Archive for September, 2007

The Industrial Film

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Collage of tobacco industry videos (1:15 mins, 2007). See the University of California San Francisco Tobacco Control Archives Multimedia Collection.

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Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Project in Malawi’s Tobacco Sector

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

In summer 2001, the University of California Research Expeditions Program sponsored my research project called “Slave Traders of Lake Nyasa in Malawi.” The project involved 13 international fieldworkers focused on past and present forms of slavery in Malawi, specifically child labor and bonded labor in Malawi’s tobacco growing sector. Two teams of field assistants conducted ethnographic research on tobacco farms and villages nearby tobacco farms in Nhkotakota and Kasungu districts in Malawi during two week trips.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned the Malawi fieldwork project in a news story on international education projects in October 2001.

Short video (5 mins.) shows key project findings.

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