Tag: wealth

Chris Gregory: What is the false coin of our own dreams?

focaal_admin , December 9th, 2021

I confess that the first time I met David I was not impressed. It was in 2006 at a conference in Halle. David gave a 50-minute summary of…


Yugoslav Peasants Land Apollo 8

Alexandra Frankel , July 11th, 2019

Is there salad on the Moon? Down on Earth, Yugoslav peasants argued the question. On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to venture around…

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Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018

In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…

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Book Review: Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Rose Deller , February 20th, 2018

In Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, Rachel Sherman undertakes 50 in-depth interviews with rich New Yorkers to consider how they navigate their anxieties and the negative connotations surroun…

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A Tale of Two Rooms: Debt, Success, and Freedom in Indian Microfinance

Sohini Kar , November 2nd, 2016

“See, I don’t have a TV or an almirah [wardrobe],” said Ilina, pointing to her sparse one-room flat, while in one corner—the makeshift kitchen—her husband squatted over a…