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A Magpie's Tale

Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on the Kazakh of Western Mongolia

Anna Odland Portisch

It's fascinating (“Can you imagine a stranger showing up on your doorstep and asking to stay for a year?”) and highly evocative (“It was so cold that night, the next morning the driver had to bring the engine back to life by lighting a small fire underneath the car”) and it gave us so much to discuss that we’ve split our discussion into two parts.

Anna's story begins here and Part Two will follow very soon.

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On the dialectics of capitalist expansion: An interview with Christopher Krupa

FocaalBlog

Eric Wolf, Europe, Histories, Capitalism. Where are we now?

This panel was convened by Ida Susser at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2022 – Unsettling Landscapes. It builds on the workshop Vision and Method in Anthropology: Forty Years of Eric Wolf’s ‘Europe and the People Without History’, on 23/24 September 2022, organized in the framework of the ‘Frontlines of Value’ project at the University of Bergen by Don Kalb and Susana Narotzky.

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Featured Series

Worlds of Memory

Editors:

Jeffrey Olick, University of Virginia
Aline Sierp, Maastricht University
Jenny Wüstenberg, Nottingham Trent University

Published in collaboration with the Memory Studies Association

This book series publishes innovative and rigorous scholarship in the interdisciplinary and global field of memory studies. Memory studies includes all inquiries into the ways we—both individually and collectively— are shaped by the past. How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others? How do those representations shape our actions and understandings, whether explicitly or unconsciously?

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Interactive Map Project

The Walls of Santiago

Social Revolution and Political Aesthetics in Contemporary Chile

Terri Gordon-Zolov and Eric Zolov

A photo-illustrated record of Chilean protest art, along with reflections on artistic antecedents, global protest movements, and the long shadow cast by Chile’s authoritarian past.

From October 2019 until the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Chile was convulsed by protests and political upheaval, as what began as civil disobedience transformed into a vast resistance movement. Throughout, the most striking aspects of the protests were the murals, graffiti, and other political graphics that became ubiquitous in Chilean cities.

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EnviroSociety

Rising from the Ashes: Rural Communities in Portugal’s Fiery Landscapes

Filipa Soares, Luísa Schmidt, & Ana Delicado. Instituto de Ciências

On June 17th, 2017, Ferraria de São João (hereafter Ferraria), a small-sized village in central Portugal remotely located at the top of a hill, was encircled by flames. The two available fire engines, one at each end of the village, were unable to refill with water at some point. There were no helicopters either. The tragedy, as the few residents would come to realise the morning after, was of a regional scale. Left to their own devices, the unprepared local population fought the flames by themselves with what they had at hand: garden hoses, water buckets, branches.

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Anthropology and Autobiography 30 years on: An Interview with Judith Okely

AJEC Blog

Anthropology and Autobiography 30 years on

An Interview with Judith Okely

Our latest issue of AJEC was dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Anthropology and Autobiography, edited by Judith Okely and Helen Callaway (1992). Judith was kind enough not only to publish an article of her own in the special issue but to also be interviewed by us for the blog. We’d like to thank Professor Okely for her time in answering our questions and for the great consideration and effort she put into doing so. As readers will be able to witness, this particular topic is still very relevant three decades later and key to our understanding of the discipline, but ourselves and our relations to it.

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New Paperbacks

Waithood
January 2023

Waithood

Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing

Inhorn, M. C. & Smith-Hefner, N. J. (eds)
Big Capital in an Unequal World
January 2023

Big Capital in an Unequal World

The Micropolitics of Wealth in Pakistan

Armytage, R.
Politics of Scale
January 2023

Politics of Scale

New Directions in Critical Heritage Studies

Lähdesmäki, T., Thomas, S., & Zhu, Y. (eds)
U-Turn to the Future, A
January 2023

A U-Turn to the Future

Sustainable Urban Mobility since 1850

Emanuel, M., Schipper. F., & Oldenziel, R. (eds)
Settling for Less
January 2023

Settling for Less

The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin

Dinero, S. C.
Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective, The
January 2023

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Knörr, J. & Kohl, C. (eds)
Footprints in Paradise
January 2023

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
From Clans to Co-ops
January 2023

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Navigating Miscarriage
February 2023

Navigating Miscarriage

Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives

Kilshaw, S. & Borg, K. (eds)
Heritage Movements in Asia
February 2023

Heritage Movements in Asia

Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

Mozaffari, A. & Jones, T. (eds)
Rethinking and Unthinking Development
February 2023

Rethinking and Unthinking Development

Perspectives on Inequality and Poverty in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Mpofu, B. & Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S. J. (eds)
Theorising Media and Conflict
February 2023

