Tag: population

Crystal Biruk on her book, Cooking Data

| , June 7th, 2021

Interview by Sheng Long https://www.dukeupress.edu/cooking-data Sheng Long: In your book, you quoted a Chichewa phrase “kuphika madata” (cooking data) to analyze the global health’s quantif…

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Book forum: Michelle Murphy’s The Economization of Life by Martha Lincoln

Martha Lincoln , November 9th, 2020

Michelle Murphy’s The Economization of Life (Duke University Press, 2017) received the Ludwik Fleck Prize from the the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) at the 2019…


Defining Wellbeing: Tensions in the World Bank’s approach to Universal Health Coverage by Marlee Tichenor

Marlee Tichenor , May 25th, 2020

Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes.  “Health for…


#Hashtag: “I AM one of the 1.4 Billion”

Yifan Wang , February 25th, 2020

When I agreed to write this post in January, I could not have imagined that I would be doing so in quarantine. The state of the coronavirus continues…


Vijayanka Nair takes the page 99 test

| , September 30th, 2019

My dissertation is an ethnographic study of India’s Aadhaar (foundation) program, a colossal technocratic project that seeks to redefine how the Indian state (over)sees its population. Under the…

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Web Roundup: Who Counts? Who’s Counting? by Paula Martin

Paula Martin , March 4th, 2019

In March 2018, the Pew Research Center reported that the Justice department intended to include a new citizenship question on the 2020 US Census. This past November, a…


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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When Evolution Is Not a Slow Dance but a Fast Race to Survive

Wendy Orent , January 17th, 2018

This young Afghan refugee named Maimuna, photographed in Kabul in 2016, has features that are similar to ancient European hunter-gatherers. Hedayatullah Amid/Epa/REX This article was orig…


Population #ReadIn

Kerim , January 20th, 2017

“Racism” is such an unwieldy concept. Living in a world in which racism is one of the fundamental building blocks that shapes all our relationships, calling someone racist…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 13: Noah Tamarkin on thinking with South African Activists and Artists

smulla16 , December 7th, 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…