Tag: border

The Human Cost of Border Enforcement Policies

A participatory pop-up exhibition breaks down traditional disciplinary boundaries between art and anthropology to inform wider audiences about the humanitarian crisis occurring at the United States–Me…

two Bengals

Somewhere I have a photograph of a piece of graffiti from Kolkata in the early 1990s. It shows three palms behind a brick wall on which is painted…

The Emerald Curtain

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…

Immigration force

Some may wonder why Britain quite likes having a cheap labour force available for illicit work, yet politicians spend huge amounts of time presenting their tough on immigration…

Fake Humanitarianism Fails its Big Test in Venezuela

There it is: Saturday, February 23, 2019, has now come and gone—and it’s not to say that “nothing has changed”. In fact, some important changes did occur, none…

Multitude redux Empire: wrong way, don’t go back, we should leave too.

People got wishful thinking a lot, and I am always for breaking the borders, but as this can be read from afar, I reckon yes, but the prognosis…

Innovations… Conference 4-5 October 2019, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities 4th and 5th of October 2019. Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist republic of Vietnam Welcome to the website for the conference Innovations in…

Prisoners of Love

Read the whole thing from Beyond Borders here: Prisoners of Love

A World of Pain and Suffering and Dispossession: Remembering Sri Lankan Tamil Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

Comrade Saleh Memon asks to repost this: A WORLD OF PAIN, SUFFERING AND DISPOSSESSION – REMEMBERING SRI LANKAN TAMIL ETHNIC CLEANSING AND GENOCIDE JULY 31, 2018 SALEH MAMON LEAVE…

Streamline(d) – “Time Served”

This post is the beginning of an experiment. Recent ethnoGRAPHIC work like Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution by Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, as well…

Ling-I Chu and Jinn-Yuh Hsu: Cold War islands and the rebordering of the nation/state: Kinma in the Taiwan Strait

Across the globe, the Cold War abruptly delineated new borders and defined friends and enemies. Yet, there are few regions in which this was as pronounced as in…

Observations and reflections

Four Poems, Spring 2018 1) I remember you, abuela. The tortillas and the way you touched the comal to check the temperature. I want to ask you things…

Turkey.

Gah. Still. No. Change. >Subject: Call for solidarity for the academics for peace on trial Dear colleagues, Our colleagues in Turkey are facing incredible repression under a populist…

Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

Defoe on prisons 1698

Defoe, as a good Protestant, was of course keen to remedy the ‘torrent of vice’, ‘venal crime’ and ‘Epidemick Distemper’ that afflicted the nation with ‘wicke…

Migrant Resilience and Refuge in the Trump Era

As we enter a new deportation era migrant communities near and far from the border are getting organized. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. Following the…

Concentrate on the camps 

This is from E-flux: Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Photo: Luca Capuano. Refugee Heritage, a new project by DAAR  The Architecture of Exile IV. B: February 24, 7pm, with Suad…

Hutnyk

Tracking down the old man’s arrival records from Europe to Australia. He was a violent drunken shit, but I do appreciate at least his refrain about how we…

Once Within Borders

Another book to get, this one on borders – gonna review it: Read More here: Throughout history, human societies have been organized preeminently as territories—politically bounded regions whose…

Dumping or Trumping

Bright side of the current reaction. The decline of the European powers was bolstered by the land grab that was the USA – basically the oppression of indigenous…

Aftertaste: memories of #postsocialism

Allegra’s thematic thread on #postsocialism is coming to its end. We hope that the eight delicious specialties Allegra served you over the past two weeks have pleased your…

Coming to Malaysia – protection, responsibility and labour

The so-called ‘boat people crisis’ in the Andaman Sea has been brewing for a long while. Economic migrants and refugees attempt the perilous sea crossing to reach safety…

Pushed offshore, the ‘boat people’ crisis demands regional response

In recent days, some 2000 refugees and migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have come ashore in Aceh, Indonesia, and Langkawi, across the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia. Thousands…

Lessons About Refugees From an Australian Immigration Crisis

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post 18. August 2014. I am an anthropologist, I live in Australia and I work with refugees in Malaysia. None of…