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Community meeting in the Ethiopian village of Mai Misham. Photo courtesy Peter Van Arsdale

Imagining Ethiopia

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Peter W Van Arsdale


Dichotomies of Rights and Development Dichotomies As an applied anthropologist working in Ethiopia, I have found that it is very…More

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Attack of the Social Media Zombies

Attack of the Social Media Zombies

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Samuel Gerald Collins


My colleague, Matthew Durington, and I have just finished our final iteration of a 4-year collaborative project, Anthropology By the…More

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The Trouble with ISIS

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Daniel Martin Varisco


A decade ago the Canadian Pakistani Muslim, Irshad Manji, published her controversial book, The Trouble with Islam.  She identified many…More

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Join the Club

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Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Ty Matejowsky


An essential step in the ongoing development of aspiring anthropologists is involvement in some type of school affiliated anthropology club…More

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Unemployment and Divine Plans

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Claudia Strauss


When I began my research interviewing unemployed and underemployed Southern Californians in 2011, I did not expect that their religious…More

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Mapping Otra Economía with our own bodies, 2013 at Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Photo courtesy of Rosana Miraglino from Fundación Oasi.

As formerly stated, an issue continually under debate in the field of otra economía & sociedad is whether it is…More

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Ideas for the First Day of Class I hate most so-called “icebreakers.” Too many camp, workshop and classroom experiences have…More

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Personnel of the heavy-crude pipeline work to stabilize the hillside after a landslide fractured the pipeline in Winchele, outside of the city of Esmeraldas in 2013. Approximately 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil were spilled into the Winchele River. Photo courtesy Gabriela Valdivia

Crude Entanglements

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Gabriela Valdivia
Flora Lu


Living with Oil in Ecuador Thanks to social science funding from the NSF, we are researching how energy policy and…More

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Clearing trenches during a community cleaning exercise. Photo courtesy Jacob Doherty

Time and Money

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Jacob Doherty


Fieldwork Takes Both My research site in Kampala, Uganda is heavily saturated by national and international NGOs with short term…More

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In the past few years we have witnessed the rapid emergence of a new technological and social object: the electronic…More

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