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Environmental Anthropology: On Nature, Human Communities, and the Little-Known Reality – OANA IVAN / Illustration by Loreta Isac

Illustration by Loreta Isac-Cojocaru Environmental Anthropology: On Nature, Human Communities, and the Little-Known Reality Oana Ivan Abstract We all care about the environment, one way or another. The news in recent decades about the state of the Planet has probably made us more careful about our actions, because we care about nature and what we …

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Investigative or embedded research? Fieldwork experiences in Ghana and Cameroon as lessons for anthropology at home – SJAAK VAN DER GEEST / Illustration by Studio Sonsuz

Illustration by Studio Sonsuz Investigative or embedded research? Fieldwork experiences in Ghana and Cameroon as lessons for anthropology at home Sjaak van der Geest Abstract My experiences with anthropological research in Ghana and Cameroon made me aware of the differences between doing such research ‘there’ and ‘here’, between being a visitor in another country and …

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Celebrating invisibility: Live-in Romanian badanti caring for the elderly in southeast Italy – GABRIELA NICOLESCU / Illustration by Oana Hajos

Illustration by Oana Hajos Celebrating invisibility: Live-in Romanian badanti caring for the elderly in southeast Italy Gabriela Nicoelscu Abstract The protagonist of this story is Ana (a pseudonym), a Romanian domestic careworker, aged 45. Ana came to work in Italy in 2005 when she was 36 years old. She had no children of her own, …

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After Categorical Exclusion: Domains and Processes of Social Exclusion of the Romanian Roma – LÁSZLÓ FOSZTÓ / Illustration by Ioana Sabău

Illustration by Ioana Sabău After Categorical Exclusion: Domains and Processes of Social Exclusion of the Romanian Roma László Fosztó Abstract Understanding the causes of persistent inequality between different segments of a society is at the core of social science. This article explores the issue of exclusion by examining various mechanisms of durable inequality within Romanian …

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How do welfare intermediaries help EU migrants access social protection? – ALEXANDRA VOIVOZEANU / Illustration by Lucian Barbu

Illustration by Lucian Barbu How do welfare intermediaries help EU migrants access social protection? Alexandra Voivozeanu Abstract Despite the existence of a legal framework that regulates their access to social protection within the European Union, mobile citizens face numerous obstacles in accessing their social rights. Thus, while migration abroad addresses inequalities that migrants face in …

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Valuing Art in Public Spaces – LILIANA HARDING & CORINA NANI / Illustration by Corina Nani

Illustration by Corina Nani Valuing Art in Public Spaces Liliana Harding and Corina Nani Abstract Public art defines and enhances the world that we inhabit. Here we propose to use its expression in the urban and virtual environment as a mediator for our understanding of how people of various social backgrounds, skill, or disability engage …

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Being “Cured” but No Longer Being Yourself: Tuberculosis Sequelae and the Unseen Second Lives of Romanian Tuberculosis Survivors – JONATHAN STILLO / Illustration by Adela Holdon

Illustration by Adela Holdon Being “Cured” but No Longer Being Yourself: Tuberculosis Sequelae and the Unseen Second Lives of Romanian Tuberculosis Survivors Jonathan Stillo Abstract It is well known that tuberculosis (TB) damages the physical body. Less known is the fact that the body is frequently damaged by one or more of the many side …

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Sorting Patients Out: The Moral Evaluation Process in Emergency Departments – MARIUS WAMSIEDEL / Illustration by Andrei Pacea

Illustration by Andrei Pacea Sorting Patients Out: The Moral Evaluation Process in Emergency Departments Marius Wamsiedel Abstract In this reflective paper, I delve into the moral evaluation process carried out by emergency department (ED) triage workers in Romania as they grapple with the rising demand for emergency care. Adopting a symbolic interactionist approach, I scrutinize …

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Godparents, Patrons, and Trust in Ethnically Mixed Rural Communities in Transylvania – STEFÁNIA TOMA / Illustration by Melinda Ureczki Lázár

Illustration by Melinda Ureczki Lázár Godparents, Patrons, and Trust in Ethnically Mixed Rural Communities in Transylvania Stefánia Toma Abstract Does social inclusion mean that we can eradicate social inequality or even just reduce inequality between certain categories of people and/or groups? Or we need to refresh our thinking and chose the harder way which seems …

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Roma Seasonal Migration and Its Effects in Romanian Rural Communities – VALER SIMION COSMA / Illustration by Andra Badea

Illustration by Andra Badea Roma Seasonal Migration and Its Effects on Romanian Rural Communities Valer Simion Cosma Abstract How does intra-European transnational labor migration in agriculture change the material and status conditions of the most underprivileged groups living in the European peripheries from which this labor originates? How do the dominant groups react? While a …

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