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GLO featured on the Arch and Anth Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dr Michael Rivera for his Arch and Anth Podcast, in an episode that gives listeners a glimpse of some of GLO’s ongoing research. Michael is doing some really important work in making aspects of archaeology and anthropology accessible the wider public, and I really enjoyed chatting about […]

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Why do people adopt orangutans?

‘Well, first of all, the word adoption. It felt like … I mean, I know he’s not mine, but it felt like he’s mine, like, ‘I have adopted him’. (Interview 25) For the past year I’ve been exploring the previously uncharted world of virtual orangutan ‘adoption’. Adoption entails giving a regular donation to a particular named […]

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GLO at the Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future conference (4-7 June 2020)

  The GLO team will be convening two panels at the forthcoming Royal Anthropological Institute/Royal Geographical Society conference in London (4-7 June 2020). Enquiries and proposals are very welcome! Panel details and information on applying are below…   1: (Re)scaling the Anthropocene  Organisers: Hannah Fair and Viola Schreer (Brunel University London) The Anthropocene has been […]

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Decolonizing Extinction: a review and author’s response

August 2018 saw the publication of one of the very few full-length ethnographic accounts of one particular aspect of orangutan conservation (or specifically, orangutan rehabilitation), Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press). Written by US-based cultural anthropologist Dr Juno Salazar Parreñas, the book has received extensive attention within […]

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Iceland advert: conservation is intensely political, let’s not pretend otherwise – an article by Dr Liana Chua in ‘The Conversation’

Dr Liana Chua’s article for ‘The Conversation’ in response to the recent Iceland advertisement: https://theconversation.com/iceland-advert-conservation-is-intensely-political-lets-not-pretend-otherwise-106868

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Navigating the Anthropocene in the classroom

Navigating the Anthropocene in the classroom

Increasing attention is being drawn to the Anthropocene’s ‘two lives’ (Moore 2016): the first as a scientific pronouncement of a new geological epoch defined by human impacts upon planetary systems, and the second as an increasingly prevalent public discourse that challenges understandings of the human and the natural. Focusing upon the Anthropocene’s second life, the […]

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