Tag: indigenous communities

Mercury’s Toxic Touch

In Peru’s gold-rich Amazonian region of Madre de Dios (the Mother of God), the global demand for the precious metal has incentivized migration from the Andes to the…

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text. A Conversation with Stuart Kirsch

How can an anthropologist who teaches at a university work towards helping indigenous people in their efforts to make their lives better?  Many turn to publishing as an…

Animating Resistance

Anthropology as Public Pedagogy The horned serpent serves as a witness to the events that unfold during the Pueblo uprising. Warren Montoya On January 25, President Trump signed…

Curating Gathering Voices

An Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society On April 15th the American Philosophical Society (APS) opened the third in a series of exhibitions on Thomas Jefferson—a member and…

‘The soul of the community’: corporate legal personhood in an indigenous settlement #fictions

In Argentina, indigenous people have been historically marginalised and rendered invisible (Gordillo & Hirsch 2003). However, over the last couple of decades there has been a timid effort…

Mapping the rainforest? I’ve got an app for that.

By Gill Conquest When I was a kid, the one thing I wanted more than anything else in the world was a computer-in-a-book, where I could look up…