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ResonanceCast #2: Incitement and Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 30th, 2021

Podcast with Jastinder Kaur and Daniel White, moderated by Ian M. Cook   Allegra Lab · ResonanceCast 2: Incitement And Coups   Referenced articles: Towards an Anthropology of…


Towards an Anthropology of Coups

Jastinder Kaur , July 27th, 2021

When is a coup a coup? Reflections on the anthropological study of ‘coups’ There have been more than 200 coups in 95 countries over the last 75 years,…


Indigenous Water Ontologies, Plurilegal Encounters and Interlegal Translation

Lieselotte Viaene , April 19th, 2021

Lieselotte Viaene (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) will talk about “Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation: some reflections from the field”. Andrea Ballestero…


Resisting Psychiatric Temporalities in “Post-Conflict” Colombia

Chelsea Horton , April 1st, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder fails to account for the psychosocial issues that arise in the wake of peace. We need nonpathological frameworks to give FARC ex-combatants the support they…

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Reviews: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 30th, 2021

This post compiles extracts of published reviews of the edited volume Theorising Media & Conflict (eds. P. Budka & B. Bräuchler, Berghahn Books, 2020). Younes Saramifar (Free University…

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Interview: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 14th, 2021

In an interview for the University of Vienna’s Uni:view Magazin, I am talking about the edited volume Theorising Media and Conflict (Berghahn Books, 2020), its purpose, conclusions and…

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Military coup in Myanmar: back to square one?

standplaatswereld , February 4th, 2021

In the early morning of 1 February, the day that a newly elected government was supposed to convene, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, taking government leaders captive and…

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Author Interview: Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan, by Romain Malejacq (Radboud University)

info@centraleurasia.org , October 13th, 2020

Editor’s note:  Here CESS Blog is pleased to present the fourth installment of our author interview series for those shortlisted for the annual CESS book award in social…

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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…


Films & videos on media activism & more

philbu , June 30th, 2020

This is a selection of films and videos on mediated activism, anthropological perspectives on media and culture, and globalization and (de)colonization in relation to media.Compiled by Philipp Budka…

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New Publication Announcement: Конфликт на юге Кыргызстана десять лет спустя: Перспективы, последствия, действия, edited by Aksana Ismailbekova and Philipp Luttholtz

info@centraleurasia.org , June 17th, 2020

We are pleased to share this announcement of a new publication from the Central Asia Program (CAP):  Conflict in Southern Kyrgyzstan After 10 Years: Perspectives, Consequences, Actions, edited…

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Book: Theorising Media and Conflict

philbu , February 19th, 2020

Budka, P., & Bräuchler, B. (Eds.). (2020). Theorising media and conflict. Anthropology of Media. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books. Cover Theorising Media & Conflict Theorising Me…

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Mit der Seilbahn geht es weiter

Stéphane Voell , June 15th, 2019

Eigentlich sollte es im letzten Jahr vorbei sein. Wir waren in Swanetien, gewissermaßen auf dem Dach Georgiens angekommen. Wir führten unser studentisches Forschungsprojekt Caucasus Conflict Culture z…

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Seminar: Media Activism

philbu , May 9th, 2019

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OccupyHandSignals.pdf For the MA Program “Visual and Media Anthropology” at the Free University Berlin, I am organizing a newly developed semi…

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The Endangered Fishers of the Archipelago Sea #WhoseGreen?

Kirsi Sonck-Rautio , January 22nd, 2019

Regulation and the Archipelago Sea ”You are looking at the last generation of coastal fishers!” a fisherman told me, as I was getting my coffee at a seminar…


Fragile Security or Fatale Liaisons? Reflections on 2 March 2018 Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, by Sten Hagberg

Mats Utas , March 23rd, 2018

On Friday 2 March 2018 around 10 o’clock, two coordinated of terrorist attacks took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The first attack involved gunmen seeking…

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Muzo: Colombia’s Emerald Kingdom

RESOURCE WORLDS , December 11th, 2017

By Bram Ebus Muzo, Colombia – It is here where clouded forests overgrow the mountain slopes in which world’s most valuable emeralds are hidden. For much of history,…


Terugblik op de Bijeenkomst: ‘Jemen, een Vergeten Oorlog – #WatKanIkDoen?’

standplaatswereld , November 24th, 2016

Graffiti in Jemen Door Handenur Taspinar         Maandagavond 14 november is er in samenwerking met het Grote Midden-Oosten Platform en de afdeling Sociale en Culturele Antropologie…

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How John Richardson Joined the NPFL: Charles Taylor’s Confidant Speaks on Liberian Politics and American Warmongering, by Brooks Marmon

Mats Utas , September 6th, 2016

One of Charles Taylor’s best known and most eloquent defenders is John T. Richardson, a Liberian architect, who continues to speak with the former Liberian President two to…

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Conflict over Transitional Justice in Nepal

Elyse Bailey , July 27th, 2016

A decade after Nepal’s internal armed conflict came to an end its victims are still campaigning for redress. Krista Billingsley describes recent demonstrations in Kathmandu and charts the…

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Prevention and militarization in Africa’s security governance by Linnéa Gelot

Mats Utas , July 27th, 2016

  The 27th African Union Summit, underway in Kigali, Rwanda, is widely expected to adopt one of Dr Donald Kaberuka’s recommendations on how to increase member state contributions…

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Call for Papers: Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History

Haidy Geismar , June 20th, 2016

Via Barbara Kirschenblatt Gimblett Museums of history face a particular challenge in societies that have experienced conflict and violence in recent memory and radical geopolitical and ideological cha…

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New Developments in Drone Proliferation: How Africa was Deployed to Rescue Drones, by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Mats Utas , February 9th, 2016

Debates on global drone proliferation tend to assume that adoption and adaptation of drones follow a universal logic and that the drone industry is a singular thing, geographically…

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