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Indigenize #afsam22: Ten Facebook Posts Gathered

While every year should be Native American heritage year, November is Native American Heritage Month and thus a good time to reflect on the ways that the recent…

抖音拓扑:网关、筛子、圆顶 | A topology of TikTok: Gateway, sieve, dome

An article with a rather long history has come out on the International Journal of Communication: titled Gateways, sieves and domes: On the infrastructural topology of the Chinese…

Review: ‘The Gray Zone: Sovereignty, Human Smuggling and Undercover Police Investigations in Europe’ by Gregory Feldman

Irregular migration has been one of the most popular topics of the political debates in Europe for already a few years. Issues of border policing and border control…

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Niwikanaki, nipakalawi pefitawiko. Nipekatefiwe Kekakikikemeta, Lenawaakiyayoki Wikewa, nihowesilepwa. Pilocilakwa, takosiye skoli hokimaki kotakiki Lenawaakiyayoki Wikiwa. Skoli hokimaki, peyetoki ma…

Inescapable Temporalities: Chinook Salmon and the Non-Sovereignty of Co-Management in Southwest Alaska

By William Voinot-Baron, University of Wisconsin at Madison § For several weeks after midsummer arrives along the lower Kuskokwim River, even as the days begin to shorten, the…

Observations on Rastafari Cosmopolitics from the Caribbean

Rastafari-grounded and Caribbean imaginative reinventions have long influenced the evolution of Caribbean ethnography. They could inspire a decolonial anthropology for this century. “I am Ethiopian j…

Resisting Indigenous Erasure from Alcatraz Island to Elizabeth Warren

A critical look at anthropology and 50 years in the fight for Indigenous sovereignty (1969–2019). Indians must be redefined in terms that white men will accept, even if…

CARICOM Confronts the Big House: Trump Attempts to Split the Caribbean over Venezuela

It’s a simple matter, even if one might lose oneself in the various details, names, places, and dates. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), mostly made up…

Fake Humanitarianism Fails its Big Test in Venezuela

There it is: Saturday, February 23, 2019, has now come and gone—and it’s not to say that “nothing has changed”. In fact, some important changes did occur, none…

Fiction Plus Coercion Makes Reality: The Illegitimacy of the US-led Coup in Venezuela

After considering the economic foundation of current US intervention, designed to erase Venezuela’s economic sovereignty, the purpose here is to focus more on the political side of the…

Against Intervention in Venezuela: The Case of the Caribbean Community

As discussed in the previous article, the membership of the Organization of American States is in fact not at all united around support for foreign intervention and recognition…

Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

Last year in our final report on 2018, we closed with this warning: “one of the things we must all look out for then are the prospects of…

Book Review: Patriots, Traitors and Empires—The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom, by Stephen Gowans

Review of: Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom, by Stephen Gowans. Published by Baraka Books, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 6 x 9 inches. 280…

Are Tribes Ready for Termination, Again?

Are Tribes Ready for Termination, Again? In the past few weeks a number of federal administration officials have made statements which suggest that a concerted effort is underway…

#Review: Sovereignty in Exile

As a contributor to a recent issue in Cultural Anthropology noted, enough attention has been devoted to sovereignty over the past 15 years to constitute a “turn” in…

Hobbes the Science Fiction Writer (Part II)

In Part I, I explored how Hobbes’s myth was a kind of science fiction story designed convince his readers to end the English Civil War by accepting peace…

Hobbes the Science Fiction Writer (Part I)

It is common to meet people who believe that much of the world is beset by “tribalism” and that the only thing holding back the chaos of a…

Cultivating Vitality

Tanzanians are redefining health and the forms of governance that might be promoted in its name. Tanzanians are witnessing the emergence a new configuration of plant-based therapies that…

On Edge: China’s Frontiers in a Time of Change

In 2011, China’s state-run general content television channel, CCTV-4, launched a monumental 100-part series with a title that translates as “Borderland Journey” (边疆行). The premise of the show is…

Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

In Memory of Manuel Noriega, Looking Back after 27 Years

With the passing of Manuel Noriega, I looked back 27 years to something I wrote for Excalibur, the York University newspaper. I was surprised to see how much…

Haunted by Gaddafi

One thing I did not predict is that, even five years later, what happened to Libya and to Muammar Gaddafi would still cast a long shadow across the…

#Podcast Interview Round Up November-December: New Books in Anthropology- REDUX

Hi there, it’s time for the latest round up of interviews from by New Books in Anthropology. Long and luxurious discussions with authors about their new books can…

Force Multipliers and 21st Century Imperial Warfare: Practice and Propaganda

If the present provides a hint of what it is to come, the nastiest, ugliest, and bloodiest wars to be fought this century will be between states opposed…