Tag: Portugal

Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022


I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…


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Sociological Reflections In Times Of Change And Uncertainty: Managing Risk, Trying To Adapt And Being Creative

Rebecca_Irons , May 15th, 2020


CATARINA DELAUNAY Covid-19 crisis is not democratic in the sense that it affects everyone equally regardless of age, gender, class, ethnicity or geographic area where one lives, as…


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Sociological Reflections In Times Of Change And Uncertainty: Surveillance, Control And Punishment

Rebecca_Irons , May 14th, 2020


CATARINA DELAUNAY On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic on Covid-19. Several countries, across the world, including Portugal, declared a state of…


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Caring in times of COVID-19 by Patrícia Ferreira

Patrícia Ferreira , April 14th, 2020


“Will this be the same story with every new virus emerging on the global horizon, every year?” The question that Vincanne Adams asks in “Disasters and capitalism…and COVID-19”…


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Diving into the unknown: Business Anthropology in Portugal

Augusto Ferreira , February 13th, 2019


When one starts studying anthropology at the university, one of the first things we’re told is that it can be used in almost anything. From medicine to psychology,…


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Albuquerque on Lances vs War Elephants

A. J. West , December 20th, 2015


       I’m reading Thomas Trautmann’s new-ish book on war elephants, Elephants and Kings, on my Kindle. It’s a brilliant book, full of well-written and totally reasonable analysis of…


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Albuquerque on Lances vs War Elephants

A. J. West , December 20th, 2015


       I’m reading Thomas Trautmann’s new-ish book on war elephants, Elephants and Kings, on my Kindle. It’s a brilliant book, full of well-written and totally reasonable analysis of…


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Albuquerque on Lances vs War Elephants

A. J. West , December 20th, 2015


       I’m reading Thomas Trautmann’s new-ish book on war elephants, Elephants and Kings, on my Kindle. It’s a brilliant book, full of well-written and totally reasonable analysis of…


→West's Ancient World

Artillery in Melaka, 1511 CE

A. J. West , November 29th, 2015


       In 1511, a Portuguese force under Afonso de Albuquerque successfully invaded the city-state of Melaka on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. At the time, Melaka…


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Artillery in Melaka, 1511 CE

A. J. West , November 29th, 2015


       In 1511, a Portuguese force under Afonso de Albuquerque successfully invaded the city-state of Melaka on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. At the time, Melaka…


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Artillery in Melaka, 1511 CE

A. J. West , November 29th, 2015


       In 1511, a Portuguese force under Afonso de Albuquerque successfully invaded the city-state of Melaka on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. At the time, Melaka…


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Living it up in Lisbon: A “best of” by two residents

Erin B Taylor , May 5th, 2015


After nearly three years living in Lisbon, Gawain and I have racked up a pretty good knowledge of its sights, museums, eating places, and drinking dwellings. In fact,…


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Podcast: DNA Ancestry Testing and the Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Sarah Abel , May 2nd, 2014


To listen again to my discussion with Bernice Bennett about my current study on the social impact of DNA ancestry testing in the Americas, as well as related research into the…


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