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REVIEW: The intimate life of dissent

Céline Eschenbrenner , October 4th, 2022

The Intimate Life of Dissent examines practices of refusal and resistance through the friendships, kinships and solidarities which withstand and obstruct them. The authors of this edited volume…

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Seeing Is Not Believing

Adela Zhang , September 22nd, 2022

“We bet on mining,” peasant leaders (dirigentes) say of the decision to permit one of the world’s largest open-pit copper mining projects on lands occupied by Quechua-speaking communities…

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Archaeology at the Borders of the Refugee Crisis

Marlaina Martin , September 7th, 2022

Archaeological methods, which are typically used to study the past, can also illuminate the experiences of today’s displaced people. This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and…


Sister Parks: North American Coloniality and the Monarch Butterfly

Columba González-Duarte , June 10th, 2022

Monarch migration and the making of North America At the end of each summer, the northern prairies and Great Lakes regions of North America host a new generation…

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When Nothing Fits

Annika Benz , June 8th, 2022

Disclaimer: All people mentioned were able to choose how they want to appear in this text. They chose to appear by their clear name and/or activist alias. They…

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The last free words of a cannabis prisoner

Hilary Agro , May 11th, 2022

My friend Daniel Muessig went to prison today. A former criminal defense attorney himself, he sold cannabis in Pennsylvania, a state where it’s legal. But it’s still illegal…

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A (Personal) Tale of Two Socialisms

Mariya Ivancheva , April 15th, 2022

Note from Allegra editors: We publish this video and transcript of EASA President Mariya Ivancheva’s talk from the annual conference Why the World Needs Anthropologists of the Applied…

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“A cup of coffee and a needle”: How a harm reduction café in Copenhagen quietly demonstrates an alternative to the war on drugs by Johanna Kinnock

Johanna Kinnock , April 8th, 2022

Behind the long counter of Café Dugnad, smells of spices and meat float out of industrial ovens. Light streams in through the glass doors of the smallish café,…


Multispecies Anarchism in the Postnuclear World

Anibal Garcia Arregui , April 1st, 2022

Connect the dots between “state”, “imperialism”, and “war”. Add “leaders”, “testosterone” and “nukes”. Look at the picture and tell me anarchism was a bad idea. In effect, as…

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Call for Reviews: Life at the edges in a changing world

Allegra , March 16th, 2022

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started more than two years ago, time has been put on hold and precarity has become an even more common feature of life globally….

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Ep # 87: Squatters in The Stag: Adrian Watts on Activism & Squats

The Familiar Strange , March 6th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep # 87: Squatters in The Stag: Adrian Watts on Activism & Squats Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add…

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Ep# 86: The Funging the Non-Fungible & The Changing Face of Protests: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 20th, 2022

The Familiar Strange · Ep# 86- The Funging The Non – Fungible & The Changing Face Of Protests- This Month On TFS Welcome back to The Familiar Strange!…

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Heritage Out of Control: Musealising (Hi)stories of Migration

Annika Kirbis , February 10th, 2022

Since the early 2000s, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between Austria and Turkey in 1964, there have been increasing initiatives in Vienna that involve municipal…

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Phantoms within and beyond the Frame: Stirrings of Justice amidst Specters of Rural Capitalism

colinhoag , January 18th, 2022

By Rebecca Witter and Dana E. Powell [1] § Structural racism combines with the toxic wastes from industrialized capitalism to haunt the rural lowland landscapes of eastern North…


Tamar Katriel on her book, Defiant Discourse

| , December 27th, 2021

Interview by Irit Dekel Irit Dekel: Your recent book Defiant Discourse helps readers understand the relations between speech and action, revisiting important questions concerning the performat…

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#PoliticalEngagement: Collaboration and Creativity

Veronica Ferreri , September 28th, 2021

It was already dark when I entered the small shop in the informal camp in rural Lebanon, where Khulud was waiting for customers. This was my first return…


#PoliticalEngagements: Punctuation and Flow

Gabriela Manley , September 22nd, 2021

The past two years have been marked by an ever-accelerating cascade of global “events”: once in a lifetime events, generational events, unexpected events, catastrophic events. From climate change…


#PoliticalEngagements: Defiant Engagements

Valentina Zagaria , September 21st, 2021

Working in political environments that run counter to our personal values and commitments, and with people who are challenging these contexts in different ways, led us to think…


#PoliticalEngagements: Introduction

Fuad Musallam , September 20th, 2021

Ethnography and Political Engagement This Thematic Thread emerged from a workshop organised (online) at the LSE in February 2021, entitled “In the moment and after the fact: Ethnographic…


When Cash Rules: A Local Researcher/Activist’s Fieldnotes on “Passive Locals” Living Around Mailiao’s Petrochemical Complex

Lin Hung-Yang , August 17th, 2021

Yunlin is a coastal county in Western Taiwan famous for its agricultural produce, also known as “the barn of Taiwan.” However, the exchange value of agricultural produce has…


Miss Tampon Liberty

guestauth0r , June 15th, 2021

In the 1980s, when menstruation was generally considered taboo, artist Jay Critchley made art out of discarded plastic tampon applicators washed up and collected on local beaches. With…

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Reading Lists: Waste Colonialism and Palestine

guestauth0r , May 19th, 2021

When there’s conflict, academics and teachers will often put together a reading list or syllabus to show the breadth and depth of knowledge on a topic that is…

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Theorie des #Hashtags

Andreas Bernard , May 19th, 2021

Der Hashtag ist längst zu einem Zeichen für die kollektive Verschlagwortung der Welt geworden. Es verspricht die Anhäufung öffentlicher Aufmerksamkeit auch für marginale Stimmen. Gleichzeitig bringt e…

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Writing Life No. 9: An interview with Danya Fast by Robert Lorway

Robert Lorway , May 6th, 2021

It is 11 am in Vancouver. Danya sits at a desk beside a large window that looks out onto tree tops and electrical wires. Rain pools in the…