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(Almost) Native Ethnography meets the heat of the Tunisian Desert

Depression, Antisemitism and the Writing of History: Remembering Evelien Gans

Jazmine Contreras , February 20th, 2022

Historian Evelien Gans was a renowned anti-Semitism and Holocaust scholar. In 2018, she took her own life. This had many causes, but also challenges us to reflect on…

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Your Life is Data – Wie erleben Studierende die Pandemie? (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , June 11th, 2021

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Laura Siebert Mein Leben als Material für meine anthropologische Forschung? Genau diesen Ansatz verfolgt die sogenannte Autoethnographie. Dabei bilden die autobiograp…


The German Catechism

A. Dirk Moses , May 23rd, 2021

For many, the memory of the Holocaust as a break with civilization is the moral foundation of the Federal Republic. To compare it with other genocides is therefore…

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On Online News Making, Cultural Translation, and Journalism Industry in Exile

K. Zeynep Sariaslan , April 8th, 2021

Journalism is under attack in many contexts from Hungary to the United States. In Turkey, the situation is not different. Autocracy changed the profession radically and forced some…


Felix Lussem: Alienating “facts” and uneven futures of energy transition

focaal_admin , April 7th, 2021

We are in the middle of the Rhineland’s lignite mining region, a semi-urban to rural area in the west of Germany. The landscape is considerably altered by past…


Pandemic Affects, Planetary Specters, and the Precarious Everyday: Encountering COVID-19 as a Nomad with (Half)Grown Roots (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , February 11th, 2021

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Nasima Selim     Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa. A specter is haunting Europe.              …


Does COVID-19 Facilitate New Migration? Exploring a Fast-Expanding Indian Diaspora in Germany (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , December 17th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Amrita Datta   Picture 1: Young Indian white collar migrants are protesting at the Brandenbuerger Tor in Berlin against the impending citizenship…


Colonial Spectres

Simon Theobald , November 8th, 2020

What would it mean to be no longer ‘in country’ in Australia? How would the legacies of British colonialism, and the attempted extirpation and survival of Australia’s indigenous…

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Contested Memory. The ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin and Dealing with Sexual Violence in War

Regina Mühlhäuser, Insa Eschebach , October 14th, 2020

The unveiling of a statue in memory of the victims of sexual violence committed by the Japanese Army in World War II has led to diplomatic tension between…

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Privilege and pressure: international students in Germany during Covid-19

Gordana Zhura , July 13th, 2020

The complexities of today’s world have enabled an ever extending exposure to stress, often a combination of stress factors of an existential nature that threaten the balance of…

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Cultures of Hygiene: Interview with Claudia Liebelt

Claudia Liebelt , June 24th, 2020

This interview was completed and edited between 25 and 29 May, 2020 over E-mail in Berlin.   What is your current research during the Corona pandemic about? What…


What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19

Alma Gottlieb , March 17th, 2020

Lesson 1: Like the ducks and brants my husband and I see congregating regularly by the dozens along the shore’s edge of Narraganssett Bay near our coastal home,…

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From Hollywood to Hitler: Rethinking the Cultural Politics of Propaganda

Maximilian C. Forte , January 6th, 2020

What is propaganda? What does cinema reveal about the Third Reich and its people? What are German films about during the Third Reich? What do they reveal? And…


Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018

JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


Taking part in and being part of giving birth: Enacting participation in a midwife-led birth situation by Annekatrin Skeide

Annekatrin Skeide , October 1st, 2018

According to her midwife Jana, Mira’s was a textbook birth: it was quite fast, even for a second birth, and proceeded without any complications. In reflecting on her…


Environmental Panics : The emission scandal in Germany

Sophie Roche , September 7th, 2018

In September and again in November 2015 the famous German car company, Volkswagen AG at its headquarter in Virginia, received two violation notices from the United States Environmental…


Do All African Immigrants Arrive Sick, Desperate, and Empty-Handed on the Shores of Europe? Ask Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg!

Alma Gottlieb , August 13th, 2017

The lives, status, and image of immigrants may constitute the single-most urgent human issue of our time.  In an arresting and captivating new study of Cameroonian mothers now…

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Petra Rethman: The German question: Solidarity, Lexit, nation

Focaal Web Editor , July 7th, 2017

On 14 May 2017, in North Rhine-Westphalia’s (NRW) state (Bundesland) election, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won in emphatic fashion. Emphatic, here, does not express itself in numbers—33…


Her Road from Damascus: A Syrian Refugee Story

Raghad Alhallak and Mary D’Ambrosio , December 14th, 2016

How Raghad Alhallak and her family sold their home and bakery in Syria, scaled a mountain, fought off wild dogs, evaded border guards and nearly drowned at sea…

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Notes from the Forest: Engaging with a hunter’s world of materials

Haidy Geismar , November 22nd, 2016

Thorsten Gieser, Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Kulturwissenschaft, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany A winter’s day, in a forest in central Germany. At dusk, more than fifty hunte…

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Chris Hann: On Saxony-Anhalt bashing

Focaal Web Editor , April 12th, 2016

Regional elections in Germany have seldom if ever attracted as much attention as they did on Sunday, 13 March 2016. This was the first opportunity for the electorate…


Keulen: een urban legend?

standplaatswereld , January 11th, 2016

© APA/AFP/Roberto Pfeil Door Peter Versteeg      Het nieuwe jaar was nog tamelijk vers toen verontrustend nieuws bekend werd. Met oudejaarsnacht zouden vele tientallen vrouwen op het Keulse stationspl…

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