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Anthropology in Practice

Does death change our online networks?

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A good friend of mine passed away in June. John had cancer. Before you offer condolences, you should know he did not want to be mourned. It’s been a hard request to follow, but he felt he had lived a full life. As the cancer progressed, we fell into a pattern of exchanging semi-regular emails. [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

The Illegal Trade of Twine

Would you believe there was once an illegal trade in twine? | Photo by Rosa Money, CC. Click on image for license and information.

This is an installment in the On My Shelf series—reviews about books demonstrating anthropology in practice. Book details follow the post. I learned something recently: Twine was once a contraband item. Picture this: It’s almost harvest time, and it promises to be a good one—in fact, you’ve taken out a bank loan to cover your [...]

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