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Book Forum — Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , September 25th, 2015


  Richard Keller’s Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 is a careful accounting of the toll the heat wave took on those most vulnerable in…


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Curated Ruins and Un-Memorials: The Afterlife of Detroit’s Michigan Theater

Kaeleigh Herstad , September 4th, 2015


I came across Gabriel Moshenska’s Curated Ruins and the Endurance of Conflict Heritage (2015) via Twitter last week, which happily coincided with my first visit to Detroit’s former Michiga…


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Last day in Paris (2011)

eli , August 20th, 2015


I’m not sure whether this little descriptive passage from my fieldnotes will ever have much use in academic discourse, but it does remind me quite vividly of urban space in my fieldsite….


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On real problems

eli , July 7th, 2015


I came across a confrontational moment in one of my interview transcripts. We had been talking about philosophers’ metanarratives about “truth.” But my interlocutor found my question…


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Anthro in the news 5/18/15

anthropologyworks , May 17th, 2015


Disenchantment and British politics Emma Crewe, social anthropologist and research associate at SOAS, the University of London, published an op-ed in the Times Higher Education (U.K.) on how…


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Oradour-sur-Glane: Remembering Terror

Alvaro Minguito Palomares , May 12th, 2015


A Visual Essay. Text and photos by Álvaro Minguito Palomares Oradour-sur-Glane is a symbol of the misfortunes of the Nation. It is important to preserve this memory, so…


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Should Muslims Apologise for Muslim Terrorists?

Dr. Marranci , January 24th, 2015


The debate, particularly in Australia, about whether Muslims should apologise or not for the acts of terrorism of some individuals whom are identified or identify themselves as Muslims,…


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The Libyan Disaster: This Time Imperialism Pretends Anti-Interventionism

Maximilian Forte , January 11th, 2015


When it was still called the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Al-Jamahiriya al-arabiya al-Libiya al-sha’abiya al-ishtirakiya), and Col. Muammar Gaddafi was still the de facto head of state,…


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Modernity isn’t philosophical

eli , February 2nd, 2014


Here’s a tidbit from before Sarkozy was President that gives a certain sense of how his administration was likely to regard philosophy, and the humanities in general: «…


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International traces of France in the American South

eli , January 22nd, 2014


I’ve been reading up a bit on the international circulation in ideas of the university. It’s not hard to find documentation of how France has for a long…


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The world war of the intellect

eli , November 9th, 2013


A snippet from my dissertation chapter on the French university strike of 2009. Nicholas Sarkozy was elected President of the Republic on May 6, 2007, and took office…


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What is utopia?

eli , October 13th, 2013


I’ve been thinking about what counts as utopian in my research site, and happened to come across a handy definition by René Schérer, now an emeritus professor. It’s…


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Anti-liberal attempts: between burqa and criticism demonization

Dr. Marranci , September 10th, 2013


Yesterday, the British Parliament debated the ban of a garment, something that the British Parliament had not discussed since Victorian times. This time it was not the length…


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Dissertation writing scene

eli , August 18th, 2013


  This is the roof of the library where I’m writing a first draft of the introduction to my dissertation. The sunshine is always encouraging. In writing the…


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Inscribing Intangible Heritage

Daniel Winfree Papuga , December 12th, 2012


Last week, the 2012 session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held at UNESCO in Paris. Of the 36 intangible assets…


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Inscribing Intangible Heritage

Daniel Winfree Papuga , December 12th, 2012


Last week, the 2012 session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held at UNESCO in Paris. Of the 36 intangible assets…


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Inscribing Intangible Heritage

Daniel Winfree Papuga , December 12th, 2012


Last week, the 2012 session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held at UNESCO in Paris. Of the 36 intangible assets…


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Inscribing Intangible Heritage

Daniel Winfree Papuga , December 12th, 2012


Last week, the 2012 session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held at UNESCO in Paris. Of the 36 intangible assets…


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