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Stepping into the hospital side room: a place for death in England by Erica Borgstrom

Erica Borgstrom , July 16th, 2021

I hovered in the doorway as the palliative care nurse who I was shadowing that day indicated I should. She entered the darkened side room to check on…


‘Weather-ing’ the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the UK by Brianne Wenning

Brianne Wenning , May 20th, 2021

Few things are more stereotypically British than discussing the weather. A sense of national pride seems to pervades this discussion. In fact, during our time in the UK…


Tommies: a very British haunt? by Frances Williams

Frances Williams , December 8th, 2020

Designed by: okb-buro.com/ Earlier this year, the world became familiar with the facade of Britain’s St Thomas’ Hospital when, in late March, it became the backdrop for breaking…


Reshaping the bulimic self by Leonie Mol

Leonie Mol , October 26th, 2020

The current clinical and social explanations of bulimia in the United Kingdom are based upon two premises: 1) that bulimia is a derivative of anorexia, and 2) that…


Fit for Purpose? Prime Minister Johnson’s Two Bodies and the UK Better Health Strategy by Kandida Purnell

Kandida Purnell , September 11th, 2020

Amongst the UK’s current Conservative Government, rhetorically invoking the body politic is common practice. For example, in 2019 Number 10 Special Advisor Dominic Cummings argued that a European…


In the Journals – Confinement and Mental Health

allisontedesco , July 27th, 2020

Cour des agitées by Amand Gautier via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed by discipline, geographical…


“The Hostel saved me, really” – addiction and homelessness under Covid-19 by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , June 19th, 2020

When I did my second shift of volunteering at the Hostel[1], new rules were already in place: ‘stay-at-home’ orders had been issued and were enforceable (if not necessarily e…


Caring in the time of corona: Technological possibilities and limitations by Matthew Lariviere

Matthew Lariviere , May 17th, 2020

“Now is the moment to put the failures of the past behind us, and set our sights on the NHS being the most cutting-edge system in the world…


Lockdowns save, lockdowns kill: Valuing life after coronashock by Stefan Ecks

Stefan Ecks , April 24th, 2020

The scale and severity of the coronavirus pandemic is a shock to health systems. It is a shock to economies and governments. It is also a shock to…


Covid-19: Bringing the social back in by Tine Buffel

Tine Buffel , April 21st, 2020

The impact of changes – social and medical – brought about by Covid-19 will not be known for some time. So far, in the UK at least, numbers…


“Stay the fuck at home” by Des Fitzgerald

Des Fitzgerald , April 13th, 2020

On April 5th, NHS Million, an unofficial campaign for people who “love and cherish” the UK’s National Health Service, tweeted a video of a distressed nurse recording a message in…


Review/Interview: Food and Animal Welfare

dsutton20 , July 5th, 2019

  Food and Animal Welfare Henry Buller and Emma Roe. Contemporary Food Series, Bloomsbury Academic, London. 2018. ISBN 9780857855787 Sharyn Jones (Northern Kentucky University) Most people in Western…


In the Journals May, 2019

williamodum , May 30th, 2019

Welcome back to In the Journals, a brief look at just a few articles that have been published in previous months on policing, law, and governance. These readings…


Evan Smith: Love milkshakes, hate racism: A short history of throwing food at the Far Right

Focaal Web Editor , May 25th, 2019

An earlier version of this article first appeared on Hatful of History. In the last month, milkshakes have been lobbed at several far-right candidates in the European elections…


Sticky notes by Simon Cohn

Simon Cohn , April 9th, 2019

I remember when I was a lot younger and my grandmother was still alive, her flat became increasingly filled with small pieces of paper attached by tape to…


Changing Time by Janet Weston

Janet Weston , March 19th, 2019

History and dementia are both concerned with time. Writing history is all about folding time, making sense of things that have become confused and confusing with the passage…


DragNet: February 1 – February 15, 2018

anthropoliteiaadmin , February 20th, 2018

Image from ACLU.org For this dragnet update we have several fascinating articles to highlight. Among the stories from the United states was  an article on  the NYPD’s unofficial power…


Thesis Review: Placing the Apple

kgraf , February 12th, 2018

Please note: I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food. So if you have written a recent thesis or would like to review one, you…


DragNet: January 16 – January 31, 2018

ngraulich , February 6th, 2018

Image from projects.bettergov.org DragNet is back, with a recap of a number articles that came up last month in our twitter feed. In World News, we have a…


Patrick Neveling: “Vote like humans”: Elections in a posthuman political economy

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017

This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (SOAS, University of London). As I left Bournemouth train station…


Michael Jennings: UK Election 2017 manifestos and international development: Common ground and clear water

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017

This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). With the election coming up today, I…


John Gledhill: It’s Corbyn’s critics who need the history lesson

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017

This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). In his very carefully argued speech of…


Visualising Facebook by Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan

Daniel Miller , March 7th, 2017

Today marks the publication of a new book called Visualising Facebook, which I have written with Dr Jolynna Sinanan. It is available as a free download from UCL Press…

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The Pleasure and Pain of Electioneering in the UK

Elyse Bailey , October 24th, 2016

Canvassing for elections is an addictive mix of gossip, ideas, theatre and competition. Elections are a ritual process for creating political representatives and encouraging citizens to accept them…

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