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Jonathan Parry: The Burdens of the Past: Comments on David Graeber’s Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

focaal_admin , December 7th, 2021


Image 1: Book cover of Lost People David Graeber’s Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar began life as his University of Chicago doctoral thesis….


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David Graeber LSE Tribute Seminar: Lost People

focaal_admin , November 30th, 2021


Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar is not David’s first published book, but it is based on his doctoral thesis and, in this sense, his…


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Abolition and the Colonial Amnesia of Caribbean Prison Systems

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , August 25th, 2020


The need for alternatives to prisons and prison reform in the Caribbean is long past due IntroductionProcesses of historical erasure scar the Caribbean and remove transhistorical context. …


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Vita Peacock: The slave trader, the artist, and an empty plinth

focaal_admin , July 29th, 2020


On 7th June 2020, the bronze statue of Edward Colston in the English city of Bristol was pulled down by Black Lives Matter protesters with a rope, rolled…


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It’s Time to Study Reparations

Chelsea Horton , July 21st, 2020


The moment has come for a government commission on slavery and its present-day impacts; the moment has come for profound change. Last year on Juneteenth—an annual holiday commemorating…


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Don Nonini: Black Enslavement and Agro-industrial Capital

focaal_admin , July 3rd, 2020


Don Nonini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Insa Koch’s recent (2020) FOCAAL blog, “The Making of Modern Slavery in Austerity Britain,” reminds us that enslavement and…


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Slavery at Canyonville, 1853

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , April 8th, 2020


The subject of slavery in Oregon goes back to the first wave of settlers who came to the territory in 1844 and after. These first settlers combined with…


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Land, Labour, and Power in a Colonial Catholic Mission in Trinidad

Maximilian C. Forte , February 4th, 2020


Colonial propaganda that masks “humanitarianism” behind self-interest, and breeds euphemisms that are inversions of reality, constitute the recurring subjects of the critiques produced on Zero Anthrop…


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America: Imagine an America without Her

Maximilian C. Forte , May 6th, 2019


What might world history have looked like if there had never been a United States, or if it ceased to exist before the 20th-century? Is “America” an “exceptional”…


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Black Women and the Fight against Sexual Violence

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018


We cannot fully comprehend today’s activism without the complex histories of Black women’s struggles against sexual violence. Several years ago I interviewed a retired scholar who was one…


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Breffu: a slave, a rebel, a fighter – and a woman almost invisible to history

Holly Norton , March 20th, 2018


The role of women in conflict is often lost to the archaeological record – but Breffu’s story illustrates how sometimes we catch a glimpse of them Early one…


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Breffu: a slave, a rebel, a fighter – and a woman almost invisible to history

Holly Norton , March 20th, 2018


The role of women in conflict is often lost to the archaeological record – but Breffu’s story illustrates how sometimes we catch a glimpse of them Early one…


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Abra, Cadaver, Alakazam!

Deandre , April 18th, 2017


Source: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3376/3652860950_1f5fc7e2bd_b.jpg On April 17, Dr. Daina Barry of the University of Texas-Austin delivered the 2017 Grace Towns Hamilton lecture at Emory Universi…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, April 3, 2017

foodanthro , April 3rd, 2017


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…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 19: Anne Galvin on Reflexivity and the White Anthropologist

smulla16 , February 15th, 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…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 15: Ashanté Reese on Zora Neale Hurston and Refusing One Dimensional Blackness

smulla16 , January 18th, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to relaunch the second semester of an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagog…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 14: Graham Denyer Willis on Taylor’s #BlackLivesMatter to “Black Liberation”

smulla16 , December 15th, 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…


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Bonded labour in Pakistan

Ayaz Qureshi , November 4th, 2016


The most common pattern for bonded labour in Pakistan is for a landlord or an employer to extend a loan to labourers, in advance of the work done,…


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On the Backs of Other Mothers

Carie Little Hersh , November 3rd, 2016


I had no idea I was singing the saddest song about motherhood of all time. It all started when I became curious about a lullaby my grandmother used…


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anthro in the news 10/31/16

Culture In Global Affairs , October 31st, 2016


Source: Creative Commons Tweeting hate    USA Today reported on the surge in hate speech on Twitter during the U.S. presidential campaign especially via social media. The article…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, October 26, 2016

foodanthro , October 26th, 2016


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 dberiss@gmail.com or…


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Just *how* did slavery impact Black women’s breastfeeding today?

Acquanda Stanford , September 30th, 2016


  A few years ago I wrote an article on here asking the question about the impact of slavery on … Continue reading →


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 4: Gina Athena Ulysse on “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

smulla16 , September 28th, 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…


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“I belong in Africa”: African-Americans going ‘home’

standplaatswereld , September 21st, 2016


Sankofa. Image: Damiyr Saleem Studios By Marije Maliepaard        The Ghanaian ethnic group of Akan is (among other aspects) known for their Adinkra symbols. Symbols that…


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