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Electronic Cigarettes and the Pharmaceuticalization of Tobacco

In the past few years we have witnessed the rapid emergence of a new technological and social object: the electronic cigarette. By offering an alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes, proponents... 
House of Suhaymi Darb alAsfar in Cairo, Egypt. Photo courtesy Mohamed Nofalovich and wikicommons

The Tragedy of Not Knowing History

In a recent article in The Economist, published one day after we in America celebrated our independence from foreign rule, the “tragedy of the Arabs” is summarized as a “civilisation that used to... 
Roundtable participants (Ilisa Barbash, John Bishop, Karma Foley, Jake Homiak, Guha Shankar, David Rowntree) break off into small group discussions. Photo courtesy Frank Aveni

Exploring Ethnographic Film Archiving Today

Last spring, a group of 20 notable archivists, anthropologists, filmmakers and others concerned with the future of ethnographic media met at Harvard’s Peabody Museum for the Roundtable on Ethnographic... 
All of us are the coop- we are all equal" Motto of the School Coop "Marcos Sastre", Argentina. Photo Courtesy Ana Heras, 2011

Latin America and Social Solidarity Economy Legislation

I had already anticipated that anthropology contributes to an important debate on otra economía & sociedad by making visible what and how are things accomplished, day-to-day, and what may these practices... 
Madre de Dios, Peru. Photo courtesy Geoff Gallice and wikicommons

Creating One’s Own Postdoc Position

An NSF-funded Investigation of Cultural Change in Amazonia I work at an ethnic boundary. “When they [the Matsigenka] first come, they have many problems, and they are used to not working. That is one... 
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

Climate Change and Social Murder

Agreeing to Kill the People of the Maldives Earlier this year researchers described huge collapses on the Western Antarctic ice sheet. A NASA study involving an assessment of 40 years of ground, air, and... 
Chicago across from Lake Michigan. Photo courtesy Mike Boehmer and wikicommons

The Raw and the Reviewed

My Experiences with the NSF One of the most significant moments in my early career was being awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF DDRIG). Another... 
Llanmaes fieldwork. Photo courtesy wikicommons

To the Field!

What do anthropologists do? For many of us, it seems that we spend an inordinate amount of time teaching college classes, grading student papers, writing grant proposals, and making research presentations. ... 

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