Tag: Selected Print

Yellow Water: Rupture and Return One Year after the Gold King Mine Spill

Teresa Montoya , January 21st, 2018

Figure 1. A view of Animas Creek taken one year after the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill that discharged three million gallons of acid mine water toward…

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Lissa and the Graphic Novel Form: An Appreciation

Shelly Errington , January 21st, 2018

Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution tells a tale in graphic novel form of two (fictional) girls, one American and one Egyptian, who each faces…

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On the Matter of Film

Alice Apley , November 14th, 2017

Original negatives for John Marshall’s Pittsburgh Police Series, labeled “COPS.” Photo by Frank Aveni. As film making and viewing increasingly become identified with digital media — storage in…

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Shifting Perspectives: The Man in Africa Hall at the American Museum of Natural History at 50

Enid Schildkrout & Jacklyn Grace Lacey , October 18th, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NY circa 2000. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The “Man in Africa Hall” at the American Museum…

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Anthropology Now and Then in the American Museum of Natural History: An Alternative Museum

Emily Martin & Susan Harding , October 18th, 2017

The action by Decolonize this Place on the steps of the AMNH included veiling the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. Photo courtesy Hrag Vartanian. https://hyperallergic.com/329225/decolonizethisplace-d…

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Surveilling Trump: A Call to Action

Rylan Higgins , May 17th, 2017

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Trump Watch For better or worse,…

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Ethnography on Trial

Diane Austin, Lauren Penney & Tom McGuire , May 10th, 2017

Victoria Phaneuf, Lauren Penney and Lindsey Feldman in southern Louisiana in 2013 while conducting research on the midrange effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “[Ethnography] is the most…

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The “Born-Free” Generation

Sipho Mpongo , December 22nd, 2016

visual essay Figure 1. Masixole Mlandu, a University of Cape Town (UCT) student protest leader, during a national shutdown protest. Cape Town. 2015. In 1994, South Africa celebrated…

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Time and the Other Primates

doug reeser , December 21st, 2016

books and arts Tomasello, Michael. 2014. A Natural History of Human Thinking. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 178 pages. 18th-Century Questions, 21st-Century Problems Influential c…

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Anthropology Now and Then in the American Museum of Natural History

Susan Harding and Emily Martin , December 14th, 2016

Figure 1. American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan. Courtesy https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File%3AAmerican_Museum_Natural_History_3792476001_6cab532900.jpg. By Smart Destinations (http:…

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The Tintometer, Anthropology and the Science of Color

Emily Martin , October 4th, 2016

Figure 1. The slide holder with a series of numbered yellow-tint slips. Courtesy Emily Martin. In 1898, physician and marine biologist A.C. Haddon set off with a group…

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Good Earth: Exploring the Old Lead Belt

Photographs and text by Benjamin Hoste , July 13th, 2016

Figure 1. Park Hills, Missouri, 120 Buckley Street. The entire street borders the Desloge Chat Pile, which has been remediated by the Environmental Protection Agency and partially transformed…

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Elusive Caimans and the Anthropologist as Devil

Sophie Chao , April 26th, 2016

books and arts Lucas Bessire. 2014. Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 296 pages. Dust In this poignant and…

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Remains of the Day: A Native American Burial Discovered in San Francisco Is Shrouded in a Fog of Acrimony

Peter W. Colby , April 26th, 2016

Computer visualization of the burial arrangement as discovered, working from generic photographs of bones. Courtesy of Peter Colby. On February 25, 2014, at eight in the morning, the…

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The CRISPR Hack: Better, Faster, Stronger

Eben Kirksey , April 26th, 2016

Genetic testing technologies, which enable parents to create multiple embryos and then select the “best” for implantation, are already ubiquitous. Image by Jacopo Werther. Licensed under CC Attrib…

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The Arts of Recognition

, December 30th, 2015

Members of the ARMH return recovered remains to victims’ kin and the community-at-large. Courtesy of Óscar Rodríguez Alonso. Abenójar, like many farming communities in the Spanish Province of…

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The Politics and Ecology of Water: Notes on the Drought in California

Daniel Polk , December 30th, 2015

Drowned trees in the dry bed of the Salton Sea. Image by Daniel Mayer from Wikipedia under Creative Commons License. California is great in size and diversity, the…

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Not for Sale: How WWII Artifacts Mobilized Japanese-Americans Online

Stephanie Takaragawa , December 29th, 2015

Banner of JA History Not for Sale Facebook page. On March 5, 2015, Eve M. Kahn’s “Newsworthy Notes” in the Antiques section of the New York Times included…

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Perpetual War

Katherine T. McCaffrey and Bonnie Donohue , November 30th, 2015

Perpetual War Text by Katherine T. McCaffrey. Photos by Bonnie Donohue. Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, is home to 107 abandoned military bunkers, a legacy of the U.S. naval…

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The Nexus of Collaboration: Negotiating African American History and Public Interest in Southwest Virginia

Samuel R. Cook and Thomas Klatka , October 30th, 2015

Tom Klatka pauses after clearing debris to expose the end of a grave shaft in the Kentland slave cemetery. Note the larger exposed grave shaft in the background….

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What Did Malinowski Eat in Papua?

Michael W. Young , October 30th, 2015

Malinowski inspecting a Trobriand girl’s soulava necklace. Photo courtesy of Michael Young. One hundred years ago (June 27, 1915 to be precise), Bronislaw Malinowski arrived in the Trobriand…

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Oradour-sur-Glane: Remembering Terror

Alvaro Minguito Palomares , May 12th, 2015

A Visual Essay. Text and photos by Álvaro Minguito Palomares Oradour-sur-Glane is a symbol of the misfortunes of the Nation. It is important to preserve this memory, so…

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Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol, A Dialogue

Alisse Waterston with Sebastian Junger , May 9th, 2015

End of the freight tracks, Connellsville, PA. From left to right: Brendan O’Byrne, Guillermo Cervera, Sebastian Junger and Rudy Valdez. Photo by Mariah Rehmet, courtesy of HBO. War…

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The Promising Predicament of the Keystone XL Pipeline

David Bond , May 9th, 2015

Stockpile of Keystone XL pipes near Buffalo, South Dakota. Photo by David Bond. Politics makes visible that which had no reason to be seen. —Jacques Rancière Whether ultimately…

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