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Multiple Modes of Being Human

Johannes Schick , May 11th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Evolution (photo by and copyright of Oliver Berger) In the last couple of years,…


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Epidemic Philosophy by Warwick Anderson

Warwick Anderson , April 8th, 2020


Can a virus ever prompt good philosophy? Within weeks of its emergence, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was galvanizing celebrity European philosophers and social theorists, most of them men in…


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Science as an Orientalizing Field

Anthropology365 , December 24th, 2019


Science is a Western form of knowledge production and can be divided into three forms: 1) science as a set of methods for investigating the world we inhabit,…


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Marxism is amphetamines, biopolitics is cocaine: Social science theories as drugs.

Hilary Agro , October 22nd, 2019


Okay so hear me out, I have a new bit: Social science theories as drugs. Biopolitics is cocaine. I like it in small doses, and I can see…


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#Review: After Ethnos

Shaheed Tayob , October 1st, 2019


After Ethnos is a philosophically sophisticated provocation and inspiration towards a new mode of anthropological analysis that breaks free from the classic conflation of anthropology with ethnography…


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Decolonizing Primatology: Part I

Anthropology365 , November 19th, 2018


We all have texts that are formative in our academic, professional, spiritual, personal, mental, and philosophical lives. There are a few books that I can point to as…


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“Radical Bricoleurs”: On Doing Science, Community Life, Activism and Bureaucracy in Mozambique

colinhoag , October 18th, 2018


By Anselmo Matusse, University of Cape Town § One day I was walking with Mr. Angelo, 69 years old, a former Renamo soldier, demobilized in 1994, who is now…


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Populations, Race, and The Sorites Paradox

Anthropology365 , June 26th, 2018


The sorites paradox (also called the paradox of the heap) refers to a particular logical contradiction that arises from the analysis of vague terms (Sainsbury, 2009). Terms like…


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Fall Semester, 2018 Courses

Anthropology365 , June 18th, 2018


I am very excited to have three new preps for Fall, 2018. Course overviews are below. LBST 2213: Now this is not a new prep as I have…


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The Paradox of Hyper-connectedness and Solipsism in Contemporary America

Anthropology365 , May 28th, 2018


Try walking around the mall, on a crowded sidewalk, or through a university campus and there is one thing that stands out: people are engulfed in their phones….


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On Thinking with People and their Escapes: A Review of Unfinished through Storytelling by Onur Günay

Onur Günay , May 23rd, 2018


Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming João Biehl and Peter Locke, editors Duke University Press, 2017. 400 pages.   If hierarchy is the key to sociological knowledge production, what…


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The Personhood and Rights of Apes

Anthropology365 , April 3rd, 2018


I spent the earliest part of my career as an anthropologist studying captive chimpanzees at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. While there, I always made a…


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Butler on nonsystematic writing

eli , October 31st, 2017


I’ve been re-reading Butler’s work lately because I’m thinking about political mimesis, and I was struck along the way by her very frank and admirable comments about the…


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CFP: Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

foodanthro , June 22nd, 2017


We have received the following call for proposals from David Kaplan, which may be of interest to FoodAnthropology readers and researchers: Call for proposals:  Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural…


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What students say education is for

eli , May 23rd, 2017


Sometime earlier this spring I asked the students in my Digital Cultures class to each write down a sentence (on a post-it) about what education was for. “Education is…


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Michel Foucault’s attitude towards women

eli , May 17th, 2017


One could write numerous things about masculine domination in French philosophy, and many have done so. Right now, for instance, I’m engrossed in Michèle Le Doeuff’s programmatic 1977 essa…


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Web Roundup: Moral enhancement by Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts , March 31st, 2017


This month’s web round up focuses on notions of treatment as enhancement…or vice versa? I’ve recently come off a stretch of spending quite a lot of time reading…


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Why is Anthropology so Critical?

standplaatswereld , March 10th, 2017


Portrait of Giambattista Vico by Francesco Solimena By Matthias Teeuwen            I want to thank Ton Salman for his insightful take on the question…


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The Self-Construction of Black Women Physicists

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein , February 27th, 2017


image: slide with text: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of Washington DECOLONIZING SCIENCE BY RECONSTRUCTING OBSERVERS, with embedded image of racist phenotype comparisons of “Irish Iberian,” “An…


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Time and the Other Primates

doug reeser , December 21st, 2016


books and arts Tomasello, Michael. 2014. A Natural History of Human Thinking. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 178 pages. 18th-Century Questions, 21st-Century Problems Influential c…


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Book Forum––Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , December 16th, 2016


  Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary is many things — a carefully curated selection of classic texts ranging from Immanuel Kant’s “An Answer to the…


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Another Answer to the Question “What is Anthropology?”

standplaatswereld , December 11th, 2016


Photo by David Barnas on Flickr By Matthias Teeuwen            As a student of cultural anthropology you are invariably confronted with the question: what is anthropology? It can briefly…


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Phenomenology of the Virtual and the Real

puellaludens , November 28th, 2016


A long over-due crosspost from gnovis! Way back in 2011 I embarked on a project exploring the colloquial distinction between “the Internet” and “the real” — as in,…


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A Short Reflection on the Evidentiality of #Evidence

Lewis R. Gordon , November 11th, 2016


Evidence sometimes suffers from a peculiar problem. It is not always evident. I call this the problem of the evidentiality of evidence. By definition, evidence is that which…


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