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Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , January 14th, 2022

By Jack Payne-Cook If I was asked by someone unfamiliar with anthropology to provide an example of the contemporary relevance of the discipline, I would consider offering Alex…

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Trinidad – The Potential of ‘Online Only’ Ethnography

Daniel Miller , December 21st, 2021

By Daniel Miller and Sheba Mohammid The ASSA project runs until October 2022. Mostly the last year of the project is dedicated to publishing our results, for example…

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On the Edge of the Body

Renata , December 1st, 2021

By Renata Carvalho Anthropology’s many attempts of conceptualising the body into clear and useful analytical categories has raised significant ontological questions that problematise the very basi…

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Book Review: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis edited by Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar

Rose Deller , November 25th, 2021

In Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis, Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar explore how communities in different areas of the world mobilised to help one another during the…

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Recognising the Spirit of Ubuntu in Khayelitsha Community Response to the Covid-19 pandemic

guestanthropologist , November 25th, 2021

by Megan Anderson In the second-largest peri-urban settlement in South Africa, Khayelitsha, the coronavirus has proliferated with recorded cases over 6,500. The township has become one of the…

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Enigmas of Corporeal Justice: Surrogacy and Legality in India

Ritu Ghosh , November 17th, 2021

Over the last two decades, India has become a popular global destination for what is commonly referred to as reproductive tourism, wherein clients travel from one part of…


The Diet of the Future Is a Menu That Draws From the Ancient Past

Bill Schindler , November 17th, 2021

The author wears an outfit he made using ancient tools, methods, and materials while filming the National Geographic TV show The Great Human Race in Alaska. Brent Meske/Courtesy…


5 Questions About Eating Like a Human

Daniel Salas , November 9th, 2021

In this free live event, SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali asks archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef Bill Schindler about his new book, Eat Like a…


How People Actually Use Their Smartphones

Laura Haapio-Kirk and Georgiana Murariu , October 28th, 2021

[no-caption] John Cei Douglas In 2022, the smartphone, first introduced by IBM, will celebrate its 30th birthday. Most of us now use a smartphone every day—whether we like…


Allying With Parasites to Fight Industrial Oil Palm

Sophie Chao , October 19th, 2021

A Ganoderma fungus epidemic attacks oil palm trees at a plantation in Indonesian-controlled West Papua. Sophie Chao In October 2019, I traveled through an oil palm monocrop with…


Can Anthropology Help Heal Puerto Rico’s Diabetes Crisis?

Shir Lerman Ginzburg , September 7th, 2021

Diabetes can present additional complications for patients in times of stress, such as during evacuations after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017. Joe Raedle/Getty Images “Doctors do…


Chelation Chronicles – 1H 2021

Natalie Hanson , July 4th, 2021

This blog post is focused on my chronic health issues. The series was initially focused on learning to detox heavy metals using the Andy Cutler Chelation (ACC) protocol,…

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Book Review: Michael Young, Social Science and the British Left, 1945-1970 by Lise Butler

Rose Deller , June 29th, 2021

In Michael Young, Social Science and the British Left, 1945-1970, Lise Butler explores the relationship between social science and public policy in left-wing politics through the figure of social…

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Chasing the Myths of Mexico’s “Superrunners”

Francine Russo , June 16th, 2021

Surrounded by torch-bearing supporters, runners kick a ball as part of a traditional rarajípare racing event practiced by the Rarámuri people of Mexico. Marcos Ferro On a mesa…


A Letter From COVID-19

Franco Viviani , May 20th, 2021

[no-caption] Beastfromeast/Getty Images In June 2020, I published a “Letter From COVID-19” in the Italian newspaper la Repubblica. At the time of writing, Italy was still under lockdown…


Unlikely Blessings

Glenn H. Shepard Jr. , April 20th, 2021

[no-caption] Glenn H. Shepard Jr. When I discovered the poetry of Paul Celan as an undergraduate, I had little idea his words would later guide me through dark…


Death as Something We Make

Mara Buchbinder , April 8th, 2021

[no-caption] Rouzes/Getty Images Renee (a pseudonym) closed her eyes, lay her head in her brother’s arms, and gently drew her last breath. Minutes before, she had chugged a…


Can Social Scientists Help Control Epidemics?

Elizabeth Svoboda , April 7th, 2021

A poster in an Ebola response center breaks down the evolving response to the epidemic—including efforts to address social and cultural concerns. Annie Wilkinson On May 24, 2014,…


When Kinship Is Traced Through Women, Their Health Follows

Deepa Padmanaban , March 25th, 2021

Among the ethnically Mosuo community in China, some groups are matrilineal, meaning inheritance passes from mothers to their children rather than from fathers to sons. Patrick Aventurier/Gamm…


What Is Vaccination Equity?

Isabella Alexander-Nathani , March 24th, 2021

Born in Mexico, Rosario (a pseudonym) has worked as a cleaner in the Los Angeles public hospital system for more than three decades. But despite meeting California state…


Social Distancing in a Sumatra Rainforest

Dyna Rochmyaningsih and Suwandi , March 3rd, 2021

An Orang Rimba man named Nyeruduk stands in front of a tent on a rubber plantation in Sumatra. Dedi Supriansyah On an otherwise silent night in March 2020,…


What Does the American Dream Have to do With the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Elisa Sobo , February 25th, 2021

Protestors gather outside Dodger Stadium, a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles, in January. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images On January 30, protesters disrupted a mass…


How Imperialism Gave Us 2020

Rick W.A. Smith , February 16th, 2021

Violence and disease have long been intertwined in the Americas. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The world is caught in the grip of a deadly pandemic and yet another wave…


Time to Rethink Teeth

Christopher Aris , January 26th, 2021

Tooth enamel growth starts before birth and continues until adult teeth are fully formed. Ksenia Chernaya/Pexels Four years ago, I found myself cataloguing some dusty containers of about…