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From Erdoğan’s Turkey to Trump’s America

Oguz Alyanak , January 31st, 2017


Since signing a petition to end state violence against Kurds in southeast Turkey, academics critical of the Turkish regime have come under increased scrutiny. These “dopey academics” as…


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The Anthropology of Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Rex , January 30th, 2017


Ever since the pioneering work of Mary Douglas on risk back in 1992, anthropologists have understood that there is a difference between what is actually dangerous and what…


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How to Read Donald Trump Like Donald Duck

Maximilian C. Forte , January 28th, 2017


If an alien were to land on Earth, and listen only to Donald Trump, the impression the alien would get is that a great, powerful, and cruel nation–Mexico–was…


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Year of the Mushroom

Rex , January 24th, 2017


In the next week or so, many of us will celebrate the year of the rooster. The year of the monkey, which we are just saying good bye…


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An Anthropologist at the Women’s March on Washington, Part 1: Finding Communitas, Feminist Style

Alma Gottlieb , January 23rd, 2017


(photo by Alma Gottlieb) The doors of our metro car opened and closed, opened and closed with increasingly alarming dysfunction.  On any other day, the many more dozens…


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Donald Trump vs. Cultural Imperialism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 23rd, 2017


“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations…


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Population #ReadIn

Kerim , January 20th, 2017


“Racism” is such an unwieldy concept. Living in a world in which racism is one of the fundamental building blocks that shapes all our relationships, calling someone racist…


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The Dying Days of Liberalism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 19th, 2017


How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project What a sight to behold. These are the dying days, counting down soon to the final hours,…


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Kate Crehan: Gramsci/Trump: Reflections from a fascist jail cell

Focaal Web Editor , January 18th, 2017


Antonio Gramsci, condemned by Benito Mussolini to twenty years in prison, wrote his celebrated prison notebooks while sitting in a succession of fascist jails. He reflects on some…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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Steven Sampson: Angry white males as suffering subjects

Focaal Web Editor , December 16th, 2016


“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain…


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Steven Sampson: Angry white males as suffering subjects

Focaal Web Editor , December 16th, 2016


“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain…


Steven Sampson: Angry white males as suffering subjects

Focaal Web Editor , December 16th, 2016


“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain…


Steven Sampson: Angry white males as suffering subjects

Focaal Web Editor , December 16th, 2016


“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain…


Trump and the Establishment Boogeyman

Alexandra Frankel , December 14th, 2016


What is “the establishment” and why was it scorned this election cycle? I have been thinking lately about the establishment. What I mean is that I have been…


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Trump and the Establishment Boogeyman

Alexandra Frankel , December 14th, 2016


What is “the establishment” and why was it scorned this election cycle? I have been thinking lately about the establishment. What I mean is that I have been…


Postmodernism Comes to America

Carie Little Hersh , December 5th, 2016


Fake News and the End of Facts I recently had the pleasure (?) of engaging in a fruitless debate on social media with a friend of a friend….


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Human Economy Blog , December 5th, 2016


By Keith Hart There is a growing sense among the radical left in Europe and the United States which has crystallized after Brexit and Trump’s election. It is…


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Unknown , December 5th, 2016


By Keith Hart There is a growing sense among the radical left in Europe and the United States which has crystallized after Brexit and Trump’s election. It is…


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Human Economy Blog , December 5th, 2016


By Keith Hart There is a growing sense among the radical left in Europe and the United States which has crystallized after Brexit and Trump’s election. It is…


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Human Economy Blog , December 5th, 2016


By Keith Hart There is a growing sense among the radical left in Europe and the United States which has crystallized after Brexit and Trump’s election. It is…


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We’re in Crisis! Time to Slow Down: Discernment in a Trumpian Age

Rex , November 29th, 2016


(This occasional post comes from Edgar Rivera Colón, Ph.D. Dr. Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist and teaches at Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program. Dr. Rivera Colón is also Assist…


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Trump and Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , November 18th, 2016


“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us…


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