Tag: Bruce Kapferer

Bruce Kapferer: The Hau complicity: An event in the crisis of anthropology

Focaal Web Editor , July 9th, 2018

Hau is a phenomenon. It burst on the scene of the relatively small academic scholarly world of anthropology capturing scholars from around the globe into its spirit. Hau…


Bruce Kapferer: Ideas on populism: The paradox of democracy and the rise of the corporate state

Focaal Web Editor , March 6th, 2017

“All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.” — Karl Marx, Critique…


Bruce Kapferer: Brexit and Remain: A pox on all their houses

Focaal Web Editor , August 18th, 2016

A crisis is always good for humor. The English satirical magazine Private Eye caught the spirit of uncertainty and the possible tragedy of Brexit—that many of those who…