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Ida Susser: Melenchon: the creation of a left political bloc

Focaal Web Editor , June 21st, 2022


On June 19, 2022, the united left party, NUPES (New Ecological and Social Popular Union), cobbled together by Jean-Luc Melenchon in less than two months, won enough seats…


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Markus Virgil Hoehne: Perpetuating conflict through democratization: Presidential elections in Somalia

focaal_admin , May 13th, 2022


Presidential elections will happen in Somalia on Sunday, 15 May 2022. This will most likely not bring peace and stability to the war-torn Somali society. To the contrary,…


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Bruce Kapferer and Roland Kapferer: The Trump Saga and America’s Uncivil War: New Totalitarian Authoritarian Possibilities

focaal_admin , March 2nd, 2021


Times are a Changing. The Trump phenomenon as a whole, his election, his presidency, the events of the Capitol, Joe Biden’s accession and Donald Trump’s impeachment are moments…


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Ep #69 An Anthropologist’s Guide to the US Elections: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 21st, 2021


The Familiar Strange · Ep #69 An Anthropologist's Guide To The US Elections: This Month on TFS Hello and Welcome back to The Familiar Strange!  We are so…


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Military coup in Myanmar: back to square one?

standplaatswereld , February 4th, 2021


In the early morning of 1 February, the day that a newly elected government was supposed to convene, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, taking government leaders captive and…


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Ep #67 Face Ownership, Identity politics, Election Spectacle & Curated Preferences:This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , November 15th, 2020


The Familiar Strange · Face Ownership, Identity Politics, Election Spectacle & Curated Preferences On this week’s panel, we feature the president of the Australian Network of Student Anthropologis…


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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…


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When Brazil’s Voters Became Followers

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy? Jair Bolsonaro’s sweeping victory in the 2018 Brazilian elections took many people…


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Getting Out the Vote in South Asian Chicago

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


Language access provisions to expand language minority voters’ access to the polls are not only about political participation. They also reveal the reproduction of white public space and…


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Ten Things about Black Women Suffragists through a Black Feminist Lens

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


Irma McClaurin is a Black feminist anthropologist and consultant who conducts research on the social construction of inequality and its impact on African diaspora communities through an intersectional…


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Talking about Elections in Northern Kenya

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present. “What politics have people of nowadays seen;…


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Arctic view on Russia’s changed constitution

arcticcentre , July 3rd, 2020


The population of Russia officially supported the suggested changes in the world’s largest country’s constitution, with almost 78% of those who voted. Half of the circumpolar Arctic, incl…


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Evan Smith: Love milkshakes, hate racism: A short history of throwing food at the Far Right

Focaal Web Editor , May 25th, 2019


An earlier version of this article first appeared on Hatful of History. In the last month, milkshakes have been lobbed at several far-right candidates in the European elections…


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#EASAElections: Introduction to the Virtual Roundtable

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


As members of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) should already know, the deadline to cast our vote for candidates to the Executive Committee is soon approaching…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Jonas Tinius

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Georgeta Stoïca

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Jane Cowan

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Photo by Mika Federley. Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Marcus Banks

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Dan Podjed

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You’ve decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Cristiana Bastos

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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Posting at the Margins

Alexandra Frankel , June 29th, 2018


The “memeification” of political discourse in the 2018 Mexican presidential elections. Brandon Hunter-Pazzara “Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the…


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Congosa politics: Rumours and elections in Sierra Leone, by Diana Szanto

Mats Utas , May 28th, 2018


The red party. APC political rally in Freetown Congosa in Krio means gossiping and spreading rumour, but its connotations are much darker than in English. It equals with name…


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Can you imagine? Reflections on the SL elections and implications for penal policy and practice, by Andrew Jefferson and Luisa Schneider

Mats Utas , April 19th, 2018


Sierra Leone has a new president. And despite being challenged prior to the elections, the two party-system dominated once again. After two five-year terms under Ernest Bai Koroma…


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