Category Ethics

Are slum tours doing more harm than good?

by Rachel Jackson Last year, I spent several months working in an NGO in Peru. Before travelling home, I decided to take a trip to Brazil and spend a week in Rio de Janeiro. Sat in the hostel social area, I picked up the booklet containing all the various tourism activities available. Flicking through with […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 5

We are nearly to the end of our 6-week ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind the Label. Read about the first, second, third, and […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 4

We have entered the 5th week of our ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight Anthropology / International Development / International Relations / Geography undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind […]

The Story of our Fashion Fast!

by Rebecca Prentice, Hannah Amey, Maeve Devers, Rifka Fehr, Olive Howland Milne, Alfred Lewis, Phoebe Marsh, Joana Pereira and Amelia Yates As eight first-year anthropology students and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we are doing a ‘fashion fast’ between now and Easter. This means we commit to wearing only 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks, […]

‘More Anthropologists on Wall Street Please’ Revisited

by Silvia Irina Berástegui In October of 2011, The Economist published an article called “More Anthropologists on Wall Street Please” in which the author, one ‘M.S.’, responded to a declaration by the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, that funding for liberal-arts disciplines in American state universities should be reduced and given instead to the sciences. Governor […]

“We wunt be druv”- Intolerance of Tyranny at Lewes Bonfire

by Melissa Geere Lewes, a small town just ten minutes from the University of Sussex, makes headlines every November for its famous Bonfire celebrations. In 2018, the headlines were not entirely positive when a photo of a child in a shop window sparked scandal during the lead-up to the event. The child was participating in the Lewes Bonfire […]

A Relationship with Fashion: Thoughts from an Anthropology Student

by Silvia Irina Berástegui I arrived in Brighton 5 years ago with the dream of finding a good job and starting an autonomous life of my own. During these years, Brighton has given me lots of great friends, experiences and adventures but, most importantly, it has also changed the way I live my life and […]