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Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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Irfan Ahmad on Liberalism & Islamophobia & Domophilia

martijn , August 3rd, 2020

My colleague Irfan Ahmad is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Plancke Institute for the Study of Religious & Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany. Among his…

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De Handelaar

martijn , February 3rd, 2020

Afgelopen vrijdag tweette de leider van Forum voor Democratie, Thierry Baudet, het volgende: Kritische media als we hebben, die gingen gelijk op speurtocht. En wat is de conclusie?…

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Een stil protest met een luide boodschap – Een impressie van ‘Hand in hand tegen het niqabverbod’

martijn , August 17th, 2019

Na een afspraak elders in Den Haag (dank voor de koffie en de soep!) loop ik vrijdagmiddag 9 augustus naar de Hofplaats, nabij het Binnenhof in Den Haag….

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Baaaz: Ibtissam Abaaziz (Meld Islamofobie) en Annelies Moors (UvA) over het verbod op gezichtsbedekkende kleding

martijn , August 7th, 2019

Op 1 augustus 2019 is het verbod op gezichtsbedekkende kleding (ook wel boerkaverbod genoemd) ingegaan. Hoe heeft het verbod ooit tot stand kunnen komen en en wat zijn…

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Closer Heat Wave Service – Really good podcasts on Intersectionality, Gender, Race and Islamophobia

martijn , July 25th, 2019

As I was cycling through the beautiful Bommelerwaard and resting near the water (yes, there is a reason I’m cycling here and not in the Tour de France),…

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American Exceptionalism, American Innocence

Maximilian C. Forte , May 13th, 2019

Review of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News—from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. By Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong. Foreword…


Speak the Names of Those Who Were Lost

Adam Hodges , April 10th, 2019

Naming can dignify, disparage or even deny one’s social standing. Days after the horrific attack on the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about…

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Reclaiming “Allahu Akbar” from Semantic Pejoration

Adam Hodges , August 1st, 2018

Allāhu akbar, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is the greatest,” has gained connotations in US public discourse that differ vastly from its meaning among Muslims. Understanding this process…

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Diaspora, Gender & Mediated Revolution

MPeterson , May 7th, 2018

In several relatively recent papers (2017, 2015a, 2015b) I’ve made the point that for tens of millions of Egyptians, the uprisings of 2011 weren’t something they physically experienced…


Another Scene in the Fight Against Islamophobia

Guest Contributor , March 14th, 2018

By: Darren Byler In early March 2018 the influential Uyghur poet Tahir Hamut gave a series of readings in Seattle. Unlike in years past when Uyghur celebrities had…


Zout in de wonde – Een bespreking van White Innocence van Gloria Wekker

martijn , December 25th, 2017

Nog geen week geleden kwam een Nederlandse politieke partij met een statement dat aangaf waar zij voor staat: ‘een open, tolerant, democratisch Nederland waar individuele eigenschappen bepalend zijn,…

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International conference: ‘Europe Contested’ #europecontested

martijn , November 15th, 2017

The Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands cordially invite you to…

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On Queer Amnesia

Elijah Edelman , August 4th, 2017

The AQA exists as a dedicated home for queer anthropology within the larger discipline. Nonetheless, in these pages, on the AN website, and in their own work, AQA…

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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…


Zareena Grewal – By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam

martijn , May 5th, 2017

We often regard 9/11 as the pivotal moment in which people’s views about Islam and Muslims changed. Notwithstanding the fact that it was indeed a huge moment, the…

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‘Islamofobie bedreigt mijn Nederlandse identiteit’ – Een verslag van ‘Doe Normaal’

martijn , April 22nd, 2017

Op maandag 10 april jl. vond aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam een bijeenkomst plaats over de normalisering van islamofobie. De bijeenkomst was georganiseerd door het Collectief tegen Islamofobie…

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How does it feel to be a problem? – W.E.B. du Bois on Race and Double Consciousness

martijn , April 18th, 2017

What African-American scholar W.E.B. du Bois called the condition of ‘double-consciousness’, the ambivalence and ambiguities that come with a position of liminality, refers not only to being caught…

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Bijeenkomst 10 april – ‘Doe Normaal’ – Over de normalisering van islamofobie

martijn , April 1st, 2017

Datum: 10 april 2017 Tijd: 16.00 – 18.00 uur Universiteit van Amsterdam Op maandag 10 april van 16:00 uur tot 18:00 organiseert de UvA, afdeling antropologie, in samenwerking…

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

Alma Gottlieb , March 1st, 2017

  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…

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Population #ReadIn

Kerim , January 20th, 2017

“Racism” is such an unwieldy concept. Living in a world in which racism is one of the fundamental building blocks that shapes all our relationships, calling someone racist…

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Talking About Arabs: How opinions on Arabs and Muslims are produced in different parts of Europe?

Giedre Sabaseviciute , December 14th, 2016

Are Eastern and Central regions of the EU more Islamophobic than its Western part? This was the question that brought together scholars from different European countries to Prague…


Talking About Arabs: How opinions on Arabs and Muslims are produced in different parts of Europe?

Giedre Sabaseviciute , December 14th, 2016

Are Eastern and Central regions of the EU more Islamophobic than its Western part? This was the question that brought together scholars from different European countries to Prague…

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren

Alma Gottlieb , November 9th, 2016

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…

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