Tag: belonging

New Book Review: Citizenship, Democracy, and Belonging in Suburban Britain: Making the Local by David Jeevendrampillai

Rose Deller , May 19th, 2022

In Citizenship, Democracy, and Belonging in Suburban Britain: Making the Local – available open access from UCL Press – David Jeevendrampillai explores how inclusiveness and citizen participation can …

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Instagram as a Catalyst for Digital Gemeinschaft During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , October 5th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Justin Battin   In early 2020, news articles documenting a possible coronavirus pandemic began appearing in countries worldwide, and while concerns were…


Face masks as freedom and belonging

standplaatswereld , September 9th, 2020

By Quirina Geijsen Face masks, you can see them everywhere now. They come in different shapes and sizes and are offered in multiple choices of the most beautiful…

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Why Can’t I Walk Your Dog? Not Accepting Help as a Coping Strategy During the Swiss Lockdown (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , May 20th, 2020

Hide Press Release (3 Less Words) Martina von Arx   “Et nous souhaitons ici lancer un appel à l’ensemble de la population et notamment un appel aussi aux…


What COVID-19 Reveals about Borders and Citizenship: Europe’s Migrants on Their Way Back Home (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , May 18th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Tunay Altay   Travel restrictions became a global response to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to an analysis from April 2020…


Limiting Life for an Unlimited Time – A Student’s Perspective (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , May 8th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Eva Steinberger   “It feels like we are in a puzzle. But there are missing pieces, so there is no way to…


At the Border of „Us“ and „Them“ – An Anecdote of a Korean International Student Going Through Corona Pandemic in France (#WitnessingCorona)

Karoline Buchner , April 10th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Juhyun Lee   With the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing has become a new imperative. The changes are indeed very fast-paced….


The Gift of a Bicultural Upbringing

Sandhya Fuchs , January 10th, 2020

The author, Sandhya Fuchs (center, at age 6) spent much of her young life in India, where Bharti (left) and Aarti (right) became like sisters to her. Today…


The Emerald Curtain

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019

Four reflections on Brexit and borders on the island of Ireland. You will never know unless you go A fisherman clad in a green anorak sits in a…

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Searching For Home (Plate) in Indonesia

Ian Pollock , January 24th, 2018

There aren’t that many passions that have stuck with me since I left New York City some ten years ago. But one thing feels like home wherever I…

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Video: Kinship and Belonging – Part IV of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 8th, 2017

In this panel, the three discussants, David Montgomery (Washington), Julie Billaud (Geneva), and Judith Beyer (Konstanz) are discussing the following three books: Eva-Marie Dubuisson. 2017. Living l…


After the Eulogy? The Future of Central Asian Studies in the Accelerated Academy

Judith Beyer , December 4th, 2017

In an address to students at Indiana University in 2015, anthropologist and journalist Sarah Kendzior described Central Asian Studies as a ‘dying field’ and billed her address as…


Dancing to the State: Ethnic Compulsions of the Tangsa in Assam

standplaatswereld , May 15th, 2017

By Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh            Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself, the region and the people — the Tangsa — with whom I worked and…

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“I belong in Africa”: African-Americans going ‘home’

standplaatswereld , September 21st, 2016

Sankofa. Image: Damiyr Saleem Studios By Marije Maliepaard        The Ghanaian ethnic group of Akan is (among other aspects) known for their Adinkra symbols. Symbols that…

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The Lost Jingle Dress

Ethnographer | Ecographer , June 5th, 2016

The Lost Jingle Dress is my first published piece of creative non-fiction. The story lauds the small, tight-knit community of Jasper, Alberta. I wrote it in 2014, and…

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For anthropologists, is interdisciplinarity ever truly a meeting of equals?

The Anxious Anthropologist , February 20th, 2016

I recently read a Twitter post which asserted that interdisciplinarity was never a meeting of equals. As an anthropologist working outside of an academic department I met this…

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The jacket

The Anxious Anthropologist , January 20th, 2016

I’m trying a new strategy at work to raise my oomph and improve my legit appeal. I’m no slouch when it comes to sparring about ideas, concepts and…

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Making Heidelberg a Home while Longing for a Global City – by Magdalena von Drachenfels

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

“For now our home is Heidelberg” says Laila Khan (all the names have been changed) and, pointing towards her one year old son, Shahid, she adds: “He was…

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Homing Heidelberg – a Student Project Exploring Refugee’s Ways of Navigating the City

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

By Marie Sander, lecturer of the seminar Transcultural Place-Making How can we understand the idea of ‘home’ in times of migration? Is ‘home’ a place, social ties, family,…

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