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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

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AnthroPod

Latest release on Jun 25, 2020

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AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (http://www.culanth.org). Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.

Rank #1: Episode 3 - Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship

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Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship. In this episode of AnthroPod, Rupa Pillai interviews Kamari Maxine Clarke, author of "Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World", which appears in the August 2013 issue of Cultural Anthropology.

For more on this article and all of our other content, visit culanth.org.

Sep 16 2013

39mins

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Rank #2: 19. #BlackLivesMatter: Anthropologists on Protest, Policing and Race-Based Violence

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Three anthropologists share insights on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, social media, policing, race-based violence and histories of African American protest. Featuring Yarimar Bonilla, Laurence Ralph and Mark Auslander.

Nov 18 2015

54mins

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Rank #3: Anthropod Episode 25. Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

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Anna Tsing on Landscapes and the Anthropocene

Jul 06 2016

52mins

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Rank #4: Episode 7 - Worlding with the Body

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We return again to the November 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago to showcase the panel entitled "Worlding with the Body." In this episode the five panelists consider how the concept of "worlding" -- that is, how bodies are not simply objects that exist within the world, but agents that operate to partially make it - can help reveal new details about their diverse fields of research.

Jan 23 2014

52mins

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Rank #5: 12. Ethnography of Post-Genocide

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On this episode of AnthroPod, Jonah S. Rubin interviews three anthropologists working in the aftermath of genocides. The works these authors are discussing were originally presented at a panel entitled "Gray Zones and their Aftermaths: Memory, Mourning, Justice" at the 112th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For show notes and additional information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/558-ethnographies-of-post-genocide

Sep 10 2014

45mins

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Rank #6: Episode 4.1 - Saida Hodzic - On Global Health Governance

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On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Jonah S Rubin interviews Prof. Saida Hodzic (Cornell) about her article in the Fubruary 2013 issue of Cultual Anthropology, entitled: "Ascertaining Deadly Harms: Aesthetics and Politics of Global Evidence." For more AnthroPod and all the other content put out by the SCA visit us at: www.culanth.org. Show notes are available at: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/388-saida-hodzic-on-global-health-governance.

Oct 21 2013

41mins

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Rank #7: 32. Animals and Anthropology

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Theory, method, and politics of studying human-animal relations from anthropological perspectives with Nikhil Anand, Philippe Descola, Radhika Govindrajan, Laura Ogden, and Paige West.

May 25 2017

29mins

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Rank #8: AnthroBites: Scientific Racism

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Rachel Watkins discusses the origins and legacies of scientific racism for AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.

Aug 29 2017

16mins

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Rank #9: 28. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Anthropologists Reflect on What Just Happened

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The role of race, class, gender, neoliberalism, and more in the 2016 election discussed by leading anthropologists.

Jan 26 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #10: AnthroBites: Feminist Anthropology

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Christa Craven discusses feminist anthropology in this episode of AnthroBites, the podcast that makes key concepts in anthropology more digestible.

Mar 15 2018

15mins

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Rank #11: 51. Cashlessness: A Look at Life on the Margins of a Digitalizing Economy

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Guests Camilla Ida Ravnbøl and Marie Kolling explore the impact that digitalizing economies have on communities that are poor and highly cash dependent. The episode features Ravnbøl's research with Roma migrants at the Roskilde Festival, a music festival in Denmark that went cashless in 2017 but has developed accommodations for cash-dependent Roma migrants who collect bottles for refunds. Rich soundscapes anchor the listener in the ethnographic context of this research.

Jun 27 2019

26mins

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Rank #12: 49. When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart

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In "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart," guest producer Aisha Sultan considers the question: what do you do when fieldwork threatens to break your heart? While graduate seminars and methodological reflections within anthropology often focus on the possibilities ethnography affords as the cornerstone of the discipline, Sultan here contends with its bleaker and more difficult dimensions: the toll it takes on the minds and bodies of ethnographers; experiences of mental illness; persistent feelings of distrust, frustration, and exhaustion. Sultan’s conversation with Helen Lee and Shoshanna Williams is interspersed with excerpts of poetry and fieldnotes from each of their fieldwork experiences. Together, these reflections offer a candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork.

Feb 14 2019

39mins

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Rank #13: 16. Dorothy E. Roberts On The Future Of Race In Science- Regression Or Revolution?

