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National Internationalism? The Jewish Labor Bund between Nation and Class

Joshua Meyers , January 26th, 2022


Intersectionality has posed a challenge for leftist movements attempting to advance the cause of specific groups without losing sight of the intercommunal unity they need to succeed. How…


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‘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…


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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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Samuel W. Rose: Disconnected Development Studies: Indigenous North America and the Anthropology of Development

focaal_admin , November 17th, 2020


The purpose of this work is to examine and elaborate on the relationship between the people of Native North America and the material and ideological content of developmentalism…


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Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

Maximilian C. Forte , May 24th, 2019


First shown at London’s East End Festival in June of 2017, Brexitannia was the very first documentary about Brexit. It is a striking and deeply pensive film, in…


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Love-Politics and the Carceral Encounter

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019


For community organizers in New Orleans, action to oppose the carceral state first requires the building of community. We were in the middle of one of Voice of…


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The War of the Public Intellectuals: A Review of “Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal” (2015)

Maximilian C. Forte , December 3rd, 2018


When and how did the polarization of political opinion become so mainstream in the US? When was acrimony institutionalized? When did it become acceptable to deny a political…


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The (in)correctness of political correctness

standplaatswereld , February 2nd, 2018


by Ton Salman I’ve just finished reading “The Golden House” by Salman Rushdie. I enjoyed it: it is amusing, irritating, timely, biting and a delight to read. Of…


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Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2017


In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential…


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Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management

Maximilian C. Forte , December 19th, 2017


“The Emergence of the Chief” is a statue on the Loyola campus of Concordia University in Montreal. {click to enlarge} In Canada, “a yoga instructor…says her free class…


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Overheating: The TEDx version

thomashyllanderiksen , October 25th, 2017


In October, 2017, I spoke about Overheating at the annual TEDx event in Trondheim, central Norway. The TED format is ideally short, pithy, eye-catching and jaw-dropping. In other…


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Overheating: The TEDx version

Thomas Hylland Eriksen , October 25th, 2017


In October, 2017, I spoke about Overheating at the annual TEDx event in Trondheim, central Norway. The TED format is ideally short, pithy, eye-catching and jaw-dropping. In other…


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Overheating: The TEDx version

Thomas Hylland Eriksen , October 25th, 2017


In October, 2017, I spoke about Overheating at the annual TEDx event in Trondheim, central Norway. The TED format is ideally short, pithy, eye-catching and jaw-dropping. In other…


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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…


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The Dying Days of Liberalism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 19th, 2017


How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project What a sight to behold. These are the dying days, counting down soon to the final hours,…


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101 Things We Learned from WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails

Maximilian C. Forte , November 8th, 2016


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….


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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…


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A planet afflicted by a high fever

Thomas Hylland Eriksen , August 13th, 2016


The world is ‘overheated’. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short,…


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A planet afflicted by a high fever

Thomas Hylland Eriksen , August 13th, 2016


The world is ‘overheated’. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short,…


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A planet afflicted by a high fever

thomashyllanderiksen , August 13th, 2016


The world is ‘overheated’. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, it…


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Immigration and Capital

Maximilian Forte , August 4th, 2016


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…


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The New Victorianism, Imperialism, and Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


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…


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The New Victorianism

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


“A man…lives not only in the spot which he personally occupies, but in every spot to which he may extend his action, or to which he may conceive…


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Clashing scales of Brexit

Thomas Hylland Eriksen , June 29th, 2016


Mainstream newspapers, politicians and commentators across Europe instantly expressed dejection and bitterness in the face of the Brexit outcome, and avid Brexiteers have typically been portrayed as x…


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