Tag: dysfunction

#Failures: Failed to belong – (Re)Negotiations of care in a Tanzanian social welfare office

Nina Haberland , September 30th, 2020

Every day, women, men, and children sit on the wonky wooden benches in front of the social welfare office, patiently waiting to present their matters to one of…


Narratives of dysfunction and success stories in e-waste recycling in India

Julia Perczel , September 25th, 2020

There is a growing consensus that India is going through a waste crisis, and this awareness unfolds parallel to an increasing awareness of the beyond-human time it takes…


#Failures: When things don’t hold: Anthropologies of failure, breakdown, and dysfunction

Chakad Ojani , September 22nd, 2020

The fragility of our infrastructures and modes of living seldom become as ubiquitously palpable as they have with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of the corona virus…