Tag: Debating the EASA/PrecAnthro Precarity Report

Adam Brisley: Ethics and the Anthropological Worker

focaal_admin , March 24th, 2021


Contemporary anthropological praxis sits at the intersection of two ethical traditions. Many anthropologists are equipped with both a sophisticated understanding of the ethics and politics of rep…


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Prem Kumar Rajaram: The Moral Economy of Precarity

focaal_admin , February 9th, 2021


The authors of The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) have made visible the inequality and hierarchy that has become increasingly normalized in higher education…


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Ela Drążkiewicz: Blinded by the Light: International Precariat in Academia

focaal_admin , February 5th, 2021


I was reluctant to contribute to this blog series. The recently published EASA report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) draws attention to precarious labour in anthropology. However, in…


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Susana Narotzky: A History of Precariousness in Spain

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021


The EASA report on The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) is an important initiative that offers quantitative evidence about a situation which all of…


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Giacomo Loperfido: On Excellence, Precarity, and The Uses of Public Money

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021


Covid19 is producing a crisis – both sanitary and economic – of global structural proportions, threatening the very existence of society as we know it. All precarious segments…


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Natalia Buier: What sample, whose voice, which Europe?

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021


The EASA membership survey and the associated ‘precarity’ report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) are an important and timely contribution. Surely these are findings we must build on…


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Don Kalb: Anthropological Lives Matter, Except They Don’t

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021


The PrecAnthro Collective within EASA has shown staying power and bite. That is what the EASA precarity survey demonstrates (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020). Mariya Ivancheva has turned…


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Introduction: Stefan Voicu: EASA’s ‘Precarity Report’: Reflections, Critiques, Extensions

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021


Every day across Europe hundreds of social anthropologists wake up knowing that their precarious employment conditions may one day force them to leave the discipline. Still, they keep…


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