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The personal blog of P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩. Short (link) posts are on his microblog. For his academic blogging please visit anthro{dendum}.

January 16, 2022

Pingpu Recognition

Good article here on a court case that could have major implications for Pingpu (Plains Indigenous peoples) rights in Taiwan. My colleague

January 5, 2022

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Watched 《One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk》 by Zacharias Kunuk (the Inuk director famous for making Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner). (Link to

January 4, 2022

Uzumaki

One of the best things I read in 2021 was the Japanese horror manga Uzumaki うずまき (Spiral). It is really like nothing else I have ever read, because

December 25, 2021

The Dawn of Everything is Not “Anarchist”

I see a lot of reviews that try to read backwards from David Graeber’s anarchist politics to the #dawnofeverything. This is a mistake. (A thread)

December 16, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 5) - ROM

One of the central concepts in mobility training is expanding your “range of motion” or ROM. This is very different from traditional stretching,

December 16, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 4) - Mobility

Most people only do physical therapy if they are recovering from an accident or injury. In this post I’d like to suggest that every adult should be

December 15, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 3) - X-ray

At first I thought something was wrong with my kidney. So did my urologist. We were both convinced of it, because the symptoms sounded like it could

December 15, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 2) - Yoga

Why write a long narrative history of my hip pain, going back to the beginning? Because I think it is an interesting case study in how difficult it

December 14, 2021

Waking up my Glutes (Part 1)

For about a week now I’ve been able to do two things that I haven’t been able to do in a very long time: sleep through the night without

December 12, 2021

Jai Bhim

Some thoughts on the 2021 Tamil film 《Jai Bhim》- available on Amazon Prime. Link to Twitter Thread The film is based on an actual court case from

December 4, 2021

The politics of cynicism

I’ve been thinking a lot about “trust.” Without trust we approach everything with cynicism. But it is not possible to have society if we approach

November 26, 2021

Five tips for managing pain

If you are over thirty five and spend a lot of your day sitting at a computer, it is a pretty safe bet that you are in pain. Maybe it is only when