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Review: Nourishing the Nation

Venetia Johannes. Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia. Berghahn Books. New York: 2022. ISBN: 978-1-80073-203-2. Mary Black (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) …

Joshua Babcock takes the page 99 test

“It’s about sarees or some shit.” This sentence—probably my favorite in the dissertation—comes from a group interview with Chand Chandramohan, Diva, and Seelan Palay, the organizers of Singapore’s…

Chris Hann: The Agony of Ukraine

After nearly two weeks of violent conflict in Ukraine, it is increasingly difficult to stand back and see the bigger picture. The West has lined up behind the…

Academic Freedom under Threat in India

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…

Guilherme Fians takes the Page 99 test

On page 99 of my dissertation, the reader finds themself in the middle of an ethnographic description of a heated political debate held during the 101st Universal Congress…

World élite? Latvia, national identity and the pandemic

An introduction to somewhere less observed Research on Covid-19 is a hot topic worldwide, and, recently, the Latvian government has  also launched its own emergency research programme. We,…

A Viral Education: Scientific Lessons from India’s WhatsApp University by Banu Subramaniam

We know of allopathy, and homeopathy, but how about cowpathy? The last is a line of consumer goods that feature the healing properties of the sacred “Hindu” cow…

Globalization in the Widening Gyre of COVID-19

Part 2 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. The Routes of Panic It turns out that when people panic, they panic according to a template. Panic follows established…

Towards a Covid-19 lexicon of conceptual off-shoots: locking sociality down in the Netherlands and Spain

This piece reconsiders the importance and impact of pandemic’s preventive discourses on existing language-scapes in society. During the COVID-19 pandemic, institutionalised anglophone paradigms of hea…

ANZAC Parade in Adelaide: a tough nationalist monument with soft edges

BY FREEK COLOMBIJN More than two decades ago I published an article on the urban symbolism of Canberra, the national capital of Australia (Colombijn 1998). When Australian states…

Interview: The Rani of Jhansi by Harleen Singh

The Rani of Jhansi was and is many things to many people. In her beautifully written book The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India (Cambridge…

Europe’s Other Walls

The Berlin Wall has always had multiple lives. Beyond its fall lies a story of proliferating borders and exclusions. “Berlin is not the same without a Wall,” said…

No Go World: The Map of Danger, Reconnections and ‘Crimes of Solidarity’

Andersson’s new opus is a haunting and insightful examination of those remote zones of danger and insecurity that are distant yet at the centre of ‘our new world…

Hilary Dick on Words of Passage

Interview by Alejandro I. Paz https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/dick-words-of-passage Alejandro I. Paz: Your book follows the ways that, given the entanglements between the US and Mexican economies, M…

Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

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…

Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class

What have been billed as momentous EU Parliament elections are taking place this week (May 23–26), and it seemed like the right time to review some Brexit films—one…

Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…

The Thickest Review of 2018: An Overview

Numbering 100 printed pages, at about 50,000 words, the thickest review of 2018 is about to be published here in four parts over the next few days. A…

Stranger in paradise #displacement

This post explores the notion of displacement through the experience of Franziska, who has spent her whole life in a peaceful touristic village of the Swiss Alps. I…

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway on her new book, Signing and Belonging in Nepal

http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/bookpage/SABINbookpage.html Interview by Rebekah Cupitt Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway’s book, Signing and Belonging in Nepal (2016) captures the ongoing and changing nature of …

Damien Stankiewicz on his new book, Europe Un-imagined

https://utorontopress.com/us/europe-un-imagined-2 Interview by Ilana Gershon Ilana Gershon: You open Europe Un-Imagined by suggesting that while the television channel you studied aimed to fashion a …

Trade War and the Nationalist Exchange: Trudeau Trails Trump

“These tariffs are totally unacceptable. For 150 years, Canada has been America’s most steadfast ally. Canadians have served alongside Americans in two world wars and in Korea. From…

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

David Hamou and Ida Susser: Where to Catalonia?: Is this commoning? What for independence?

As we sit here in Barcelona, a historic center of anarchism and left resistance, the questions debated in the most recent Focaal special section “Exploring the urban commons” confront us….