Blog Profile / Savage Minds


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Archived Since:March 16, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Question of Politics, not Agency

My as work has an anthropologist in Brazil has drawn me into an historically layered matrix of racial, class-based, and gendered violence that I did not sufficiently understand when I entered the field. I am still working to understand it now. In my previous post I described how, when an off duty police officer held … Continue reading A Question of Politics, not Agency ?

Fractal Kinship: Europe 2016

Political conflict can create deep turmoil within families. Marina lost her only son to fighting in eastern Ukraine. He died while fighting in a Ukrainian airborne division that was attempting to regain territory lost to separatists....Show More Summary

Teaching Decolonizing Methodologies

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.By Paige West For about a decade I have been teaching a graduate seminar in anthropology at Columbia University called “Decolonizing Methodology” which takes Linda Tuhiwai...Show More Summary

Anthropologies #22: Some thoughts on food, animals, and anthropology

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the Anthropologies #22 series.Here it is: the long-awaited first installment of the anthropologies issue on food. We kick off the issue with a short essay by James Babbitt, who is a graduate student in cultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Show More Summary

Situational Awareness

This morning I was taking notes on my laptop as an officer from the NYPD counter terrorism department’s SHIELD unit gave a room full of academic staff ‘active shooter’ training. As the first video was rolling, he walked over and stood behind me to see what I was typing and almost inaudibly asked the young man … Continue reading Situational Awareness ?

Participant Outsider?

During my first research trip to northeastern Brazil, an off-duty police officer took me and three local homeless boys to the middle of a sugar cane field and held a loaded gun to each of our heads. He thought we had stolen his wallet, which contained three credit cards, a few bills, and his badge. … Continue reading Participant Outsider? ?

The Museum of Corruption

During the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, protestors streamed into the residence of former President Yanukovich at Mezhyhirya reclaimed it. The hat thief who became Head of State is charged with squandering billions of dollars during his years as President. Show More Summary

Danger and the Rio Olympics

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Kristen Drybread.] The 2016 Olympics in Rio are fast approaching. For the past two months, people I haven’t seen in years—and people I have never even met—have been emailing to ask if I can help them find an affordable and, above all, safe place to stay during the Games. Never … Continue reading Danger and the Rio Olympics ?

Around the Web Digest- Black Lives Matter

Hello everyone. I woke up this morning feeling heavy with sadness. Alton Sterling was killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A day after Philando Castile was murdered in Falcon Heights, Minnesota by the police. Social media hasShow More Summary

Reclaiming Detroit: Decolonizing Archaeology in the Postindustrial City

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.By Krysta Ryzewski Detroit moves quickly; issues of scale and pace in a city of this size pose major challenge to contemporary archaeological practice. I’m not sure what a decolonizing archaeology should look like here, but it’s happening nonetheless. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest- June 19

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday, maybe still recovering from Pride weekend? I have some light readings for the week to aid in your recovery. The need for queer anthropology only grows in the shadow of Orlando and growing political discourses on queer people around the world. Show More Summary

Introducing the Public Anthropology Institute

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.By: Faye V. Harrison, Carole McGranahan, Matilda Ostow, Melissa Rosario, Paul Stoller, Gina Athena Ulysse and Maria Vesperi The massacre in Orlando was just two days before we sat together around a seminar table in an idyllic New England college town. Show More Summary

The Anthro/Zine strikes back!

Anthro/Zine, a venue for undergraduate publication from the team behind Anthropology Now, has entered its second year of publication. The premise behind the project is to provide a space for college students to reflect on how anthropology, in all its myriad forms, has touched their lives. Show More Summary

Vale Edith Turner

Edith Turner — Edie as she was universally known — passed away on 18 June 2016. Perhaps the quickest and least accurate way to describe Edie is “Victor Turner’s wife”. But her importance in anthropology is pretty much totally erased by that description. Edie was a tremendous influence on Vic, and all of his work should be … Continue reading Vale Edith Turner ?

Participant Observation and PTSD

One of an ethnographer’s most important instruments is his or her body. What has been called an “affective turn” in the social sciences has entailed thinking of the body as more than a set of significations in the performance of an identity. Show More Summary

Ramadan Diaries: Week Two

Ramadan Diaries takes you into the Ramadan experience of two students of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Oguz Alyanak and Dick Powis. They will be fasting amongst Muslims in two Francophone contexts, Strasbourg, France and Dakar, Senegal, respectively. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest- June 12

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the first days of summer, I am sweating in the Chicago humidity as I type this. Anyways, here are some readings for this week! Join Vincent Crapanzano and an autoethnographic exploration of the meaning of ritual through the daily routine of animal slaughter. If you do not like … Continue reading Around the Web Digest- June 12 ?

Decolonizing Anthropology Textbook Covers

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series.By: Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall and Jennifer Esperanza   As young anthropology students in the 90s we heard Dr. Faye Harrison call: decolonizing anthropology is about “working...Show More Summary

With ‘Cold War Anthropology’ David Price brings his trilogy on anthropology and American power to a powerful conclusion

Price, David H. 2016. Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology. Duke University Press.  A few years ago, I had a chance to have lunch with David Price and some other people at the AAA meetings. Show More Summary

Jamala, Eurovision, and Human Rights

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Greta Uehling] Many Savage Minds readers will be aware of the victory of Jamala at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. As part of my current project, I have been following the work of this Crimean Tatar singer, composer, and actor closely, and was among those who greeted her at the … Continue reading Jamala, Eurovision, and Human Rights ?

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