Tag: failures

#failures: Living Out of Synch

Madeleine Reeves , October 2nd, 2020

In their introduction to this thematic series, and the symposium that preceded it, Berisha, Mafizzoli and Ojani invite us to reflect on what happens when breakdown becomes the…


Don’t make me laugh: How getting it wrong shapes interspecies entanglements in the Batek’s forest

Alice Rudge , October 1st, 2020

“yeʔ kan plŋal!” “lawac!” “hɛy yeʔ leh!” “Don’t laugh!”, “It’s taboo!”, “We shouldn’t!”   Naʔ Srimjam kept admonishing us one afternoon that she, her sister Naʔ Badək, and I,…


#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…


Water #Failures and Social Housing

Caterina Sartori , September 29th, 2020

Public and media discourses about housing estates are replete with highly problematic narratives of failure, riddled with classed and racialised tropes that cast estates, and especially modernist high…


Atmospheric Failure

Chakad Ojani , September 28th, 2020

Fog catchers (atrapanieblas) are fairly simple constructions. They consist of large plastic or nylon nets stretched between two vertically positioned poles, perpendicular to the direction of the incom…


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…


Clouds of Failure

A.R.E. Taylor , September 24th, 2020

Anticipating the failure of digital devices has become part of the fabric of everyday life in the digital world. With their fragile components and ever-shortening lifespans, digital technologies…


#Failures: Failure is a Feeling

Gareth Breen , September 23rd, 2020

We were sat upstairs in a favourite hot-pot restaurant in old Taipei, nestled in between a deep red temple and a scooter repair shop, behind a metro station….


#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…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 3: Amrita Ibrahim on The People and the Police

smulla16 , September 21st, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…