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The Main Street of NEEM. Here I have used an extreme wide-angle lens to convey the isolation and planetary scale of the camp. Photo courtesy Martin Skrydstrup

Planetary Perspectives

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Martin Skrydstrup


A Note on the Optical Sub-Consciousness in Ethnographic Fieldwork Since the heyday of ethnographic fieldwork in the opening decade of…More

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Climate: An All-Consuming Problem

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Cindy Isenhour


The Mother of Them All Research in many of the world’s most consumptive societies suggests that large majorities are now…More

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A thunderstorm gathers toward the east of the author's field site, December 2013. Photo courtesy Clayton Whitt

Life with Mud I arrived in my field site in the highlands, or Altiplano, of western Bolivia concerned about the…More

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Regional Climate Services

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Cecilia Hidalgo


The Challenge of co-Producing Usable Knowledge The production of relevant and usable knowledge concerning climate constitutes a challenge for scientists,…More

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Fraser Valley, CO. Photo courtesy Daniel Murphy

Engaging Future Uncertainty and Climate Skeptics in the American West

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Daniel J Murphy
Laurie Yung
Carina Wyborn
Daniel R Williams


Though global climate trends are well established and some places are experiencing substantial impacts already, there is still considerable uncertainty…More

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Anthropology Fieldwork and the Third Man

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Samuel Gerald Collins


I watched Carol Reed’s “The Third Man” (1949) again last week, and I was again reminded what a perfect parable…More

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A composite image of the Western hemisphere of the Earth. Image courtesy NASA and wikicommons

A View From South America In my last column  I described some characteristics associated to emancipatory education as a perspective.…More

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Women working in a rice field near Junagadh, Gujarat, India. Photo courtesy 	Bernard Gagnon and wikicommons

Climate change is a global threat that increases the vulnerability of all populations, but not equally so. Given existing structures…More

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Hey Tye, Sorry I missed class last week. My parents bought me a cruise.  Did I miss anything important. If…More

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This pronouncement was delivered by a graduating student about Barry Estabrook’s Tomatoland after she read it in my Anthropology of…More

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