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Jennifer Mack on her book, The Construction of Equality

| , January 10th, 2022

Interview by Lynda Chubak https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-construction-of-equality Lynda Chubak: Bringing together architecture, urban planning and anthropology, you trac…

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Did an Asteroid Shape This Famous Biblical Story?

Christopher R. Moore , October 13th, 2021

Ancient ruins show the cosmic impact’s destruction layer about midway down exposed walls. Phil Silvia This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished un…


“Take your skills to the streets”: Skateboarding and Social and Physical Urban Space

standplaatswereld , October 6th, 2021

by Luiza Fonini Reis and Luisa Voss / Images: Ella Bowler Anthropology is the study of intersections, of community and its inherent conflict between the self and the…

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… And the Street Goes on

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021

Népszínház utca is a street that begs to be the subject of study. Its name, People’s Theatre Street, produces expectations that are fully met. Its surroundings are a…

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Exploring Faith and Space with Hillsong Church

Carolyn West , April 25th, 2021

Mimicking a rock concert, I had to pre-book my space for the Hillsong service online before attending. Once on-site, I was scanned in by ushers with radios and…

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Lionel Wee and Robbie Goh on their book, Language, Space, and Cultural Play

| , July 13th, 2020

  Interview by Ida Hoequist https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/language-space-and-cultural-play/327DE07D95DC80767188DE0AA9139EDD Ida Hoequist:  In this book, you combine affect theory with an …

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Cosmic Interbeing

Michael Oman-Reagan , June 24th, 2020

Summer, Eastern Oregon Do you think about space as someplace out there? As something in the future, somewhere you will never go? One of the most amazing things about…

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Horizons, Not Curves: Creating Space for Radical Care in a Pandemic

colinhoag , May 26th, 2020

By Randall Burson II and Angela Ross Perfetti § “If you have an R0 of 2 — two more cases on average for every person infected — the…


Translating Truth: Heaven’s Vault and Its Message to Gamers

Alissa Whitmore , April 29th, 2020

By Catherine Hill If you’re a gamer, chances are you’ve played, seen, or at least heard of Heaven’s Vault, the newest game from Inkle Studios. In this adventure, players…

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Virus and the City: Urban Experiences in Self-Isolation

Sabrina Stallone , April 10th, 2020

The way we make sense of space has radically changed as a novel Coronavirus spread, with no clear end in sight. While our physical surroundings shrink and our…


“In Transit”: Wong Kwang Lin on the Fluid Mosaic

Kwan Lin Wong , January 30th, 2020

Introduction Wong Kwang Lin is an anthropologist and a dancer based in Singapore. K.L. Wong asked her colleagues and friends to create a collective choreography that brings together…


Space, Futures, Tech at “Changing Climates” — AAA/CASCA 2019

Michael Oman-Reagan , October 29th, 2019

Space, Futures, Tech at “Changing Climates” — AAA/CASCA 2019 A list of space, futures, and tech related papers, panels, and roundtables, at the joint meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society…

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Can Anthropologists Propel Astronauts Toward Mars?

Amber Dance , July 31st, 2019

Jack Stuster poses with a NASA space shuttle. Jack Stuster In the fall of 1957, the Soviet Union satellite Sputnik 1 streaked across the night’s sky. The event kicked off…


When Women Take Up Space Not Built for Them

Alexandra Frankel , July 12th, 2019

It is not enough to be intentional and intersectional in research settings. We must rework the spaces of the academy and knowledge production to better acknowledge and suit…

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A Postcolonial Civic? Shi‘i Philanthropy and the Making and Marking of Urban Space in Mumbai #MUHUM

Radhika Gupta , July 9th, 2019

Scholarly discussions of charity, philanthropy and humanitarianism in varied contexts tend to uphold the moral ideal of giving for the sake of humanity at large or the common…


Making, Holding, and Guarding as Spatial Politics of Healing

Dori Beeler , March 27th, 2019

“I wouldn’t want anyone to get attached to a space. But if, for the sake of an example, there is going to be a space, then it needs…

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The NASA Ames Junk Tent

Michael Oman-Reagan , March 1st, 2019

History matters when explaining why we should fund NASA’s science. A junk tent with broken exhibits doesn’t tell that story. If you ever need a NASA logo pattern to…

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The Meanings and Limits of “Local Water” in Los Angeles

colinhoag , December 11th, 2018

By Sayd Randle, University of Southern California § In the fall of 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference in front of the L.A. Department of…


Is Space a Human Place?

Daniel Salas , November 6th, 2018

[no-caption] David Williams/SAPIENS From space junk and the International Space Station to space colonization and SpaceX, space is becoming a more human place. What will it mean when…


“This garden is who I am”

standplaatswereld , April 16th, 2018

by Ola Plonska This month the Master thesis ‘This Garden is who I am’ has been awarded as the best thesis written on Latin-America and the Caribbean in…

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Living a good life through infrastructure. A Review of three recent monographs on Central Asia

Botakoz Kassymbekova , March 12th, 2018

This post belongs into a series of posts on the workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” organized by Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer and Prof. Dr. Madeleine Reeves…


Graduation as seen by faculty

eli , May 15th, 2017

Last Friday, as my last work event at Whittier College (since my postdoc contract is finishing up), I went to graduation. A few observations on graduation as seen from the…


Who Is Ecotourism’s Winner – Nature, Culture or Capital?

cultureandcapitalismblog , April 3rd, 2017

by Sara Loh ‘Capitalism thrives on crisis. This is its engine of innovation and creativity’ – Sian Sullivan For neoliberal conservationists around the world, the environmental crisis has…

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Bourdieu on UC Santa Cruz

eli , March 25th, 2017

I just came across Pierre Bourdieu’s curious comment on American universities and their set-apartness from society: American universities, especially the most prestigious and the most exclusive,…