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Mapping Algorithmic Assumptions: Reflections from a Society for Psychological Anthropology roundtable by Alexa Hagerty

Alexa Hagerty , September 13th, 2021


Fritz Kahn, Der Mensch als Industriepalast, 1926. Detail. Image in public domain Introduction: surveil, classify and predict by Alexa Hagerty and Livia Garofalo The works distilled by the…


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Craving to be heard but not seen – Chatbots, care and the encoded global psyche by Claudia Lang

Claudia Lang , April 13th, 2021


Mounica Tata, Doodleodrama.  “How are you today?” Wysa starts the conversation.  “Not well,” I reply.  “Sounds like today didn’t go well. I’m here for you. Describe how you’re…


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Book Forum: Reflections on Li Zhang’s Anxious China by Priscilla Song

Priscilla Song , March 15th, 2021


This book forum brings together eight anthropologists to discuss Li Zhang’s Anxious China: Inner Revolution and Politics of Psychotherapy (University of California Press 2020). Zhang examine…


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Corpses in the street, psychologist on the phone: Telepsychology, neoliberalism and Covid-19 in Ecuador by Manuel Capella

Manuel Capella , December 15th, 2020


Pavel Égüez, “Cuarentena (Quarantine)” (2020), Oil paint on cardboard. In March 2020, the health and funerary system collapsed in Guayaquil. The largest city in Ecuador was one of…


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The Third Choice: Suicide Hotlines, Psychiatry, and the Police by Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin , November 2nd, 2020


With Covid-19 showing no sign of abating, mental health care (from ongoing therapy to helplines) continues to be an important site of treatment for many Americans. While traditional…


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Christopher Kelty’s The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories by Talia Dan-Cohen

Talia Dan-Cohen , July 6th, 2020


The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories Christopher M. Kelty University of Chicago Press, 2020. 344 pages. A book about participation? Chris Kelty’s delightful new bo…


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How Rituals of Pain Help Heal

Dimitris Xygalatas , October 4th, 2019


During the kavadi attam ritual in Mauritius, devotees are voluntarily pierced, in some cases hundreds of times. Dimitris Xygalatas Inside a stuffy, overcrowded, and overheated room, a gro…


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How I kicked chronic migraine (And what that has to do with anthropology)

Jodie-Lee Trembath , March 24th, 2019


This post is about the biopsychosocial medical model and how it relates to the treatment of chronic pain. As an anthropologist, I’m particularly interested in the social part…


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Review: From Virtue to Vice

dsutton20 , March 6th, 2019


Richard A. O’Connor and Penny Van Esterik. From Virtue to Vice: Negotiating Anorexia. Food, Nutrition, and Culture Series. V. 4. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.  ISBN: 978-1-78238-455-7 hardbac…


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Web Roundup: Marketing, Masculinity, and Commodity Activism by Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren , February 1st, 2019


On January 13th, Gillette, a razor blade brand, released a new ad campaign called, “We Believe.” The video ad opens with a collage of news clips that—unlike the…


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How to Pay Attention by Nick Seaver

Nick Seaver , July 30th, 2018


The main challenge in running a seminar on the anthropology of attention is that such a thing doesn’t exist.* While anthropologists often think quite deeply about attention, worrying…


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Ep. #17 Slamming doors, predicting futures, picking sides & citing informants: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 8th, 2018


With Julia’s PhD submitted (!!!) and Jodie back from her travels, the band is finally back together! Jodie starts us off, (2:04) asking if a theory from psychology…


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Can Child Sex Offenders Be Rehabilitated?

John Borneman , June 29th, 2018


Dexter, the protagonist of a TV series by the same name, commits horrific acts of murder—but he does not sexually abuse children, which seems to make him less…


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Agitated children, turbulent trajectories: Towards a comparison between Europe and South America – a workshop report by Álvaro Jiménez Molina

Álvaro Jiménez Molina , May 21st, 2018


This article describes the main discussions and contributions of the first workshop of the International Research Network on Disruptive Behaviours. The workshop was held at the “Centre for…


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It’s Not Just Your Parents’ Fault

Ian Pollock , November 1st, 2017


Did you know that your mind is a cesspit of anger, and fear, and unresolved moments from your childhood? It’s not just you. Apparently everyone is living in…


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The Happiness Fetish Revisited

Gamwell , July 24th, 2017


In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life exploring happiness through the lens of fetishism….


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Do Dreams Give Voice to the Divine?

Amira Mittermaier , March 28th, 2017


Many Muslims believe that dreams engage critical and meaningful realms of experience—sometimes offering prophecy and at other times providing divinely inspired insights and encounters. Michel…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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Giving Gifts and the Spirit of Sharing

Gamwell , December 21st, 2016


Giving Gifts and the Spirit of Sharing Summary: Why can’t you get rid of that ugly sweater from Grandma? What rules dictate your selection of gifts this holiday…


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Conference Report: “Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies” by Alev Sen

Alev Sen , October 7th, 2016


Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies 8 July 2016, University of Cambridge Conveners: Darin Weinberg, University of Cambridge Monica Greco, Goldsmiths, University of London Robbie Dusch…


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Review: The Psychology of Overeating

foodanthro , July 26th, 2016


Cargill, Kima. 2015. The Psychology of Overeating. Food and the Culture of Consumerism. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic (216 pp). Julie Starr Hamilton College In The Psychology of Overeating…


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Mind, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence by Maria Cecilia Dedios

Maria Cecilia Dedios , April 7th, 2016


This month’s web roundup comes through a bit late – paradoxically- due to technical difficulties (my computer died!). Although I will be able to recover most of my…


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Web Roundup: 2015 by Lily Shapiro

Lily Shapiro , December 31st, 2015


As the year winds up, many publications around the web are doing “highlights of 2015”-type lists, so I thought I’d compile some of these to give a bit…


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