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Street Affects in Kashmir

Bushra Punjabi , January 11th, 2022


This piece offers an ‘inside-out’ perspective on everyday life in a militarized space. As a researcher and a Kashmiri, the writer is struggling to document the ordinary-everyday lives…


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The Emotional Logic of a Black Poetics: Truth, Metaphor, Beauty, Joy

Daniel Salas , December 9th, 2021


In this free live event, Poetry Editor Christine Weeber and SAPIENS Public Anthropology Fellow Eshe Lewis will speak with Justin D. Wright, a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology…


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Lessons We Learn

Jason Vasser-Elong , November 19th, 2021


“Lessons We Learn” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. The past flashes like…


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Riot

Dina Rivera , November 5th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her arm is…


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Middle Ground

Dina Rivera , October 15th, 2021


[no caption] Clelia Michelini/Getty Images “Middle Ground” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection h…


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Are We So Different?

Irma McClaurin , October 8th, 2021


“Are We So Different?” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her piece was…


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They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth

Cory-Alice André-Johnson , October 1st, 2021


[no-caption] Attila Haag/EyeEm/Getty Images “They’ll Steal Your Eyes, They’ll Steal Your Teeth” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the…


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#PoliticalEngagements: Facts and Evidence

When Asked if the World Would End They Answer No

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


A sign marks the Kodiak Baptist Orphanage site on Woody Island, Alaska. Abigail Chabitnoy If you missed the introduction to “When Asked if the World Would End They…


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Matrilines

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


If you missed the introduction to “Matrilines,” you can find it here. Where are the women in this story, Emaq? Only birds lacking fur. [aside,] Grounded birds lack…


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Matryoshka Song

Abigail Chabitnoy , August 11th, 2021


If you missed the introduction to “Matryoshka Song,” you can find it here. I put an awl case on my belt around my waste, just like the placard…


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Kenyan Mothers Take on Police Violence

Wangui Kimari , August 5th, 2021


Lucy Wambui is a convenor of the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network in Nairobi. Ed Ram I first met Sarah Wangari three weeks after her son Alex…


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War between good citizens and bad citizens: tools for today’s totalitarianism in Brazil and the Philippines

Cecilia Pe Lero , July 30th, 2021


On May 6, 2021, on the heels of Brazil’s deadliest month since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, special police forces in Rio de Janeiro killed 28 people…


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Towards an Anthropology of Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 27th, 2021


When is a coup a coup? Reflections on the anthropological study of ‘coups’ There have been more than 200 coups in 95 countries over the last 75 years,…


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Reciprocal Vulnerability in the Face of Patriarchal Violence

Pascale Schild , July 7th, 2021


“Everything is research data.” As PhD students we must have heard this statement from teachers, mentors, and supervisors a hundred times. The advice points to the widely held…


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When “Voluntary” Return Is Not a Real Option for Asylum-Seekers

Usman Mahar , June 1st, 2021


Wrestling with the themes of violence, hope, and resilience, Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi often makes delicate use of red—the color of blood. Imran Qureshi “Love Me, Love Me…


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What Will It Take to Stop Swimming in the Waters of Racism?

Christine Weeber , May 24th, 2021


[no-caption] Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images In the weeks leading up to the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, I passed dozens of Donald Trump 2024 banners and…


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Why the Camp Grant Massacre Matters Today

Chip Colwell , April 30th, 2021


In 2015, members of the Apache Nation and their allies protested actions by the U.S. Congress that granted parts of Oak Flat to Resolution Copper Mining. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty…


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Jaime A Alves: F*ck the Police! Murderous cops, the myth of police fragility and the case for an insurgent anthropology

focaal_admin , April 27th, 2021


‘Blue lives matter,’ says the mantra of police fragility. The mythology about defenseless officers being hunted and killed by criminals is indeed a powerful one, mobilized by right-wing…


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Chronic living against all odds in Honduras by Nancy Worthington

Nancy Worthington , April 12th, 2021


Yesenia was born with congenital heart disease in 2000, a time in Honduras when heart defects meant certain, if not sudden, death for most children. Owing to surgical…


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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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What Does the American Dream Have to do With the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Elisa Sobo , February 25th, 2021


Protestors gather outside Dodger Stadium, a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles, in January. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images On January 30, protesters disrupted a mass…


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Anarchism In Practice Is Often Radically Boring Democracy

David Flood , February 22nd, 2021


Most anarchist organizing requires the full participation and consensus of all members. Sterling College/Flickr Two hours into a weekly planning session, the 15 or so black-clothed, tatto…


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How Imperialism Gave Us 2020

Rick W.A. Smith , February 16th, 2021


Violence and disease have long been intertwined in the Americas. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The world is caught in the grip of a deadly pandemic and yet another wave…


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