To work as a translator is to encounter a text with an active desire in mind, a desire that both constitutes and modifies the way that text is experienced.
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
Figuring out how people became fascists was the aim of Adorno and his colleagues’ 1950 study, The Authoritarian Personality. Has the answer changed?
Transhumanists want to transcend humanity. Where does that leave anthropology?
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
“Precedent” is one of the key mechanisms for restraining autocratic legalism, as demonstrated by the Trump campaign’s tactics following the 2020 election.
There is nothing like a prolonged blackout to drive home for American observers the unequal distribution of fortune.
The threat of possible human obsolescence requires not just a different politics but a feat of imagination.
Both miscarriage and abortion are incredibly common. Yet they are, oddly, still taboo subjects.
Which mortgage banks, nonprofit trade organizations, and insurance companies demonstrably profited from segregating America?
Why do we invest so much energy and emotion in the apparently unimportant and irrational endeavor of sport fandom?
What can the history of the temp-work industry teach us about the precarity of modern working life?
For more than a century, black intellectuals have been asked to play the role of indigenous interpreters who can explain blackness to white America.
What is at stake in hiding the delivery people, stockroom workers, content moderators, and call-center operators laboring to produce the automated experience?
At a time when the future seems to belong to Chicago-school economists and the internet to Google and the NSA, a new movement calls to reimagine left politics from top to bottom.
What right does a society have to extoll freedom as its highest virtue if that same society is dependent on the unfreedom of others?