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Anthropology in Practice

Editor’s Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles

Ed Note: Part of my online life includes editorial duties at, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the News site. To help highlight this writing, I also share my selections here on AiP. [...]

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Uganda embarks on bubonic plague prevention program

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As reports of bubonic plague in the Democratic Republic of Congo have filtered into neighboring Uganda, the Ugandan government is taking preemptive action, according to Uganda’s Daily Monitor and reported by ProMED-mail. The Ugandan Ministry of Health has announced a plague prevention program, including spraying pesticides throughout the Arua and Nebbi districts, which have combined [...]

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Ambient Plagues Unleashed


Ambient Plagues have been unleashed upon my fair city of Toronto by Elaine Whittaker at the Redhead Gallery. The show opened September 4th, with the reception tomorrow, Friday the 13th if you’re inclined to mix superstitious luck with scientific microbial nightmares. Whittaker is a sculptor, encaustic painter and mixed media installation artist here in Toronto, [...]

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