez , October 20th, 2020


That Sunday morning the words came from my colleague José, secretary of the Q’eqchi’ Council of Elders Releb’aal Saq’e’(ACGERS), located in Poptun, Petén… “Tata Mingo is dead, he…


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So long, Indiana Jones, or who owns “El Mirador”?

Alejandra Colom , September 1st, 2020


The rule of “finders, keepers” has held true for most archaeological discoveries at least since museums, as we now know them, have existed. Collectors of foreign objects have…


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Sanitary cordons in COVID-19: experience and the object of epidemiological interventions by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , August 4th, 2020


What is the object of epidemiological interventions during an epidemic? Is it the virus, the disease, the fear, the chaos, or the threat to security? And what is the objective…


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Science and Justice: “Impartial” Water Monitoring and Resistance to the Escobal Mine in Guatemala

Nicholas Copeland , July 7th, 2020


Editor’s note: This is the third post in an ongoing series called “The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies.” The surface installation of the Escobal…


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Practices, knowledge, and the next pandemic: a lesson from a failed participatory public health intervention by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , May 31st, 2020


My time doing public health work in Guatemala in the 1990s and early 2000s has shaped how I think about emergencies. Working for an underresourced health system, my…


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Honey, let we tell you! A speculative trans-species storytelling of the Maya Forest borderlands

Micha Rahder , May 26th, 2020


Note: This is a piece of speculative fiction inspired by an Ursula K. Le Guin story. While, sadly, the ability to read complex bee texts is not “real,”…


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Architecture as a Justice-Accessing Technology in Postwar Guatemala

Elis Mendoza , March 10th, 2020


Forest analysis of scorched earth. Courtesy of Daniele Profeta. Princeton University, 2015. On an early January morning in 2015 a group of lawyers from the Guatemalan NGO Mujeres…


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Head circumference by Emily Yates-Doerr

Emily Yates-Doerr , January 27th, 2020


For Spanish click here. In the early months of 2016, as global media sources incited fear among pregnant women that Zika would result in babies with small heads…


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The Social Life of Metrics by Rosario García-Meza

Rosario García-Meza , January 27th, 2020


For English click here La vida social de las métricas Guatemala es uno de los países de Centroamérica que ha reportado en la última década uno de los…


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In the Journals, January-February 2019

williamodum , April 2nd, 2019


From: Diane M. Nelson, “Low Intensities,” Current Anthropology 60, no. S19 (February 2019): S122-S133.   Welcome back to In the Journals, a brief look at just a few…


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Letting Go and Holding On, Documenting Hope in Postwar Guatemala

Patricia Lopez , April 2nd, 2019


When Beti asked her twelfth-grade students to consider Guatemala’s contemporary challenges, their suggestions quickly filled the board. In large letters, their words loomed like storm clouds: corrupti…


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In the Journals, October 2018

williamodum , October 22nd, 2018


Map of Downtown Vancouver, taken from Fast, Danya, and David Cunningham. ““We Don’t Belong There”: New Geographies of Homelessness, Addiction, and Social Control in Vancouver’s Inner City.&#8221…


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Ethnographic Ableism: Structural Silencing of Physical Disability in Anthropological Research

thenewethnographer , August 20th, 2018


Micha Rahder is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Geography & Anthropology at Louisiana State University. Her research centers on the intersection of science and social…


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In the Journals – August 2016

Sean Miller , August 28th, 2016


Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. We are…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Unknown , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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anthro in the news 1/4/16

anthropologyworks , January 4th, 2016


Sidney Mintz: Founder of the anthropology of food Cultural anthropologist Sarah Hill, associate professor at Western Michigan University, published an article in the Boston Review detailing the work…


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Q&A: Ted Fischer of Vanderbilt | Nashville Post

Unknown , November 13th, 2015


Read the Nashville Post’s Q&A: Ted Fischer of Vanderbilt on Social Entrepreneurship and Mani+Ted Fischer is professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies…


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