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My Tribute to Richard Leakey

Bernard Wood , January 10th, 2022

Richard Leakey and his teams’ fossil discoveries profoundly shaped our knowledge of human origins. Keith Beaty/Toronto Star/Getty Images On January 2, paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey d…


Assange and how truth does not set you free

john hutnyk , December 10th, 2021

******************** On thursday 9th Dec 2021 the first 15 minutes of my lecture on Media outlined the reasons why the extradition of Julian Assange should be opposed and…


Justin Richland on his book, Cooperation without Submission

| , December 6th, 2021

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo34191322.html Interview by Hannah McElGunn Hannah McElGunn: Cooperation Without Submission brings together cases drawn from a wide…

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Living Water, living with lively waters (part 2)

Chakad Ojani , December 2nd, 2021

In What is Water? The History of a Modern Abstraction, geographer Jamie Linton (2010: 14) describes “modern water” as the following: “an abstract, isomorphic, measurable quantity that may…


Living Water and the politics and anti-politics of water in Jordan (Part 1)

Geoffrey Hughes , December 2nd, 2021

  We are often told that Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries on the planet and it is hard not to recognize the truth of this…


Le Duan

john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

VCP Gen Sec ‘wipe out the vestiges of petty-bourgeois ideology and the influences of bourgeois ideology, and in particular, firmly oppose individualism, the ideological source of revisionism…


Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León

The Familiar Strange , November 28th, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León This week Carolyn sits down with Jason De León, anthropologist, photographer…

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Do Things Have to Be This Way?

David Graeber and David Wengrow , November 24th, 2021

[no-caption] Henrik Sorensen/Getty Images Excerpted from The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. © 2021 by David Graeber and David Wengrow. Reprinted with permission from Farra…


Book Review: Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory by Eva Haifa Giraud

Rose Deller , November 17th, 2021

In Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory, Eva Haifa Giraud examines current vegan practice to unpack the emerging and complex forces at play for the vegan movement. The book’s navigation of…

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Afghanistan’s Global Entanglements

guestanthropologist , November 15th, 2021

by Magnus Marsden For many viewers in the West, the horrific scenes at Kabul airport in August 2021 appeared to suggest that after a brief period of international…

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Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021

This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


“Of People and Peccaries: Perception and Politics in the Texas Hill Country” Transcript (RAI Anthropology and Conservation 2021)

Anthropology365 , October 15th, 2021

Presentation Slides: Of People and Peccaries PresentationDownload INTRODUCTION On my first day of fieldwork, I climbed a steep hill where my collaborator, Roger, reported a group of javelina…

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Are We So Different?

Irma McClaurin , October 8th, 2021

“Are We So Different?” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her piece was…


#PoliticalEngagement: Collaboration and Creativity

Veronica Ferreri , September 28th, 2021

It was already dark when I entered the small shop in the informal camp in rural Lebanon, where Khulud was waiting for customers. This was my first return…


#PoliticalEngagements: Digital Engagements

Maya Avis , September 27th, 2021

For many social anthropologists working on different forms of political expression, online settings have become an inextricable part of their research sites, a trend further entrenched by the…


#PoliticalEngagements: Facts and Evidence

#PoliticalEngagements: Artefacts and Repertoires

#PoliticalEngagements: Punctuation and Flow

Gabriela Manley , September 22nd, 2021

The past two years have been marked by an ever-accelerating cascade of global “events”: once in a lifetime events, generational events, unexpected events, catastrophic events. From climate change…


#PoliticalEngagements: Defiant Engagements

Valentina Zagaria , September 21st, 2021

Working in political environments that run counter to our personal values and commitments, and with people who are challenging these contexts in different ways, led us to think…


How Bureaucracy Conceals Obligations to Afghan Refugees

Isabella Alexander-Nathani , September 9th, 2021

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in early August, the world has been transfixed by images from the streets of Kabul: Taliban fighters proudly patrolling the capital atop…


Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

Elizabeth Obregón , September 2nd, 2021

A man holds his grandson inside the doorway of a fruit and vegetable shop in Havana, Cuba. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images I sat waiting for Yudell* to finish his shift…


Qualifying Exam Essay: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

Anthropology365 , August 13th, 2021

I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Attending to Animals in Anthropology and…

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What Do Goats and Wars Have to Do With Glacier Loss?

Karine Gagné , August 3rd, 2021

A local guide stands near Shali Kangri glacier in the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas. Hélène Lapierre-Messier For scientists, the layers of ice that make up glaciers…


ResonanceCast #2: Incitement and Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 30th, 2021

Podcast with Jastinder Kaur and Daniel White, moderated by Ian M. Cook   Allegra Lab · ResonanceCast 2: Incitement And Coups   Referenced articles: Towards an Anthropology of…