Tag: peace

Sexist methods of warfare: How does war affect women?

Guest Contributor , June 6th, 2022


Anthrodendum welcomes Aleksandra Cejovic, a Montenegrin anthropologist based in the United States whose work is focused primarily on female embodied experiences, mainly menstrual and sexual health. Se…


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Government Peace Pedagogy in Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 13th, 2021


In a bid to counter disinformation surrounding the peace process, the Colombian government embarked on an ambitious public education campaign. But their rational approach was powerless in the…


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Resisting Psychiatric Temporalities in “Post-Conflict” Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 1st, 2021


Post-traumatic stress disorder fails to account for the psychosocial issues that arise in the wake of peace. We need nonpathological frameworks to give FARC ex-combatants the support they…


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The militarization of life under war, “post-conflict,” and the COVID-19 crisis

Diana Ojeda , April 7th, 2020


Overlapping experiences of confinement Like many others in Colombia, Nairys[1] is a campesina for whom the experience of confinement has been one of dramatic disruption. Marked by restricted…


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Mine Detection Dog ‘Unit’: More Than Humans in the Humanitarian World

Diana Pardo Pedraza , January 28th, 2020


How to “clean” and “liberate” contaminated territories occupied by remnants of war? How to perceive and remove explosive devices specifically designed to evade detection? How to remedy and…


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Tweaking Narratives of War

Lina Pinto-Garcia , December 4th, 2018


Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Stories of war and violence have permeated the daily life of Colombians for more than half a century. However, in the…


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Joe Lane’s Report of the Rogue River battle at Evans Creek, 1853

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , July 19th, 2018


In 1853, the Oregon Territorial militia commanded by General Joseph Lane was fighting a series of battles in the Rogue River valley, the main battle at Evans Creek….


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No One Right Way to Peace

Catherine E. Bolten , November 16th, 2017


When the United Nations drafted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, it established a vision of peak humanity, articulating what the assembly considered appropriate rules for…


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The Case for Rethinking the Calendar

Alexandra Mack , March 10th, 2017


Arguments against the current calendar and clock—fueled in part by frustrations with daylight saving time—are behind efforts to adopt a standard worldwide date and time system. Charlie Riedel…


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Colombia between hope and fear

standplaatswereld , September 15th, 2016


by Lieke Prins When I initially left my house in Amsterdam to live in Colombia for three months I had planned to go to Chocó and study Afro-Colombian small-scale…


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“Anthropology for peace”

Anne Kelsey , April 11th, 2016


In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “___­­­­__ for peace.” The…


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What happens in Turkey?

Anonymous , February 8th, 2016


On January 19 we posted on our website this petition as a form of support to Turkish academics. We have then asked a Turkish scholar – who prefers…


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Support Academics for Peace! Sign the Petition!

Allegra , January 19th, 2016


Recently, a petition written by Turkish academics has circulated online, demanding an end to the Turkish government’s attacks on the Kurdish provinces of the country. Since the website…


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anthro in the news 12/14/2015

anthropologyworks , December 14th, 2015


On refugee-phobia Pilapa Esara Carroll, associate professor of anthropology at the College at Brockport of the State University of New York, co-authored an op-ed in the Democrat and…


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PACSA Bi-Annual Meeting | September 2-4, 2015: #Report

Victoria Kumala Sakti , December 8th, 2015


Over the last decades, ‘moving subjects’ have captivated—if not demanded—more of anthropologists’ attention. As one of the forefront communicators of social phenomena as they are lived ‘elsewhere’, we…


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Let Your Let Shine #UnitedWeStand #PrayfortheWorld

sydneyyeager , November 16th, 2015


Let your light shine in the face of terror, hatred, and evil. Only if we stand united in love, will our inner light be able to banish this…


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From thieves to customers

Kathrin Heitz T. , January 29th, 2015


  Between 2002 and 2011, the northern half of the Côte d’Ivoire was controlled by the rebel group Les Forces Nouvelle. In contrast to other violent groups, the rebels did not hide in the…


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