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Perimeter Protection: The Resiliency of Plantation Infrastructures in the South Carolina Lowcountry

colinhoag , May 19th, 2022


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Jaime A Alves: F*ck the Police! Murderous cops, the myth of police fragility and the case for an insurgent anthropology

focaal_admin , April 27th, 2021


‘Blue lives matter,’ says the mantra of police fragility. The mythology about defenseless officers being hunted and killed by criminals is indeed a powerful one, mobilized by right-wing…


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In the Time of the Dinosaurs: Paleontological Affect

colinhoag , October 29th, 2020


By Daniel Allen Solomon § In Timefulness (2018), geologist Marcia Bjornerud argues that one of the key problems of the contemporary historical moment, the so-called Anthropocene, is “time…


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Emerging from Lockdown: “Moral pioneering” in Everyday Practices for Women in Europe and North America (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , July 13th, 2020


Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Sydney Howe   As Europe and North America begin to ease lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, this essay looks broadly at…


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Exceptional Geologies as Models for Life in Oklahoma’s “Fracking-Scenes”

colinhoag , July 8th, 2020


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2019 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline…


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What Does Toilet Paper Teach Us about Our Defecation Habits? by Bicram Rijal

Bicram Rijal , May 3rd, 2020


Illustration by Bicram Rijal An Australian photographer embarks on a jungle expedition in search of a “critically endangered species.” With a Canon camera on his shoulder and a…


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Reflecting on SARS, 17 years and two flu-like epidemics later by Katherine A. Mason

Katherine A. Mason , March 16th, 2020


On April 12, 2003, I was evacuated from my post teaching English at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China. I packed my belongings into two suitcases and a duffle…


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Pollution Does Not “Go Away”: Mylar Balloons and Air Quality in California’s Pristine Wastelands

colinhoag , August 6th, 2019


By Julia Sizek, University of California at Berkeley § Joshua Tree National Park regularly ranks as the National Park with the second-worst air quality, but its pollution is…


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Inescapable Temporalities: Chinook Salmon and the Non-Sovereignty of Co-Management in Southwest Alaska

colinhoag , July 25th, 2019


By William Voinot-Baron, University of Wisconsin at Madison § For several weeks after midsummer arrives along the lower Kuskokwim River, even as the days begin to shorten, the…


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A Plantation inside the Cow: Capitalist Indigestions and the Rumen Microbial Universe

colinhoag , March 5th, 2019


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Patient Zero and the Making of a Myth: History as an Archaeology of the Present by Ketil Slagstad

Ketil Slagstad , October 12th, 2018


Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic Richard A. McKay University of Chicago Press, 2017, 400 pages   “An innocent he was not. He eventually told…


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The Milk of Human Kindness by Penny Van Esterik

Penny Van Esterik , September 21st, 2018


Sour Milk At the World Health Assembly (WHA) meetings in late May, 2018, the US delegation tried to water-down or dump a very mild resolution to confirm and…


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Sharon Batt’s Health Advocacy Inc. How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement by Grazia De Michele

Grazia De Michele , July 5th, 2018


Health Advocacy Inc. How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement Sharon Batt UBC Press, 2017, 383 pages   After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, Sharon…


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Pacific salmon declines and the thread-bare promises of modernity

Chitra , May 1st, 2018


By Neil Nunn, University of Toronto§ At every turn in my research examining the politics of mine-waste, salmon have spoken to me. They speak through a groundswell of…


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Recovery Workers, Latinx Foodways, and Small-Business Development in New Orleans

foodanthro , October 11th, 2017


Blog Editor’s note: This is the first installment in FoodAnthropology’s new series on Latinx foodways in North America. We welcome contributions from researchers in this area. More details…


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Latinx Foodways in North America: A Blog Series

foodanthro , October 11th, 2017


Sarah Fouts, series editor Postdoctoral Fellow Latin American and Latino Studies Program Lehigh University From threats of “taco trucks on every corner” and immigration raids in restaurants to…


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The Anthropology of Humor – Responding to Everyday Racist Comments and Jokes

Jennifer Long , September 25th, 2017


In the face of so much bigotry flying around on social media and in our daily lives, it’s good practice to remind ourselves of the best practices out…


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Innovative Like Me: Best Practices for Writing Unbiased Job Ads

Jennifer Long , September 18th, 2017


Below is a post @anthrolens blogger @JennLong3 wrote on LinkedIn. In this post, I write about diversity and bias in Canadian job ads. ————————————————————–…


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Solutionism – The Role of Technology in Solving SocioTechnical Problems

Jennifer Long , September 14th, 2017


It all began, over a year ago (June 2016), with what author Ethan Zuckerman described as hate-linking. Through this practice, Zuckerman stumbled upon and read an article by…


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The Relationship between Social Justice & Anthropology

Jennifer Long , June 19th, 2017


2017 on a whole has been a deadly year. This post was spurred by the terrorist attacks that we’ve seen in Western media but on a whole, many…


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More on racist mascots

Rhiannon Mosher , June 1st, 2017


In my house, we are already two months into baseball season — which also means the resurgence of critical blogs, news articles and discussions about racist mascots. We…


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More on racist mascots

Rhiannon Mosher , June 1st, 2017


In my house, we are already two months into baseball season — which also means the resurgence of critical blogs, news articles and discussions about racist mascots. We…


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Indigenous fire management

Rhiannon Mosher , May 29th, 2017


Indigenous knowledge and practices are increasingly recognized and incorporated by non-Indigenous governments, businesses, and others into their own projects. While these engagements may often take th…


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Indigenous fire management

Rhiannon Mosher , May 29th, 2017


Indigenous knowledge and practices are increasingly recognized and incorporated by non-Indigenous governments, businesses, and others into their own projects. While these engagements may often take th…


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