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Beveridge Revisited: Why does poverty still stalk the UK?

Rose Deller , November 10th, 2022

On the 80th anniversary of the Beveridge report, the five ‘giants’ he sought to slay are alive and well and stalking this green and pleasant land. A new book…

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Recognising the Spirit of Ubuntu in Khayelitsha Community Response to the Covid-19 pandemic

guestanthropologist , November 25th, 2021

by Megan Anderson In the second-largest peri-urban settlement in South Africa, Khayelitsha, the coronavirus has proliferated with recorded cases over 6,500. The township has become one of the…

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Academic Fictions: You are John

Cienna Reed , February 18th, 2021

ff 1. There are two twins sat on the beach but one is farther up the shore, closer to West Point, or right inside it, depending on which…


In the Journals – Police Abolition

allisontedesco , August 24th, 2020

Allegory of Justice (Sanctity of the Law) by The Metropolitan Museum of Art via PICRYL Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations…


What Many Don’t Know About Welfare

Tom Mould , August 13th, 2020

This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance—food stamps, disability, unemplo…


In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020

Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


Heat and Covid-19 in the Off-Grid City by Nausheen Anwar

Nausheen Anwar , July 2nd, 2020

Amidst almost unstoppable contagion, many hung their hopes on heat and humidity as a potential defence against contracting Covid-19 in the early months of the pandemic. Early studies…


Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Textile livelihoods under threat

guestanthropologist , April 20th, 2020

by Geert De Neve **Reprinted by permission from the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.** On the 24th of March 2020, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete national…

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Vulnerability of the Indian Poor

Rebecca_Irons , April 18th, 2020

JESSICA GHATODE The global economy seems to be entering troubled territories as the second wave of COVID-19 spread to countries which remained unaffected so far. The economic impact,…

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Are slum tours doing more harm than good?

guestanthropologist , April 3rd, 2020

by Rachel Jackson Last year, I spent several months working in an NGO in Peru. Before travelling home, I decided to take a trip to Brazil and spend…

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Haiti’s Blackouts Are Both Electrical and Emotional

Greg Beckett , October 28th, 2019

On September 25, a girl in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, watches as protesters denounce fuel shortages and demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. Chandan Khanna/Getty Images For the …


Book Review: Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps by London School of Economics and Mary S. Morgan et al

Rose Deller , October 25th, 2019

Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps, by London School of Economics and Mary S. Morgan et al, offers a sumptuously illustrated, large format publication of Charles Booth’s project, which…

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Without Parking, Those Who Live in Vehicles Have Nowhere to Go

Graham Pruss , August 14th, 2019

Public parking spaces in Seattle have become crowded with resident campers who have few other options. Graham Pruss This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been …


The Limitations of Compassion in International Volunteering

Andrea Freidus , July 26th, 2019

On April 15, 2013, at 2:49 p.m., two bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The effects were physically devastating — three dead and…

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A Grammar of Perseverance

Katherine T. McCaffrey , July 14th, 2019

Reflections on Race, Poverty and Violence in Orange, New Jersey It’s a muggy mid-June Saturday afternoon. A large inflatable moonwalk occupies the asphalt, and kids line up for…

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Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Mats Utas , July 4th, 2019

Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…

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Freetown – tangible progress, by Mats Utas

Mats Utas , May 24th, 2019

Kushe-o (hello) – entering Eastern parts of Freetown in the late afternoon New roads and through fares, broadened streets, less traffic congestion, paved streets, a toll road making…

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Gramps and the Gangster visit the memory clinic by Jason Danely

Jason Danely , March 26th, 2019

“Are you free tomorrow?” “Sure, what’s going on?” “It’s a big day for Gramps! I’m taking him to the doctor. I guess someone from the ward office said…


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Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Rose Deller , January 10th, 2019

In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis of how maps have both described and shaped social…

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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018

In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …

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Politics by Other Means: Health in Việt Nam by Martha Lincoln

Martha Lincoln , July 19th, 2018

My research in Việt Nam addresses how medicine, health, and disease function as political and cultural signifiers as well as telegraphing – in the form of epidemiological data…


Book Review: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Rose Deller , July 2nd, 2018

In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks outlines the life-and-death impacts of automated decision-making on public services in the USA throu…

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