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Making embryos lively: The politics of embryo personhood when fertilization happens under a microscope by Manon Lefèvre

Manon Lefèvre , July 6th, 2022

On May 25, 2022, Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed into law the strictest ban on abortion to date, a policy that prohibits the termination of any pregnancy “from…


Review: To Boldly Grow

foodanthro , June 3rd, 2022

Haspel, Tamar (2022) To Boldly Grow. Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 231 pp. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) How many…


Phantoms within and beyond the Frame: Stirrings of Justice amidst Specters of Rural Capitalism

colinhoag , January 18th, 2022

By Rebecca Witter and Dana E. Powell [1] § Structural racism combines with the toxic wastes from industrialized capitalism to haunt the rural lowland landscapes of eastern North…


Images of Loss: Mapping the Future Coast

Chitra , January 7th, 2022

By Sheehan Moore, CUNY § Ten miles south of New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi, the trees flanking both sides of Highway 3134 stop abruptly. A…


#Book Review: Digital Divisions

Jess Auerbach , July 22nd, 2021

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the optimism of the early days of the world wide web appears to have completely abated. The pandemic has proven justification…


Copyright on the Farm

guestauth0r , July 14th, 2021

By MC Forelle This article is based off of the work recently published by the author in New Media and Society, titled “Copyright and the modern car: Colliding…

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Naming the Virus, Becoming the Virus: Affective Forces of Threat from Hà Nội to Atlanta and the Possibility for Anti-Racist Solidarities

Tiên-Dung Hà , July 6th, 2021

“Chống dịch như chống giặc” (“Fight the pandemic like an invader”) has become Vietnam’s slogan in its battle against COVID-19. From the pandemic’s onset until April 2021, Vietnam…


Plastic Pollution Goes Far Beyond Litter by Gauri Pathak

Gauri Pathak , July 5th, 2021

Plastics in the oceans. Beaches littered with plastics. Images of whales and cows with plastics in their bellies. Calls for citizens not to litter, to throw away trash…


Mediated Intimacies: Teletherapy and the Changing Face of American Mental Healthcare by Rebecca J. Lester

Rebecca J. Lester , June 23rd, 2021

“Hello?  Hello? Can you hear me?”  “I can, but your head is cut off.  I just see your neck.  Can you hear me?” “Yeah, yeah, I hear you. &nb…


Caring for home: The failures of vaccine nationalism, or, Why the pandemic will not be over soon by Luisa Madrigal

Luisa Madrigal , May 18th, 2021

Para español aquí. It was one of those early spring evenings where the sun was warm and the air fresh. My friends and I were at the park,…


Visions of Black Futurity Amidst the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality by Nadia Mbonde

Nadia Mbonde , May 11th, 2021

When I ask Willow, an Afro-Puerto Rican young woman in her 20s, if quarantine has helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, she responds: I think it will…


Abou Farman’s On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience by Purbasha Mazumdar

Purbasha Mazumdar , April 16th, 2021

On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience Abou Farman University of Minnesota Press, 2020. 360 pages.  Max More, a trained philosopher and the present Ambassador and…


In the Journals – Militarization

allisontedesco , April 6th, 2021

Officers wearing a traditional late 1960s uniform (left) and a new demilitarized uniform featuring a blazer (right), Riverside County Sheriff, 1969 by Stuart Schrader via Journal of Urban…


In the Journals – Incarceration, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism

allisontedesco , March 1st, 2021

Josh Shapiro: Fair Commutation Not Mass Incarceration by joepiette2 via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed…


Africa, the Cutting Edge for Health Care: Lessons from The Continent for the U.S. during COVID-19 by Emma Bunkley

Emma Bunkley , February 25th, 2021

While the United States is often celebrated as a global leader in health expertise, it currently leads the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths. African countries, often considered…


African Immigrant Care Workers & COVID in the US: Their Fears, Protections, and Recalibrations by Cati Coe

Cati Coe , February 16th, 2021

The US healthcare system depends on the labor of immigrant healthcare professionals, a fact mainly unrecognized and unreported during the pandemic. Twenty-eight percent of physicians are foreign-born…


Envisioning a Different Park: Border Walls, Transborder Ties, and Militarized Ecologies

Manuel G. Galaviz , February 11th, 2021

When news broke out on January 20th, 2021, that newly inaugurated President Joe Biden signed a proclamation ending Trump’s Executive Order 9844, which declared a national emergency at…


Freedom Rangers and Landscapes that Move People

colinhoag , February 9th, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


Fields of Vision: On Biodynamic Farming, Ecological Entanglement, and the Nature of Knowledge

colinhoag , January 26th, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline…


The Work it Takes to Stop Working: Productivity in Labs and Sugarcane

Katie Ulrich , November 10th, 2020

In spring of 2020, thousands of scientific labs across several continents shut down. What was deemed “non-essential” research was ramped down and/or paused in an effort to stop…


The Third Choice: Suicide Hotlines, Psychiatry, and the Police by Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin , November 2nd, 2020

With Covid-19 showing no sign of abating, mental health care (from ongoing therapy to helplines) continues to be an important site of treatment for many Americans. While traditional…


Sound Politics in COVID-19 Brooklyn

Elisa Lanari , October 19th, 2020

Last spring, New Yorkers participated in the 7:00 p.m. clap to show solidarity with “essential workers” and assuage feelings of isolation. They used noisy cacerolazos to mobilize collectiv…

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In the Journals – Policing and Discrimination

allisontedesco , October 5th, 2020

George Floyd protest signs at the Ottawa Courthouse by Janderson L. via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are…


Staying (at Home) with Brain Fog: “Un-witting” Patient Activism by Emily Lim Rogers

Emily Lim Rogers , October 5th, 2020

Scene 1: It’s Sunday afternoon, around one o’clock, and a group of a dozen or so people log onto a video call from their apartments. Occasionally someone’s cat…