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America’s Most Consequential Racial Divide

Last October in the vice-presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, moderator Elaine Quijano brought up the “issue of law enforcement and race relations.” Only a few…

An Anthropologist at the Women’s March on Washington, Part 2: The Posters

  Photo by Alma Gottlieb   Women (and some men) with signs, as far as the eye could see. In my first post about the Women’s March of…

2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…

Trump and the Establishment Boogeyman

What is “the establishment” and why was it scorned this election cycle? I have been thinking lately about the establishment. What I mean is that I have been…

Trump and the Establishment Boogeyman

What is “the establishment” and why was it scorned this election cycle? I have been thinking lately about the establishment. What I mean is that I have been…

The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 10: Sameena Mulla on AAA2016

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…

Post-Election Reds and Blues: Public Anthropology, Millennials, and the Future

It’s a solemn time, even as the sun shines, and even as I sit at my desk here in Toronto, somewhat shielded from the results of the 2016…

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Dean and Mona,   At four years old and ten months old, you are both too young to understand why the grown-ups around you keep talking about…

An Open Letter to My Children

Dear Nathaniel and Hannah, I am sorry that my generation has failed you. We have bequeathed you a world that has too many problems, too much fear, and too much…

US presidential elections: nothing to celebrate

I do sincerely hope that we won’t wake up tomorrow morning with the terrible news of a Trump presidency. Having said that, the world is already an awful…

101 Things We Learned from WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails

US voters have been given a rare, even unprecedented opportunity to look at the machinery inside an electoral campaign and a foundation, as presented by the insiders themselves….

6 Documentaries for the 2016 US Presidential Election

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

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…

Unusual Politics as Usual?

What Trump’s smash-it-all message tells us about presidential campaigns. Before we join the refrain that the candidacy of Donald J. Trump in this presidential election is unprecedented, we…

Immigration and Capital

Immigration, rightly or wrongly, has been marched to the frontline of current political struggles in Europe and North America. Whether exaggerated or accurate, the role of immigration is…

The Working Class, Identity Politics and New Victorian History

Against the Labouring Classes: Identity Politics in the New Victorian Age The New Victorianism serves to not only divert politics into issues of morality and identity, it works…

Social Imperialism and New Victorian Identity Politics

Social Imperialism? New Victorianism’s Domestic Moral Code and the Political Economy of Identity Politics “The nation-state in its imperialist guise was the inescapable context within which all polit…

The New Victorianism, Imperialism, and Identity Politics

Victorian Parallels in the New Imperialism “The New Imperialism” is not a very efficient conceptual phrase since it requires a lot of labour to clarify what one means…

It’s Never “Just a Symbol”

Symbolic anthropologists, take note.  What’s in a symbol?  Everything, when it comes to politics.  Especially, election-year politics.  And especially when a major political candidate claims ign…

The World Changed Overnight

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…

Bernie Sanders’ new task is to convince his supporters to back Hillary Clinton

Check out my latest piece on Bernie Sanders and the US presidential race, published today in The Independent. Here is an extract: “Many who voted for the Vermont…

Democracy after Sanders: building a progressive alternative, beyond social media and mass rallies

Check out my latest piece on Sanders and the US presidential race, published by openDemocracy on 26th May. Here is a short summary: “The US presidential primaries have…

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the Election Hunger Games

With Donald Trump defending the size of his hands, Ted Cruz dropping out of the race the week after recruiting former opponent Fiorina as a running mate, Hillary…

Humanitarian Ownership

Hillary Clinton: Dibs on Women, Children, and Dead People Listening to Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders on April 14, 2016, convinced me of one thing: she owns women,…