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Why “The Great Replacement Theory” is not a Theory, and why that Matters

Alma Gottlieb , May 18th, 2022


The notion of a “theory” comes from science. As such, the term conveys all the legitimacy upon which the scientific method relies. It should not be tossed around…


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Noah Aromand on his book, Fixing Stories

| , February 17th, 2022


Interview by Susan Seizer https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/fixing-stories/3A0E3C4880CBDC00252AEC4EBE11B9E2 Susan Seizer: Please briefly explain your choice of the term “fixers” and desc…


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Caroline McKusick takes the page 99 test

| , September 27th, 2021


I find myself, on page 99, in the middle of a crisis of translation. Unsurprising, given that my “in” to dissertation fieldwork resembled that of many anthropologists, who…


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On Online News Making, Cultural Translation, and Journalism Industry in Exile

K. Zeynep Sariaslan , April 8th, 2021


Journalism is under attack in many contexts from Hungary to the United States. In Turkey, the situation is not different. Autocracy changed the profession radically and forced some…


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The UC Berkeley – 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

foodanthro , February 3rd, 2021


SAFN board member Scott Barton sent in this great opportunity for journalists who write about food systems. A lot of people with backgrounds in anthropology become journalists, so…


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Robert Samet on his book, Deadline

| , September 9th, 2019


https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo38871952.html Interview by Alejandro Velasco Alejandro Velasco: Venezuela is in the news these days, but that wasn’t always the case. For dec…


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Speak American

Summerson Carr , August 16th, 2019


October 16, 2017, begins as a normal day at your New Jersey high school. You are chatting with friends in Spanish, the second most-spoken language in the United…


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Sarah Mitchell takes the page 99 test

| , May 20th, 2019


For the sake of full disclosure, I’m going to start my reflection on my Page 99 with a quick nod to the blog’s editor. When Dr. Gershon started…


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How to fix the Conde Nast business model

Grant , April 11th, 2019


Peter Kafka has a great piece on Conde Nast, specifically how this once dominant publishing enterprise now struggles and what this means for incoming editor Roger Lynch. “The magazine industry…


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Are podcasts a wasteland? (with a post script about Kurt Wagner)

Grant , October 31st, 2018


This image of Rebecca Walker is from the Wikipedia entry for Third Wave Feminism (I can’t find an attribution for the image on this page or the one…


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The Double Lives of Chinese Foreign Correspondents

Nyíri Pál , September 13th, 2018


In 2015, I sat over coffee at a London cafe with a local correspondent of China Central Television (CCTV), the main state broadcaster. Over the preceding years, I…


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Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , July 23rd, 2018


When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris, it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopoeia. Now, Morris has completed two seasons…


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Breaking news! Big Shift in Biomediatization from “Swine Flu” to H3N2 to the Trump Administration’s Attack on Breastfeeding by Charles L. Briggs

Charles L. Briggs , July 16th, 2018


The H3N2 epidemic didn’t really take off until early January 2018—at least as far as US media coverage is concerned. A crucial marker was the New York Times‘…


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反对声音自然主义 | Against Sonic Naturalism

Gabriele , June 28th, 2018


At the end of last year, I had the privilege to be part of the best academic conference ever – full spoilers, it’s called Tuning Speculation, it’s broadly…


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Solutionism – The Role of Technology in Solving SocioTechnical Problems

Jennifer Long , September 14th, 2017


It all began, over a year ago (June 2016), with what author Ethan Zuckerman described as hate-linking. Through this practice, Zuckerman stumbled upon and read an article by…


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Is History Over? How Can Power be Soft? Ask Ulf Hannerz

Alma Gottlieb , July 19th, 2017


  The end of history The clash of civilizations The coming anarchy Soft power We’ve all heard these trendy mottos, and most of us have probably cringed. Anthropologists…


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The Stories Bones Tell w/ Kristina Killgrove

Gamwell , June 28th, 2017


Click here to read our blog post on Savage Minds This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and blog…


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TAL + SM: Anthropology and Science Journalism, A New Genre?

This Anthro Life , June 21st, 2017


Click here to check out the podcast This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover Series, part 3 by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins This Anthro Life has teamed…


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Anthropology + Science Journalism = A New Genre? w/ Daniel Salas of SAPIENS

Ryan Collins , June 21st, 2017


Click here to check out the TAL + SM blog post This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds to bring you a special 5-part podcast and…


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What’s in a Word? The Importance of Recognizing the Etymology of Words

Jennifer Long , March 27th, 2017


There have been a number of interesting posts lately about the ‘unsavory’ history of some everyday words and phrases in a growing discourse which argues that the use…


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What’s in a Word? The Importance of Recognizing the Etymology of Words

Jennifer Long , March 27th, 2017


There have been a number of interesting posts lately about the ‘unsavory’ history of some everyday words and phrases in a growing discourse which argues that the use…


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Investigating the Untethered Journey between Psychedelic Science, Medicine, and Drug Scheduling with Hamilton Morris

Gamwell , February 15th, 2017


Psychedelia is the culture and experiences of psychedelic substances. Where did all the research on psychedelic drugs go? Could psychedelics be used in psychotherapy? How are hallucinogenic drugs…


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Neanderthals, racism, science

Rhiannon Mosher , February 2nd, 2017


This New York Times article offers an interesting discussion about how Western European scientific racism also played a significant role in how we classified and described Neanderthals. “Neanderthals…


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Where to find Alternative News Sources

Jennifer Long , November 17th, 2016


Check out Simon Fraser Universities Alternative News Sources page. As described at the top of the page: For the purposes of this guide, “alternative” means that which does…


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