Daniel Renfrew’s Life Without Lead: Contamination, Crisis, and Hope in Uruguay (2018) is a masterful undertaking on the anthropology of disaster and its everydayness. An ethnographic portrayal that is prismatic in its attention, the book combines numerous elements––place, civic performance, history, political economy––to bear on the lead poisoning epidemic in Montevideo, Uruguay at the turn of the 21st…
Trans young people are a matter of vital attention in the United States. Recently, trans-identified youth have figured in arguments about healthcare…
Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production.
MIT Press, 2018. 412 pages.
Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga’s latest book, The Mobile Workshop,is a historical examination of attempts to control the mobilities of the
tsetse fly in Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia). It is also an
experiment in writing – hence, a ‘workshop’ – …
Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family
Verso, 2019. 224 pages.
In the first segment of the 1963 Oscar-winning anthology film Ieri, Oggi
e Domani, Sophia Loren plays the role of Adelina, a Neapolitan woman who
sells black market cigarettes to support her family. When she receives a fine
that she cannot pay, she risks jail time. However, …
Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820–1909. (Open Access).
Rohan Deb Roy
Cambridge University Press, 2017. 332 pages.
long garnered no shortage of interest among global health experts and the
medical anthropologists periodically at their sides. The sustained concern owes
in one part to the fact that malaria remains a major threat, and in …
Aleksandra Bartoszko and Marcin Ponomarew
Project Supported by Foreningen for Human Narkotikapolitikk (FHN) and Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial 4.0 International License. 2016. 48 pages.
The Virus (2016), a graphic ethnography written by social
anthropologist Aleksandra Bartoszko and drawn by Marcin Ponomarew, begins with
a not uncommon insight from people who inject drugs and …