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Trust: A Pragmatics of Social Life?

Taylor C. Nelms , September 27th, 2022

Trust exposes and discloses the social. But the heterogeneity and even excessiveness of meaning in the concept—its overdetermination, its multifariousness and multiformity, its downright fuzziness—sug…

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Trust the organic?!

Danilo Borghi Gonçalves Pinto , September 15th, 2022

According to the latest report released by Switzerland’s main organic certification agency (BioSuisse), the country currently holds the world’s largest numbers in organic consumption per resident. In …

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How Do Personal Data and Algorithms Influence Our Sense of Self?

Natalia Kucirkova , January 12th, 2022

  All achievement is threatened by the machine, as long as it dares to take its place in the mind, instead of obeying. That the master’s hand no…

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#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…


#PoliticalEngagements: Artefacts and Repertoires

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…


Holding Belief in Suspense

Kylie Wong Dolan , April 11th, 2021

Some months ago, I went for an early morning run with a mate at my fieldsite. After a short trot together, she left for work, and I decided…

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Discussing Phone and Spear

| , November 24th, 2020

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/phone-spear An edited excerpt from an ongoing conversation between Jennifer Deger and Zeynep Devrim Gürsel Zeynep Devrim Gürsel: How has twenty five years of …

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#Review: An Ecology of Knowledges

melanie ford , June 26th, 2020

Micha Rahder’s An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation is an ethnographically rich account of the dense conservation networks and politics that operat…


You have to strike, assholes!!! #PostCoronaUniversity

Alessandro Chidichimo , June 18th, 2020

You ask, “What concrete actions can we take?” You have to strike, assholes! We need to take the example of Aboubakar Soumaoro in Italy, who organized the 21…


Blog Post Series: Von der Cyberanthropologie zur Digitalen Anthropologie – Teil 2

philbu , April 21st, 2020

Diese Serie von Blogeinträgen beschreibt die Relevanz kultur- und sozialanthropologischer Zugänge in der Untersuchung digitaler Technik und Technologien, dargestellt anhand wissenschaftstheoretischer…

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Wendy Brown’s Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Politics and Knowledge in Nihilistic Times – Thinking with Max Weber

Ep. #34 Knowledge Making: Emma Kowal talks Indigenous health care, difference & genomics

Julia Brown , March 31st, 2019

“A lot of what individual white anti-racists, as I called them, but also the broader policy frameworks are struggling with is the question of how do we enact…

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How academic culture gives us permission not to know

Ian Pollock , July 25th, 2018

Every way of knowing is also a way of not knowing. Privileging one point of view, or one form of evidence, requires the erasure of other ways of…

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Saying No to the CIA… and Other Anth Fantasies

Ian Pollock , May 16th, 2018

It doesn’t go without saying, so I’ll say it: I’ve never worked for the CIA, or done any intelligence or security work of any kind, nor would I….

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What Do We Owe the Informants Whose Data we Don’t Use?

Ian Pollock , April 18th, 2018

Ana provided me with generous amounts of knowledge, time, and care. She knew I was doing a doctorate, and the understanding between us was clear: her knowledge, and…

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Marching for Science w/Valorie Aquino – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , April 11th, 2018

On this episode of This Anthro Life, hosts Ryan Collins and Adam Gamwell are joined by TAL correspondent and guest host Astrid Countee and by a very special…

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CfP: The Digital Turn: New Directions in Media Anthropology

philbu , March 1st, 2018

The EASA Media Anthropology Network is organising a network panel at the 15th EASA Biennial Conference “Staying, Moving, Settling” in Stockholm, 14-17 August, 2018. Please find the Call…

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Exploring the Arctic at Venice International University

Stephan Dudeck , February 24th, 2018

Scholars, indigenous activists and students from both sides of the Atlantic (or Pacific?) met at the small Venetian island of San Servolo from 14th to 19th of January…

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Patriarchy & The Ineptitude of Fathers

Scott Schwartz , February 19th, 2017

The physicist Wolfgang Pauli famously derided those with whom he disagreed using the insult, “you’re not even wrong.” This stinging reprimand was meant to imply that a proposed…

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Hypothetical Archaeology: Knowledge Production in the Era of Alternative Facts

Scott Schwartz , February 2nd, 2017

In the summer of 2015, in collaboration with a diverse collective of artists and ecologists known as Chance Ecologies, I was invited to help perform an excavation of…

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