By Phoebe Hamilton-Jones
MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology alumnus
Lockwood reservoir looks bleak even on a sunny day: skirted by telephone pylons, the moon-like gravel beach slips into an expanse of water.
By Sahib Singh
The van panchayats (village forest councils) in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, created in 1931, are probably the oldest surviving examples of formal collaboration between communities and the state to manage natural resources anywhere in the world.
By Roland Littlewood
Emeritus Professor of Medical Anthropology
The instances considered here are Christian Science, Reichian energetics, Freudian psychoanalysis and, arguably, their source in Christianity.
By Kellynn Wee
Monks, nunchucks, and kungfu? The Orientalist image of Asia in D&D is being overturned by Singaporeans intent on expanding what it means to tell an Asian story.
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.
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.
By Sidali Sid
MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology
As virtual spaces have become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of cultural heritage and access, especially in Indigenous communities, is more important than ever.