Film Review of These Birds Walk

These Birds Walk, Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, dirs. 77 minutes. Distributor: Oscilloscope, New York, 2013. What would it be like to experience a city while in almost constant motion? The images of Karachi in These Birds Walk emerge from rides in a Suzuki Bolan ambulance of a nonprofit welfare organization, the Edhi Foundation. Ambulance journeys start […]

LEEDS Special Book Prize to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids

The Leeds Prize Committee and SUNTA Board is pleased to award the special book prize this year to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids. The committee offers the board the following citation to document the appropriateness of awarding this prize. “Randol Contreras’ ethnography The Stickup Kids sets the tragically brutal lifecourse of his best friends from the south […]

SUNTA Leeds Prize

SUNTA is please to offer the nomination of Mun Young Cho for the 2014 LEEDS prize. The Society for Urban, National and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA) is pleased to award the 2015 Anthony Leeds Prize to Mun Young Cho for her book The Specter of “The People”: Urban Poverty in Northeast China (Cornell University Press, 2013). Amidst China’s […]

Redirected Futures in Rural Manitoba

A Report from the Field This essay describes the establishment of a small Filipino community on the Canadian prairies. My PhD fieldsite is unassuming place; an unexpected destination; a thoroughfare for most. Yet, since 2009, it has become a site of permanent in-migration as a growing number of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) from the Philippines […]