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Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021

One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


Trinidad – The Potential of ‘Online Only’ Ethnography

Daniel Miller , December 21st, 2021

By Daniel Miller and Sheba Mohammid The ASSA project runs until October 2022. Mostly the last year of the project is dedicated to publishing our results, for example…

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#Proudtobeprotected: Selfie booths and framing the self for visibility

Rebecca_Irons , December 6th, 2021

RAHUL ADVANI In April and May 2021, the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, driven largely by the delta variant, saw the country’s collapsing healthcare…

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If You’re Seeing This, You Are on Ex-Mormon TikTok

Carolyn West , October 10th, 2021

You might not realise it, but you probably follow a Mormon lifestyle blogger on social media. It’s an aesthetic: the specific way knee-length dress is paired with an…

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#PoliticalEngagements: Digital Engagements

Maya Avis , September 27th, 2021

For many social anthropologists working on different forms of political expression, online settings have become an inextricable part of their research sites, a trend further entrenched by the…


Stellenausschreibungen Green Jobs für Geisteswissenschaftler*innen KW 38

Anna Lemke , September 20th, 2021

Bild: pixabay by jplenio Ab heute werde ich (Anna) Julias Aufgbe übernehmen, und Euch jede Woche eine Auswahl an Stellenanzeigen präsentieren. Das Stichwort des Tages, oder zumindest dieser…


Heritage, Memory, and Infrastructure

Jasmine Reid , September 14th, 2021

The Obamas and the Bushes continue across the bridge. (Public Domain) There are places and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided. Many are sites…


Jacqueline Hazan takes the page 99 test

| , September 14th, 2021

The 99th page of my dissertation, “Mediating Micronesian Futures: Potentialities and Precarity in Cultural Production Among Mobile Pacific Islanders,” marks a transition in a chapter introducing how …

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Stellenausschreibungen Green Jobs für Geisteswissenschaftler*innen KW 37

Mareike , September 13th, 2021

Bild von Gerd Altmann auf Pixabay Eine ganz merkwürdige Stimmung durchleuchtet diese Stellenausschreibungssammlung, denn wir haben in der letzten Woche unsere langjährige Mitarbeiterin Julia Zarn…


Regulating Misinformation from the Global South

Pinky Hota , August 26th, 2021

Gathering information through our devices. Photo credit: https://unsplash.com India is among the top three internet markets internationally with nearly seven hundred million users. What can debates in…


Like, Share, Comment, and Follow: Labor and Capital on Instagram

Lakshita Malik , July 14th, 2021

Screenshot of the Instagram profile of the influencer discussed in the blog. Social media content creator Ishita Mangal (@ishitamangal) uploaded a post with multiple slides on her Instagram…


Handling Contested Truths in Times of Crises: Ghana’s COVID-19 Experience by Ignatius Suglo G.D

Ignatius Suglo G.D , July 7th, 2021

As the pandemic ravages the rest of the world, the casualty rate in Africa remains a mystery to those who predicted doom for the continent. Given African countries’…


Days of Their Lives: The Limits, Possibilities, and Parallels of Media-Ted Research during a Pandemic

Sreenidhi Krishnan , June 17th, 2021

On a regular day, a Hindi soap opera production set in Mumbai is home to upwards of 100 artists and technicians – production associates, actors, make-up artists, costume…


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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Ep #73 Corporate Clapbacks and Twisting Traditions: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , April 18th, 2021

The Familiar Strange · Ep #73 Corporate Clapbacks and Twisting Traditions: This Month on TFS This week we bring you another panel in our new format! This time,…

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Immerse Yourselves!

Verena Niepel , April 17th, 2021

Imagine Gustav Klimt’s tender motifs, with their gleaming, golden elements, projected onto huge concrete walls. This fascinating vision has become an immersive exhibition at the new ‘Les Bassin…


Indigenous American cultural pride in the age of TikTok and Instagram infographics: Educating and inspiring a new generation of followers.

sofiaravanis , March 10th, 2021

Lockdowns during the pandemic have seen the rise of TikTok which now boasts 800 million users worldwide and has created countless trends, from feta pasta dishes (my personal…

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The Ugliness of Multispecies Intersubjectivity: Pandemic Racism and the Love of Animals in the U.K.

Maythe Han , March 3rd, 2021

Content and Trigger Warning: This post contains profanity and strong references to violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, but more specifically, protesters who are Black, Indigenous, and peop…


Indian Food Delivery Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nirupama Jayaraman , February 5th, 2021

Over the past decade, the concept of the gig economy has gained momentum in academic discourse. Often linked to temporary employment created by multinational technological corporations through digital…


Living in a Time When “Death Feels Closer”

Kristin Gupta , February 2nd, 2021

“I know I’m young, and dying isn’t something I’m ‘supposed’ to think about yet, but how can I not? Death feels like it is everywhere,” earnestly intoned Autumn,…


On unsolicited nostalgia and Tinder frustrations

Leah Junck , December 10th, 2020

‘I’ve been here before’ – the feeling of the present being firmly rooted in the past can be intense and disorienting. It is difficult to trace, like a…


The Networked Animita: Transgender Remembrance on Social Media

Baird Campbell , November 19th, 2020

Tomorrow, November 20th, the world will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to collectively mourn and remember those who have died as a result of transphobia. Started…


Ep#65 The Social Dilemma, Corpo-Humans, Buying Nothing & Localised Colonialism: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , October 18th, 2020

This week we bring you a panel with Anthea Snowsill who is currently doing her research with the Intha people of Myanmar.  In this panel We’d also introduce…

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Instagram as a Catalyst for Digital Gemeinschaft During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , October 5th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Justin Battin   In early 2020, news articles documenting a possible coronavirus pandemic began appearing in countries worldwide, and while concerns were…