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West African Migration: The Dangers of a Single Story

Alice Hertzog , October 19th, 2021

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”  Chimamanda Ngozi…


Mobility and immobility during the pandemic: Experiences on a journey from Amsterdam to Semarang

standplaatswereld , March 12th, 2021

By Pamungkas (Yudha) Dewanto           As a response to the global corona crisis, authorities all over the world set strict health protocols for travelers. Focusing on the case of…

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A Hospital Without People in a Timor-Leste Community by Laura Burke

Laura Burke , January 19th, 2021

‘If you are bleeding a lot…go to hospital’. Cristiano, a community health volunteer gave a health seminar to 12 community members inside a dark concrete house, in a…


Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’

laura agustin , December 14th, 2020

­When future historians try to understand what ‘trafficking’ meant in the first 20 years of the 21st century, I hope this memoir gives them pause. Recording how my…

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The Two Singapores: Rethinking Migrant Domestic Care Work in COVID-19 by Wahid Al Mamun

Wahid Al Mamun , September 16th, 2020

“The Two Singapores” is an ongoing interview miniseries run by Somatosphere to interrogate Singapore’s COVID-19 response, in particular in its handling of the explosion of cases amo…


#Podcast Round Up: Best of March to August

Emilie Thévenoz , September 3rd, 2020

Summer comes to an end, and some of us will start commuting again. Others will desperately wonder how to fill up the ‘spare’ time from their considerably shorter…


Ethnography at an Impasse? Fieldwork Reflections During a Pandemic

Nina Teresa Kiderlin , April 28th, 2020

As COVID-19 disrupts life for billions of people around the world, it also calls into question the very notion of fieldwork and compels us to reflect on the…


Naked Anthropologist News: Bloody Brexit, Feb 2020

laura agustin , February 17th, 2020

  News from the many worlds of sex work, provided to Radio Ava in London, February 2020 by me, the Naked Anthropologist, Laura Agustín. The Naked Anthropologist celebrates…

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Digitized global mobilities’ The role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis

Haidy Geismar , February 10th, 2019

3- 4 June, 2019, Utrecht University  Digitization and the use of social media has dramatically changed most aspects of our everyday practices, perceptions and cause severe changes in…

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#EASA2018 – The Other Protocols

Nila Jeep , October 17th, 2018

The following words, as well as two other poems to be published on Allegra in the near future were written during three plenaries at the 15th EASA Biennal…


Book Review: Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler

Rose Deller , June 4th, 2018

In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, Jo Littler offers a rich analysis that intricately teases out the grasp ‘merit’ and ‘meritocracy’ have on everyday…

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#Podcast Interview Round Up: The Best of March

Ian M. Cook , April 26th, 2018

This month’s round up of the best anthropology podcasts brought to you in collaboration with the ever amazing New Books in Anthropology features motorcycles, Catalonians, sex work and the truth….


Colonialism’s Orchestrated Disasters in Puerto Rico

Margaret Dorsey , November 27th, 2017

“María, María, perdí la esperanza, María, María, perdí la esperanza.” I am reminded of these lyrics from the bomba group, Yuba Iré, when I see the pictures and…

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Migrants sell sex in flats, or are they brothels?

laura agustin , October 16th, 2017

Why does it matter where you sell sex? Although most photos attached to media stories show truncated women’s bodies standing in dark streets, the news often concerns indoors:…

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Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Margaret Dorsey , August 4th, 2017

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

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Paper: Internet for remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario

philbu , May 27th, 2017

Budka, P. (2017). Internet for remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario. Paper at “3rd CoRe Workshop – Mobility and Remoteness: What is the Connection?“, Vienna, Austr…

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Dwelling Among Walls: An Artist prepares for #MMTW Berlin

Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein , May 24th, 2017

One may recall a house with nostalgia, but the feelings of joy or melancholy with it have much to do with the memories of the people enclosed within…


“EUER WEH”: Accra station woe

Michael Stasik , April 14th, 2017

EUER WEH – German for ‘your woe‘, reads the car inscription on the bonnet. An unwitting meaning, residue of the former German fire truck, which had FEUERWEHR written…


The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop: An Interview with Susan Ossman

Helen Faller , April 12th, 2017

Anthropologist and writer Helen Faller interviews Susan Ossman, Artistic Director of the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop and professor of Anthropology a University of California, Riverside. Helen: …


CfP: Anthropologies of media and mobility

philbu , March 1st, 2017

Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields An International Workshop organized by the Anthropology and Mobility Network and the Media Anthropolo…

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Relics of the Future

Deborah Jones , February 1st, 2017

The sociotechnical functions of secondhand trams in Romanian cities. This post is the first in a three-part series on Romanian Mobilities: Vehicles of Migration in New Europe. The…

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Embryos on the Move: Transnational Networks of Surrogacy #MedTech

Anika König , January 24th, 2017

Gestational surrogacy is a reproductive technology where embryos are produced ‘in-vitro’ in a laboratory and subsequently implanted into the uterus of a woman – the gestational surrogate or…


Medical Technologies and Infrastructure: Exploring Im/Mobility and Dis/Connectivity in “Global Health” #MedTech

Hansjörg Dilger , January 23rd, 2017

There are numerous approaches to defining “Global Health” (Brown, Cueto, and Fee 2006; Farmer et al. 2013; Fassin 2012; Janes and Corbett 2009), a phenomenon that Arthur Kleinman…


Counting our Losses: Reflections from a Newton Fund/British Council Workshop on Loss and Displacement #newtonloss

Fiona Murphy , November 28th, 2016

The past is irrecoverable and the past is not past; the past is the resource for the future and the future is the redemption of the past; loss…