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Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

Rose Deller , February 27th, 2018

In Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, editors Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu bring together contributors to explore women’s lives and livelihoods during…

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Jeremy Morris: Cheesed off, but not because of sanctions: Russians adapt to immiseration as global capital increases its grip

Focaal Web Editor , November 16th, 2017

With the constant, confusing, and often misinformed media noise around Russia, you would be forgiven for believing a number of unhelpfully distorting half-truths: that Russia has been a…


When It’s Not Safe to Sleep

Marit Ursin , October 26th, 2017

Many street dwellers wait to sleep until the sun rises and people bustle through public spaces, providing a level of safety that the homeless cannot find at night….


When You Can’t Go Home Again #MeadCompetition

Christopher Woodson , February 8th, 2017

A cold, wet, arctic wind graces the concrete skin of the Tenderloin. Pill Hill, the three-block stretch of inner city urbanity, along Leavenworth Avenue and between Turk and…


The Power of a Story: I, Daniel Blake

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 24th, 2016

by Tim Perkin Feature Photo: Wikimedia.org I am no avid film fan. I can barely sit through an entire episode of Breaking Bad or Homeland let alone a…

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A Tale of Two Rooms: Debt, Success, and Freedom in Indian Microfinance

Sohini Kar , November 2nd, 2016

“See, I don’t have a TV or an almirah [wardrobe],” said Ilina, pointing to her sparse one-room flat, while in one corner—the makeshift kitchen—her husband squatted over a…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 6: Lee D. Baker on Ta-Nehisi Coates

smulla16 , October 12th, 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…


Teaching Anthropology in the Sacrifice Zone

Elyse Bailey , September 6th, 2016

How one group of students engages with ethnography and structural inequalities in their home communities. I am driving through the mountains in pouring, relentless rain. Surrounding me is…

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Rhiannon Mosher , July 14th, 2016

Ghettos. We commonly associate the term today with places like “effective social or ethnic ghettos, from the favelas of Brazil to the mostly black urban neighbourhoods of the…

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Caribbean Fantasy: A documentary set in Santo Domingo’s barrios

Erin B Taylor , April 1st, 2016

I’m always interested in new accounts of life in Santo Domingo’s barrios. Having done research there for more than a decade, I like to retain a sense of place:…

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Public Anthropology

Edward J. Hedican , March 4th, 2016

To mark the publication of Public Anthropology: Engaging Social Issues in the Modern World, the author, Edward J. Hedican, provides us with a few thoughts on the impetus…

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Neely Laurenzo Myers’ Recovery’s Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency by Ellen Rubinstein

Ellen Rubinstein , March 4th, 2016

Recovery’s Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency by Neely Laurenzo Myers Vanderbilt University Press, 2015, 192 pages “RECOVERY! GET IT, GET OVER IT, OR…


Kelly Ray Knight’s addicted.pregnant.poor by Kirsten Bell

Kirsten Bell , February 25th, 2016

addicted.pregnant.poor By Kelly Ray Knight Duke University Press, 2015, 328 pages addicted.pregnant.poor is the sort of ethnography you start reading and don’t put down again until it’s finished. …


Finding tales to tell

Meike Rottermann , February 22nd, 2016

“Looking for a story? I might just have one!”   With those words, Hikmet, a Turkish friend, invited me for a walk: story hunting in Istanbul. It was…

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Lessons From Corporate America on Humanizing Poverty

thenarcissisticanthropologist , February 18th, 2016

I originally wrote the post below for my company (Culture) blog and also set it here on linkedin Hope you enjoy the inspiration. Last year we completed what ended…

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Bare Feet

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015

  Encoding Poverty, Backwardness, and Dependency in US Military Imagery Bare feet. Ever since I was a small child, I have been made aware of how not wearing…


Book Forum — Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , September 25th, 2015

  Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 is a careful accounting of the toll the heat wave took on those most vulnerable in…


Malthus and the #EXPO2015

Sophie Roche , August 4th, 2015

The subject of EXPO 2015 is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, which coincides with the “European Year for Development”. The European page contains the slogan “How can…


What does poverty look like on social media?

Razvan Nicolescu , February 5th, 2015

First, we should keep in mind that low income is not necessarily related to poverty in Grano. I will briefly explain why. Indeed, the unemployment figures for the local…

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Cultures of Dependency

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , November 23rd, 2014

fundamental social change is hard to achieve because cultures of dependency are deeply entrenched in the local political culture. In political theories of social change like Marxism, under…

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Safety in numbers: Squatting as social and financial security

Erin B Taylor , October 23rd, 2014

Squatter settlements around the world are not generally considered to bestow financial or social security upon the people who live in them. Rather, they tend to be portrayed…

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Unemployment & Poverty in Brazil

Neil Turner , October 12th, 2014

Although there is considerable literature on conditions of unemployment and poverty in many modernized countries, there is a penuriously small amount on how these issues are addressed in…

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Weapons of Anti-Blackness

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , October 12th, 2014

Chik-V and Ebola and the realities behind conspiracy theories Listening to local radio shows, reading the newspapers, and talking to colleagues and friends it is clear Chikungunya (Chik-V)…

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Worlds Collide

Gill , October 7th, 2014

(Gosh, that was all getting a bit emo there for a minute wasn’t it? Like a fleeting return to my early naughties LiveJournal days. What’s needed here is…

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