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Technologies of Equal Participation: Formats, Designs, Practices. Introduction.

Svetlana Borodina , May 17th, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this piece read by Svetlana Borodina Photo by Gareth David on Unsplash Only tod…


Book Review: The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past by Mike Savage

Rose Deller , January 17th, 2022

In The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past, Mike Savage explores how inequality has surfaced as a pressing cause for concern over the past…

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It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022

“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…

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More Persistent Inequality: Farmworkers and Your Food

foodanthro , November 24th, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of postings by students in a graduate seminar on food justice at the University of New Orleans. You can read…


Rafael Wainer: COVID-19: Complicity, complacency, and connections

focaal_admin , November 22nd, 2021

Image 1: Social distancing signs. Photo by ©Acabashi CC-BY-SA 4.0 To understand the massive world-disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic we need a sociology of complicity. Since the different…


Animating Stories of Global Migration

MIDEQ and PositiveNegatives , August 19th, 2021

Who gets to tell the story of human migration around the globe? And what kind of story is it? The Story of Migration, an animated short illustrated by…


#BookReview: Digital Divisions

Charissa Dechène , July 23rd, 2021

In the search to close the digital divide, which has been even more exposed since the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights about technological use within schools given in Matthew…


The Moral Economy of the English Football Fan in the Twenty-first Century

The Familiar Strange , May 9th, 2021

In late April of this year, it was announced that twelve of the wealthiest and best supported teams from across Europe would be competing in a new competition…

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Pauline Destrée: Solar for the Few: Stranded Renewables and Green Enclaves in Ghana

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2021

Africa’s Green Energy Revolution In the past ten years, calls for a “green revolution” on the African continent have cast optimistic and promising scenarios of “leapfrogging” to mass…


Giacomo Loperfido: On Excellence, Precarity, and The Uses of Public Money

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021

Covid19 is producing a crisis – both sanitary and economic – of global structural proportions, threatening the very existence of society as we know it. All precarious segments…


Natalia Buier: What sample, whose voice, which Europe?

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021

The EASA membership survey and the associated ‘precarity’ report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) are an important and timely contribution. Surely these are findings we must build on…


From Cocoa Farms to Candy Chutes

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021

The Wonka-fication of chocolate in American society is multiply damaging, increasing cocoa producer vulnerability to COVID-19 and further eliding the inequalities that characterize the value chain. “W…

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Reviving humanity: Africa’s lessons for post-Covid education

Takako Mino , December 21st, 2020

Many months after Covid-19 hit Africa, education systems, like in other parts of the world, are struggling to figure out the way forward. Schools have started to reopen…

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No questions asked: the rise of loan sharks in lockdown South Africa

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 7th, 2020

Flipping through my fieldnotes written back in the early days of the South African lockdown, it’s the stoicism of my research participants that strikes me. When president Cyril…

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Podcast # 2 is online! Guest: Aleeha Ali

standplaatswereld , November 12th, 2020

In this episode, Puck de Boer talks with Aleeha Ali, who studied sociology in Pakistan, did a research master’s in anthropology in the UK and is currently a…

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Adam James Moore: The human cost of city upgrading in ‘pro-poor’ Medellín

focaal_admin , September 23rd, 2020

On 1st March 2018, a group of protestors blocked a dual-carriageway in front of Acevedo Metro (and Metro cable line) Station in the North of Medellín, Colombia. Those…


Convivial networks: how migrants cope with the pandemic in South Africa

Tamuka Chekero , September 14th, 2020

Stanley (not his real name) is among many Zimbabwean migrants who left their home country, escaping the economic downturn and political instability. In search of greener pastures, he…

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Richard H. Robbins: The Economy After Covid-19

focaal_admin , July 13th, 2020

Richard H. Robbins, SUNY Plattsburgh One feature of both the economic recession of 2007/2008 and the present Covid-19-induced economic collapse is increased central bank bouts of quantitative easi…


Isolated twice: international students in Switzerland during Covid-19

Annelise Erismann , July 10th, 2020

We live in a German-speaking canton of Switzerland. As the Covid-19 pandemic gained momentum in Europe, one of the first things we stopped doing as a family with…

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Bolsonaro’s politics of death, Covid-19 and racial inequality in Brazil

Carolina Parreiras , July 8th, 2020

Covid-19 infections and deaths in Brazil continue to grow at an alarming pace: at the time of publication (8 July 2020), the Latin American country has recorded over…

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The plight of domestic workers during India’s lockdown

Samira Agnihotri , July 6th, 2020

Bhaagya (not her real name) is in her early thirties. She is married, and has two teenage children. She cooks and cleans for several households in Bengaluru, a…

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Localising support to displaced populations during and after Covid-19

Dorien Braam , July 4th, 2020

As Covid-19 continues to spread at a worrying pace, refugees around the world run the double risk of being hit by the virus and by the negative impact…

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Brushes with racism in Minnesota and why Black lives matter

Catherine Ceniza Choy , June 24th, 2020

Black lives matter across any geographical border. My research and my own racial encounters confirm what I have known in my soul: our fates are inextricably linked. And…

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India’s lockdown tragedy: bleeding along the fault lines of a nation

A.R. Vasavi , June 23rd, 2020

As India comes out of a long and harsh lockdown, and Covid-19 cases are rising with worrying speed, it is important to reflect on the  Indian government’s response…

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