Tag: freedom

The Political Lives of Masks: Citizenship, civility and covering up during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nicolette Makovicky , July 16th, 2020


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the science of masks has become hotly debated by epidemiologists, public health officials, and the public at large. The possible positive effects of…


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Ep #56: Imagined Communities, Freedom, Death and not blaming Capitalism: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , April 19th, 2020


Given the recently instigated social distancing rules in Canberra, this week we bring you a special “online” episode! For the safety of everyone, and especially in line with…


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Queueing for wine – Queueing for nothing #EASA2016/2018

Liina Mustonen , August 10th, 2018


Reflections on the EASA Conference at the University of Milano-Bicocca, 20-23 July, 2016
: “Anthropological legacies and human futures” It was the last day of the 14th biannual conference…


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51 essential rules for doing research

Julie Billaud , May 25th, 2018


Be free. Eat sweets. Do not go to university (but use the university to print for free). Resist academic hierarchy. Do not believe what professors say. Doubt, always….


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 24: Thurka Sangaramoorthy on Decolonizing Anthropology in the Trump Era

smulla16 , March 22nd, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


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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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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 6: Lee D. Baker on Ta-Nehisi Coates

smulla16 , October 12th, 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…


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Press Release: Arbitrary Detention and Imminent Deportation of 147 Cubans

Allegra , July 11th, 2016


Press Release No. 2 | July 6, 2016 – 22:00 Quito-Ecuador Today in the early morning, between 2am and 3am, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ecuadorian…


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GONE FISHING! #holiday

Allegra , May 31st, 2016


With summer in full swing and the heat slowing down our brains we felt that creative spirits were in need of some rejuvenation, and thus went for a bit…


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19. Freedoms and liberties in anthropological perspective

John Postill , April 21st, 2015


This is nineteenth post in the Freedom technologists series. Republished from St Andrews Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies. The Centre is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference on Liberties…


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Would Artificial intelligence become strong enough to be a concern? An Anthropologist’s view

Dr. Marranci , February 9th, 2015


Recently there has been some robust progress in AI (Artificial Intelligence), with some scientists even successfully uploading the mind of a roundworm into a Lego robot. Although this seems…


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Indefinite detention for advocating jihadi violence

Dr. Marranci , February 1st, 2015


The Sydney Morning Herald contacted me for a comment on former judge Anthony Whealy’s suggestion to imprison terrorists and terrorist advocates indefinitely till proven de-radicalised. A short q…


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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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Charlie Hebdo

A. J. West , January 15th, 2015


    Let’s say some guy in a bar starts mouthing off against another patron’s mother. He says she’s a fat moose with a ginger beard, and it’s funny…


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Heroes of Freedom: Burma’s 88 Generation and the Legacy of Mandela

Seinenu Thein , May 1st, 2014


  It is easy when a nation is modernizing as rapidly as Burma is to look only forward, rather than backward. Yet, perhaps one of the most important lessons…


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Ideology of mixing? Should tolerance be acceptance?

Dr. Marranci , March 16th, 2014


Recently a piece of news from an otherwise internationally unknown college attracted the attention of social media, news, and created a huge twitter and blog response. The object…


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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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