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Political Ecology and Power Generation in North London

By Rachel Parsons

MSc Anthropology, Environment, and Development

In North London, activists argue that increased recycling rates and a potential ban on single-use plastics will decrease demand and smaller amounts of residual rubbish could be routed to other existing incinerators.

What we tweet about when we tweet about the weather

By Isabelle Cotton

MSc Digital Anthropology alumnus

Twitter’s weather-talk also acts as an important reminder to be wary of the ontology of totemism that characterised early anthropology.

The Desk: Work at home during the pandemic

By Rebecca Empson

Professor of Social Anthropology, UCL

What does looking at something as simple as a desk tell us about the way women and men have adapted to working at home during the pandemic?