Opinion

House of Suhaymi Darb alAsfar in Cairo, Egypt. Photo courtesy Mohamed Nofalovich and wikicommons

The Tragedy of Not Knowing History

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Daniel Martin Varisco


In a recent article in The Economist, published one day after we in America celebrated our independence from foreign rule,…More

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All of us are the coop- we are all equal" Motto of the School Coop "Marcos Sastre", Argentina. Photo Courtesy Ana Heras, 2011

I had already anticipated that anthropology contributes to an important debate on otra economía & sociedad by making visible what…More

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Anthropologist as Translator

As anthropologists we are acquainted with the challenges of translation. Whether through the process of learning a new language, or…More

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Former President Nasheed of the Maldives President Nasheed of the Maldives briefs reporters during the Copenhagen climate change talks. Photo courtesy Adam Weltz and wikicommons

Agreeing to Kill the People of the Maldives Earlier this year researchers described huge collapses on the Western Antarctic ice…More

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Llanmaes fieldwork. Photo courtesy wikicommons

To the Field!

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Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Ty Matejowsky


What do anthropologists do? For many of us, it seems that we spend an inordinate amount of time teaching college…More

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Monument to US-Mexico border deaths. Photo courtesy Tomas Castelazo and wikicommons

Over the last couple of weeks, multiple US media venues have reported on the presence of thousands of children traveling…More

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Latin American Countries participating. Image courtesy Rosana Miraglino.

No doubt, it is people who make culture… Acknowledging this simple fact, a social movement called Cultura Viva Comunitaria was…More

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Poor Data, Rich Data, Big Data, Chief

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Samuel Gerald Collins


Over the past 2 years, Big Data has worked its way into public consciousness, courtesy of widespread news exposure and…More

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Movement of Light. Image courtesy wikicommons

Trigger warnings are a current and controversial topic in higher education and a subject of ongoing discussion among many of…More

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Interaction of a white blood cell with MRSA. Image courtesy NIH and wikicommons

Life as a Fed

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Robert A Hahn


An anthropologist’s career at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For the past 28 years I have…More

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