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Alice Tilche & akshay khanna: That which cannot be spoken

focaal_admin , September 5th, 2022


This is the third of our series of blogposts in relation to the Budhan Podcast project. In earlier posts we have looked at narrations of collective suffering and…


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Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , July 24th, 2022


The Familiar Strange · Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS We’re back! We’re back from our Semester break and keen to get back into…


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Book Review: COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic edited by Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock

Rose Deller , July 19th, 2022


In COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock bring together contribu…


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Don Nonini: The China Conundrum and The Current Conjuncture

Focaal Web Editor , July 11th, 2022


Strategic Ambivalence or Disguised Conflict? China’s Reactions to Russia’s War on Ukraine and to Covid Why does China’s response so far to the Russian invasion of Ukraine “not…


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The Work of Factions and the Pandemic’s Political Collapse

Maximilian C. Forte , July 11th, 2022


We are now facing a regime that is losing, is aware that it is losing, and wants at all costs to survive even if it means damning everyone…


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Day 3 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , July 1st, 2022


The final day of hearings focused on family law in the context of courts that simply uphold, without any question, state doctrine on the Covid so-called “vaccines” and…


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Day 2 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , June 29th, 2022


The Citizens’ Hearing is, “an independent inquiry into Canada’s response to Covid-19. We will hear evidence from scientists, legal experts, and healthcare providers, as well as test…


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Day 1 of A Citizens’ Hearing: Examining Canada’s Covid Response

Maximilian C. Forte , June 27th, 2022


From Wednesday, June 22, through Friday, June 24, 2022, a combined effort by the Canadian Covid Care Alliance and Fearless Canada, brought three full days of testimonies that were stre…


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Introducing: “Disaster X”

Maximilian C. Forte , June 26th, 2022


Disaster X is a new publication, that is tied to this site: it is available on Substack. Here I just want to briefly introduce the material that already…


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Alice Tilche & Akshay Khanna: Embodying emotions in theatre and film

Focaal Web Editor , June 16th, 2022


This is the second in our series of blogposts in relation to the Budhan podcast project, a community led initiative that has sought to capture the experiences of…


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Q and A with Professor Diane Enns on Thinking Through Loneliness

Rose Deller , June 13th, 2022


13-17 June 2022 is Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK. We speak to Professor Diane Enns about her new book, Thinking Through Loneliness, touching on topics such as…


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Khin Thazin and Stephen Campbell: How the Myanmar coup has impacted migrant workers abroad

Focaal Web Editor , June 7th, 2022


The February 2021 military coup in Myanmar put an end to the country’s ten-year period of quasi-civilian electoral rule—the so-called democratic transition, as it was optimistically called. Since…


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Alice Tilche & Akshay Kanna: The Village of the Dead

Focaal Web Editor , May 31st, 2022


“Near Ahmedabad’s civil hospital,  in a small dilapidated house.  A dog lives with his wife and their children.  After two days, the dog returns to his home.  Af…


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Susan Paulson: Gender-aware care in pandemic and postgrowth worlds

focaal_admin , April 26th, 2022


Coronavirus has provoked some of us to think about our worlds in new ways and to consider different horizons of change. Yet in many pandemic-related discourses and policies,…


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El hogar como institución total en tiempos de pandemia

Manuel Delgado , April 3rd, 2022


El hogar como institución total en tiempos de pandemia Manuel Delgado La experiencia del confinamiento total o parcial al que la pandemia de COVID-19 ha condenado a los…


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Alexander W. Anthony: Covid in the confines of the US

focaal_admin , April 1st, 2022


Introduction There is a calendar in my office which still hangs at March 2020; an artifact of the confusion and rush to ‘lockdown’ and to find shelter from…


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Andrew Orta: The MBA won’t die. But it is trying to disappear

focaal_admin , March 30th, 2022


Responding to a question about future of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) in the wake of the pandemic, the Dean of a top program recently suggested that…


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Don Nonini: Scoring the U.S. Working Class: Expropriation and Digitalization

focaal_admin , March 28th, 2022


Introduction Working-class people in the United States are now at a turning point – whether to compliantly return to the pre-Covid conditions capital set for them, or to…


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Ieva Snikersproge: Jobs or ecology? Why green growth is a pipe dream and how the pandemic could change this

focaal_admin , March 25th, 2022


My interest in the tensions between job preservation and ecological transition comes from my fieldwork among neorurals in Diois, a relatively isolated mountainous area in Southeastern France. The…


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Andrew Flachs, Ankita Raturi, Juliet Norton, Valerie Miller, and Haley Thomas: Building back bigger or degrowing local food? US alternative food networks and post-corona agrarian economies

focaal_admin , March 23rd, 2022


There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of…


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Sandy Smith-Nonini: Energy Crises in the Time of Covid: Precarious Fossil Infrastructures

focaal_admin , March 21st, 2022


The spectacle of Russia invading Ukraine has elevated tensions over Europe’s access to natural gas and may herald a sea-change in regional geopolitics of energy. But prior to…


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Memorializing Death in an Age of Mass Mortality: Keywords of Covid-19 by Richard C. Keller

Richard C. Keller , February 28th, 2022


How do we remember death when it constitutes our landscape? In an age of ubiquitous mortality—not only pandemic deaths, but also deaths from meteorological disasters, deaths of migrants…


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Complicating Disability: On the Invisibilization of Chronic Illness throughout History

Alex Haagaard , February 22nd, 2022


Introduction At the time of writing, the world is entering the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus is causing…


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Ep# 86: The Funging the Non-Fungible & The Changing Face of Protests: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 20th, 2022


The Familiar Strange · Ep# 86- The Funging The Non – Fungible & The Changing Face Of Protests- This Month On TFS Welcome back to The Familiar Strange!…


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