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On this episode of AnthroPod, the podcast of the Society of Cultural Anthropology, we listen to Dorothy E. Roberts's keynote address from the 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Association. For more on information, visit: http://culanth.org/fieldsights/646-dorothy-e-roberts-on-the-future-of-race-in-science-regression-or-revolution

Mar 06 2015

41mins

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Rank #14: 37. More-than-Human Politics

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Guest producers Stine Krøijer and Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen take up a debate that is central to current environmental and political anthropology: namely, how ethnographers can identify and describe the political when earth beings, spirits, or nonhuman others become part of the ethnographic equation? Marisol de la Cadena’s 2015 book _Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds_ is the point of departure for the conversation. The episode is built around a recording of a workshop on “More than Human Politics,” which was held in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen in April 2015.

Oct 12 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: 42. Schools, Prisons, and Blackness in America: A Conversation with Damien Sojoyner

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Damien Sojoyner on race, education, imprisonment, and their intersection in the United States.

May 09 2018

57mins

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Rank #16: 10. Publishing Anthropology Pt. 1: What Editors Want

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This episode of AnthroPod is the first of a two-part series on publishing in academia. In Part 1, we go behind-the-scenes in the editorial offices of Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropologist, and Duke University Press with Anne Allison, Tom Boellstorff, and Tim Elfenbein. Part 2 will feature Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, Cymene Howe, George Marcus, and Mary Murrell.

Jul 18 2014

1hr 18mins

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Rank #17: AnthroBites: Hunters & Gathers

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Graeme Warren explains what we can learn about histories and cultures through Hunter & Gatherer research.

Jun 06 2018

17mins

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Rank #18: AnthroBites: Anthropology of NGOs

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Mark Schuller on anthropological work in, with, and on NGOs.

May 02 2019

19mins

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Rank #19: 38. The Anthropology of Media in a Post-Truth Era

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Anthropologists of media and journalism reflect on the current post-truth era in the United States means for research and teaching. This episode features a panel from the the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association with Naomi Schiller, Robert Samet, Natalia Roudakova, Alexandra Juhasz, Amahl Bishara, and Faye Ginsburg.

Music: “Bit Rio” and “Caravan” by Podington Bear

Dec 21 2017

47mins

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Rank #20: 26. Alma Gottlieb on Experiments in Ethnographic Writing

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In this episode, Dr. Alma Gottlieb discusses her approach to ethnographic writing. For more, visit culanth.org.

Nov 16 2016

42mins

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57. Anthropology and/of Mental Health Part Two

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The "Anthropology and/of Mental Health" series is a two-part exploration of anthropologists' experiences with mental health. In this episode, Anar expands the conversation about mental health in anthropology through conversations and contributions about attention, grief, and unexpected changes to our plans for fieldwork and research. 

For more information, as well as a transcript of the episode, visit the shownotes page at: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/anthropology-and-of-mental-health-pt-2
Musical intro and outro: All the Colors in the World by Podington Bear. Transitions: Entwined Oddities by Blue Dot Sessions. Sound Effects: Radio Transition by psyckoze.

Logo designed by Janita van Dyk.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 17mins

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56. Children's carework in a global pandemic: Anthropology of childhood and infectious disease

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Hunleth and Yount-André discuss Hunleth's research on children's caregiving amid Zambia's tuberculosis (TB) outbreak and trace parallels with today's COVID19 pandemic. They look at the role of proximity, recognizing the different ways children offer care, how to discuss disease with children and problematize the idea of disclosure, and the moral valences that become attached to disease and the people who suffer from them - particularly around privilege and vulnerability.

May 15 2020

53mins

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55. Raciolinguistic Ideologies & Decolonizing Anthropologies: A Conversation With Jonathan Rosa

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Jonathan Rosa discusses raciolinguistic ideologies, a framework developed by Rosa and Professor Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania) to critique the racialization of various speaking subjects and their linguistic practices. The interview begins with a focus on this concept and related themes in Rosa’s book, then turns to a consideration of broader implications of this work for academia, anthropology in particular.
A common thread throughout this interview is the issue of coloniality, both broadly construed and more specifically with regard to how it shapes and manifests within educational contexts. In particular, Rosa comments on the question of decolonizing or unsettling anthropology, reflecting in some closing remarks on the usefulness and concerns around platforms such as #AnthroTwitter for challenging the colonial logics within our own discipline.
For more information and a transcript of this episode, visit: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/raciolinguistic-ideologies-and-decolonizing-anthropology-a-conversation-with-jonathan-rosa

Feb 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Activism

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Sophie Chao and Bianca Williams discuss activism, organizing, and anthropology in the first installment of a new Anthropod series: What Does Anthropology Sound Like.

