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Introduction to Book Forum on Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War by Andrew Brandel

Andrew Brandel , September 29th, 2021

Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War (Fordham University Press, 2021) describes war’s dispersal into everyday life, intimacy and the domestic. Departing from genres of…


Social Life of Chronic Living by Peter van Eeuwijk

Peter van Eeuwijk , July 12th, 2021

Chronicity, ageing, and social life Old-age related health conditions evolve into both a dynamic and an inert chronicity which, in the end, produces a particular quality of life…


#BookReview: Being a Parent in the Field

Anna-Maria Walter , May 21st, 2021

In 2017, my colleague Philipp Zehmisch and I had to cancel a panel on love and family relationships in ethnographic fieldwork, due to a lack of participants. Fabienne…


Thinking with a Database

Zehra Hashmi , May 6th, 2021

In 2019, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority notified television channels that they were not allowed to host the Pakistani Senator Hafiz Hamdullah on air. The reason: Hamdullah…


Don’t make me laugh: How getting it wrong shapes interspecies entanglements in the Batek’s forest

Alice Rudge , October 1st, 2020

“yeʔ kan plŋal!” “lawac!” “hɛy yeʔ leh!” “Don’t laugh!”, “It’s taboo!”, “We shouldn’t!”   Naʔ Srimjam kept admonishing us one afternoon that she, her sister Naʔ Badək, and I,…


Elizabeth Fox takes the page 99 test

| , June 15th, 2020

I have been fascinated by Mongolia’s capital city since my first visit in 2012. Despite my familiarity with the anthropological literature, on arrival in Ulaanbaatar I was utterly…

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Of grandparents, memories and the pandemic by Tannistha Samanta

Tannistha Samanta , April 28th, 2020

While growing up in a small town in the eastern state of Bengal (India), our summer vacations would be spent in Kolkata at the maternal grandparents (or mamar bari,…


El Virus: A Contagion of Racism & How Networks of Care Can Stop It by Argenis Hurtado Moreno

Argenis Hurtado Moreno , April 5th, 2020

My mother FaceTimed me a month ago and asked if I needed her to ship me hand sanitizer from Phoenix to Oregon. I thought it a silly question,…


A home for Sofia: Family, disability and housing in times of Zika epidemics by Barbara M. Marques

Barbara M. Marques , March 30th, 2020

For English click here. A casa de Sofia: família, deficiência e moradia nos tempos da epidemia do Zika Rumo à realização do sonho Caía uma chuva fina. Acordei…


What is Anthropology? A Summary Review of the Second Edition by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Jodie-Lee Trembath , March 1st, 2020

I found it helpful when Eriksen drew the line in the sand about the fundamental questions that anthropology concerns itself with. Here’s his Big Three: 1) What is…

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We Tricked them-We Are All One People

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , February 13th, 2020

Aunt Pat in a low whispering voice was speaking to me before a Culture Committee meeting at Grand Ronde. Pat Allen was the chair and I was vice-chair,…


Toxicology and the chemistry of cohort kinship by Janelle Lamoreaux

Janelle Lamoreaux , January 17th, 2020

Birth cohort studies are characterized as longitudinal investigations of research subjects with at least one common characteristic, usually being born in the same time and place. Such studies…


Introduction: Excavating and (re)creating the biosocial; birth cohorts as ethnographic object of inquiry and site of intervention by Sahra Gibbon

Sahra Gibbon , November 15th, 2019

Longitudinal birth cohorts are increasingly recognised as important for understanding how biological, social and environmental processes interact over time and contribute to health inequalities. Birt…


Representing Diverse Bodies in Medical Illustration

Drew Danielle Belsky , October 23rd, 2019

In 2016, just before I began my dissertation fieldwork, a trio of young medical illustrators presented a panel on “Normativity and Diversity in Healthcare Imagery” at the annual…


Remembering the Forgotten Chinese Railroad Workers

Veronica Peterson , August 22nd, 2019

Chinese workers with the Central Pacific Railroad camped close to Brown’s Station, Nevada, in the 1860s. Alfred A. Hart In 1864, 15-year-old Hung Lai Wah and his older…


Aging in the Absence of the Young and in the Presence of the Ancestor Spirits, by Maria Louw Aarhus University

Maria Louw , July 2nd, 2019

In this blog post I will present a research project I am currently engaged in and reflect on some of my preliminary findings. The project is part of…

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The Place That Is Our Home

A Daughter’s Disability and a Father’s Awakening

Thomas W. Pearson , January 10th, 2019

[no-caption] Thomas W. Pearson The nurse gently lifted Michaela onto my partner’s bare chest, a newborn embraced by her mother for the first time. I marveled at the…


Native Kinships and Wealth among the Middle Chinookans

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , May 31st, 2018

Native kinships are incredibly complex. They do not follow the nice neat patterns of kinship that Americans have adopted from their European ancestors. Native peoples did not only…


Splice of Life by Lisa Jean Moore

Lisa Jean Moore , May 8th, 2018

A Birthday Present Georgia, my middle daughter of three, is a combination of my DNA and identity release[1] donor #2817[2]. Unlike her sisters who both have the advantage…


#Review: White Gold. Stories of Breast Milk Sharing

Michael Costello , March 20th, 2018

Those of the general public who have heard of milk kinship usually regard milk kinship as a feature of “primitive”, “tribal” lineage-based societies, often semi-feudal, with residues almost…


Ep. #8 Savage Bitcoin, hamster flushing, scholars at work, and New Mandala: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 18th, 2018

This month, Ian (1:25) digs into Bitcoin, arguing that the cryptocurrency is no different than regular currencies, and can be analyzed along all the same lines: symbolically, materially,…

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A Christmas Anth(rop)ology

The Familiar Strange , December 20th, 2017

For this week’s blog, we decided to each write some thoughts on Christmas, from varied anthropological perspectives. We come at this from the position of people who were…

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Video: Kinship and Belonging – Part IV of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 8th, 2017

In this panel, the three discussants, David Montgomery (Washington), Julie Billaud (Geneva), and Judith Beyer (Konstanz) are discussing the following three books: Eva-Marie Dubuisson. 2017. Living l…