Tag: structural violence

Understanding My Mom’s Unorthodox Healing Practices

The Familiar Strange , August 1st, 2021


Sheets of newspaper cover a portion of the floor of our house in Manila, and on top of those thin pieces of paper sits a white candle, a…


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Ep #72 Weaponised Photography & Sex Work: Camille Waring on Online Intimacy & Lens Based Violence

The Familiar Strange , April 4th, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #72 Weaponized Photography & Sex Work: Camille Waring on Online Intimacy & Lens Based Violence Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just…


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Blokes and their casual racism

Matthew Phung , June 7th, 2020


Being of South-East Asian background growing up in Australia, these types of comments are not something unfamiliar to me. I have grappled with race and culture many times…


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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…


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From HIV to COVID19: Anthropology, urgency, and the politics of engagement by Thurka Sangaramoorthy

Thurka Sangaramoorthy , May 1st, 2020


These comments were originally prepared for the “COVID-19 and Anthropology: Disease, Social Justice, and Well Being” Webinar hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section on…


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Our COVID Museum: Notes from Physician-Anthropologists on the Frontlines of an Evolving Pandemic in Seattle and New York City by Kimberly Sue

Kimberly Sue , April 8th, 2020


As the pandemic of SARS-CoV2 (the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19) unfolds it continues to impact contemporary forms of sociality and community, health, care, governance, and global interconne…


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Power in the Face of Indian Surrogacy by Emma Abell-Selby

Emma Abell-Selby , October 16th, 2019


Introduction Power is in the air we breathe, and no matter where we are there are always individuals with more power over others. In “An anthropology of structural…


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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018


Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


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Streamline(d) – “Time Served”

William M. Cotter , July 7th, 2018


This post is the beginning of an experiment. Recent ethnoGRAPHIC work like Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution by Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, as well…


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Forgotten Violence against Backpackers in Australia

The Familiar Strange , June 27th, 2018


While backpackers extensively contribute to the national economy as tourists and workers, they are only here on a short-term basis. Being temporary non-citizens there is less emotional investment…


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Are Emojis and Hieroglyphs Universal Language?

Gamwell , October 26th, 2017


Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a sign of the end of language as we…


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On Queer Amnesia

Elijah Edelman , August 4th, 2017


The AQA exists as a dedicated home for queer anthropology within the larger discipline. Nonetheless, in these pages, on the AN website, and in their own work, AQA…


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Emojis + Hieroglyphics = Universal Language?

Gamwell , January 18th, 2017


Will Emojis be the death of writing? Are emojis modern day hieroglyphs? Is the increased use of emojis in textual conversations a sign of the end of language as we…


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Everyday violence, mobility and access to antenatal care by Nicole Ferreira

Nicole Ferreira , August 29th, 2016


I met Libby on a cold winter morning at the clinic. She was a short woman with a strong voice and slow walk. Libby was 35 years old…


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When State Replaces God

Sharmin Sadequee , July 20th, 2016


June 6, 2016 – Vigilers gather outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, NY in support of A Post 9-11 Domestic Human Rights Campaign put on…


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#Review: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

Lupe A. Flores , March 15th, 2016


Seth Holmes’ ethnography Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies  is a timely and innovative text blending theory and praxis. As a physician anthropologist, the author tries to better understand the…


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My Thoughts While Doing Chest Compressions: Reflections on Care in the Intensive Care Unit from an Intern Physician-Medical Anthropologist by Kimberly Sue

Kimberly Sue , December 10th, 2015


I was doing chest compressions on a 29-year-old woman who had just come up from the Emergency Room, and I was trying not to look at her face….


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Contextualising Ebola rumours from a political, historical and social perspective to understand people’s perceptions of Ebola and the responses to it

Nicole McMurray , October 19th, 2015


This briefing explores how rumours about Ebola in Sierra Leone influences people’s perception and response to Ebola, from the political, historical and social perspectives. Despite the efforts o…


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Contextualising Ebola rumours from a political, historical and social perspective to understand people’s perceptions of Ebola and the responses to it

Nicole McMurray , October 19th, 2015


This briefing explores how rumours about Ebola in Sierra Leone influences people’s perception and response to Ebola, from the political, historical and social perspectives. Despite the efforts o…


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Contextualising Ebola rumours from a political, historical and social perspective to understand people’s perceptions of Ebola and the responses to it

Nicole McMurray , October 19th, 2015


This briefing explores how rumours about Ebola in Sierra Leone influences people’s perception and response to Ebola, from the political, historical and social perspectives. Despite the efforts o…


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Contextualising Ebola rumours from a political, historical and social perspective to understand people’s perceptions of Ebola and the responses to it

Nicole McMurray , October 18th, 2015


This briefing explores how rumours about Ebola in Sierra Leone influences people’s perception and response to Ebola, from the political, historical and social perspectives. Despite the efforts o…


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The Political Economy of Malnutrition

Ted Fischer , July 26th, 2014


Almost half of Guatemalan children under five are malnourished, the vast majority rural Maya kids. This is a hidden human tragedy of epic proportions, each of these lives…


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