Jan 20 2020

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53. Anthropology and/of Mental Health Pt. 1

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In this episode, AnthroPod Contributing Editor Anar Parikh talks to Prof. Beatriz-Reyes Foster and Prof. Rebecca Lester about their blog series "Trauma and Resilience in Ethnographic Fieldwork" on Anthrodendum. For more, visit https://culanth.org/fieldsights/contributed-content/anthropod

Nov 14 2019

46mins

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52. Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Kristen Ghodsee & Ruth Behar in conversation

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Ruth Behar speaks with Kristen Ghodsee about how anthropologists can be public intellectuals: They discuss how can anthropologists maintain credibility as scholars within the academy while also speaking to broader audiences; the necessity of patience and thinking of a career over the long duree; the productive spaces and possibilities within the discipline to reach out; and tips and suggestions for how to write in ways that appeal to non-academic audiences.

Aug 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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51. Cashlessness: A Look at Life on the Margins of a Digitalizing Economy

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Guests Camilla Ida Ravnbøl and Marie Kolling explore the impact that digitalizing economies have on communities that are poor and highly cash dependent. The episode features Ravnbøl's research with Roma migrants at the Roskilde Festival, a music festival in Denmark that went cashless in 2017 but has developed accommodations for cash-dependent Roma migrants who collect bottles for refunds. Rich soundscapes anchor the listener in the ethnographic context of this research.

Jun 27 2019

26mins

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AnthroBites: Anthropology of NGOs

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Mark Schuller on anthropological work in, with, and on NGOs.

May 02 2019

19mins

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50. Walking amid Wonder: Tulasi Srinivas and Namita Dharia in Conversation

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Guests Namita Dharia and Tulasi Srinivas discuss the possibilities for an anthropology of wonder. Their conversation builds out from Srinivas’s latest book, "The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder," and explores questions of positionality in the field, canonical inheritances, and experiments with ethnographic writing. Sonic landscapes from Srinivas’s fieldsite weave in and out of their discussion, opening listeners to encounters with ritual and aesthetic practices and renewing Srinivas’s assertion that “deep listening is the quality of a great ethnographer.”

Mar 19 2019

46mins

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49. When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart

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In "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart," guest producer Aisha Sultan considers the question: what do you do when fieldwork threatens to break your heart? While graduate seminars and methodological reflections within anthropology often focus on the possibilities ethnography affords as the cornerstone of the discipline, Sultan here contends with its bleaker and more difficult dimensions: the toll it takes on the minds and bodies of ethnographers; experiences of mental illness; persistent feelings of distrust, frustration, and exhaustion. Sultan’s conversation with Helen Lee and Shoshanna Williams is interspersed with excerpts of poetry and fieldnotes from each of their fieldwork experiences. Together, these reflections offer a candid, vulnerable, and realistic insight into the quotidian experience of doing ethnographic fieldwork.

Feb 14 2019

39mins

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48. (W)Rap on Gender Sexuality

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“(W)Rap on: Gender/Sexuality” is the third episode of the (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists, and scholars from other disciplines and perspectives. The series is loosely inspired by James Baldwin and Margaret Mead’s 1970 conversation Rap on Race, and was conceived by Hilary Leathem in collaboration with AnthroPod.

Our format attempts to identify and confront some of the problems that Mead and Baldwin’s conversation embodied, such as white fragility, complicity with power structures, and the struggle to create space for different groups to speak openly. We provide a platform for thoughtful and incisive discussions that highlight solidarities and shared commitments. We also highlight frictions and tensions between anthropological and other approaches.

In this episode, anthropologist Mary Weismantel discusses writing about bodies, relating to readers, memory, and truth with fiction writer Samuel Delany. V Chaudhry moderates the conversation.

