Tag: hegemony

‘Race,’ ‘Diversity,’ and the University

Maximilian C. Forte , May 30th, 2021

If this was a good time for Canadian academia, you would not be able to tell from the blanket of almost absolute silence that has been pulled over…


Anglo-American hegemony in contemporary anthropology: Some personal dilemmas

David Berliner , April 23rd, 2021

Disclaimer: Over the last few days, I have had a writing episode. Nothing had come out of my brain for months. I was teaching online and worrying about…


Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

focaal_admin , January 16th, 2021

As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…


Wording sociality and health: COVID-19’s lexicon revisited

Elena Burgos Martínez , June 15th, 2020

Anthr{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Elena Burgos Martinez. It is all a matter of words. The recent emergence of a wealth of COVID-19-related material shows that we all narrate…


Maddalena Gretel Cammelli and Jonathan Friedman: PC Worlds: Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Focaal Web Editor , May 17th, 2018

Maddalena Gretel Cammelli interviews Jonathan Friedman on his new book, PC Worlds. A version of this interview has also been published in Italian on Il Lavoro Culturale. MGC:…


Privilege: White, American, or Imperial?

Maximilian C. Forte , January 4th, 2018

To the extent that “white privilege” continues to exist in the US, is it the highest form of privilege? How might a focus on domestic race relations misdirect us from an…


How to Make Extremism Mainstream and Fake a Debate about Islamophobia

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2017

Is there a genuine debate taking place about Islamophobia? When and why did the “concern” about Islamophobia reach the highest levels of government in North America and western…


6 Documentaries for the 2016 US Presidential Election

Maximilian C. Forte , November 7th, 2016

This is an idiosyncratic selection of what I consider to be some of the most important reports and documentaries released during the 2016 US presidential election campaign, with…


Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

Maximilian C. Forte , October 21st, 2016

Is Brexit bad for UK universities? This appears to be the question at the centre of an article from the Times Higher Education titled “UK researchers face uncertainty…


Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?

Maximilian C. Forte , September 8th, 2016

“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP…


The World Changed Overnight

Maximilian Forte , June 24th, 2016

The European Union is now to be written as a postscript. Thanks to British voters, who were given an extremely rare chance to have a say on one…


Canadian Anthropology and Cultural Imperialism: Criticisms

Maximilian Forte , May 19th, 2016

Is there a Canadian anthropology or is it just anthropology in Canada? If it is “anthropology in Canada,” then from where has it been imported? If what we…


33. Iñigo Errejón: Podemos as an emergent cultural practice

John Postill , March 27th, 2016

Photo credit: ca.wikipedia.org This is the thirty-third post in the freedom technologists series I have pasted below some highlights (in Spanish) of an excellent interview with Podemos’ &#8216…


BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

Maximilian Forte , November 14th, 2015

We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the…


Love And Fear in Egypt

MPeterson , August 9th, 2015

Autocratic and democratic regimes are pretty much the same, says Joseph Massad in an article in the journal Public Culture. The chief difference is whether they seek to…


The Limits of the Virtuoso

Kerim , June 16th, 2015

Via @jbouie Pierre Bourdieu, in his famous critique of structuralism from Outline of a Theory of Practice, says: only a virtuoso with a perfect command of his “art…

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25 Years without the Berlin Wall

Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill , November 9th, 2014

Needless to say, the end of foreign imposed partition is an occasion of joy for any country. Here in Ireland, we look forward to the day when the…


Scotland Needs a Cultural Revolution

Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill , September 21st, 2014

Loyalist supporters of union with the UK The Queen of England has welcomed the Scottish referendum results from her castle in Balmoral, and Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond,…