Contemporary Culture

Anonymous and trolling in context

Anonymous and trolling in context

PopAnth speaks to leading expert Dr Gabriella Coleman, author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2014) to provide some context to the culture and community of Anonymous.Read on »

The Unending Hunger

The Unending Hunger

In her ethnography, The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders, Megan Carney examines the impact of food insecurity on women’s migration experiences from Mexico and Central America to the United States.Read on »

Snow goggles and rotten pears

Snow goggles and rotten pears

Anthropologists are increasingly sharing their data online. Celia shares some intriguing online libraries and archives, giving you tips on where to explore on your own!Read on »

Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

Why might a person have the same feelings towards a piece of malachite that a mother has towards her child? Does it puzzle you that a small semi-precious Mexican mineral specimen could sell for two million dollars? If so, then Elizabeth Ferry's book Minerals, Collecting, and Value Across US-Border Relations can shed some light on these issues for you.Read on »

The Making of Home

The Making of Home

If you are reading this article at home, take a look around you and see if you can tell what makes this place home. Chances are, there are a dozen objects—furniture, decorations, architectural features—that would be conspicuous in their absence, yet you probably take them for granted.Read on »