Tag: Moral Optimism

Biden-Harris: Unity Over Division

Jason Antrosio , October 31st, 2020


I endorse the Biden-Harris ticket for the United States presidency. I believe this is more than a personal preference–it is informed by anthropology. In short: Anthropology endorses Biden-Harris…


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Purpose of Living Anthropologically

Jason Antrosio , May 25th, 2020


In a time of global convulsion, I’m rethinking the purpose of Living Anthropologically as a blog and website. And yes, that image up there is borrowed from the…


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Coronavirus & Academia

Jason Antrosio , May 2nd, 2020


It’s 3 May 2020 in the United States. People say we are past the peak coronavirus surge, but it remains a slow-moving disaster. And at a time when…


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Impeachment & Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , June 22nd, 2019


< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Impeaching Trump, Anthropologically Many eloquent statements have been written about why Trump should be impeached for ethical and legal…


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Boundaries, Borders, Walls

Jason Antrosio , May 28th, 2019


< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> [Image Credit: Lupe Flores, No Border Walls, 2016. Images for Fencing In Democracy organized by Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret…


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Antonio Delgado will get the job done for NY-19

Jason Antrosio , November 3rd, 2018


As you may have heard, mid-term elections are November 6 in the United States. My district is New York 19, which anthropologist Greg Laden sees as one of…


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Farmers & Foodies of the Future (FFF)

Jason Antrosio , August 1st, 2018


Update August 2018: This guest post by Robert Seguin on “Farmers and Foodies of the Future” was originally written in August 2015. Three years on, a post by…


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Anthropology & US Immigration

Jason Antrosio , July 18th, 2018


Update July 2018: This post was originally written in 2013 in an attempt to bring an anthropological perspective on studying immigration to what looked like could have been…


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Anthropology on Immigration

Jason Antrosio , June 12th, 2018


Stand with Migrants Against Fascism In 2011 the American Anthropological Association (AAA) issued a General Statement on Immigration. This 2011 statement was a testimony to a need for…


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Anthropology on Immigration

Jason Antrosio , June 12th, 2018


Standing with Migrants In 2011 the American Anthropological Association (AAA) issued a General Statement on Immigration. This 2011 statement was a testimony to a need for rethinking immigration…


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Venezuela & Anthropology

Jason Antrosio , May 20th, 2018


Will Venezuela Recover? As Venezuela holds elections on 20 May 2018, questions of “Will Venezuela recover?” or “Will Venezuela collapse?” arise. When seen in a regional context…


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What if people stop funding the U.S.?

Jason Antrosio , April 19th, 2018


What happens if the US runs out of money? This post is a part of a series examining the possibility of a rather quick US collapse, rather than…


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Collapse and/or Authoritarianism

Jason Antrosio , April 11th, 2018


When will US Government Collapse? This post on “When will US Government Collapse?” is part of a series examining the possibility that rather than a slow, processual decline…


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What should you do?

Jason Antrosio , April 6th, 2018


(if the United States collapses, that is) This series has been examining the question of When will the United States collapse? The decline of US hegemony is usually…


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When will the US Stock Market Collapse?

Jason Antrosio , April 4th, 2018


As in the previous post on When will the United States collapse?, I’ve been working on a draft of this for a couple months. So I might have…


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When will the United States collapse?

Jason Antrosio , April 4th, 2018


As of 4 April 2018, I had been working on a draft of this post on “when will the United States collapse” for a month or so. I…


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Electoral College and the Constitutional Duty to Block Trump

Jason Antrosio , December 12th, 2016


Update June 2017: This post was written at a time when the Electoral College should have exercised a duty that they did not. Although the evidence was available…


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Constitutional Duty to Block Trump

Jason Antrosio , December 12th, 2016


Electoral College Update June 2017: This post was written at a time when the Electoral College should have exercised a duty that they did not. Although the evidence…


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Coalition of the Diverse: Racially Mixed Crowd in the November Rain

Jason Antrosio , November 7th, 2016


United States, November 2016. There was a lot of ugliness, not a lot of beauty. A lot of hate, not a lot of love. A lot of terrified…


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Coalition of the Diverse

Jason Antrosio , November 7th, 2016


Racially Mixed Crowd in the November Rain United States, November 2016. There was a lot of ugliness, not a lot of beauty. A lot of hate, not a…


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Anthropology Boycott: Supporting BDS, Voting Against AAA proposal

Jason Antrosio , May 17th, 2016


After a long time thinking about it, I’ve decided that I support the BDS Movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. But I plan to vote against…


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Gun Control Podcast – Bring Sanity to Gun Violence

Jason Antrosio , December 6th, 2015


Update 14 June 2017: Re-releasing this Gun Control Podcast from 2015 as the stories break on Alexandria and the San Francisco UPS. I support gun control and a…


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