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 […]

Review of the film “Tokyo Waka”

Tokyo Waka is a lyrical documentary portraying Tokyo overrun by crows directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson. In this rapidly changing metropolis, crows are observed through various lenses referencing culture, society and art. To review this film, I use Jacques Lévy’s “condition of serendipity” (“The City is Back [in Our Minds]” in Cities and Fascination. Beyond […]

Review of “The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life”

A film written and directed by Andreas M Dalsgard. 2012. 77 minutes. Producer, Signe Byrge Sørensen. Bullfrog Films. I think most anthropologists already agree with the main premises of this film: that the best way to design cities or buildings is to ask people what they want and observe what they do, that people are […]

SUNTA Graduate Student Paper Prize Submissions

Deadline September 20 The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/global Anthropology (SUNTA) is pleased to announce its graduate paper prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address SUNTA’s interests, including transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, refugees and immigrants, urban life, space and place, and poverty and homelessness. The prize includes a cash award […]