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Secrets of a Brothel Privy

Anna Goldfield , March 6th, 2018


For Jade Luiz, a graduate student in archaeology at Boston University, historical archaeology is all about detective work. Through piecing together historical documents and archaeological finds from t…


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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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Thesis Review and Interview: Tacos, Gumbo, and Work

kgraf , December 7th, 2017


Photograph: Fernando Lopez Please note: As Associate Editor, I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food. So if you have written a recent thesis or…


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Mahmudul H Sumon: An anonymous visit to a garment factory in Bangladesh

Focaal Web Editor , November 30th, 2017


After the Tazreen Fashions factory fire (2012) and the Rana Plaza collapse (2013), which killed 119 and 1,136 workers, respectively, the garment sector of Bangladesh has seen the…


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Keyword: Deconstruction Waste (Building)

guestauth0r , November 27th, 2017


By Susan Ross Building deconstruction refers to the careful taking apart of a building to salvage its reusable materials and components. These are either stored on site for…


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Nithya Natarajan: Behind the Indian Boom

Focaal Web Editor , November 14th, 2017


“Behind the Indian Boom: Inequality and Resistance at the Heart of Economic Growth” is an exhibition curated by Alpa Shah and Simon Chambers, located in the Brunei Gallery…


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Life and Death After the Steel Mills

Elizabeth Svoboda , October 18th, 2017


Steel mills were the economic backbone of many cities across the Midwest and Northeast until the 1980s. When the industry left, former workers not only took a hit…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, October 9, 2017

foodanthro , October 9th, 2017


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, July 3, 2017

foodanthro , July 4th, 2017


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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How Our Modern Lifestyles Perpetuate Slavery

Pardis Mahdavi , June 22nd, 2017


An immigrant farmworker listens to activist Ethel Kennedy and a representative from the Florida-based human rights organization Coalition of Immokalee Workers speak as part of the Robert F….


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, May 12, 2017

foodanthro , May 12th, 2017


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Beyond breakdown: Exploring Regimes of Maintenance

guestauth0r , April 26th, 2017


Mending, repairing, fixing, restoring, preserving, cleaning, recycling, up-keeping… an immense variety of more or less noticeable practices take part in the maintenance of objects, technologies and in…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 26: Sameena Mulla on Missing Black Girls and Women

smulla16 , April 5th, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


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Electronics Reuse and Recycling in Peru: A Photographic exploration

guestauth0r , March 27th, 2017


A walk down this little street in Peru’s capital provides a glimpse into an understated network that quietly plays a critical role in reducing the environmental impacts of…


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Grounded Dreams?

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017


Hong Kong and Hollywood face the challenges of a globalizing movie economy. Hortense Powdermaker’s analysis of a Hollywood movie industry driven by extreme uncertainty, anxiety, and crisis in…


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On Food and Labor, Briefly

foodanthro , February 16th, 2017


David Beriss Andrew Puzder has decided to withdraw his name from consideration for Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration. As I pointed out a few weeks ago,…


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When your Business Stalls, it’s time to Evolve: Unpacking Corporate Anthropology with Dr. Andi Simon

Gamwell , January 25th, 2017


How can we make change easier? Do women lead differently from men? What is corporate anthropology? Ryan, Adam, and Aneil are back to answer these questions and more…


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Fast Food Labor Secretary?

foodanthro , January 24th, 2017


David Beriss In the weeks following his election, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Andrew F. Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. There has been…


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Material as opposed to what? Three recent ethnographies of welfare, biological labor, and human dignity by Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman , January 21st, 2017


Catherine Fennell. Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Kalinda Vora. Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of O…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 14: Graham Denyer Willis on Taylor’s #BlackLivesMatter to “Black Liberation”

smulla16 , December 15th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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Discussing “Suffering Slot Anthropology” with Migrant Farm Workers by Seth Holmes

Seth Holmes , November 25th, 2016


This article first appeared on Anthropology News. I have had the honor many times to present together with Triqui Mexican migrant farmworkers who have shaped my thinking and…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus, Week 2: Elizabeth Chin on bell hooks (and Sidney Mintz, Voltaire, and Kara Walker)

smulla16 , September 14th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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Polina Manolova: Brexit and the production of “illegal” EU migrants

Focaal Web Editor , July 6th, 2016


Bulgarians on their way to the “West” EU immigration was the primary source of contention in the debates surrounding the recent referendum about the United Kingdom’s EU membership….


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Sex/Gender: Part III: What Counts as Adequate Function? by Constance Cummings

Constance Cummings , June 3rd, 2016


A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior FPR-UCLA 2016 Conference Summary The sex/gender conference succeeded in bringing together people “with dif…


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