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  00:18:35, by admin   . Categories: Latin- and Central America, persons and theories

Olivia Harris has passed away

One of antropologi.info's readers alerted me to the death of anthropologist Olivia Harris. She died suddenly of cancer aged 60 on the morning of 9th April. Harris is the co-founder of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths College (also Universit… more »


  22:41:01, by admin   . Categories: politics, books, fieldwork / methods, poverty, Northern America

Fieldwork among homeless heroin and crack users - new book by Philippe Bourgois

"In Search of Respect. Selling Crack in El Barrio" is one of my favorite ethnographies. Now, Philippe Bourgois, is out with a new book. In “Righteous Dopefiend", he looks at the clients of the dealers, the University paper Penn Current reports. The pa… more »


Interview with Benedict Anderson: Being a cosmopolitan without needing to travel

During my research for the new overview over open access anthropology journals, I made many great discoveries. I'll try to present some of them. One of the discoveries was Invisible Culture. An electronic journal for visual culture. The most recent is… more »


Journal of European Ethnology is going (a little bit) Open Access

Is Open Access the new buzz-word? Do we see some change in the world of anthropology journals? Angels Trias i Valls recently announced the birth of a new open access journal, Anthropology Reviews: Dissent and Cultural Politics. And last week, I receiv… more »


  15:38:06, by admin   . Categories: Asia, globalisation, gender, books

Book review: How neoliberalism reshapes motherhood in Calcutta

How do middle-class women in Calcutta understand and experience economic change? What impact is globalization having on the new middle-classes in Asia? Our reviewer Tessa Valo has again been lucky with her choice of books. For antropologi.info, she revie… more »


  01:45:29, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Africa, books

Mahmood Mamdani: "Western concern for Darfur = Neocolonialism"

300 000 people have been killed and 2.5 million been made refugees in the war in Darfur. In his new book, anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani describes the Save Darfur campaign as representing a refracted version of the moral logic of the "War on Terror" with… more »


Financial crisis: Anthropologists lead mass demonstration against G20 summit

(Update: Chris Knight suspended over G20-activism) The G20 summit in London next month may be marked by one of the biggest demonstrations since a million people marched against war in Iraq in 2003. According to The Sunday Telegraph, the demonstrations ar… more »


  02:41:52, by admin   . Categories: religion cosmology, culture traditions, Asia, books

Book Review: How Indissoluble is Hindu Marriage?

Divorce does not belong to Hindu tradition, anthropologist Livia Holden was told when she started her research in India 14 years ago. But is this true? Tessa Valo reviews for antropologi.info Holden’s new book Hindu Divorce. A Legal Anthropology. Ant… more »

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