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Era o ano de 1947. Em uma floresta chamada Zika, em Uganda, liderados pelo médico-entomologista escocês Alexander J. Haddow, pesquisadores colocaram macacos-rhesus em plataformas de madeira no topo de árvores. Esses animais estavam ali como “dispositivos sentinelas” (Keck e Lakoff 2013), seus corpos estavam destinados a detectar patógenos transmitidos pela picada de insetos. Um dia, verificou-se …
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These are pots and
dishes. They transmit food and love. They transmit lead. They transmit class.
They transmit enduring inequality and new forms of environmental degradation. These
transmissions are conveyed through food, love, and chemical leaching. These
pots are for sale in working class neighborhoods in Mexico City. They are
passed around in families. They …
One rainy morning in November, I called my mother.
“Hi mum, how’re you doing?”
“Well, it isn’t much fun to be sitting here in a chicken run all day long. They’ve even stretched the mesh right along the sideboard.”
I picture my mother, who had been immobile for years, seated in her blue-painted wicker chair next to the window. Within …
Longitudinal birth cohorts are increasingly recognised as important for
understanding how biological, social and environmental processes interact over
time and contribute to health inequalities. Birth cohorts have also become part of global assemblages of knowledge
production, particularly in the field of the Developmental Origins of Health
and Disease (DOHaD, Gluckman et al. 2016), and act as important technologies of
HIV/AIDS prevention efforts have
taken many forms, ranging from pop-up stalls at LGBTQ+ Pride parades to circuit
parties at popular queer venues. In this essay, we examine music artist Frank
Ocean’s recent attempt to revivify the HIV prevention-access circuit party: a
dance event primarily attended by gay men which emerged in cities in the United
States to fundraise for …
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The lone-fieldworker model of research may still be the norm for anthropology in the United States, but this is not the case for anthropology everywhere. The European Research Council (ERC), the main funding body for anthropological research in Europe, favors team-based research. Following the model …