Around the Web Digest- February 20

Yesterday was Fat Tuesday and in old Chicago tradition, I tried to grab a paczki from my favorite bakery. Unfortunately, in my own personal tradition, I came back empty handed. However, I do not come back empty handed here and I bring new readings for the week!

Anthropologists live the mantra “talk s**t, get hit” when white nationalists tried to come for cultural anthropology’s eccentric, yet well-meaning grandpa Franz Boas.

As the last protestors at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock were forcibly removed and arrested last week, we are left to recommit ourselves to environmental resistance as the powers at be continue to push for ecological disaster.

Sara Shneiderman reflects on the fragile nature of citizenship in the age of the travel ban and demands a critical reflection on the destruction it takes to create a “home”.

Youtube and other social media sites facilitate an archive and community for transgender youth in Chile, where young trans and gender-nonconforming youth can learn about the process of transitioning and document their own experiences outside the western model of LGBT life.

Harajuku is dead.

Emma Louise Backe reflects on the emotional tolls of fieldwork as both an advocate and ethnographer of rape victim advocates. For any readers out there in emotionally stressful times, please take care of yourselves.

See you next week!

 

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