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Web Roundup: May 2020

The web roundup feature seeks to provide a periodical compilation of relevant content about anthropology, medicine, and society. It is fair to say that there has been an overflow of such material in the last weeks, days, and hours. The killing of George Floyd, the protests across the US, the violence, curfews in several major cities, the 911 call on …

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Identity politics, partisanship and healthcare

The problem of intense polarization in politics -and in society more generally- has been on the spotlight for several months now. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been bombarded by headlines, arguments, and op-eds that show the extent to which this polarization is impacting something that should not –at least in principle- be a matter of partisanship: The provision …

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Web Roundup: Polarization on the rise

This web-roundup looks at the problem of polarization. Several events during the past month have brought the issue to the forefront. As a result, the web was filled with debates over this increasing political and social polarization that is indeed becoming more and more evident not only in the U.S. but in many societies around the world.

At the more …

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Mind, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence

This month’s web roundup comes through a bit late – paradoxically- due to technical difficulties (my computer died!). Although I will be able to recover most of my files, the past days were a reminder of just how much we depend on technology to go about our lives, including saving our work, our thoughts and ideas… which leads me directly …

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Web Roundup: Happy Halloween!

It is Halloween again! This month’s web-roundup looks at fear and creepiness, why we feel them and, even more interesting, why we enjoy them.

Our brains are hardwired to feel fear, but it is nice to remember that we are hardly alone in this. We know that crows are very intelligent (and creepy!) animals, but thanks to a new study

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Web Roundup: Who or what is to blame for poverty?

The heated public debate about poverty, inequality, and discrimination that filled the news and social networks after the protests in Baltimore paints a full picture of just how many possible explanations we have for these problems, yet how little we know about how to change them. This month’s Web Roundup provides a very brief look at the discourses and narratives …

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