Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference 2013  Theme: The Human in the World, the World in the Human Australian National University 6-8 November 2013 The theme of this conference embraces anthropology’s enduring commitments to grappling with the human condition in the widest terms. Yet it also directs attention to the waysContinue Reading

Aliine Lotman (Anthro Dept, EHI, Tallinn University) “Until the 19th century, the term ‘to consume’ was used mainly in its negative connotations of  ‘destruction’ and ‘waste’.  Tuberculosis was known as ‘consumption’, that is, a wasting disease.  Then  economists came up with a bizarre theory, which has become widely accepted, accordingContinue Reading

The blog about Caribbean culture Repeating Islands has recently posted a review of Nick Quijano’s work Basura (Trash) by Diana Soto de Jesús. For the full original review in Spanish, visit the 80grados.net site by clicking here.