Intertextuality and the propagation of disinformation Propaganda typically refers to manipulative techniques and misleading messages used to gain public acquiescence for a political cause, especially during times of war. Over the past century, George Orwell, Harold Lasswell, Jacques Ellul, and Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, among others, have written or theorized about propaganda. But […]
[pquote]It is a word apt for the state of social adulthood in the US, where a long-eroding set of markers from the twentieth century are collapsing into a disordered adulthood, fertile with possibility and risk.[/pquote]In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary shortlisted the noun-turned-verb-turned-gerund “adulting” for its Word of the Year designation. Oxford defined adulting as “the practice […]
Which version of diversity will win?
In honor of recent National Awkward Moments Day, March 18, AN invited anthropologists to share their awkward, amusing, embarrassing moments and learning experiences from the field.
Waste water inspections open up questions about bureaucratic processes and interactions.
An anthropologist sets out to create a cross-culturally valid household water insecurity scale.
Artistic performance opens up questions about water rights and social justice.
In the wetlands, claims about environmental and economic change are rooted in broader assertions about livelihood and belonging.
In northern Greenland, the words people use to describe the sea ice and weather provide insight into the ongoing effects of climate change.
What do broken treaties and dispossession by legislation mean for Tonto and the Lone Ranger?