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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…


Le sexe en tant que travail et le travail du sexe (Sex as work and sex work)

laura agustin , February 1st, 2021

Le sexe en tant que travail et le travail du sexe Ouvrage, traduction par Etienne Simard Une version anglaise de ce texte a été publiée dans Jacobin Magazine…

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Interpreting Sexuality: Intellectually Disabled People and “Special” Educators in India by Shruti Vaidya

Shruti Vaidya , November 2nd, 2020

 “Why does she like putting the glass bottle near her pee-hole? She couldn’t talk and tell us what was going on…what did she exactly want? What was in…


The Montanelli Case: Sexuality, Race, and Colonial Forgetting in BLM Italy.

Diego Maria Malara , October 26th, 2020

Indro Montanelli (1909-2001), the most famous journalist in Italian history, is an intellectual figure whose memory commands respect across Italy’s political spectrum. But, following the global protes…


Thinking Sex in Times of Corona: A Conversation by Max Schnepf

Max Schnepf , July 6th, 2020

Over 30 years ago, Gayle Rubin argued in her seminal piece – “Thinking Sex” – that “sexuality should be treated with special respect in times of great social…


Reproduksjon i Norge belyst av den antropologiske treenighet: kjønn, slektskap og religion

Mia Sollien , June 21st, 2020

Photo by @sharonmccutcheon Debatten om bioteknologiloven og eggdonasjon Introduksjon I denne teksten vil jeg se på hvordan reproduksjon blir påvirket av faktorer som kjønn, slektskap og religion og…

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HIV: God’s punishment for sexual deviants or a holy gift against Corona? by Tankut Atuk

Tankut Atuk , May 12th, 2020

In Turkey, HIV has never been considered a “Turkish” issue, but an issue of Eastern European sex workers and Western queers, both perceived as sexual deviants. However, according…


Queer Zones: Refugees from Africa and Interactions with Canada’s Borderlands by Notisha Massaquoi

Notisha Massaquoi , April 12th, 2019

On June 28, 2009, a group of queer Africans took to the streets of Toronto. In what is one of the largest and longest-running Pride parades in North…


The Surveillance Cyborg

Timothy Gitzen , April 9th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our ongoing series, “Queering Surveillance,” and was co-written with Alexander Wolff. Surveillance is an embodied experience, both being watched a…


Towards a Queer Art of Surveillance in South Korea

Alexander Wolff , March 12th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post was co-written with Timothy Gitzen. When is a face not a face? With the launch of the iPhone X that boasts facial recognition capabilities,…


Fluid Masculinity: The case of Krishna

The Familiar Strange , March 10th, 2019

As Rama becomes more and more the icon of “virile Hinduism” and the symbol of a new kind of hegemonic, patriarchal, masculinity, so Krishna is held up as…

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Creating Bodies, Creating a Nation: How the Idea of the Straight, White, Muscular Male Body Shaped America by Ketil Slagstad

Ketil Slagstad , February 15th, 2019

Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique Rachel Louise Moran  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 224 pages.   1. When Michelle Obama launched the “Let&#8217…


Patient Zero and the Making of a Myth: History as an Archaeology of the Present by Ketil Slagstad

Ketil Slagstad , October 12th, 2018

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic Richard A. McKay University of Chicago Press, 2017, 400 pages   “An innocent he was not. He eventually told…


What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, July 12, 2018

foodanthro , July 12th, 2018

David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


Exploring multiplicity: Photographing and blogging as method

mxschnepf , June 25th, 2018

Partial truths: Blogging as research method – What do our methods actually do if they cannot depict reality as it is? This is not a new question in…


Anthropology as Open Marriage

Jason Antrosio , May 6th, 2018

A New Life Style for Anthropologists This blog-post reproduces my comment on Paul Shankman’s “The Public Anthropology of Margaret Mead: Redbook, Women’s Issues, and the 1960s” publis…

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#Podcast Interview Round Up: The Best of March

Ian M. Cook , April 26th, 2018

This month’s round up of the best anthropology podcasts brought to you in collaboration with the ever amazing New Books in Anthropology features motorcycles, Catalonians, sex work and the truth….


Grid girls and the Presidents Club: Women and sexist jobs

laura agustin , April 12th, 2018

In 1995, my friend’s 17-year-old daughter Ermina was looking for work in Santiago, Chile. The obvious job available to her was posing in a short skirt beside cars…

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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…


Positionalities: How my partner did field-work with me

mxschnepf , January 31st, 2018

I was standing in front of one of the work stations at Mastercut, the hairdressing salon I did my ethnographic fieldwork at. Two or three weeks in the…


Every Day is Heterosexual Pride Day

Carie Little Hersh , June 30th, 2017

Are you a heterosexual? Feeling discriminated against by a persecuted minority? Why can’t we celebrate what makes us common and powerful? Just because we’re not unique, it doesn’t…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 26: Sameena Mulla on Missing Black Girls and Women

smulla16 , April 5th, 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…


Latin America’s Gender Ideology Explosion

Ryan Thoreson , March 21st, 2017

What’s been called part of the “global war” to destroy marriage, “your latest right-wing conspiracy,” and the driving idea behind the “anti-LGBT backlash in Latin America,” but “doesn’t…

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