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Difficult Truths: Confronting Irish Industrial Schools

Fiona Murphy , June 28th, 2022


[no-caption] Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images This article was originally published at Otherwise magazine and has been republished with permission as a lightly edited excerpt. CONST…


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Maize and Okra

Jason Vasser-Elong , June 6th, 2022


I saw big momma once, seated in a wooden chair with hair braided all the way like if you look downriver, you could imagine the chillin’ playing— after…


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Haunted by a Secret War

Leah Zani , May 10th, 2022


In Old Sepon in Savannakhet province, Laos, a temple wall riddled with bullet holes and shrapnel scars hints at war’s remains. Leah Zani Excerpted from Strike Patterns: Notes…


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Reinterpreting Life and Death in Ancient Nubia

Michele R. Buzon , May 4th, 2022


Research team members excavate a tumulus burial structure. Michele R. Buzon This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished with Creative Commons. Circu…


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The Amazing Archive of First Nations Stories Written on Stone

, April 27th, 2022


This rock art in Australia features four of Josie Maralngurra’s hand stencils. The Pathway Project This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under…


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Was the Acropolis a Harem? A Myth of Orientalism

Janric van Rookhuijzen , April 5th, 2022


The Acropolis of Athens has birthed countless tales, some of which appear to be more based on fiction than fact. Oleksandr Troitskyi/Wikimedia Commons This article was originally publishe…


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Hard Water

Jason Vasser-Elong , March 21st, 2022


I. That cloud hovering looks like it came all the way from Ukraine, sadness has darkened our skyline. The rain is hail shattering the landscape into pieces of…


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Marc Edelman: Encirclement: Historical Roots of Putin’s Paranoia

focaal_admin , March 18th, 2022


“What’s going on inside Putin’s head?” “He’s insane.” Questions and declarations like these pepper discussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While insanity appears an obvious — albeit broad…


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How Dr. Li Wenliang Went From a Whistleblower to a National Hero

Chenyu Wang and Huarui "Cherry" Zhang , March 10th, 2022


A memorial at Wuhan Central Hospital in Hubei province, China, honored Li Wenliang, who died on February 7, 2020. STR/AFP/Getty Images On January 3, 2020, Li Wenliang, an…


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Derek Hall: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Response to David Harvey

focaal_admin , February 28th, 2022


David Harvey’s February 25 FocaalBlog post is presented as “An Interim Report” on  “Recent Events in the Ukraine”. Harvey’s essay effectively covers some of the core forces that…


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“Cowboys and Indians”—When Dirt Rocks Are Dynamite

Jason Vasser-Elong , February 21st, 2022


The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images “With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fi…


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Raiding Graves—Not to Rob but to Remember

Alison Klevnäs and Astrid A. Noterman , January 27th, 2022


Reconstruction of a chamber grave from eastern France. B. Clarys/PCR espaces et pratiques funéraires en Alsace aux époques mérovingienne et carolingienne This article was originally publ…


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When Anthropology Meets the Graphic Novel in Thailand

Claudio Sopranzetti, Sara Fabbri, and Chiara Natalucci , January 11th, 2022


The graphic novel The King of Bangkok follows the story of Nok, a blind man who makes his living selling lottery tickets on the streets of Bangkok. Claudio…


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Lessons We Learn

Jason Vasser-Elong , November 19th, 2021


“Lessons We Learn” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. The past flashes like…


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Mourning Kin After the End of Cannibalism

Aparecida Vilaça , November 9th, 2021


Clockwise from top left: (1) Indigenous Wari’ dwellings in Amazonia, Brazil. (2) The author (middle) with her adopted father, Paletó (right), in 2012. (3) The author interviewing Wari’…


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Window

Jason Vasser-Elong , October 22nd, 2021


“Window” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   I. Finding myself lost in…


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Middle Ground

Dina Rivera , October 15th, 2021


[no caption] Clelia Michelini/Getty Images “Middle Ground” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection h…


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They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth

Cory-Alice André-Johnson , October 1st, 2021


[no-caption] Attila Haag/EyeEm/Getty Images “They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the…


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How Will We Remember Coal?

Jessica M. Smith , September 30th, 2021


Aging coal mine equipment sits on display in Gillette, Wyoming. Jessica M. Smith This article was originally published at Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology…


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Introduction to Book Forum on Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War by Andrew Brandel

Andrew Brandel , September 29th, 2021


Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War (Fordham University Press, 2021) describes war’s dispersal into everyday life, intimacy and the domestic. Departing from genres of…


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Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora

Christine Weeber, Justin D. Wright, and Leah Zani , September 23rd, 2021


“Lead Me to Life” Carla Keaton In 2020, George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer in Minneapolis, flared a global nerve. Black Lives Matter protestors…


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Elder

Jason Vasser-Elong , September 23rd, 2021


[no-caption] Pixabay/Pexels “Elder” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   We don’t talk…


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5 Questions About Writing the African Diaspora

Kathryn Derfler , September 15th, 2021


In this free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS Media & Public Outreach Fellow, asks Justin Wright five questions about Lead me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora, a…


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Coal, Care, and Climate change: When Things Remember What People Forget

Jessica Smith , August 24th, 2021


As the US moves toward greener energy futures, how we remember coal – or do not – has significant implications for how we create more just energy transitions….


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