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Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021


One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


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Soapbox: on slips and trips.

john hutnyk , December 6th, 2021


In the business of selling cultures for quids, and other random translations Once upon a long ago, there was a time when I was more rebelliously young, and…


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#Proudtobeprotected: Selfie booths and framing the self for visibility

Rebecca_Irons , December 6th, 2021


RAHUL ADVANI In April and May 2021, the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, driven largely by the delta variant, saw the country’s collapsing healthcare…


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Sholay wiki

john hutnyk , November 23rd, 2021


Though the music from the film Sholay won’t be part of this week’s lecture on music and allegory (Adorno and Jazz), it probably should be. If you watched…


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Enigmas of Corporeal Justice: Surrogacy and Legality in India

Ritu Ghosh , November 17th, 2021


Over the last two decades, India has become a popular global destination for what is commonly referred to as reproductive tourism, wherein clients travel from one part of…


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Hannah Carlan takes the page 99 test for her dissertation

| , November 15th, 2021


As it so happens, page 99 of my dissertation is the conclusion of my first body chapter following the introduction. My dissertation, “Producing Prosperity: Language and the Labor…


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SAFN Student Research Award Winner!

foodanthro , November 4th, 2021


Sucharita Kanjilal, 2021 Student Research Award Winner SAFN is pleased to award the 2021 Student Research Award to Sucharita Kanjilal for her project, “A homemaker’s diary: Caste, clas…


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Egypt in 1876

tabsir , October 20th, 2021


The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1928). Among the areas in the…


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Regulating Misinformation from the Global South

Pinky Hota , August 26th, 2021


Gathering information through our devices. Photo credit: https://unsplash.com India is among the top three internet markets internationally with nearly seven hundred million users. What can debates in…


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The Multiple Displacements of Mangalore Special Economic Zone

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


This paper analyses three different types of displacement – social, cultural and economic – in the lives of three women and their families which have been affected by…


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Like, Share, Comment, and Follow: Labor and Capital on Instagram

Lakshita Malik , July 14th, 2021


Screenshot of the Instagram profile of the influencer discussed in the blog. Social media content creator Ishita Mangal (@ishitamangal) uploaded a post with multiple slides on her Instagram…


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Plastic Pollution Goes Far Beyond Litter by Gauri Pathak

Gauri Pathak , July 5th, 2021


Plastics in the oceans. Beaches littered with plastics. Images of whales and cows with plastics in their bellies. Calls for citizens not to litter, to throw away trash…


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Strange Bedfellows: On Trauma and Ethnographic Vulnerability

Sandhya Fuchs , July 5th, 2021


I never expected that laughter would be part of the solution. I had set out on fieldwork with rather vague notions about the importance of sensitivity and silence…


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Days of Their Lives: The Limits, Possibilities, and Parallels of Media-Ted Research during a Pandemic

Sreenidhi Krishnan , June 17th, 2021


On a regular day, a Hindi soap opera production set in Mumbai is home to upwards of 100 artists and technicians – production associates, actors, make-up artists, costume…


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Mediating Mobility: Migration and Brokerage at the Borders of the State

Natasha Raheja , May 17th, 2021


Natasha Raheja (Cornell University) will present on ‘Mediating mobility: Migration and brokerage at the borders of the State’. Elizabeth Challinor (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) will ac…


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How does/did Modi do it? The significance of ‘decisionism’

John Harriss , May 12th, 2021


An introductory note: In the short space of time that has elapsed since I first drafted this essay – in the last week of March 2021 – and…


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Craving to be heard but not seen – Chatbots, care and the encoded global psyche by Claudia Lang

Claudia Lang , April 13th, 2021


Mounica Tata, Doodleodrama.  “How are you today?” Wysa starts the conversation.  “Not well,” I reply.  “Sounds like today didn’t go well. I’m here for you. Describe how you’re…


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Lost Blue Books of India

john hutnyk , April 8th, 2021


NINTH ALL-INDIAORIENTAL CONFERENCE TRIVANDRUM DECEMBER 20th to 22nd 1937Observations taken more than acentury ago, these* papers describe many things which areno longer actual, and they are become rec…


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Further fun with Blue Books

john hutnyk , April 8th, 2021


It seems in Sri Lanka a holy text was burnt… a ‘heretical’ text brought from Benares, but not burnt before it inspired the king (Kumaradasa) and some devoted souls……


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In the Journals – Militarization

allisontedesco , April 6th, 2021


Officers wearing a traditional late 1960s uniform (left) and a new demilitarized uniform featuring a blazer (right), Riverside County Sheriff, 1969 by Stuart Schrader via Journal of Urban…


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Colonial Hyperbole, with gaps

john hutnyk , April 4th, 2021


There are some crimes that are longer-term than others… As I am finding from spending part of the morning exploring archival images, such as this one. A ‘British…


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The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation

john hutnyk , March 12th, 2021


Reposted from three years ago because – the stats tell me – at least one copy has been downloaded every day this month. Either its a dedicated bot…


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Academic Freedom under Threat in India

Benjamin Zachariah , February 28th, 2021


Since coming to power in 2014, India’s Hindu nationalist regime has been steadily shrinking the spaces of political and academic freedom. Its latest moves show a continuing tendency…


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Weekend cruise to Serampore, Chandernagore

john hutnyk , February 14th, 2021


I really want to go on this today : << this is an article from The Telegraph newspaper in Kolkata>> : The 11-hour ride, which will have its…


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