The Post-Harvey “Recovery” Is a Political Disaster

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey’s rains flooded 204,000 homes and apartment buildings, and nearly three quarters of these lay outside the federally regulated 100-year flood plain (an area with a 1 percent probability of flooding on any given year). Hurricane Harvey delivered excessive and unusual anthropogenic climate change-related precipitation levels.

What’s in Your Bag, Anthropologists?

From the Andean highlands to Appalachia, anthropologists from across the discipline open their field bags to reveal favorite pens, recording equipment, emergency granola bars, and—of course—scarves.

Senegalese Football’s Impossible Dream

On May 31, 2002, Senegal stunned the football world with a 1-0 victory over the title holders France, a hugely symbolic victory over their former colonizers on the opening day of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. A week later, the Lions de la Téranga (the lions of hospitality, the national team’s nickname) faced Denmark. Trailing by one goal at half time, the Senegalese substitute Henri Camara won the ball with a sliding tackle just outside his own penalty area.

Posting at the Margins

“Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the town of Playa del Carmen, shortly after the first presidential debate concluded. Within minutes, the comments section of the post filled with hilarious, insulting, insightful, and downright offensive memes making fun of the five (currently four) presidential candidates.

Disciplinary Violence

#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline?