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Film for Good

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017

Can cinema produce social justice? Six decades separate the #OscarsSoWhite movement and the publication of Hortense Powdermaker’s ethnography on Hollywood’s inner workings Hollywood, the Dream Factory…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 21: Maurice Magaña on Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. through Ava Duvernay’s 13th

smulla16 , March 1st, 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…


When Feminism Starts in Fifth Grade

Alma Gottlieb , February 16th, 2017

Can ten-year-olds be feminists? Absolutely. This group of fifth graders just voted to forfeit their basketball season unless their co-ed team is allowed to compete, girls included. Feminism…

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Failing The Moral Test: Canadians Must Redress our Nation’s Abuse of Children

Ethnographer | Ecographer , February 15th, 2017

the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children* On Valentine’s Day, 2017, Justice Edward Belobaba of…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 16: Victor Kumar on James Baldwin, Margaret Mead and Ethnographic Approaches to Studying Race

anthropoliteiaadmin , January 25th, 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…


An Anthropologist at the Women’s March on Washington, Part 1: Finding Communitas, Feminist Style

Alma Gottlieb , January 23rd, 2017

(photo by Alma Gottlieb) The doors of our metro car opened and closed, opened and closed with increasingly alarming dysfunction.  On any other day, the many more dozens…

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Vamos a la lucha!

standplaatswereld , November 18th, 2016

By Lieke Prins         During the three months of my fieldwork in Medellín (the second-largest city in Colombia) I researched the political ideology of social science…

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An Open Letter to My Grandchildren

Alma Gottlieb , November 9th, 2016

Dear Dean and Mona,   At four years old and ten months old, you are both too young to understand why the grown-ups around you keep talking about…

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An Open Letter to My Children

Alma Gottlieb , November 9th, 2016

Dear Nathaniel and Hannah, I am sorry that my generation has failed you. We have bequeathed you a world that has too many problems, too much fear, and too much…

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There was “no racism before Obama”. Wait, what now?

Carie Little Hersh , September 29th, 2016

Welcome to the (sur)reality that is the American election of 2016. The latest in a series of Perplexing Statements that People Believe Despite Immeasurable Evidence to the Contrary…

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The Gap that Won’t Be Filled

Anna Babel , August 24th, 2016

An Anthropolitical Critique of the “Language Gap” Is language responsible for poverty? If poor and minority parents spoke like rich white parents, would they too become rich and…

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In the Sand: Water, Land, and Infrastructure in Informality

colinhoag , May 31st, 2016

Angela Storey, University of Arizona § Milk crates are a common sight when walking the narrow paths of informal settlements in Khayelitsha, a Cape Town suburb where more…


Uncovering Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy in Professional Breastfeeding Services: The Greater Complexities of IBCLCs

Acquanda Stanford , May 19th, 2016

Below is a paper that I just turned in and filed with my department. I had to submit a ‘research … Continue reading →

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Rethinking BDS

Alma Gottlieb , April 23rd, 2016

A shorter version of this post will soon appear online as a podcast, in coordination with the motion put to a vote among the membership of the American…

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“Anthropology for peace”

Anne Kelsey , April 11th, 2016

In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “___­­­­__ for peace.” The…

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The Power of Menstrual Politics

Alma Gottlieb , April 2nd, 2016

The latest in the abortion wars: “One Indiana woman recently created the Facebook page Periods for Pence where she encourages others to call the governor’s office to report their periods,…

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Confessions of a Reluctant Climate Project Collaborator

colinhoag , March 8th, 2016

By Micha Rahder, Louisiana State University § Let me start with a confession: I never wanted to work on climate change. Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala. Photo…


How BDS Risks Going over to the Dark Side; or, Why I am Ashamed of My Association

Alma Gottlieb , January 25th, 2016

I get the logic of boycotts. In high school, I stopped buying grapes to support Cesar Chavez’ protest of the slave-like working conditions of Mexican farm workers in grape vineyards….

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24. Freedom technologists: a short reading list

John Postill , October 15th, 2015

Freedom Technologists: Digital Activism and Political Change in the 21st Century (working title), Chapter 2, Freedom Technologists This is the twenty-fourth post in the freedom technologists series. …


Social Change: One Petition at a Time?

Alma Gottlieb , March 7th, 2015

As a high school student, I remember the excitement of going door-to-door to solicit signatures on petitions of various sorts. Adding one’s name to a list of other…

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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Janne Flisrand, Network Weaver and Owner of Flisrand Consulting

amysantee , March 1st, 2015

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of…


Why Not “Je Suis Lassana”?

Alma Gottlieb , February 1st, 2015

Much of the Western world has expressed solidarity with the right to publish offensive cartoons by identifying with the cartoonists at the iconoclastic weekly, Charlie Hebdo, who were…

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Anthropology Students Show their Creativity (and courage)

Ethnographer | Ecographer , March 28th, 2012

Set Them Free, They’ll Grow Wings I occasionally teach a course at the University of Alberta. It’s called Anthropology 207: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. The class…

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