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It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022


“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…


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What Should Teachers Teach?

Alma Gottlieb , September 27th, 2021


Source here. Educators are wringing their hands these days about how much students have “fallen behind” the past year.  News story after news story laments a year of…


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When Cash Rules: A Local Researcher/Activist’s Fieldnotes on “Passive Locals” Living Around Mailiao’s Petrochemical Complex

Lin Hung-Yang , August 17th, 2021


Yunlin is a coastal county in Western Taiwan famous for its agricultural produce, also known as “the barn of Taiwan.” However, the exchange value of agricultural produce has…


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Whedon, Fandom, and Cancel Culture

Alissa Whitmore , May 19th, 2021


By Alissa Whitmore “A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually…


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Does “Reasonable” = “Racist”?

Alma Gottlieb , April 26th, 2021


What can anthropology contribute to the critical conversation about race in America, following the welcome jury decision in the Derek Chauvin trial? After they amassed and presented a…


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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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What Do You Mean by Abolition?

Chelsea Horton , April 15th, 2021


A collaboration between abolitionist groups in California educates and acts for a more just future. Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary…


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In the Journals – Police Abolition

allisontedesco , August 24th, 2020


Allegory of Justice (Sanctity of the Law) by The Metropolitan Museum of Art via PICRYL Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations…


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Enikő Vincze: Post-covid “Economic recovery” in Romania: forget labor, save capital, and support militarization?

focaal_admin , June 19th, 2020


Enikő Vincze, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoc On May 28th the liberal Romanian government published the last data on the employment situation. This is therefore a good time to review…


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Anthropology of Wage Theft in Colorado

Walter Little , May 22nd, 2020


The theft of immigrant workers’ wages is a growing problem in the United States. In March 2018, University of Denver law student Katie Brown won $15,000 in County…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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Utopian aspirations in a dystopian world: “Health for all” and the Universal Health Coverage agenda – an Introduction by Ruth J. Prince

Ruth J. Prince , April 20th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes.&nbs…


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When Women’s Laughter Keeps Men in Line

Alma Gottlieb , February 12th, 2019


Among the Mbendjele gathering-hunting people who live in the Republic of Congo, “women’s laughter manages to keep men in line.” Drawing from ethnographic research by Jerome Lewis, anthropo…


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I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018


[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…


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Speaking with Silence

Adam Hodges , October 23rd, 2018


Silence can be a powerful communicative tool in today’s political landscape. Words take center stage in the verbal sparring of the Twitter age. Against the backdrop of Trumpian…


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Doing Development the Right Way: A Conversation with Charles Piot

Alma Gottlieb , April 2nd, 2018


Anthropologist Charlie Piot has been conducting research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa for over thirty years. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity…


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Performing Water Rights on Cochiti Dam

Alexandra Frankel , March 13th, 2018


Artistic performance opens up questions about water rights and social justice. [pquote]They were still left with an earthen dam structure that bisects their homelands and signifies sustained disposses…


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Diversity Audited (A Short How-To Guide)

Lucy Carrillo , February 6th, 2018


Since the 1980s, audits have almost become mundane. They have provided means by which employers can increase efficiency and productivity, as well by which the most disenfranchised can…


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Defining “Social Justice” at the Academic Medical Center by Marco A. Ramos

Marco A. Ramos , January 31st, 2018


I am delighted to contribute to this series on the Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence Conference. As captured by the submissions published here…


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Book Review: Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart edited by Rowland Atkinson, Lisa McKenzie and Simon Winlow

Rose Deller , January 4th, 2018


In Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, editors Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow make a compelling moral case for the social sciences to challe…


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Everything You Thought You Knew about Orphans in Africa Is Probably Wrong

Alma Gottlieb , December 15th, 2017


Policy makers, development workers, orphanage voluntourists, missionaries, prospective adoptive parents: ignore this book at your peril.   “AIDS orphans” are commonly imagined as the…


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A Tale of Two (Ad) Campaigns

Alma Gottlieb , October 10th, 2017


For a while, the mega-global corporation, Unilever — owner of Dove beauty products — spoke thoughtfully to the world’s women. The 13-year-long “Real Beauty” campaign that…


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