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Othon Alexandrakis, “Radical Resilience: Athenian Topographies of Precarity and Possibility” (Cornell UP, 2022)

New Books Network , July 26th, 2022


Radical Resilience: Athenian Topographies of Precarity and Possibility (Cornell UP, 2022) relates narratives of Athenians struggling to survive the impoverishment of relentless austerity measures, compounding emergencies, and human disasters…


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Prem Kumar Rajaram: The Moral Economy of Precarity

focaal_admin , February 9th, 2021


The authors of The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) have made visible the inequality and hierarchy that has become increasingly normalized in higher education…


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In Europe, more than two thirds of all academic anthropologists are living in precarity

lorenz , February 1st, 2021


(via FocaalBlog) In the general public, academics are often viewed as being part of an elite, who lives comfortable lives. In reality this is only true for a…


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Giacomo Loperfido: On Excellence, Precarity, and The Uses of Public Money

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021


Covid19 is producing a crisis – both sanitary and economic – of global structural proportions, threatening the very existence of society as we know it. All precarious segments…


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Introduction: Stefan Voicu: EASA’s ‘Precarity Report’: Reflections, Critiques, Extensions

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021


Every day across Europe hundreds of social anthropologists wake up knowing that their precarious employment conditions may one day force them to leave the discipline. Still, they keep…


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Academic Precarity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utopian Hope in a Moment of Crisis

Katie Nelson , August 28th, 2020


Leigh Bloch To cite this article: Leigh Bloch (2020) Academic Precarity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Utopian Hope in a Moment of Crisis, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 76-83, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.176…


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Anxiety, Scarcity and Precarity in a Time of COVID-19

Rebecca_Irons , April 10th, 2020


SHARLI ANNE PAPHITIS On the 16th of March, I took one of my last trips into the office on the London Overground and found myself completely alone on…


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Book review: Capitalism Disrupted: Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian Industrial Zone

sverremolland , December 14th, 2018


I recently came across this book by Stephen Campbell which examines migration and labour precarity in Thailand. The book is excellent and I decided to review it. The…


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Community in Economic “Kriza”: Broken Promises and Precarity in a Small Croatian Farming Community

Leiden Anthropology Blog , November 28th, 2018


Over two decades have passed since Croatia embarked upon a transition towards a market economy. Even though it is the EU’s most recent member, rural regions continue to…


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Community in Economic “Kriza”: Broken Promises and Precarity in a Small Croatian Farming Community

Leiden Anthropology Blog , November 28th, 2018


Over two decades have passed since Croatia embarked upon a transition towards a market economy. Even though it is the EU’s most recent member, rural regions continue to…


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Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Tomas Matza

Rose Deller , November 1st, 2018


In Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia, Thomas Matza offers an ethnographic account that explores the rise of psychotherapy in post-socialist Russia. Through in…


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Desperately Seeking Futurity: Precarity and the Desire(s) of Higher Education Participation

guestanthropologist , October 29th, 2018


by Matthew Clark Discourses on graduate employability have increasingly gained a prominent position in higher education (HE). Although a bemoaned topic for many and a source of melancholic…


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“Addressing Academic Precarity: How to Transition from Academia to Industry” a 2018 Annual Meeting Workshop Preview

Anne Kelsey , October 22nd, 2018


We asked Annual Meeting workshop organizers to give our blog readers a sneak peek at the events they have planned for AmAnth2018. This post was submitted by Rachel Carmen Ceasar,…


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Vlad Schüler-Costa: Academic precarity and the false coin of our own dreams

Focaal Web Editor , September 21st, 2018


A specter haunted EASA2018—the specter of precarity. Like a “frightful hobgoblin” (that, one could argue, is a more suitable, if inaccurate, translation of Marx’s Gespenst), it appeared in…


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The Power and Precarity of Global Health Partnerships by Clare Herrick

Clare Herrick , June 28th, 2018


A recent issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory devoted to the critique of global health partnerships (GHPs) raises a question of great significance to many Somatosphere readers: ‘In real world…


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How Academic Hierarchy Shapes the Distribution of Precarity

nckawa , March 22nd, 2018


Yesterday, Cultural Anthropology updated its recent forum on academic precarity with several additional essays, including one that I wrote about the role that academic hierarchy plays in shaping…


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My Brother is an Only Child. #Precarity and Solidarity in Post-Neoliberal Societies

Salvatore Poier , March 22nd, 2018


This text, written by our guest editor Salvatore Poier, is a plea for solidarity and a request to engage in a vigorous and honest debate about the meaning…


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Accumulation by Dispossession, Solidarity in Precarity and the Future of Higher Education…

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 15th, 2018


…A Quick Manifesto  by a group of Anthropology and Global Studies students at the University of Sussex As both consumers of knowledge capital, and investors in our own education, we…


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Precarity in Canadian Academia… A Working Bibliography

Rhiannon Mosher , March 1st, 2018


Unfortunately, precarity in academia has become a well-worn cliché… not least of all for those of us living in this state of ontological insecurity. In Canada, most university…


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Precarity in Canadian Academia… A Working Bibliography

Rhiannon Mosher , March 1st, 2018


Unfortunately, precarity in academia has become a well-worn cliché… not least of all for those of us living in this state of ontological insecurity. In Canada, most university…


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#Precarity everywhere?

Corinne Schwaller , December 15th, 2017


“On politics and precarities in academia”- this was the title of the EASA seminar held at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern from November 16-17, 2017….


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Overlapped Precarities #precarity

K. Zeynep Sariaslan , December 14th, 2017


The EASA AGM Seminar in Bern simply came in a bad time. It confronted me with a dilemma: while I was eager to follow the workshops and act…


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The Precariat Fights Back. A conversation with Dan Hirslund and Carrie Benjamin #precarity

Kiri Santer , December 13th, 2017


This conversation took place after a workshop entitled “Between precarious norms and empowering alternatives – a workshop on the strategies of labour organisation between national and international ac…


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How to write about #precarity from a precarious position

Annika Lems , December 12th, 2017


Let me start with a confession: Throughout the past year or so I have become somewhat hesitant to attend conferences and other academic gatherings. This sense of reluctance…


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