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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…
Max Liboiron , October 12th, 2020
Put simply, evoking the universal “we” is a way to discard differences and maintain business as usual.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
guestauth0r , June 4th, 2019
For Raphael Lemkin, who invented the term, genocide was the effort to destroy a group as a group. #MMIWG
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…
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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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]….
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Max Liboiron , June 19th, 2017
A reading list of the David and Goliath story of communities versus industries, governments, and polluting infrastructures.
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…