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Call for Pitches: Ghosts

Chelsea Horton , May 5th, 2021


Image description: A light pink ghost with black eyes floats in front of a blue background. The ghost appears to be made of paint. iStock Peter Venkman catches…


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Call for Pitches: Ghosts

Chelsea Horton , May 5th, 2021


Image description: A light pink ghost with black eyes floats in front of a blue background. The ghost appears to be made of paint. iStock Peter Venkman catches…


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Call for Pitches: Ghosts

Chelsea Horton , May 5th, 2021


Image description: A light pink ghost with black eyes floats in front of a blue background. The ghost appears to be made of paint. iStock Peter Venkman catches…


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Accessibility in the Switch to Online

Chelsea Horton , July 8th, 2020


As we experience the uncomfortable but necessary changes in response to COVID-19, many of us have continued our work by switching to virtual spaces, whether for meetings, classes,…


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CFP: VOTE

Chelsea Horton , May 29th, 2020


Image description: Blue and red hands reach toward a white ballot box. Each hand holds a small square of paper with an x marked on it. iStock To…


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Anthropology of Wage Theft in Colorado

Walter Little , May 22nd, 2020


The theft of immigrant workers’ wages is a growing problem in the United States. In March 2018, University of Denver law student Katie Brown won $15,000 in County…


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Accessibility at the AAA Meeting

Chelsea Horton , May 21st, 2020


Two anthropologists reflect on their experiences and ask what it will take to make our discipline and our Annual Meeting more accessible.  Why should you care about accessibility?…


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Refusal as Care

Alexandra Frankel , June 4th, 2019


It was my second time attending the neighborhood association meeting in the community where I was doing fieldwork. The association president had invited me, saying he thought it…


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Practicing Heritage Means Life or Death in Rwanda

Sandra Lopez Varela , May 30th, 2019


Community engagement and participation in heritage have become buzzwords for heritage scholarship. Both community engagement and participating in heritage have promised not only a path out of uneth…


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How to Spark Joy by Tidying Up Your Thesis

Alexandra Frankel , May 20th, 2019


Before we can begin revising your thesis, you must make the decision that you want to revise it. Once you make that step, this process will only need…


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The Figueroa Flock

Alexandra Frankel , May 16th, 2019


In Queens, a pigeon is one of the multispecies family. Emily Leshner and Ben Boteler Negrito lives the life of a typical New Yorker; he wakes, eats, goes…


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South America’s Golden Fleece

Alexandra Frankel , May 16th, 2019


In the Andes, a fine fleece is highly prized. Yet, scientists’ understandings of genetic variation and classification diverge sharply with local herders’ relations with their herds.  The guanaco,…


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Performing Penguin Care

Alexandra Frankel , May 16th, 2019


In the bright waters of the aquarium, penguins and their keepers propose a fishy utopia. Pushing through the glass doors of the aquarium, it’s always the smell that…


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Internet Privacy Hogwash

Rick Wilk , May 30th, 2018


What does anthropology have to say about privacy? Ever since the early years of the Internet, privacy and public conduct have been hot button issues. Some initial bad…


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Starbucks, Racism, and the Anthropological Imagination

Lucy Carrillo , May 24th, 2018


Capitalism is generated through moral and economic negotiations. After a series of discrimination allegations, Starbucks announced in April that it would close to eight thousand stores on May…


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Lewis Henry Morgan

Alexandra Frankel , May 23rd, 2018


Bernard Perley© 2018 Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2018. “Lewis Henry Morgan.” Anthropology News website, May 23, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.874


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Love, Kinship, and Ceremonial Observance

Alexandra Frankel , May 23rd, 2018


How do I explain to my soon-to-be college graduate that she has to go to her graduation ceremony? My invocations of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner are…


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Anthropological Invigoration

Alexandra Frankel , May 23rd, 2018


How do you balance a commitment to the discipline of anthropology with recognizing and valuing insights that are relevant and challenging but come from outside anthropology? How might…


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Natasha Raheja

Alexandra Frankel , May 23rd, 2018


Natasha Raheja’s short film Cast in India calls attention to the connection between New York’s iconic manhole covers and the workers in India who make them. This is…


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Black Women and the Fight against Sexual Violence

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


We cannot fully comprehend today’s activism without the complex histories of Black women’s struggles against sexual violence. Several years ago I interviewed a retired scholar who was one…


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Gastronomie, Inegalité, Fraternité

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


For French chefs, inequality begins in culinary school. The kitchen is heaving with activity—it is a Friday and we are in the middle of another practical exam. The…


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Disciplinary Violence

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline? Those who speak up to share stories…


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The Invisible Walls of the Whisper Network

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


#MeToo makes us all responsible for confronting sexual harassment. Let me begin by saying that it has been difficult for me to write about #MeToo. Although the topic…


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Sexual Violence in the Clinics and the Courts

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


Medico-legal systems must change how they respond to victims. Many survivors of sexual assault neither seek out health care nor report to law enforcement, yet these two institutional…


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