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.
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.
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.
“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.
Engaging culture in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery presents promise and problems.
To understand immigrants’ experiences, we must look beyond media portrayals of the delinquent or success story.
The AKP government continues to weave a political mythology around the July 2016 coup attempt in service of its “New Turkey.”
We cannot fully comprehend today’s activism without the complex histories of Black women’s struggles against sexual violence.
For French chefs, inequality begins in culinary school.
#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline?