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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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Substance Use and Abuse in Guyana’s prisons: self-medication by inmates

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , May 3rd, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana The ‘Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty: Caribbean 2016-2019’ produc…

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Mental Health in Guyana’s Prisons: a direct legacy of the country’s colonial history?

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , April 26th, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana. The mental health of those who live and work in Guyana’s…

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#Academic Fictions: Cape Town through Time and Space: An Experimental Poem

Carolina Earle , February 23rd, 2021

Part 1: 1921 “Poison Tea, Colonial Imports”, by an Observer    “Them nasty Malays can make it work  months after you take it”, quotes Lady Duff G.: This,…


Firsting in Research

Max Liboiron , January 18th, 2021

Declaring that a research is the “first” to discover, do, or go somewhere is not only rarely correct, given myriad local knowledges since time immemorial, but is also…

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Colonial Spectres

Simon Theobald , November 8th, 2020

What would it mean to be no longer ‘in country’ in Australia? How would the legacies of British colonialism, and the attempted extirpation and survival of Australia’s indigenous…

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The Montanelli Case: Sexuality, Race, and Colonial Forgetting in BLM Italy.

Diego Maria Malara , October 26th, 2020

Indro Montanelli (1909-2001), the most famous journalist in Italian history, is an intellectual figure whose memory commands respect across Italy’s political spectrum. But, following the global protes…


#Book Symposium: Tasting Qualities

Ishita Dey , October 23rd, 2020

How does one reproduce the taste, smell and appearance of any craft based/ industrially produced food commodity? Tea is one of the many beverages with roots in colonialism….


#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Tanya Matthan , October 23rd, 2020

Sarah Besky’s ethnographically and historically rich study of the Indian tea industry begins with a deceptively simple question: what makes a good cup of tea? The answer, it…


#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Sabine Parrish , October 23rd, 2020

As I write this, in the uncertain and tumultuous times of early June 2020, there is a storm brewing in the world of British tea drinkers. On June…


Ep#65 The Social Dilemma, Corpo-Humans, Buying Nothing & Localised Colonialism: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , October 18th, 2020

This week we bring you a panel with Anthea Snowsill who is currently doing her research with the Intha people of Myanmar.  In this panel We’d also introduce…

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Comparing Comparisons: From the “Historikerstreit” to the Mbembe Affair

Michael Rothberg , September 23rd, 2020

In the late 1980s, mostly German intellectuals discussed the question of the “uniqueness” or “comparability” of the Holocaust. In the Cause Mbembe, the fronts, the participants and the…

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Talking about Elections in Northern Kenya

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020

An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present. “What politics have people of nowadays seen;…

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On Taking Credit: Textile Traditions and Fashion Rip-Offs

Jason Baird Jackson , August 15th, 2020

Below find a guest post by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. –Jason Baird…

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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020

POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


On the social nature of toilet paper

Matt Barlow , June 4th, 2020

You would be forgiven for thinking that the first thing bought in a global crisis would be tinned, dried, and frozen foods; clean water; and medicines—things that enable…


Destination Anthropocene: An Interview with Amelia Moore

colinhoag , May 19th, 2020

Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas By Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island 216pp. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof….


Confronting the Colonial Legacies of Museum Collections

Alison Abbott , May 7th, 2020

Berlin’s Humboldt Forum opened its doors to the public for a special event in 2019, even as construction on the building continued. David von Becker/SHF Art historian Bénédicte…


“The Measles from the Time of My Grandfather”: Amazonian Ethnocide Memories in Times of Covid-19 by Carlos Fausto

Carlos Fausto , April 23rd, 2020

“Kanari Kuikuro shows me a pot full of winged leafcutter ants he has just collected”. November, 2002. Xingu Indigenous Land, Brazil. Photo by Carlos Fausto Two weeks ago,…


“Make Space Great Again”

William Lempert , April 3rd, 2020

Nostalgic Amnesia on the Final Frontier (Center) Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, (Ends) Logos for Starfleet Command and the Space Force While delivering a…

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Batman’s Butler Alfred Philosophizes about Colonial Violence in British Burma

Europe’s Other Walls

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019

The Berlin Wall has always had multiple lives. Beyond its fall lies a story of proliferating borders and exclusions. “Berlin is not the same without a Wall,” said…

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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga’s The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production by Rosie Sims

Rosie Sims , November 11th, 2019

The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production. Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga   MIT Press, 2018. 412 pages. Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga’s latest book, The…


Other People’s Clutter

The Familiar Strange , November 3rd, 2019

perhaps the most perplexing item she had kept from her time was the empty casing of an artillery shell from World War Two. She told me that many…

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