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Monthly Archives April 2021

Chapter Excerpt: Exoticizing the Familiar, Domesticating the Foreign

Ethnic Food Restaurants in Korea Written by Sangmee Bak Excerpted from RE-ORIENTING CUISINE: East Asian Foodways in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Kwang Ok Kim A food connoisseur whose job allows him to travel abroad frequently, Mr. Lee telephoned an Indian restaurant near a university in Seoul to make a reservation for dinner with a […]

When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of An Apartheid Prisoner

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, John Schlapobersky was a political prisoner in Pretoria and knew nothing about it – he was in solitary confinement. When he learnt about the landing, he looked for the moon without success from the window of his cell.

Book Preview: THE MEANINGS OF A DISASTER (International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day)

The United Nations has proclaimed 26 April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The day was first observed in 2016, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Chapter Excerpt: The Mosquito Taken at the Beer-Hall: Malaria Research and Control on Zambia’s Copperbelt

By Lyn Schumaker Excerpted from EVIDENCE, ETHOS AND EXPERIMENT: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa, edited by P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

24 April marks the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history.

Series Spotlight: Shakespeare &

Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe […]

Commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Read an excerpt from Marek Haltof’s POLISH FILM AND THE HOLOCAUST: Politics and Memory.

Book Preview: Making Scenes: Global Perspectives on Scenes in Rock Art

Did scenes in rock art create new ways of seeing the world? In the spirit of the SAA annual conference we are delighted to provide a book preview (along with striking images) of Iain Davidson and April Nowell’s title, MAKING SCENES: Global Perspectives on Scenes in Rock Art.

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

“Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917)

International Roma Day

International Roma Day (8 April) recognizes the history and celebrates the cultures, traditions, and contributions of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveler communities.