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Reviving humanity: Africa’s lessons for post-Covid education

Takako Mino , December 21st, 2020

Many months after Covid-19 hit Africa, education systems, like in other parts of the world, are struggling to figure out the way forward. Schools have started to reopen…

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There’s no such thing as “We”

Max Liboiron , October 12th, 2020

Put simply, evoking the universal “we” is a way to discard differences and maintain business as usual.

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Roundup: Waste & COVID-19

Max Liboiron , September 15th, 2020

What do we know about the relationships between waste and COVID-19? Some figures and insights are emerging, but given that we’re in the thick of the pandemic and…

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Localising support to displaced populations during and after Covid-19

Dorien Braam , July 4th, 2020

As Covid-19 continues to spread at a worrying pace, refugees around the world run the double risk of being hit by the virus and by the negative impact…

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Mapping Covid-19 and the unconscious dimensions of the pandemic

Phil Cohen , June 29th, 2020

One of the most important moments in the development of cartography occurred when an obscure doctor, John Snow, produced his so-called ghost map of the cholera outbreak in…

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Feminise the pandemic: Covid-19 and gender inequality in South Africa

Kgomotso Ramushu , June 25th, 2020

Like all countries around the world, South Africa is now dealing with the uncertainty of navigating in uncharted waters, as it moves from full lockdown to a gradual…

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Trans people have been hit hard by Covid-19 disruptions – here is why

Miriam Aurora Hammeren Pedersen , June 9th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is raging, and as an anthropologist who is also a transgender woman, I have been frequently reflecting on the situation in which we trans people…

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Will Covid-19 be the spark for the next global debt crisis?

Jürgen Schraten , June 5th, 2020

Karl Marx begins his 1852 essay “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon” with the world famous reference to Hegel, according to which all important facts of history happen…

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Book: Theorising Media and Conflict

philbu , February 19th, 2020

Budka, P., & Bräuchler, B. (Eds.). (2020). Theorising media and conflict. Anthropology of Media. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books. Cover Theorising Media & Conflict Theorising Me…

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Can academics change the world?

Fran Barone , January 19th, 2020

Via The Conversation: Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned,…


Yes, Genocide (a primer on the term) #MMIWG

guestauth0r , June 4th, 2019

For Raphael Lemkin, who invented the term, genocide was the effort to destroy a group as a group. #MMIWG

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Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene

guestauth0r , December 10th, 2018

These experiences resonate strongly with the concept of “solastagia,” described both as a form of homesickness while still in place, and as a type of grief over the…

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Italy’s populist alliance and the national anti-migrant consensus

Vito Laterza , May 22nd, 2018

The League’s Matteo Salvini and the Five Star’s Luigi Di Maio have entered into coalition to form a government in Italy [AP] You can read my latest piece…

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Review: Digital environments: Ethnographic perspectives across global online and offline spaces

philbu , November 5th, 2017

Budka, P. (2018). [Review of the book Digital environments: Ethnographic perspectives across global online and offline spaces, by U. U. Frömming, S. Köhn, S. Fox & M. Terry]….

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In space, this is the age of reusability

guestauth0r , October 23rd, 2017

It might seem that the obvious solution is to reuse rockets. The idea of Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) isn’t new, but reusing rockets has proven tricky in the…

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Benzene, PCBs, and industrial chemistry: A narrative bibliography

guestauth0r , October 16th, 2017

How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World in The Atlantic by Rebecca Altman, is a narrative exploration of the rise of organic chemistry, and the industrialization of the branch of chemistry…

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Virtual Waste: Flowing from a data center near you

guestauth0r , September 25th, 2017

Thinking with virtual data demonstrates that reduction of material waste alone does not mean a reduction of an overall environmental footprint on this planet.

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CFP: Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene

Max Liboiron , September 4th, 2017

For its seventh issue, Pivot is calling for papers that not only critically address the Anthropocene as our current geological epoch but, in doing so, attend to pertinent questions concerning…

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Pollution is Colonialism

Max Liboiron , September 1st, 2017

Colonialism in Canada is an ongoing structure whereby settler society and government assert sovereignty over lands already occupied by Indigenous peoples.

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How we discovered pollution-poisoned crustaceans in the Mariana Trench

guestauth0r , August 14th, 2017

A trench amphipod, Hirondellea gigas, from the deepest place on Earth: Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (10,890m). Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University, Author provided Alan Jamieson, Newcastle Un…

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Your city could be exporting deadly air pollution – here’s why

guestauth0r , August 7th, 2017

Goods and services produced in one region for use by another region are responsible for 22% (762,400) of air pollution-related deaths worldwide.

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Call for applicants: Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia (deadline July 15)

guestauth0r , July 11th, 2017

The ACP will last four days. It is built around four main seminars (each participant will choose 2), and includes a fieldwork day exploring Delaware Valley sites. 

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Community Responses to Toxic Hazards: A Reading List

Max Liboiron , June 19th, 2017

A reading list of the David and Goliath story of communities versus industries, governments, and polluting infrastructures.

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On (not) seeing artificial light at night: Light pollution or lighting poverty?

guestauth0r , June 12th, 2017

By Dr. Sara B. Pritchard Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University So it began. This was the image that sparked my interest in light pollution and light-pollution…

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