Tag: voting

Race, Place, and Latinx Political Choices

Andrea Bolivar , November 9th, 2020

How can there be talk of a singular Latinx vote without recognizing the differentiated racial experiences among Latinxs? During the 2020 primary elections, a New York Times headline,…

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When Brazil’s Voters Became Followers

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy? Jair Bolsonaro’s sweeping victory in the 2018 Brazilian elections took many people…

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Getting Out the Vote in South Asian Chicago

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

Language access provisions to expand language minority voters’ access to the polls are not only about political participation. They also reveal the reproduction of white public space and…

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Ten Things about Black Women Suffragists through a Black Feminist Lens

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

Irma McClaurin is a Black feminist anthropologist and consultant who conducts research on the social construction of inequality and its impact on African diaspora communities through an intersectional…

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Talking about Elections in Northern Kenya

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present. “What politics have people of nowadays seen;…

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STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020

In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


On voting

The Anxious Anthropologist , November 10th, 2016

Following the US election result, many people are asking just how all the pollsters got it wrong. Not just wrong, but so very wrong in anticipating the victory…

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Why Vote?

Elyse Bailey , October 26th, 2016

Elections in India are a loud, rambunctious, great equalizer in public life. Elections in India are the world’s biggest festival and Indians clearly like to vote. Evidence shows…

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Myths of American Democracy: Contradictions, Troubling Numbers, and Searching for Sense in the System

Gamwell , October 20th, 2016

Debate Prep! Do you find yourself increasingly frustrated at the lack of real conversations between candidates and politicians? Are you confused about why someone who doesn’t walk to…

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How Karl Marx Ruined My Dinner Party

Carie Little Hersh , June 2nd, 2016

At dinner one night, I made two fatal social errors in rapid succession. First, during casual conversation with two good friends, I began talking about American culture. Not…

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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the Election Hunger Games

Carie Little Hersh , May 4th, 2016

With Donald Trump defending the size of his hands, Ted Cruz dropping out of the race the week after recruiting former opponent Fiorina as a running mate, Hillary…

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New Media Practices and the 2012 Presidential Elections

puellaludens , December 18th, 2012

The past few posts I have written all belong to a collection of case studies about new media practices and the 2012 elections. I want to collect them…

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