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Brushes with racism in Minnesota and why Black lives matter

Catherine Ceniza Choy , June 24th, 2020


Black lives matter across any geographical border. My research and my own racial encounters confirm what I have known in my soul: our fates are inextricably linked. And…


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India’s lockdown tragedy: bleeding along the fault lines of a nation

A.R. Vasavi , June 23rd, 2020


As India comes out of a long and harsh lockdown, and Covid-19 cases are rising with worrying speed, it is important to reflect on the  Indian government’s response…


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Social Inequality in Times of Pandemics

Chelsea Horton , June 19th, 2020


We should not expect COVID-19 to behave in the same way as historical pandemics of plague. But both show how inequalities exacerbate mortality outcomes. It’s a gorgeous, warm…


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Wording sociality and health: COVID-19’s lexicon revisited

Elena Burgos Martínez , June 15th, 2020


Anthr{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Elena Burgos Martinez. It is all a matter of words. The recent emergence of a wealth of COVID-19-related material shows that we all narrate…


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Connection and Inequality in the Remote Classroom

Lauren Sealy Krishnamurti , June 9th, 2020


The switchover to remote teaching in the wake of COVID-19 has prompted a flurry of conversation among academics regarding technology’s (in)capabilities in replicating the conventional in-person classr…


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Book Review: The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits

Rose Deller , March 30th, 2020


In The Meritocracy Trap, Daniel Markovits argues that rather than aiding social mobility, the concept of meritocracy has become the single greatest obstacle to equal opportunities in the…


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Teaching the social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic by David Ansari

David Ansari , March 28th, 2020


I teach an undergraduate course called Cultural diversity, structural barriers, and multilingualism in clinical and healing encounters at the University of Chicago. The title is a mouthful, and…


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Book Review: Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward

Rose Deller , October 15th, 2019


In Higher Education and Social Inequalities, Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward bring together contributors to explore and evidence how university admissions, experiences and outcomes…


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Book Review: Social Mobility and its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin

Rose Deller , September 25th, 2019


In Social Mobility and its Enemies, Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin offer a thought-provoking assessment of the state of social mobility in Britain. In the context of much social and…


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Book Review: Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain by Robert Verkaik

Rose Deller , June 3rd, 2019


In Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain, Robert Verkaik explores the role that public schooling plays in reproducing inequality in Britain, showing how public schools enable wealthy…


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Writing disability

Rebekah Cupitt , January 31st, 2019


Writing inequalities Writing disability through rewriting representations of inequality and vulnerability. Image: R. Cupitt 2018 When writing inequalities, the language we use and our writings betray …


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Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Rose Deller , January 29th, 2019


In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the…


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Book Review: The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison

Rose Deller , January 28th, 2019


In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison offer a unique and encapsulating analysis of class inequality at the top end…


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Book Review: The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison

Rose Deller , January 28th, 2019


In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison offer a unique and encapsulating analysis of class inequality at the top end…


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Material Culture Journalism, 7

Jason Baird Jackson , January 14th, 2019


The Material Culture students do not know about Material Culture Journalism yet. Maybe this week I’ll mention it to them. Day one was surely an overload as it…


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Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Rose Deller , January 10th, 2019


In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis of how maps have both described and shaped social…


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Material Culture Journalism, 4

Jason Baird Jackson , December 23rd, 2018


“Five Siblings Run the U.S.’s Only Baijiu Distillery in Their Mom’s Backyard” by Anne Ewbank in Atlas Obscura. (HT/TL) #foodways “Chanel Shoes, but no Salary: How One Woman…


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Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018


In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…


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Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018


In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…


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Navigating Silicon Valley’s Contradictions

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018


Silicon Valley’s workers must maneuver their way through this place of diversity and discrimination, capitalist aims, and countercultural aspirations. You can spot the extremes on the street in…


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Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018


In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …


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The Sacrifice Zones of American “Energy Independence”: Pipeline and Refinery Expansion in the Chicago Region

therezamiller , August 16th, 2018


By Graham Pickren, Roosevelt University § The United States is seemingly on its way to “energy independence.” Since the oil price increases and gas lines of the 1970s shocked…


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Euphemisms for the Global Other

Rick Wilk , August 15th, 2018


I recently attended a conference in Copenhagen about sustainable consumption where I kept hearing “the Global South” used to refer to poor people in general, to low income…


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