Tag: popular culture

Review: Intimate Eating

dsutton20 , April 29th, 2022

Anita Mannur Intimate Eating: Racialized Spaces and Radical Futures. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2022. 180 pp. ISBN 9781478017820 Fabio Parasecoli (New York University) What d…


Becoming Human: Malala Yousafzai and the Politics of Representation

Carlo Ceglia , November 12th, 2018

by Carlo Ceglia Malala. It is enough to say her first name. How did this 21-year-old Pakistani girl – the youngest, as well as the only female Pakistani,…

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Ghosts in the Machine: On losing control to the technoscape

savannahlann , August 9th, 2018

“There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code that have grouped together to form un-expected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free…


“Red-carpet catholicism”: gendering the heavenly body

guestanthropologist , May 14th, 2018

by Mac Spencer Three decades after the fallout from Like A Prayer, the relationship between pop culture and Catholicism seems on more stable ground if the pinnacle of…

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Not That Innocent: fertility, vengeance and serpentine symbolism within pop music

guestanthropologist , April 23rd, 2018

By Mac Spencer In the summer of last year, globally scrutinised pop star Taylor Swift quietly deleted every piece of content from her online accounts. A brief social…

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Inclusion Rider vs. Race Science

Shalini Shankar , March 23rd, 2018

Which version of diversity will win? ­­­Three hours in to the Oscars awards show broadcast on March 4th, Best Actress winner Frances McDormand uttered two words that exploded…

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Fame, femininity, financial vitriol: a methodology of Kommercial success

guestanthropologist , February 15th, 2018

by Mac Spencer We begin at one of this century’s most infamous ascents to celebrity status, which I assume needs little retelling. In 2007, a leaked sex tape…

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Illustrated Man #10: The Vision

Matt Thompson , August 12th, 2017

I first started blogging about anthropology and comic books back in 2012 in an occasional series titled Illustrated Man. It lasted for about nine posts before petering out…

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Festival Culture: the Romanticisation of Informal Settlements?

guestanthropologist , May 29th, 2017

by Tim Perkin The show ‘Borderline’, a PSYCHEdelight production, recently took part to an arts festival in the UK. The show portrayed a satirical account of the Calais…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 29: Courtney Morris For Black Boys Who Look Blue

smulla16 , April 26th, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


#Fieldwork among comedians: A Danish anthropologist trying to be funny

Morten Nielsen , April 13th, 2017

“Why are stand-up comedians better anthropologists than I am?” A few years ago, I started asking myself that question. As an anthropologist, I am supposed to know about…


50 Shades of Gray – The Limits of the Law

guestanthropologist , February 13th, 2017

by Hannah Loosley The sequel to the 50 Shades of Gray film, 50 Shades Darker, came out last Friday, 10th February.  The franchise has encouraged people to be…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 10: Sameena Mulla on AAA2016

smulla16 , November 14th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Donald Trump Elected President – Is it the 1970s?

dinahrajak , November 10th, 2016

by Dinah Rajak The more I think about, the more I think we might need a cultural revolution… Donald Trump is an anachronism – a pastiche of some…

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Proposing a Harry Potter and Anthropology Course

Leah McCurdy , April 20th, 2016

In Part Three of an ongoing series on teaching anthropology and popular culture, Leah McCurdy (University of Texas, San Antonio) provides some suggestions for creating an anthropology course…

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Popular Culture Courses for Anthropology

Leah McCurdy , March 15th, 2016

In Part Two of an ongoing series, Leah McCurdy (University of Texas, San Antonio) provides an overview of how popular culture can be integrated into the university classroom. Last…

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#Podcast Interview Round Up: New Books in Anthropology – REDUX

Ian M. Cook , August 6th, 2015

After getting all worked up about new publications via last week’s #Reviews, we thought to indulge a bit more – by revisiting podcasts on new anthropology books all…


American Music. Listening with numbers

Grant , April 20th, 2015

Thanks to Thomas Ball, I am looking at a wonderful article that uses big data to examine American music over 50 years. Here are a couple of excerpts….

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Paleo Selbstversuch: Wie (a)sozial ist Ernährung?

maschajw , February 20th, 2015

Vegetarismus und Veganismus sind für die Meisten keine Fremdwörter. Paleo ist dagegen eher unbekannt. An Hand eines einwöchigen Selbstversuches habe ich untersucht, ob unsere Ernährung Einfluss auf un…

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"I Want to Disturb My Neighbour": Stuart Hall and the Role of the Public intellectual.

Human Economy Blog , March 19th, 2014

By Doreen Gordon There have been many tributes to the Jamaican born thinker, Stuart Hall. He was remarkable for his ability to move between the worlds of the…