Category Archives: Practice

Life & Death

  Every year in early November, Mexican citizens celebrate Día de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead,” a celebration that honors the death of loved ones and remembers those who have died. The holiday has gained popularity with the movie “Coco” and in popular culture. “The tradition is pre-Hispanic, before Christopher Columbus arrived in […]

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Erin Jesse Oral Historian and Cultural Anthropologist Blog

Blog of Erin Jesse (oral historian and cultural anthropologist) “What does the word “perpetrator” mean and how is it applied in different settings? What might ethnographic fieldwork among perpetrators look like? What are some of the particular ethical and methodological challenges of conducting fieldwork among perpetrators? And finally, how can engaging with perpetrators enhance existing […]

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Akhil Gupta on Messy Bureaucracies

“The only way to paper over the gap between official procedure and local reality is to resort to ad hoc measures that translate one idiom to another without ever making them commensurate. This is why one gets a bewildering array of unofficial technologies of rule that mimic official ones. As Hull points out, people who […]

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HRC calls on Sultan of Brunei and hotels to stop profiting from LGBT weddings

“Today HRC called on the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air to immediately stop promoting specialized services to LGBT couples seeking to have wedding ceremonies in the Los Angeles area. Both hotels are part of the Dorchester Collection, which are owned by the Sultan of Brunei and his Brunei Investment Agency. Brunei recently announced […]

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Interview with David Harvey

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