Jan 24 2019

47mins

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47.(W)rap on Immigration

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Anthropologist Jason De León and journalist Maria Hinojosa discuss migration, U.S. border militarization, and teaching and writing in political times. Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela moderates the conversation. This episode is part of the (W)rap On: Series, inspired by the original 1970 conversation between writer James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Jan 04 2019

51mins

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46. Reading List for a Progressive Environmental Anthropology

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This roundtable discussion explores the recently published Reading List for a Progressive Environmental Anthropology. The crowdsourced reading list is a project organized by Bridget Guarasci (Franklin and Marshall College), Amelia Moore (University of Rhode Island), and Sarah Vaughn (University of California, Berkeley). Crafting this reading list around themes such as toxicity, globalization, waterscapes, and economies, Guarasci, Moore, and Vaughn aim to offer theoretical and regional breadth that pushes at the intellectual and practical boundaries of environmental anthropology.

In this roundtable discussion held at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Guarasci and Moore are joined by collaborators Jessica Cattelino (University of California, Los Angeles), Eleana Kim (University of California, Irvine), and Laura Ogden (Dartmouth College) for a conversation on how the reading list came about, the motivations behind it, and possible applications and future directions. As well as offering insightful commentary on environmental anthropological theory over the years, the discussion highlights the political implications of who we choose to read now and what concepts and discourses we engage in our conversations about the environment—in other words, why citation matters.

Dec 17 2018

41mins

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AnthroBites: Queer Anthropology

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Margot Weiss explores the origins, presents and futures of queer anthropology.

Oct 15 2018

18mins

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45. (W)Rap on Race

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“(W)Rap On: Race” features anthropologist Shalini Shankar discussing race, social activism, and pedagogy with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson. Christien Tompkins moderates the conversation.

(W)Rap on Race is the inaugural episode of the new (W)Rap On series at AnthroPod, which brings anthropologists into conversation with artists, activists, and scholars from other disciplines and perspectives. The series is loosely inspired by James Baldwin and Margaret Mead’s 1971 conversation Rap on Race. Yet the format attempts to identify and confront some of the inherent problems that this conversation embodied and only further crystallized, such as white fragility, difficulties with confronting complicity in larger power structures, and struggles to create space for different groups to speak openly (instead of being spoken over or spoken for).

Our goal for this series is to provide a platform for thoughtful and incisive discussions that highlight solidarities and shared commitments but also, and perhaps more importantly, highlight where frictions might emerge between anthropological approaches and those of different disciplines or of work outside the academy.

Aug 27 2018

35mins

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44. Sounds of Economic Collapse in Egypt

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Maria Frederika Malmstrom on the Sound of Economic Collapse in Egypt

Jul 10 2018

26mins

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43. AnthroPod Crossover Post: The Familiar Strange with Vijayendra Rao

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Vijayendra Rao, an economist with the World Bank, talks with anthropologist Ian Pollock about the theory and practice of development, anthropology’s relationship to development, and how ethnography might help the disenfranchised engage with powerful institutions and effect social change.

Jun 12 2018

48mins

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AnthroBites: Hunters & Gathers

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Graeme Warren explains what we can learn about histories and cultures through Hunter & Gatherer research.

Jun 06 2018

17mins

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42. Schools, Prisons, and Blackness in America: A Conversation with Damien Sojoyner

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Damien Sojoyner on race, education, imprisonment, and their intersection in the United States.

May 09 2018

57mins

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41. Teresa Caldeira on Urban Practices and Ethnographic Intimacy

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Teresa Caldeira discusses her recent research on urban practices and forms of cultural production from the peripheries of São Paulo, Brazil that are reshaping public space, including rap music, graffiti, ostentation funk, and pixação

Producer: Liliana Gil
Music: Excerpts from “Soldado Sem Bandeira” by Emicida (00:00, 08:20), “Fim de Semana no Parque” by Racionais MC’s (06:25), a birthday song recorded at the Jardim das Camélias’s Parish Church (14:05), and “Se Identifica” by A’s Trinca (17:20, 23:05). Thanks to the artists for granting permission to use these excerpts in the episode.

Apr 17 2018

24mins

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iTunes Ratings

54 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
8
11
1
2

Come back?!

By Dokuprincess101 - Nov 03 2015
Read more
When are you guys planning on coming back?

Informative

By Mwcarl4 - Sep 11 2013
Read more
Love this stuff. I'll be listening for a while.