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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…


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#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…


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#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…


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#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…


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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…


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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…


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Data Activism and Petro-Public Knowledge “Across Borders”: The Formosa Plastics Global Archive

Tim Schütz , April 27th, 2021


When our research group entered the Formosa Plastics museum in Taiwan, the first thing we noticed was a massive piece of kauri wood, sitting protected under a dome…


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Solidarity, infrastructure and critical pedagogy during COVID-19: Lessons from Brazil by Dominique P. Béhague

Dominique P. Béhague , April 7th, 2021


Even before the pandemic hit Brazil’s favelas, residents began organizing to protect themselves — against both the novel coronavirus and the government’s active suppression of effective public …


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Chronic Experimentation by Kane Race

Kane Race , February 26th, 2021


The introduction of effective combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV disease in 1996 was commonly narrated as a major event that transformed HIV from an inevitable death sentence into…


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On Wishcycling

guestauth0r , February 15th, 2021


Wishcycling is the process of placing discards into the recycling bin even when there’s little to no chance for their recovery. The term entered common use over the…


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The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies

Melanie Ford Lemus , January 19th, 2021


On November 21, 2020, protestors flooded the historic and political center of Guatemala City over the congressional approval of a  budget bill of nearly twelve billion dollars (or ninety-nine billion…


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Mobilizing Cemeteries, Representing Ancestors: The Infrastructure of Protest and the Anti-Petroleum Complex Movement in Pengerang, Malaysia

Chun-Yu (Jo Ann) Wang , December 15th, 2020


Resisting the “Rotterdam Port of the East” In 2011, the prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and the CEO of the national oil company Petronas, Shamsul Azhar Abbas,…


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Snake Oil: A Memoir on the Rise of ‘Trafficking’

laura agustin , December 14th, 2020


­When future historians try to understand what ‘trafficking’ meant in the first 20 years of the 21st century, I hope this memoir gives them pause. Recording how my…


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Sexworkers’ long history as political experts, English translation: Thierry Schaffauser

laura agustin , November 12th, 2020


I’ve translated Thierry’s reflections published the other day as faithfully to his tone as I could and checked with him, so here’s the piece with the same title,…


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Sexworkers’ long history as political experts: Thierry Schaffauser

laura agustin , November 9th, 2020


The other day Thierry Schaffauser posted some reflections on facebook on the history of sexworkers as thinkers and leaders in activism for social change. Objecting to the exclusion…


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Mourning while fighting for justice: The first months of the NOI DENUNCEREMO association, Bergamo, Italy by Chiara Alfieri

Chiara Alfieri , October 15th, 2020


This post was co-authored by members of CoMeSCov program who contributed to the development of research questions, data collection tools and data analysis: Firmin Kra, Francesca Mininel, Fleur…


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There’s no such thing as “We”

Max Liboiron , October 12th, 2020


Put simply, evoking the universal “we” is a way to discard differences and maintain business as usual.


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Staying (at Home) with Brain Fog: “Un-witting” Patient Activism by Emily Lim Rogers

Emily Lim Rogers , October 5th, 2020


Scene 1: It’s Sunday afternoon, around one o’clock, and a group of a dozen or so people log onto a video call from their apartments. Occasionally someone’s cat…


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Black Latinx Activists on Anti-Blackness

Andrea Bolivar , September 3rd, 2020


A few weeks ago, the Association of Latina/o & Latinx Anthropologists (ALLA) released a statement condemning anti-Black violence and calling for “an intimate reckoning with anti-Blackness and whit…


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“Islands in a sea of disbelief” – Militant activism in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

martijn , August 18th, 2020


It took us six years, but I’m very pleased to announce that, at last, our book: Islamic Militant Activism in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany – ‘Islands in…


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