Tag: trust

The Limit of Defense: Life in a Taiwanese Military Training Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leo Chu

Leo Chu , October 26th, 2021

On the morning of 23rd February 2021, I boarded a bus from my home in northern Taiwan to a nearby military training center. There I joined another four…


The World Health Organization (WHO): A Problem of Trust

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2021

Over the past twenty years or so, what has been the record of the World Health Organization when it comes to major public health crises? Has the WHO…


Trust Versus Paranoia: Can the Siberian fire spirit explain the spectacular failure of the UK Covid track and trace app?

fstammle , April 30th, 2021

Piers Vitebsky (pv100(at)cam.ac.uk) and Roza Laptander (roza.laptander(at)mail.ru) are going to give an interesting example on how to de-provincialise Arctic social sciences. This time on a topic tha…

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Covid-19, Nordic trust and collective denial: Sweden and Norway compared

Camelia Dewan , January 21st, 2021

In March 2020, as the pandemic strengthened its grip around Europe and the world, I wondered how I would manage my weekly work commute from Stockholm to Oslo…

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Ep #52: An exploration of truth & trust: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 23rd, 2020

Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from…

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“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

Chelsea Horton , February 20th, 2020

At Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market gossip is more than idle talk. It helps traders mitigate economic risk and boost professional reputations.  In the yam yard, wholesale traders bargain…

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Gossip—A Thing Humans Do

Chelsea Horton , February 20th, 2020

Gossip and rumor are important informal modes of communication, influencing public opinion and individual actions. But, the distinction between information and falsehood can be difficult to see.  Is…

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Ep. #42: Economies of Openness: Ros Attenborough on cultures of trust, exclusion & generosity in STS

Julia Brown , July 21st, 2019

“All of these questions deserve…just that little bit extra thought about what would openness look like for my study and in my discipline? What would it achieve? What…

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Encoding Value: What is cryptocurrency, and what does it mean for society?

The Familiar Strange , October 3rd, 2018

Author: Stephanie Betz, PhD candidate at the Australian National University and a digital anthropologist researching the intersections between people and technology.  Her doctoral research is an ethno…

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The Power of Small Things: Trustmarkers and Designing for Mental Health

Stefan Johansson , June 7th, 2018

At my office we put tennis balls on the legs of the chairs to reduce the noise of the scraping chairs against the parquet floors. They are hard…