Tag: decolonisation

Decolonising indigenous knowledge? Reading circle 12 May 2022 noon Finnish time

fstammle , May 11th, 2022

Indigenous knowledge, or better indigenous ways of knowing, have been key to anthropological debates on human-environment relations in the Arctic, even more so since climate change has increased…

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Heritage Out of Control: Musealising (Hi)stories of Migration

Annika Kirbis , February 10th, 2022

Since the early 2000s, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between Austria and Turkey in 1964, there have been increasing initiatives in Vienna that involve municipal…

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Heritage out of Control: Today’s utopia tomorrow’s waste?

Fouad Asfour , January 24th, 2022

Exploring how beliefs and spiritual dimensions of inequality turn today’s realities of waste into future heritage and (invisible) monuments Cite this article as: Fouad Asfour. January, 2022. ‘Herita…

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Heritage out of Control: Introduction

Ethnographic Poetry and Academic Writing: A Reflection

Jarrod Sim , June 20th, 2021

“Whatever your eye can see, it’s vecik.” This line resonated with me while I was conducting my fieldwork in Taiwan with the indigenous Paiwan village known as Paridrayan….

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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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“Imperialist Goats” & Tanzania’s Oct. 28 Elections

Jia Hui Lee , October 28th, 2020

If you look at one of those world maps that show where Covid-19 cases are currently spiking, you will notice that the United Republic of Tanzania is usually…


#events: Let’s Get Geographical!

Allegra , December 11th, 2019

They say ‘the early bird catches the worm’. Would you like to catch that worm? Or, perhaps, that worm isn’t so enticing! How about a short course on…


Reading List: 15 Recommended Reads on Colonial Histories, Colonial Legacies

Rose Deller , November 15th, 2018

Image Credit: African and Caribbean War Memorial, Windrush Square, Brixton, London (Kelly Foster CC BY SA 4.0) In this reading list, we recommend fifteen books previously reviewed on the…

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Ep. #26 Mining Banaba: Katerina Teaiwa talks mining phosphate & decolonising modern anthropology

The Familiar Strange , November 11th, 2018

“The body of the people is in that landscape so when it’s mined and crushed and dug up, you’re not just doing it with rock, you’re also doing…

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Ep. #23 Decolonizing anthropology, with Sana Ashraf and Bruma Rios-Mendoza: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 30th, 2018

“We think we are supposed to be comfortable. As long as we are trying to do everything to be comfortable, we will never make a change.” In this…

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Anthropology for Liberation readings

lorenagibson , June 13th, 2017

Next trimester I’m teaching a new course, Anthropology for Liberation. Here’s the course description: How can anthropology advance human emancipation from racism, gender inequality, class …


Anthropology under my skin

lorenagibson , May 12th, 2017

What follows is the text of the presentation I gave as part of the the Reclaiming Anthropology panel during the Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium held at Victoria University…