Monthly Archives: November 2007

2007 American Anthropological Association Meeting in Washington, DC

I am off to the AAAs in DC. I will be presenting a paper entitled “Claiming space and growing communities: urban agriculture in Vancouver, Canada” on Wed. Nov. 28 at 4pm as part of a panel on food and agricultural … Continue reading

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Farms feeding cities

Photo by Suzanne De Chillo, NY Times It is really great to see projects like this developing where farms are being encouraged to donate to food banks. There has been too much of a disconnect between farms and cities, particularly … Continue reading

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Wade Davis speaks of the ethnosphere

In this TED talk video clip, Wade Davis speaks eloquently about the ethnosphere. We really do need to think more about the fragility of cultural diversity and the centrality of anthropology in understanding each other.

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Gita a Porta Palazzo

Porta Palazzo was like a home away from home to me while I was doing my doctoral fieldwork. Today I returned after 2 years, followed by a group of UNISG students. The magic of  the Porta Palazzo market infected me … Continue reading

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The Tupperware Film

Last night I went with a few students from UNISG to Turin to see the Tupperware film. This documentary charts the history of Tupperware and how it changed many women’s lives throughout the globe. Central to this tale is the … Continue reading

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