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Perimeter Protection: The Resiliency of Plantation Infrastructures in the South Carolina Lowcountry

colinhoag , May 19th, 2022

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Dredging for Common Ground: Geosocial Politics of Depth at Industrial Coastal Chennai

colinhoag , April 21st, 2022

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Dear Yaye

Larissa Mina Lee , March 24th, 2022

November 2017   Dear Yaye, I am writing to you because a week ago, Babacar returned. Babacar Diop, I think I might have written to you about him,…

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Sara Emilie Lafontaine , March 22nd, 2022

PART I Two Years Ago It was a hot day in July, and clocks were striking eight. It had been fifteen years since the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)…

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Morumbi and Paraisópolis: A Four-Act Play

Feng Xinqi , March 21st, 2022

Dramatis Personae Heitor: a 13-year-old boy Mr. Gomes, his father: a waste handler, working at a garbage dump Ms. Gomes, his mother: a dry cleaner, working from home…

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Heritage Out of Control – (B)Lasting Bombs

Regina Bendix , January 26th, 2022

On January 30, 2021, more than 8000 inhabitants of Göttingen, Germany, had to evacuate their homes. Four suspected WWII bombs had been detected underground, and in order to…

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Heritage out of Control: Don’t trash my holocaust

Anne Berg , January 25th, 2022

It was an ordinary, unseasonably cool, summer day in a sleepy town just forty minutes outside of Berlin. Oranienburg once was home to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, one of…

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Living Water, living with lively waters (part 2)

Chakad Ojani , December 2nd, 2021

In What is Water? The History of a Modern Abstraction, geographer Jamie Linton (2010: 14) describes “modern water” as the following: “an abstract, isomorphic, measurable quantity that may…


Living Water and the politics and anti-politics of water in Jordan (Part 1)

Geoffrey Hughes , December 2nd, 2021

  We are often told that Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries on the planet and it is hard not to recognize the truth of this…


#A future history of water: Strange thing full of water – Alberto Corsin-Jimenez’s comments

Alberto Corsin-Jimenez , October 7th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero (2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. As I write these lines, my home city, Madrid, is covered in a thick blanket of snow….


#A future history of water: Maura Finkelstein’s comments

Maura Finkelstein , October 6th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero,(2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. I have an exercise I like to assign to my students, one that I have adapted from Donna…


#A future history of water: Rachel Douglas-Jones’ comments

Rachel Douglas-Jones , October 6th, 2021

As I finished reading Ballestero’s A Future History of Water, the world observed World Water Day 2021. Organized by the United Nations, it has been observed annually each…


#PoliticalEngagement: Collaboration and Creativity

Veronica Ferreri , September 28th, 2021

It was already dark when I entered the small shop in the informal camp in rural Lebanon, where Khulud was waiting for customers. This was my first return…


Heritage, Memory, and Infrastructure

Jasmine Reid , September 14th, 2021

The Obamas and the Bushes continue across the bridge. (Public Domain) There are places and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided. Many are sites…


Spirituality of abandoned Arctic Infrastructure

fstammle , August 28th, 2021

So-called ‘ghost towns’ attract people in a certain sense, the ailing beauty of their ruins and the atmosphere of silence that is so different from the silence that…

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Ethnographic Film at the Crossroads

Christos Varvantakis , July 29th, 2021

Ethnographic film is blooming Ethnographic film, however loosely defined, is blooming. While to track and map the entire production of ethnographic film appears next-to impossible, I want to…


Amazon Sidewalk Needs our Trust for its Security

S.A. Applin , July 16th, 2021

On June 8, 2021, Amazon deployed an “opt-in” way for people to enable the company to expand its private network into communities, creating infrastructure to peddle even more…


抖音拓扑:网关、筛子、圆顶 | A topology of TikTok: Gateway, sieve, dome

Gabriele , June 26th, 2021

An article with a rather long history has come out on the International Journal of Communication: titled Gateways, sieves and domes: On the infrastructural topology of the Chinese…

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Days of Their Lives: The Limits, Possibilities, and Parallels of Media-Ted Research during a Pandemic

Sreenidhi Krishnan , June 17th, 2021

On a regular day, a Hindi soap opera production set in Mumbai is home to upwards of 100 artists and technicians – production associates, actors, make-up artists, costume…


Totalizing Infrastructures: Statecraft in the Uyghur Penal Colony

Darren Byler , May 4th, 2021

There were three lanes at the checkpoint in Turpan—an old Uyghur-majority oasis city on the northern reaches of the Taklamakan Desert in Northwest China. Two lanes were fitted…


Solidarity, infrastructure and critical pedagogy during COVID-19: Lessons from Brazil by Dominique P. Béhague

Dominique P. Béhague , April 7th, 2021

Even before the pandemic hit Brazil’s favelas, residents began organizing to protect themselves — against both the novel coronavirus and the government’s active suppression of effective public …


Leivestad, Hege Høyer, Johanna Markkula and Elisabeth Schober: Beyond Suez. Escalating Ship Sizes and their Consequences

focaal_admin , March 30th, 2021

Stuck At the height of this pandemic’s third wave, with many of us sitting in what by now feels like an eternal lockdown, images of a gigantic ship…


(Re)Assembling Asias through Science

Tim Quinn , March 9th, 2021

Call for contributions! Over the past two decades, a proliferation of critiques have emerged from a body of critical inter-asian scholarship to challenge, revise, and situate the conventional…


The Northern Sea Route and waterway infrastructure in the Russian Arctic: a seminar on anthropological perspectives

Stephan Dudeck , February 19th, 2021

The European University at Saint Petersburg will host a seminar on the Northern Sea Route at its research Center for Arctic Social Studies. The seminar will be held…

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