Tag: Loss

Taking it Seriously: Comparing COVID-19 to malaria

The Familiar Strange , March 29th, 2020

The situation in which we now find ourselves in the privileged postcolonial West is a new one in the postwar period, but one that is more known to…

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Introduction: #Displacement and New Sociabilities

Heike Drotbohm , August 20th, 2018

In this thematic week we aim to think through the notion of displacement. At a time that is marked by unprecedented movements of refugees and migrants on the…


The Price of Eggs: Iran’s protests beyond democracy and capitalism

Simon Theobald , January 10th, 2018

As the dust settles on Iran’s recent bout of protests, the surge of commentary, punditry, and analysis is likely to continue, no longer working to explain these apparently…

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NO WALL TO LEAN ON #newtonloss

Dalene Swanson , December 2nd, 2016

Who counts as human? Whose lives count as lives?… Loss and vulnerability seem to follow from our being socially constituted bodies, attached to others, at risk of losing…


From self-identified ‘Turkish migrants’ to ‘Kurdish Diaspora’ in London #newtonloss

Ipek Demir , November 30th, 2016

Loss and its relationship to translation and incommensurability have been central features of my work. My interdisciplinary PhD (Social and Political Thought, Sussex) and Post-doc (HPS, Cambridge) exa…


Loss in times of revolution and exile #newtonloss

Charlotte Hamid , November 29th, 2016

What does loss mean for Syrians living in Southern Turkey in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution and in the midst of an ongoing war? How is this…


Counting our Losses: Reflections from a Newton Fund/British Council Workshop on Loss and Displacement #newtonloss

Fiona Murphy , November 28th, 2016

The past is irrecoverable and the past is not past; the past is the resource for the future and the future is the redemption of the past; loss…


Book Forum––Robert Desjarlais’ Subject to Death: Life and Loss in a Buddhist World by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , September 9th, 2016

    Robert Desjarlais’s Subject to Death is like stepping onto a train already in motion. Its momentum isn’t fierce but there’s no time to ease in––from its…