Theorising Media and Conflict

Budka, P. & Bräuchler, B. (eds)
Post-Ottoman Coexistence
February 2023

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Bryant, R. (ed)
Entangled Entertainers
February 2023

Entangled Entertainers

Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Hödl, K.
Europeanization in Sweden
February 2023

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Weary Warriors
February 2023

Weary Warriors

Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers

Moss, P. & Prince, M. J.
Vertiginous Life
March 2023

Vertiginous Life

An Anthropology of Time and the Unforeseen

Knight, D. M.
Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century
March 2023

Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Collinson, P., Young, I., Antal, L., & Macbeth, H. (eds)
Managing Northern Europe's Forests
March 2023

Managing Northern Europe's Forests

Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology

Oosthoek, K. J. & Hölzl, R. (eds)
Going Forward by Looking Back
March 2023

Going Forward by Looking Back

Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse

Riede, F. & Sheets, P. (eds)
Time Work
March 2023

Time Work

Studies of Temporal Agency

Flaherty, M. G., Meinert, L., & Dalsgård, A. L. (eds)
Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema
March 2023

Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema

Hales, B. & Weinstein, V. (eds)
Returning Life
March 2023

Returning Life

Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro

Myhre, K. C.
Screening Nature
March 2023

Screening Nature

Cinema beyond the Human

Pick, A. & Narraway, G. (eds)
History of Thyssen, The
March 2023

The History of Thyssen

Family, Industry and Culture in the 20th Century

Schulz, G. & Szöllösi-Janze, M.

Open Access Titles

Making Multiple Babies

Making Multiple Babies

Anticipatory Regimes of Assisted Reproduction

Wu, C.-L.
Terrorism and the Pandemic

Terrorism and the Pandemic

Weaponizing of COVID-19

Gunaratna, R. & Pethö-Kiss, K.
Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States

Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States

War, Refuge, Belonging, Participation, and Protest

Keyel, J.
This Land Is Not For Sale

This Land Is Not For Sale

Trust and Transitions in Northern Uganda

Meinert, L. & Reynolds Whyte, S. (eds)
Sentient Ecologies

Sentient Ecologies

Xenophobic Imaginaries of Landscape

Coțofană, A. & Kuran, H. (eds)
Thinking Europe

Thinking Europe

A History of the European Idea since 1800

Andrén, M.
Living on a Time Bomb

Living on a Time Bomb

Local Negotiations of Oil Extraction in a Mexican Community

Schöneich, S.
Managing Sacralities

Managing Sacralities

Competing and Converging Claims of Religious Heritage

Hemel, E. van den, Salemink, O., & Stengs, I. (eds)
Risky Futures

Risky Futures

Climate, Geopolitics and Local Realities in the Uncertain Circumpolar North

Ulturgasheva, O. & Bodenhorn, B. (eds)
Return of Polyandry, The

The Return of Polyandry

Kinship and Marriage in Central Tibet

Fjeld, H. E.
Tangled Mobilities

Tangled Mobilities

Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration

Fresnoza-Flot, A. & Liu-Farrer, G. (eds)
Making Things Happen

Making Things Happen

Community Participation and Disaster Reconstruction in Pakistan

Murphy Thomas, J.
Grazing Communities

Grazing Communities

Pastoralism on the Move and Biocultural Heritage Frictions

Bindi, L. (ed)
Environing Empire

Environing Empire

Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa

Kalb, M.
Indigenous Resurgence

Indigenous Resurgence

Decolonialization and Movements for Environmental Justice

Dhillon, J.
Engaging environments in Tonga

Engaging Environments in Tonga

Cultivating Beauty and Nurturing Relations in a Changing World

Perminow, A. A.
Animals, Plants and Afterimages

Animals, Plants and Afterimages

The Art and Science of Representing Extinction

Bienvenue, V. & Chare, N. (eds)
Afropolitan Horizons

Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Hannerz, U.
Cooling Down

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

Hoffman, S. M., Eriksen, T. H., & Mendes, P. (eds)
Refugees on the Move

Refugees on the Move

Crisis and Response in Turkey and Europe

Balkan, E. & Kutlu Tonak, Z. (eds)
Opening Up the University

Opening Up the University

Teaching and Learning with Refugees

Cantat, C., Cook, I., & Rajaram, P. K. (eds)
Times of History, Times of Nature

Times of History, Times of Nature

Temporalization and the Limits of Modern Knowledge

Ekstrom, A. & Bergwik, S. (eds)
Extremism, Society, and the State

Extremism, Society, and the State

Loperfido, G. (ed)
Transcending the Nostalgic

Transcending the Nostalgic

Landscapes of Postindustrial Europe beyond Representation

Jaramillo, G. S. & Tomann, J. (eds)
Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate, The

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate

Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate

Sillitoe, P. (ed)

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