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We need to talk about skateboarding

Leiden Anthropology Blog , May 11th, 2022


Skateboarding is a skilful practice, a discipline of failure, and a global culture. Sander Hölsgens studies skateboarding as a tool for social good and reflects on three socio-political…


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On the Corona crisis and numbers

Leiden Anthropology Blog , April 22nd, 2022


Dutch policy has placed health metrics at the center of discussions around the Corona Crisis. Numbers visualize the urgency of the societal threat and form the basis for…


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Making it Happen: comparison through teamwork in the Food Citizens? project

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 18th, 2022


On February 4th, 2022 the Food Citizens? conference wrapped up four years of research in the ERC Consolidator project Collective Food Procurement in European Cities: Solidarity and Diversity,…


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Climate change in plain sight: anthropological contribution in the time of climate crisis

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 7th, 2022


In-depth fieldwork methods can reveal invaluable insights of climate change beyond the domain of science and politics. Based on her ethnography of Sicilian farmers amidst agricultural transition, Anna…


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Why we need to co-create knowledge for sustainability – and why this is easier said than done

Leiden Anthropology Blog , January 24th, 2022


Recent debates on energy transitions and poverty illustrate the social ecological complexities of sustainability problems. These cannot be tackled by single academic disciplines – nor by academics alo…


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Loneliness in solidarity and solidarity in loneliness – How students in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology navigate the Covid-19 crisis

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 15th, 2021


Essays of 68 CADS students show their struggle with the effects of the Covid-19 measures. This blog reveals how students navigate the crisis and, in light of a…


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Beyond potential: the structural issue of gender diversity in esports

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 1st, 2021


Based on his fieldwork in Berlin, Tom Legierse cautions that although esports are heralded as potentially gender inclusive spaces, in reality gender discrimination is still deeply ingrained in…


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Understanding blind running through participant sensation

Leiden Anthropology Blog , October 19th, 2021


The organization Running Blind matches people with visual impairments to a sighted runner. They run while both holding the ends of a tether. Marit Hiemstra explains how being…


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Algorithmic-based technologies’ impact on journalistic identities

Leiden Anthropology Blog , September 20th, 2021


Algorithm-based technologies increasingly impact not only what news we are seeing but also how journalists are evaluating themselves. In this blogpost, Tomás Dodds reflects on changing professional id…


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The Shifting Meanings of “(Il)Legality”: Indonesian Migrant Workers in the Netherlands

Leiden Anthropology Blog , September 1st, 2021


How do migrants become ‘illegal’? How does their ‘illegality’ affect their position in the receiving countries? Ratna Saptari discusses the experiences of Indonesian migrants in the Netherlands and…


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Women on the Cutting Edge. Logging and Gender in Solomon Islands

Leiden Anthropology Blog , June 22nd, 2021


Over the past weeks, The Guardian featured a mind-boggling series called Pacific Plunder, which focuses to a large extent on the effects of logging in Solomon Islands. In…


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Women on the Cutting Edge. Logging and Gender in Solomon Islands

Leiden Anthropology Blog , June 22nd, 2021


Over the past weeks, The Guardian featured a mind-boggling series called Pacific Plunder, which focuses to a large extent on the effects of logging in Solomon Islands. In…


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Visualising solidarity

Leiden Anthropology Blog , June 14th, 2021


At the occasion of the open access launch of his book Ironies of Solidarity: Insurance and Financialisation of Kinship in South Africa (Zed Books, 2020), Erik Bähre reflects…


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Visualising solidarity

Leiden Anthropology Blog , June 14th, 2021


At the occasion of the open access launch of his book Ironies of Solidarity: Insurance and Financialisation of Kinship in South Africa (Zed Books, 2020), Erik Bähre reflects…


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Marking the Unknown: tattooing, marriage, and the story of the Ologasi among the Pantaron Manobo of the Philippines

Leiden Anthropology Blog , April 26th, 2021


The Pantaron Manobo tell stories of a giant called the Ologasi. Besides being a mythic figure, the Ologasi acts to mark a limit to what is known in…


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Marking the Unknown: tattooing, marriage, and the story of the Ologasi among the Pantaron Manobo of the Philippines

Leiden Anthropology Blog , April 26th, 2021


The Pantaron Manobo tell stories of a giant called the Ologasi. Besides being a mythic figure, the Ologasi acts to mark a limit to what is known in…


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Describing time in writing: a shift towards the written statement in euthanasia with dementia

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 13th, 2021


Drawing on extensive research on the end of life with dementia in the Netherlands, Natashe Lemos Dekker discusses how, despite the increasing importance of a written statement, the…


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Describing time in writing: a shift towards the written statement in euthanasia with dementia

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 13th, 2021


Drawing on extensive research on the end of life with dementia in the Netherlands, Natashe Lemos Dekker discusses how, despite the increasing importance of a written statement, the…


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PortCityFutures in Rotterdam: Conversations on the Waterfront

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 9th, 2021


This blog recounts the making of a series of small films portraying conversations between the authors at different sites in Rotterdam. The conversations are exemplary of PCF collaborative…


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PortCityFutures in Rotterdam: Conversations on the Waterfront

Leiden Anthropology Blog , February 9th, 2021


This blog recounts the making of a series of small films portraying conversations between the authors at different sites in Rotterdam. The conversations are exemplary of PCF collaborative…


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On the Use of Categories in Diversity Research and Policies

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 15th, 2020


How do we deal with the categories of human difference – such as gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc. – that scholars, policy-makers and citizens use in a search…


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On the Use of Categories in Diversity Research and Policies

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 15th, 2020


How do we deal with the categories of human difference – such as gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc. – that scholars, policy-makers and citizens use in a search…


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Surveys, Race and Symbolic Violence

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 7th, 2020


This blog argues that the inhumane and racist treatment of non-white citizens in the Toeslagenaffaire, while shocking, draws on common racist logics we also encounter in seemingly innocuous…


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Surveys, Race and Symbolic Violence

Leiden Anthropology Blog , December 7th, 2020


This blog argues that the inhumane and racist treatment of non-white citizens in the Toeslagenaffaire, while shocking, draws on common racist logics we also encounter in seemingly innocuous…


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