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A Tale of Many Borders

Unaccompanied Minors and the Perils of Sentimentalism It is almost the last week in July, and the sun along the strip of land connecting Boca Chica Beach, Texas, with Playa Bagdad, Tamaulipas (Mexico)... 
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Working on The Hill

Politics as the Art of the Possible Despite Congress’s abysmally poor reputation in the public eye and its polarization, the national legislature remains an important public policy arena. Beyond authorizing... 
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Attack of the Social Media Zombies

My colleague, Matthew Durington, and I have just finished our final iteration of a 4-year collaborative project, Anthropology By the Wire.   From the outset, we sought to produce YouTube Video from this... 
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The Trouble with ISIS

A decade ago the Canadian Pakistani Muslim, Irshad Manji, published her controversial book, The Trouble with Islam.  She identified many troubling aspects that people in the West often associate with... 
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Join the Club

An essential step in the ongoing development of aspiring anthropologists is involvement in some type of school affiliated anthropology club or even a national or international professional association. ... 
Mapping Otra Economía with our own bodies, 2013 at Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Photo courtesy of Rosana Miraglino from Fundación Oasi.

Current Notes on Economy, Society and the Law in Argentina

As formerly stated, an issue continually under debate in the field of otra economía & sociedad is whether it is positioning differently from current capitalistic practices or is it, instead, supporting... 
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Back to School

Ideas for the First Day of Class I hate most so-called “icebreakers.” Too many camp, workshop and classroom experiences have made me dread the awkward exercises designed to help strangers get to know... 
Clearing trenches during a community cleaning exercise. Photo courtesy Jacob Doherty

Time and Money

Fieldwork Takes Both My research site in Kampala, Uganda is heavily saturated by national and international NGOs with short term research programs for monitoring and evaluation. Kampalans are quite savvy... 

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