Around the Web Digest- February 13

It is 66ºF in the middle of February in Chicago and I am appreciating the warmth while writing this before climate change destroys us all. With that I have your readings for the week!

While we believe in all you doctoral students out there finishing your dissertations and we are sure they will be fantastic, might I suggest you change directions and drop a mixtape instead?

For centuries, the Nunatsiavut people in the northern regions of what is now Canada along the Atlantic and their long artistic history has never received recognition due to perceived acculturation. Only in recent years has the work of Labrador Inuit artists and craftspeople gained acceptance from institutions and broader indigenous artistic communities.

In addition to the standard audio recorders, cameras, and notebooks to gather data from fieldwork; Anthropologia 2.0 offers why your smartphone may be one of the best tools in the ethnographic methods toolbox.

Valentine’s Day was last week, but in the spirit of Esther Newton “Margaret Mead made me gay”. 

Finally, it would not be a proper Around the Web Digest without your weekly reminder of resistance.

Haley Bryant and Emily Cain discuss the possibilities and struggles of being both an ethnographer and activist in rising political turmoil.

The Society of Medical Anthropology released a letter to Trump and those trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act detailing why without affordable healthcare the most marginalized in the U.S. would face greater struggles.

The proposed border wall by Trump would cut through Tohono O’odham land, another blow to indigenous sovereignty in the past few months. 

See you next week!

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