Bernard Perley ©  2017 Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2017. “Discoveries.” Anthropology News website, August 15, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.576

Chef Kabui

Chef Kabui is an ecopolitical chef, urban farmer, and food activist fighting to empower the African and African-American consciousness with a food revolution. In his words, “There is nothing more political than food!” Kabui grew up on a coffee farm near the slopes of Mt Kenya. Eighty percent of what his family ate they grew […]

Geographic Visualization in Anthropology

Ideas in this post are the first in a series on the relationships of archaeology, anthropology, and digital methods. To begin the discussion, I draw upon my recent publication, where I demonstrated that geospatial, digital, and Web-based tools and technologies are now central, albeit sometimes under-theorized, in archaeological research. This work sets the stage for […]

The Zero-Sum Game of White Supremacy

Sexuality and gender-based civil rights and religion are now largely considered incompatible. In the United States, the media consistently poses this as a case of irreconcilable values, beliefs, and practices. However, this is not a problem of conflicting essential differences. Rather it is a flawed framework for thinking about citizenship and belonging. Much like the […]

Rising Temperatures

The Visceral Temporality of Urban Development in India’s “Air Conditioned City” The following is a summary of the SUNTA Graduate Paper Prize Winning Paper for 2016 On April 24, 2016, Bengaluru recorded its hottest temperature since 1931 at 39.2 degrees Celsius (102.6 Fahrenheit) (The Hindu 2016). There’s still time for 2017 to top that score. […]

Right-Wing Politics in Brazil

Iconization and Accusations of Corruption In late 2016, I noticed a peculiar convergence between Brazilian and US politics. In both countries, the political right spurred mass mobilization against a ruling center-left party through the demonization of leading women as corrupt. While neither Senator Hillary Clinton (US) nor President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) were indicted on criminal […]

A Mother’s Other Job

Editor’s Note: This is the second piece in a series called “Putting Anthropology to Work” contributed by students of Margaret Buckner at Missouri State University. The people who benefit from the services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Greene County, MO provides are typically single mothers who receive little to no child support. These […]

The Power of Japanese Sports 

I first started thinking deeply about the power of sports when I lived in a small town in rural Japan called Mima, in the early 2000s. At the time, I had little Japanese language ability, few friends, and an unremarkable social life. I was a 22-year-old English teacher fresh out of college, and this town […]

Retiring Your Library (Part Two)

Landfill or Foreign Donation? Click here to read part one and a series of options to consider when looking to dispose of a book collection. Sending a library to an institution abroad is probably the most arduous of the options available for disposing of one’s collection, a process involving several steps: Select the books. I […]