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More dangerous research: Anthropologist detained, beaten, forcibly disappeared in Egypt

lorenz , February 7th, 2021


(Latest update 3.3.2021 – check Amnesty campaign, and PEN America statement – new page Free Ahmed more updates at the end of this post) Not only in Iran…


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When research becomes dangerous: Anthropologist facing jail smuggles himself out over snowy mountains

lorenz , February 3rd, 2021


Kareem Ahmady: “I just simply left”. Photo: Ahmady’s website One month ago I have written about anthropologist Kareem Ahmady, who has researched child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM)…


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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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Globalisation and climate change in the High Arctic: Fieldwork in Svalbard, the fastest-heating place on earth

lorenz , January 27th, 2021


Magdalene Fjord, Svalbard. Photo: Ashok Boghani, flickr Most people can hardly imagine that it is possible to enjoy life up in Northern Norway, in Tromsø for example where…


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Nobody is normal: "The line between healthy and not healthy is drawn more by culture than by nature”

lorenz , January 27th, 2021


Who is crazy? Who is normal? Describing somebody as "not normal" has serious implications for this person, can destroy her life. From an anthropological perspective, there is nothing…


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Call for research: How does digital surveillance change society?

lorenz , January 19th, 2021


Not only when we are reading the news, but also when we are on Zoom-conferences, sending messages with Whatsapp, playing silly games on our mobile or when we…


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Corona-Anthropology: We feel safe with "people we know", for the danger always comes from "the others"

lorenz , January 19th, 2021


Do you wear a mask when you meet your friends? Do you? Recently I often had to think of an observation of a Twitter user in Germany: She…


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"Seen from an anthropological view, humanity is at risk of extinction"

lorenz , January 14th, 2021


What are the connections between climate change, global capitalism, xenophobia and white supremacy? Marc Schuller does in his new book something rather unusual: He asks big questions. Humanity’s…


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Twitter bans Sci-hub: Interests of the publishing mafia more important than access to science

lorenz , January 13th, 2021


When Twitter announced that it had suspended Donald Trump’s account, Twitter also censored the voice of Alexandra Elbakyan, the 32 year old creator of the probably most cherished…


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Anthropologist counters Zoom-fatigue: "Your next video conference might resemble a video game"

lorenz , January 11th, 2021


Why can we spend hours playing video games while many of us get exhausted by much shorter video-conferences? That is without doubt no bad question that the magazine…


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New anthropology show in Arabic: "Anthropology helps us to understand who exploits us – and who we exploit"

lorenz , January 6th, 2021


Mai Amer: “I really hope the show encourages viewers to reflecting on and critique certain things they think”. Screenshot from her Facebook page How can we better understand…


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Pregnancy and baby apps, smart home devices: Anthropologist shows how surveillance capitalism targets children

lorenz , January 4th, 2021


When we are online we are constantly being watched and tracked. A huge industry has evolved to build profiles about us so that they can predict and influence…


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(updated) Iran jails anthropologist for "subversive research", "seeking cultural changes" and "promoting homosexuality"

lorenz , January 2nd, 2021


Kameel Ahmady. Photo: Kameel Ahmady, Wikipedia 14 years ago I wrote about his website: Visual ethnography and Kurdish anthropology by Kameel Ahmady and Photography as research tool: More…


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David Graeber dies aged 59: "One of the most original anthropologists"

lorenz , September 4th, 2020


A few hours ago I was shocked to read that David Graeber has died. He was only 59 years old. Graeber was one the most known and most…


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The new Anthropology Journal Ticker (beta): Get updated with recent open access journal articles!

lorenz , August 18th, 2020


How do you stay up to date with the most recent journal articles in anthropology? How do you navigate the growing amount of texts? How do you find…


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Racism, Circumcision, Suicide Bombing: The most viewed posts in 2017

lorenz , January 6th, 2018


Unfortunately no new content was published here last year. Nevertheless, this blog received lots of visitors. Looking at last year’s statistics about the most viewed posts and pages,…


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A New Layout For The New Year

lorenz , December 23rd, 2017


After 12 years it was time to update the layout of antropologi.info. I tried to keep some of the old elements while adjusting the look to our new…


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antropologi.info finally mobile friendly (and secure)

lorenz , April 5th, 2017


Today I have finally upgraded the antropologi.info’s blogging software (b2evolution, not WordPress!) and made its templates mobile friendly. So, now, finally, antropologi.info no longer looks so weir…


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Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


(draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week…


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Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


(draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week…


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Egypt: Open access to online scientific journals, ebooks and encyclopedias for everybody in the whole country

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


It does not happen often that there a good news from Egypt where I am still living. This news here, although nearly too good to be true, is…


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Egypt: Open access to online scientific journals, ebooks and encyclopedias for everybody in the whole country

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


It does not happen often that there a good news from Egypt where I am still living. This news here, although nearly too good to be true, is…


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Antropologi på nett – er det i Danmark det skjer?

lorenz , November 7th, 2015


Nøyaktig tre år har gått siden jeg sist har skrevet noe her i antropologi.infos nordiske hjørne. På tide med en titt på det som har skjedd siden den…


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Antropologi på nett – er det i Danmark det skjer?

lorenz , November 7th, 2015


Nøyaktig tre år har gått siden jeg sist har skrevet noe her i antropologi.infos nordiske hjørne. På tide med en titt på det som har skjedd siden den…


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