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Category Archives: Chapter Excerpt

Karl Marx as a Young Journalist

By Rolf Hosfeld Excerpted by Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography by Rolf Hosfeld, Translated from the German by Bernard Heise Karl Marx was born May 5, 1818. As a young man he was a journalist and an editor for Rheinische Zeitung, a liberal-socialist newspaper published in Germany. The paper was previously edited by Adolf Friedrich […]

Excerpt: Time and Midwifery Practice

The International Day of the Midwife (5 May) has been celebrated every year since 1992, recognizing the vital role midwives play in reproductive care. This year’s theme, Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives, focuses on coming together as a global midwife community to advocate for investment in quality midwifery care around the world, improving sexual, […]

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

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.

Excerpt: Autism and Affordances of Achievement

Excerpted from Olga Solomon’s “Autism and Affordances of Achievement: Narrative Genres and Parenting Practices,” in The Social Life of Achievement THE SOCIAL LIFE OF ACHIEVEMENTEdited by Nicholas J. Long and Henrietta MooreVol. 2, Wyse Series in Social Anthropology What happens when people “achieve”? Why do reactions to “achievement” vary so profoundly? And how might an […]

Excerpt: Navigating Miscarriage

A striking feature of accounts of and literature on miscarriage is the trope of silence. The slogan of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which began in the UK sixteen years ago, is ‘Break the silence’. . . Approaches to miscarriage have changed dramatically and the silence has steadily eroded in much of Euro-America, as evidenced not […]