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Profit over people? The ‘big business’ of tough immigration laws.

Renata Segal , April 22nd, 2022


By Renata Carvalho As the new Nationality and Borders Bill sparks yet another wave of debates over the United Kingdom’s immigration tactics, it is important to ask: who…


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Criminalisation, harm reduction and responsibility in Polish drug policies by Justyna Struzik

Justyna Struzik , March 11th, 2022


In 2019, Sebastian Kaleta, a member of the Polish parliament associated with the ruling Law and Justice party, published a report denigrating Warsaw-based organisations working in the fields…


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Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022


Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , March 2nd, 2022


by Ellie Plumb In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes seeks to uncover the synergistic effects that citizenship, race, ethnicity, and…


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David Harvey: Remarks on Recent Events in the Ukraine: An Interim Statement

focaal_admin , February 25th, 2022


Image 1: Young girl protesting the war in Ukraine, photo by Matti. David Harvey prepared this text for the 2022 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. We publish…


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Incarceration as Harm Reduction: The realities of lethal street-based opioid overdoses in neoliberal Philadelphia  by Tali Ziv

Tali Ziv , February 11th, 2022


Philadelphia is the poorest of the ten largest cities in the United States and has one of the highest rates of fatal opioid-related overdoses in the state of…


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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , February 1st, 2022


by Connie Scott “Fish simply appear in supermarkets” (p.209), writes Penny McCall Howard. Most consumers have little or no awareness of where their fish comes from, or of…


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The Limit of Defense: Life in a Taiwanese Military Training Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leo Chu

Leo Chu , October 26th, 2021


On the morning of 23rd February 2021, I boarded a bus from my home in northern Taiwan to a nearby military training center. There I joined another four…


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Aurora Donzelli on her book, Method of Desire

| , October 11th, 2021


interview by Setrag Manoukian https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/methods-of-desire-language-morality-and-affect-in-neoliberal-indonesia/ Setrag Manoukian: It is reductive to assign a narrow t…


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The only lesson is that there aren’t enough jobs

Daniel Souleles , October 8th, 2021


Every so often something happens that perfectly encapsulates the consumptive death rattle that is the job market in higher education. A few weeks ago, the department of anthropology…


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Neoliberal Morality: Shame and Self-Improvement as Control over Young People’s Digital Productivity

Jennifer Krueckeberg , September 9th, 2021


“Put your phone away!” “Why are you always on your phone?” “Being on your phone this much isn’t healthy!” These are words we all have probably heard before…


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Amazon Sidewalk Needs our Trust for its Security

S.A. Applin , July 16th, 2021


On June 8, 2021, Amazon deployed an “opt-in” way for people to enable the company to expand its private network into communities, creating infrastructure to peddle even more…


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‘Race,’ ‘Diversity,’ and the University

Maximilian C. Forte , May 30th, 2021


If this was a good time for Canadian academia, you would not be able to tell from the blanket of almost absolute silence that has been pulled over…


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The World Health Organization (WHO): A Problem of Trust

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2021


Over the past twenty years or so, what has been the record of the World Health Organization when it comes to major public health crises? Has the WHO…


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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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The Shifting Borders of Value: Water and Wellbeing along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Ana Sanchez-Bachman , April 20th, 2021


Is access to water a right? Should water be free? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that? This is exactly what surrounds the discourse of water use…


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Aliki Angelidou: “It is not the police that enters the universities, but democracy”: Greek universities as spearhead of an authoritarian turn

focaal_admin , March 18th, 2021


On February 22nd police forces entered the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, heavily beating many students, arresting 31 of them, and teargasing all those present, including…


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Ela Drążkiewicz: Blinded by the Light: International Precariat in Academia

focaal_admin , February 5th, 2021


I was reluctant to contribute to this blog series. The recently published EASA report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) draws attention to precarious labour in anthropology. However, in…


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Susana Narotzky: A History of Precariousness in Spain

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021


The EASA report on The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) is an important initiative that offers quantitative evidence about a situation which all of…


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Lisa Rofel and Sylvia Yanagisako on Fabricating Transnational Capitalism

| , January 4th, 2021


Interview by Janet Connor https://www.dukeupress.edu/fabricating-transnational-capitalism Janet Conner: Why is fashion so good for thinking about capitalism? Lisa Rofel and Sylvia Yanagi…


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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Problems with Project Roomkey in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Lauren Ensor

Lauren Ensor , August 10th, 2020


“Constrained to exist in public spaces, the homeless are constant targets of regulation, criminalisation, expulsion and erasure.” – Randall Amster On April 3, 2020, Californian Governor Gavi…


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Guest Series: Embodying Reciprocity: Relationality and Redistribution in the Practice of Anthropology

Footnotes Editor , June 24th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest series edited by Schuyler Marquez, who has also authored this introduction. Schuyler Marquez’s work focuses on bringing classical anthropological questions on…


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Neither Markets Nor Militaries: On the critical importance of restoring the commons

Pierre Du Plessis , June 17th, 2020


In Southern Africa – where South Africa and Botswana account for two of the most economically unequal countries in the world according to the GINI index – the…


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Pathways for the Post-COVID New Old World

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2020


Part 5 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Some are openly proclaiming, “you don’t want to waste a crisis,” as they calculate how the crisis could become a…


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