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The only lesson is that there aren’t enough jobs

Daniel Souleles , October 8th, 2021


Every so often something happens that perfectly encapsulates the consumptive death rattle that is the job market in higher education. A few weeks ago, the department of anthropology…


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#failures: Living Out of Synch

Madeleine Reeves , October 2nd, 2020


In their introduction to this thematic series, and the symposium that preceded it, Berisha, Mafizzoli and Ojani invite us to reflect on what happens when breakdown becomes the…


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#Reviews: Fires of Gold

Sophia Hoffinger , July 19th, 2020


As of 2019, Ghana is the country with the largest gold-mining industry in Africa, overtaking South Africa, after two South African gold mining companies shifted focus on the…


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Runways to the Sky #Roadsides

Luke Heslop , March 26th, 2020


Road building in the Maldives – an archipelago of small coralline islands – sounds a bit like a euphemism for a ridiculous task. Maldivian roads present uniquely closed…


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When the Silk Road Vanished #Roadsides

Hasan H. Karrar , March 24th, 2020


“I still need to cross Attabad before I reach home” – so our Shimshali travel companion commented matter-of-factly. We had just spent ten days walking along the Pakistan–Afghanistan…


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Social Soils and Chimerical Metabolisms by David Boarder Giles

David Boarder Giles , March 10th, 2020


The metabolic rift “All progress in capitalist agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the worker, but of robbing the soil,” Marx (1976: 637-38)…


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Beyond the sensory art of sorting fruit

The Familiar Strange , September 8th, 2019


Sorting fruit may be a sensory art, and it is possible to get entirely lost in the aesthetics of skilful hands and the physicality of localised knowledge. But…


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Our ‘Fashion Fast’: 6-week Reflections

guestanthropologist , April 24th, 2019


**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like…


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Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 6

guestanthropologist , April 24th, 2019


**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like…


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Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 3

guestanthropologist , March 28th, 2019


by Alfred Lewis **Read about the first and second week of our ‘fashion fast’ here and here. If you can, please donate to our efforts to raise money for the labour rights…


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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 25th, 2019


Today, the 25th of March, marks the anniversary of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. The fire occurred in 1911,…


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The Story of our Fashion Fast!

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 12th, 2019


by Rebecca Prentice, Hannah Amey, Maeve Devers, Rifka Fehr, Olive Howland Milne, Alfred Lewis, Phoebe Marsh, Joana Pereira and Amelia Yates As eight first-year anthropology students and one lecturer a…


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Work injury compensation still missing in Bangladesh’s labour standards

rebeccaprentice , November 26th, 2018


by Rebecca Prentice **Republished from The Conversation.** In the five years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh – in which more than 1,134…


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Freedom, Probation, and The American Dream: Some Thoughts from a New Mexican Factory Floor

guestanthropologist , October 22nd, 2018


by Jonny Craig In his 2016 release, Interstate: Hitchhiking through the State of a Nation, travel-writer Julian Sarayer chronicles his unorthodox and remarkable journey from New York to…


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No Paninis for Poverty Pay

rebeccaprentice , October 5th, 2018


by Rebecca Prentice Throughout the UK yesterday restaurant and food delivery workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages, zero hours contracts, and unpredictable work schedules—including those…


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#Review: Le plus beau métier du monde

Miriam Odoni , September 25th, 2018


Giulia Mensitieri’s book “Le plus beau métier du monde” Dans les coulisses de l’industrie de la mode examines labor in the cultural and creative industries. Analyzing fashion as…


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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All”: A Documentary Review

Maximilian C. Forte , July 29th, 2018


Why is there growing inequality in wealth distribution in the US? Is inequality inevitable? If inequality is inevitable, can it be useful? Can inequality become a problem? If…


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Book Review: Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy by Richard E. Ocejo

Rose Deller , May 14th, 2018


In Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, Richard E. Ocejo explores four traditionally working-class jobs – barbering, bartending, distilling and butchery – that have been…


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Accumulation by Dispossession, Solidarity in Precarity and the Future of Higher Education…

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 15th, 2018


…A Quick Manifesto  by a group of Anthropology and Global Studies students at the University of Sussex As both consumers of knowledge capital, and investors in our own education, we…


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Precarity in Canadian Academia… A Working Bibliography

Rhiannon Mosher , March 1st, 2018


Unfortunately, precarity in academia has become a well-worn cliché… not least of all for those of us living in this state of ontological insecurity. In Canada, most university…


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Precarity in Canadian Academia… A Working Bibliography

Rhiannon Mosher , March 1st, 2018


Unfortunately, precarity in academia has become a well-worn cliché… not least of all for those of us living in this state of ontological insecurity. In Canada, most university…


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Union revitalisation and women workers at the intersection of gender and class

guestanthropologist , January 29th, 2018


by Hannah Loosley **A version of this post was published at ecnmy.org.** Women working in care, catering, cleaning, cashier and clerical jobs (the 5 Cs) have long been…


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Five years after deadly factory fire, Bangladesh’s garment workers are still vulnerable

cultureandcapitalismblog , December 11th, 2017


by Geert De Neve and Rebecca Prentice (Previously posted on The Conversation UK.) Five years ago last month, in November 2012, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory…


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Deliveroo Riders Aren’t Workers, Says London Tribunal

rebeccaprentice , November 20th, 2017


by Rebecca Prentice In a surprise setback for trade unions attempting to organise the ‘gig’ economy, a London tribunal has ruled that Deliveroo riders are self-employed contractors, not…


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