Tag: resilience

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations – By Taba Menia – The scholarship of shamanism is closely related to ideas about traditional healing and their knowledge. Found across the world…

China: The Unpopular Winner of the Year in Pandemic Times. Resilience in China under COVID-19 (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Mengyi Zhang Figure 1: Photo taken by the author’s parents (age 48 and 49) when they got their vaccines in a community…

Long live the tundra nomads!

Just found out from the local news that in the Novyi Urengoy hospital two Nenets elders survived covid-19 and recovered from pneumonia, at the age of more than…

One (dis)placed ethnographer’s movements during the pandemic: Is the on-line world a lesser ethnographic world?

What does a Chicken, Drums, Whiskey, Gossip, and International Diplomacy have in common?

The Long View of Climate Change and Human Health

The deterministic view that climate change invariably causes migration, competition, violence, and collapse is overly simplistic. Bioarchaeology shows us that human responses are far more complex and …

El Cruce de la Muerte: Fieldwork and Carework at the Crossroad of Death

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Amarilys Estrella, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Her research examines the role of human…

Writing, Silence, and Sensemaking After Fieldwork Trauma

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Kimberly J. Lewis, Associate Director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships at the University of Richmond. She earned her PhD in Anthropology from…

Writing for Them, Writing for Us: Resilience in Practice

Anthrodendum welcomes guest editors Beatriz Reyes-Foster and Rebecca J. Lester. Writing for Them, Writing for Us: Resilience in Practice In part two of our series, Humanizing Fieldwork, we…

Rumba is good, even through war, through Ebola

Humanizing Fieldwork

Anthrodendum welcomes guest editors Beatriz Reyes-Foster and Rebecca J. Lester. Humanizing Fieldwork: Trauma and Resilience in Ethnographic Fieldwork, Part II The first collection of posts in this se…

Staying with the Feeling: Trauma, Humility, and Care in Ethnographic Fieldwork

Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Greg Beckett. He is assistant professor of anthropology at Western University (Canada) where his work focuses on crisis, disaster, and humanitarian intervention in …

Trauma and Resilience in Ethnographic Fieldwork

Anthrodendum welcomes guest editors Beatriz Reyes-Foster and Rebecca J. Lester. Beatriz Reyes-Foster (Twitter @BeatriAnthro) is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida…

Holding, Centering, Being: The many ways we live in the world.

Images and notes overwhelmed my various forms of media: I was flooded with New Zealand. My heart was flooded, my being was flooded, and I knew, once again,…

Is Drumming Better than Prozac? An Anthropological Reflection

Affective Landscapes of the Past and Present in Santa Clara

Long-term residents’ experiences of technological disruption and resilience are an untold yet essential part of the Silicon Valley story. In May 2018, I spoke with Tom, an elderly…

Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…

Inside the Annual Meeting Scheduling Process

The American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 2018 Annual Meeting in San José is on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited for the dynamic and diverse collection of…

#MeToo: Stories in the Age of Survivorship by Emma Backe – This Anthro Life

Welcome to Story Slamming Anthropology. This series features both innovative narrative and audio performance drawing on the deep toolkit and methods of anthropology. The goal with Story Slamming…

Migrant Resilience and Refuge in the Trump Era

As we enter a new deportation era migrant communities near and far from the border are getting organized. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. Following the…

The Many Roles of Popular Culture in Therapy

By Peter Olthoff As many therapists will tell you, if you cannot build rapport with the client, if you cannot establish a solid therapeutic relationship, then you simply…

Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Estates of being: Thoughts on the place of living and working

“Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense of that life, the…

Road to Victory: Syria’s Zenobians Stand to Win International Rugby Tournament

photo by Eva Bartlett By Eva Bartlett While I don’t follow organized sports, when I got the opportunity to meet the only rugby team in Syria and see…