Tag: landscape

Plants, Pathogens and the Politics of Care: Xylella fastidiosa and the Intra-Active Breakdown of Mallorca’s Almond Ecology

colinhoag , July 30th, 2020

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2019 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Lionel Wee and Robbie Goh on their book, Language, Space, and Cultural Play

| , July 13th, 2020

  Interview by Ida Hoequist https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/language-space-and-cultural-play/327DE07D95DC80767188DE0AA9139EDD Ida Hoequist:  In this book, you combine affect theory with an …

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#Afterlives: A Trajectory and the Curatorial Turn

Nancy Rose Hunt , May 26th, 2020

Where did afterlives fever come from?  These reflections suggest a trajectory. Today, amid a lively eruption of usages, afterlife has moved away from longstanding meanings in religious, archaeological…


Turkish Cemeteries for the “Unknown” — #Afterlives

Asli Zengin , May 19th, 2020

I first heard about the Cemetery for the Unknown from a friend, Ceyda, while returning from the funeral of her friend, Sibel. Sibel was a trans woman sex…


#Afterlives: Presumed Dead but Lived On

Erol Saglam , May 15th, 2020

Treasures and Discreet Afterlives of Greek Heritage in Contemporary Turkey Treasure hunts have long been a common practice, constituting one of the primary problems for heritage preservation in…


Haunted: Spirits and the Agency of the No Longer in Niger #Afterlives

Adeline Masquelier , May 13th, 2020

In Niger one frequently hears that schools, specifically secondary schools, are haunted. Briefly put, this means that some schools are teeming with spirits, most of whom pose a…


The Vanishing Land: In Search of a Myth for Samothraki

colinhoag , May 12th, 2020

By Eleni Kotsira, University of St Andrews § It is an evening in the early days of August 2019. I am sitting at a café in an alleyway…


Getting Online / Becoming Misaligned in the American Midwest

Matthew Darmour-Paul , April 14th, 2020

Data Threshers “Data Threshers” is a simulation portrait that experiments with the representation of metabolic conflicts in multiple scales of time, space, and perspective. Formally, the video takes…


Remaking (Il)licit Landscapes: Layered Histories and Speculative Time in Peru’s War on Drugs

colinhoag , September 19th, 2019

By Allison Kendra, Stanford University § Its leaves burst forth slowly from thin, shrubby branches. Every three months they mature, every three months they are pulled by hard-working…


Dancing with the Spirits

Alexandra Frankel , July 19th, 2018

In a present colored by forces of globalization and the Anthropocene, Masewal dancers reconnect with their spiritual landscape to visualize alternative futures. Mexico today is gripped by a…

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Mild Apocalypse – Feral Landscapes in Denmark: Reflections on an Exhibition

colinhoag , February 21st, 2017

By Nathalia S. Brichet, Frida Hastrup, and Felix Riede § From the late 1930s until 1970, low-grade brown coal was extracted at Søby in mainland Denmark. This activity carried out largely…


Living with the Environmental and Social Legacy of U.S. Land Policy in the American West

therezamiller , January 24th, 2017

By Julie Brugger, University of Arizona § Looking out across the arid, mesquite- and saguaro-studded landscape of the Tonto Basin District of the Tonto National Forest (TNF) in central…


Harvesting Ruins: The Im/Permanence of Work Camps and Reclaiming Colonized Landscapes in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands

Chitra , October 23rd, 2016

Janelle Marie Baker, Anthropology McGill University § *All photos taken by Janelle Marie Baker Abandoned work camp in Bigstone Cree Nation territory. My Nehiwayak (Cree) friends who have the…



RESOURCE WORLDS , September 21st, 2016

The extraction of natural resources produces particular resource environments, or landscapes of resource extraction. These landscapes are dynamic systems that people try to influence, contest, operate…


Knowledge as Material Movement in Surfing and Anthropology

Haidy Geismar , May 25th, 2016

David Whyte, UCL Anthropology Unpacking at Duggie. Photo: David Whyte “We’re probably going to surf Banna Strand, but the swell might still be a bit small, I just…

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Landscapes: Panel Selection #CFAS

Aleksis Toro , November 19th, 2015

Today our coverage of the Biannual Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society continues with selected notes from panels – brought to you by Maija Lassila and Aleksis Toro,…


‘Auto-rewilding’ landscapes and the Anthropocene – Interview with Anna Tsing

Maija Lassila , November 17th, 2015

Anna Tsing is professor of anthropology at the University of Santa Cruz, California and the Nils Bohr professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, where she heads the Living in…


Landmarks: a review

Haidy Geismar , May 6th, 2015

Christopher Tilley, Department of Anthropology, University College London (c.tilley@ucl.ac.uk)   Robert Macfarlane Landmarks (2015) London: Hamish Hamilton, 387pp. £20.00 rrp This is the fifth bo…

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