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Sixty may be the New Fifty but is Twenty Six the New Old?

alex.clegg , April 14th, 2022

Author: Sheba Mohammid In Trinidad and Tobago, we may not have Ponce De Leon’s fountain of youth, but we do have a pool. It’s technically an offshore sandbar,…

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Covid-19 and the plight of youth living with HIV in South Africa

Millicent Atujuna , January 28th, 2021

Long before South Africa was hit by Covid-19, youth living with HIV identified stigma as one of the major challenges they face every day. In my ongoing qualitative…

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Tasting Independence

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021

Maggi instant noodles are a treasured favorite among India’s young people. Their banning in 2015 conjured youthful memories of rebellion and revealed the uncertainties of our global food…

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Pregnancy and baby apps, smart home devices: Anthropologist shows how surveillance capitalism targets children

lorenz , January 4th, 2021

When we are online we are constantly being watched and tracked. A huge industry has evolved to build profiles about us so that they can predict and influence…

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Being Psychotically Adept— Placing Change, the Poetic Self, and Community Arts Together by Luke Kernan

Luke Kernan , November 10th, 2020

For some time now, I have been volunteering at a local mental health clinic known as Foundry. One of the activities I have become involved in at the…


Michelle Williams takes the page 99 test

| , March 2nd, 2020

One half of page 99 of my doctoral thesis is a photo, taken at eye level of a group of Tongan students sitting cross-legged on the ground of…

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A Year of Trans Childhood by Paula Martin

Paula Martin , November 12th, 2019

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century Tey Meadow University of California Press, 2018. 320 pages. The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) …


“From Zero to Hero”: The life of Sierra Leonean football players in Scandinavia, by Zora Šašková

Mats Utas , November 10th, 2019

Community league game in Lunsar, Port Loko District “Is Foday back home?” I asked Erik, a former Danish Superliga coach and owner of a second division club in…

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Are Sierra Leone’s gangs a new phenomenon? by Kars de Bruijne

Mats Utas , July 13th, 2019

MOB – Members of Blood together with 103 a constituency number is an indication of the politics and gangs nexus – photo by the author One Friday afternoon,…

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Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Mats Utas , July 4th, 2019

Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…

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Sierra Leone’s laws to protect women have unintended consequences, by Luisa Schneider

Mats Utas , February 28th, 2019

Age-of-consent law is complex. If it is set too high, there’s a risk that it will undercut young people’s agency. If it is set too low, it does…

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UCL Young Curators with Harris Invictus Academy

Delphine Mercier , August 3rd, 2018

Syeda Sana Gilani, Tyanne Hudson, Soliman Hussaini, Candour Ndaguba, Best Oscar, Kaiya Pink, Year 10 Students at Harris Invictus Academy, Croydon, London Hi, welcome to our online exhibition…

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#Review: Mobile Secrets

Luisa Enria , June 27th, 2018

Information and communications technology (ICT) has been hailed as the holy grail of “transformational development”, the source of growing innovations (such as the sending of remittances through mobil…


#Review: Mobile Secrets

Peter Lockwood , June 15th, 2018

Julie Archambault’s Mobile Secrets is an ethnographically vivid and distinctive contribution to the ever growing anthropological literature on the topic of youth in Africa. Whilst ethnographic a…


Generation Terrorists: The Politics of Youth and the Gangs of Freetown, by Kieran Mitton

Mats Utas , February 26th, 2018

Youth at Risk – Youth as Risk On the evening of the 15th February, six leading presidential candidates for the Sierra Leone presidential elections took to the stage….

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East Side Orchestras: Music and Social Change

lorenagibson , February 15th, 2018

I am currently working on a research project that looks at the social impacts of Arohanui Strings, Porirua Soundscapes, and Virtuoso Strings. These groups provide free, Sistema-inspired orchestral mus…


A Year of Two Elections

Peter Lockwood , November 27th, 2017

Victor flew into the tackle, blocking the opponent’s shot at goal. Shouts of praise went up from the fans and substitutes standing on the touch-line. “Sawa Victor!” (“Nice…


Beyond ABC: Sexual Mobility in Uganda

standplaatswereld , October 11th, 2017

by Esther Platteeuw

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The myth of the trickle-down effect: What Guinea’s recent upheavals intimate about the country, by Joschka Philipps

Mats Utas , March 3rd, 2017

The dry season’s dust has again settled on Conakry’s streets, aside from a few marks of ashes and rubble on the sides of the main avenues, everything seems…

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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 21: Maurice Magaña on Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. through Ava Duvernay’s 13th

smulla16 , March 1st, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


The “Born-Free” Generation

Sipho Mpongo , December 22nd, 2016

visual essay Figure 1. Masixole Mlandu, a University of Cape Town (UCT) student protest leader, during a national shutdown protest. Cape Town. 2015. In 1994, South Africa celebrated…

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Flavour was not supposed to die…, by Andrew Jefferson

Mats Utas , August 22nd, 2016

It’s raining in Freetown and the traffic is, as usual, slow on the road through Congo Town towards Kroo Town Road. The radio announcer is going through the…

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The reception and consumption of telenovelas in Senegal

John Postill , May 18th, 2016

This is a fourth set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.)…


Yemen’s broken youth

standplaatswereld , February 18th, 2016

#SupportYemen March 2011 By Marina de Regt     “Aunt, if you know any way to migrate to Europe plz just tell me, I wanna run away from this…

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