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Slutever, Pegging the Patriarchy, and Normalising BDSM

The Familiar Strange , November 21st, 2021

Cara Delevingne’s ‘Peg the Patriarchy’ moment from the 2021 Met Gala undoubtedly missed the mark. Delevingne and Dior both failed to credit the original creator of the slogan,…

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Newly Published: “Camp at the Salon: Anthropological Sense-Making with a Wink”

mxschnepf , July 18th, 2021

To camp is a mode of seduction – one which employs flamboyant mannerisms susceptible of a double interpretation; gestures full of duplicity, with a witty meaning for cognoscenti…


A Five Course Degustation for the Changing “Australian” Palette

Matthew Phung , June 6th, 2021

To this day, I love fried Spam and eggs. The crunchy and salty slice of processed mystery meat dipped in just cooked egg yolk is one of my…

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Widening the lens: English teaching volunteering

Ruthie_W_writes , November 16th, 2020

by Ruthie Walters Overseas volunteering has received a lot of attention in academia, in the media and on social media. Yet, the focus tends to be on the volunteer, often from…

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The Fallible and the Untrustworthy: Writing Culture as the Unreliable Narrator

The Familiar Strange , August 30th, 2020

The notion of the Unreliable Narrator is, for me, not a critique of the perceived moral failings of the anthropological project, but a methodological narrative construct integral to…

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Technologies of Representation: Possibilities of Social Media in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul

Alize Arıcan , February 6th, 2020

Image posted by Selahaddin Abi on Facebook “Every week somebody comes here to take photos of our laundry and put it up on the internet. Today, I took…


We tend to forget – people on the other side of the world

guestanthropologist , November 11th, 2019

by Hannah Schwemin One year. A couple of months more. It has been one year and a couple of months since I was working in La Paz (Bolivia),…

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Sex Sells: Female Athletes’ Use of Instagram

guestanthropologist , October 30th, 2019

by Lucy Shepherd We have all seen it, female athletes being used as sex objects to sell products, pictured on billboards in bikinis or sports bras, posed in…

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Representing Diverse Bodies in Medical Illustration

Drew Danielle Belsky , October 23rd, 2019

In 2016, just before I began my dissertation fieldwork, a trio of young medical illustrators presented a panel on “Normativity and Diversity in Healthcare Imagery” at the annual…


Filmmaking as a way to document illness: The Good Breast and Unrest. by Cinzia Greco

Cinzia Greco , March 15th, 2019

We know that illness can be narrated but can it be shown? Feminist artists have been amongst the first to show the sick female body. Jo Spence used…


White Saviours – Do They Really Matter?

guestanthropologist , March 15th, 2019

by Anne-Meike Fechter  Not least since the novelist Teju Cole launched a trenchant critique of what he called the ‘white saviour industrial complex’ and the periodically reigniting debates of…

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Unapologetically Inaccurate

Alexandra Frankel , March 1st, 2019

Rami Malek claims “we’re longing for stories like” the one he won an Oscar for. Are we? On Sunday, Rami Malek won an Academy Award for portraying Freddy…

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Becoming Human: Malala Yousafzai and the Politics of Representation

Carlo Ceglia , November 12th, 2018

by Carlo Ceglia Malala. It is enough to say her first name. How did this 21-year-old Pakistani girl – the youngest, as well as the only female Pakistani,…

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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…


Ep. #23 Decolonizing anthropology, with Sana Ashraf and Bruma Rios-Mendoza: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 30th, 2018

“We think we are supposed to be comfortable. As long as we are trying to do everything to be comfortable, we will never make a change.” In this…

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Guest Post: Is your department’s website #anthrosowhite?

Footnotes Editor , June 20th, 2018

[Footnotes is proud to present the work of Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins and Hannah Gould. Goodwin-Hawkins is deep hanging out in a geography department, as a postdoctoral researcher at Aberystwyth Universi…


“Red-carpet catholicism”: gendering the heavenly body

guestanthropologist , May 14th, 2018

by Mac Spencer Three decades after the fallout from Like A Prayer, the relationship between pop culture and Catholicism seems on more stable ground if the pinnacle of…

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The representation of Africa in Hollywood movie Black Panther.

standplaatswereld , May 7th, 2018

By Rhoda Woets Almost every month, I join a small group of anthropologists from the VU to go to the movies. Last month, we went to the action…

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Talking in Silences

Simon Theobald , May 2nd, 2018

Elizabeth has an agency all of her own, albeit one that we might not be familiar with, and so to reduce her experience only to the ties of…

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Not That Innocent: fertility, vengeance and serpentine symbolism within pop music

guestanthropologist , April 23rd, 2018

By Mac Spencer In the summer of last year, globally scrutinised pop star Taylor Swift quietly deleted every piece of content from her online accounts. A brief social…

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Dick description: Writing sexy

mxschnepf , April 12th, 2018

Let’s start with an anthropological classic: Geertz’s thick description of the Balinese cock fight which sometimes reads like a dick description[1] (“uninventive obscenities” anticipated by Geertz 197…


Guerilla Graffiti: Sabotaging Homeland

MPeterson , March 24th, 2018

Greetings from Bhubaneshwar! I’m on leave in India working on projects far removed from Egypt and the Middle East, but I’m also reviewing materials and cleaning up things…


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

guestanthropologist , March 19th, 2018

…May ’68, Nuit Debout and Romanticizing Struggles by Jade Ascencio In 2016, the Nuit Debout movement in Paris installed its headquarters only two stops away from my place….

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From the Field: Mfuwe, Zambia

cultureandcapitalismblog , February 5th, 2018

by Esther Mulders For the past two years, I’ve been volunteering in Zambia with Studio Zambia, a Dutch non-profit organisation that I co-founded in 2016 and currently co-run….

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