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Victor Albert: Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement is an assertive social work organization

Focaal Web Editor , November 30th, 2018

On 21 October, Jair Bolsonaro, the now president-elect of Brazil, made an announcement via his smartphone that was transmitted to crowds of supporters gathered in São Paulo: “Criminals…


Flávio Eiró: On Bolsonaro: Brazilian democracy at risk

Focaal Web Editor , November 8th, 2018

Picture a street handcraft market in a touristic village called Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco, Northeast Region of Brazil. A few days before the second round of the…


The Word: Rhetorics of Resistance in Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale

Emma Louise Backe , July 25th, 2018

By Emma Louise Backe Dolores Abernathy—titular host in HBO’s Westworld series—spends most of the second season with a gun on her hip and a constellation of blood spattering…

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Inside the Annual Meeting Scheduling Process

Alexandra Frankel , July 13th, 2018

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…

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Hooligans, Aggression, and the FIFA World Cup: How Football Reflects upon Race/Class/Gender/Power

Uzma , June 8th, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts on June 14, 2018. This year it is being hosted by Russia. And in case you haven’t heard: we have a Russian ‘hooligan’…


Long Read Review: Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain by Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Rose Deller , March 15th, 2018

In Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu contribute to analyses of the political effects of austerity by looking at…

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Progress, Progressivism, and Progressives

Maximilian C. Forte , March 1st, 2018

Where does “progress” come from? What does “progressivism” mean? Which cultural tradition and ideological discourse makes “progressive” movements or parties thinkable? Why is it always important to be…


Resisting Overdose

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018

In Washington, DC, people who use opioids confront the epidemic and intervene to stop death. In the last few years, we have paid unprecedented national attention to opioid…

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How to write about #precarity from a precarious position

Annika Lems , December 12th, 2017

Let me start with a confession: Throughout the past year or so I have become somewhat hesitant to attend conferences and other academic gatherings. This sense of reluctance…


The uncanny predictability of precarious existence #precarity

Katja Seidel , December 11th, 2017

EASA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) Symposium “On politics and precarities in academia: anthropological perspectives” took place in mid-November at the University of Bern. The two-day seminar, organis…


Muslim Dandies

Chelsea Horton , September 8th, 2017

For some Muslim men, dress offers a form of racial and religious resistance and redemption. Typically, when we talk about Islam and fashion the focus is on women….

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Migrant Resilience and Refuge in the Trump Era

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017

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…

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Ethnic Refuge

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017

South Sudanese refugees reshape institutional and social spaces into “ethnic refuges” that resist assimilation and promote community well-being. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. …

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“Grab’Em by the Patriarchy”

Alexandra Frankel , May 8th, 2017

An emergent feminized/queered resistance could unsettle the masculinist politics of today’s populist leaders.  In an age marked by the global ascendency of right-wing populist politicians, from Donald…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 20: Sameena Mulla on Policing Mental Health and Metzl’s The Protest Psychosis

smulla16 , February 22nd, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


World Anthropology Day: Grokking as a Geek Anthropologist

Emma Louise Backe , February 16th, 2017

In honor of World Anthropology Day 2017, we’re sharing the text from an AnthroTalk presentation on what it means to do geek anthropology, given at George Washington University…

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Protesting the Powers that Be and Being the Power that Protests w/ Jara Connell

Gamwell , February 1st, 2017

  What does mass-protesting accomplish? Does no arrests equate success? Why is protesting disruptive? And more! In this action packed episode of This Anthropological Life, Aneil, Adam, and…

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Urban development and the resistance of archaeology #newtonloss

Sam Hardy , December 1st, 2016

By some estimates, one in ten thousand people in Turkey is an unemployed archaeologist. In an alternative café while on a last-minute contract in Istanbul, I got talking…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 9: Dana Ain-Davis On Taylor’s “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation”

smulla16 , November 9th, 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…


Virtual roundtable: Deniz Gökalp’s response #PoliticalAgency

Deniz Gökalp , August 8th, 2016

1. To what extent does the notion of political agency help to understand political change? I do not think that political agency is no longer relevant to understanding…


The hidden story of how metrics are being used in courtrooms and newsrooms to make more decisions

Angèle Christin , June 20th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: The next author for the Co-designing with machines edition is Angèle Christin (@angelechristin), sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data & Soci…

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Austerity Bites: Food Stories from Lewisham

Haidy Geismar , May 23rd, 2016

Via Gabriela Nicolescu, Goldsmiths Exhibition organised by the Goldsmith’sDepartment of Anthropology Venue: Weston Atrium, Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths Private View: 24th May, 17.30  Dates: …

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Nativistic Movements

Maximilian Forte , March 22nd, 2016

Originally published as: “Nativistic Movements” By Ralph Linton and A. Irving Hallowell American Anthropologist, 45(2), 1943, pp. 230-240 NATIVISTIC MOVEMENTS By RALPH LINTON —&#8212…


#LoldiersofOdin: Do you work internationally?

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari , February 5th, 2016

Loldiers of Odin, I have been deeply impressed by your upstanding actions and determination to keep our streets safe – and joyful! Via your actions you have set…