Tag: Pakistan

Grief is a thing to be sung: solace from Shi’a lamentation

standplaatswereld , November 2nd, 2022

By Aleeha Zahra Ali A year and a half ago, I learnt what grief was. Before that I had known waves of sadness, despair, depression, heartbreak and anger….


Injury and Fitness: Responsibility through Biomedicine 

Ramsha Usman , October 4th, 2022

Kashif pointed to different parts of the wounds on his leg and explained to me how they had healed, exacerbated, or been ignored at different places of care….


Climatic Futures and Tree Response-ability: Can Urban Forests Restore Human-Tree Relations?

Tayeba Batool , April 5th, 2022

Listen to an audio recording of this post read by Tayeba Batool This browser does not support HTML5 audio How do we account for the agency of trees…


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…


Thinking with a Database

Zehra Hashmi , May 6th, 2021

In 2019, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority notified television channels that they were not allowed to host the Pakistani Senator Hafiz Hamdullah on air. The reason: Hamdullah…


Apostasy and the Prophet

tabsir , April 16th, 2021

There is an excellent discussion of the origins and extent of apostasy laws in Islamic contexts by Dr. Ahmet Kuru,  Porteous Professor of Political Science at San Diego…


Roundtable: “COVID-19: Views from the Field”

Baird Campbell , May 21st, 2020

We’re wrapping up our five-part series, “COVID-19: Views from the Field,” with a pre-recorded roundtable. This roundtable brought our authors into conversation with each other, acros…


Platypus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Baird Campbell , May 5th, 2020

In celebration and recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take a look back at some of our favorite past posts from and about the region….


Suspension, Risk, Suspicion: Field dispatches from Pakistan under COVID-19

Sonia Qadir , April 30th, 2020

   اردو میں پڑھنے کے لیے یہاں Click کریں Editor’s note: This post is the third in our five-part series “COVID-19: Views from the Field.” Click here to read…


Sufis in Pakistan: Ein Besuch am Schrein in Lahore

Nils Heininger , February 13th, 2020

Pakistan ist gemeinhin als streng muslimisches Land bekannt. Von der Weltpresse als konservativ, gar terroristisch gescholten, haben weltpolitische Ereignisse das Land nicht im besten Licht präsentie…

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The Knot of Ecological Time: An Outlet, an Election, and an Irrigation Office

colinhoag , November 12th, 2019

By Maira Hayat, Stanford University § In 2015, local elections were held in Pakistan, ten years after the previous ones in 2005 during General Pervez Musharraf’s military rule….


Single Shot: Interspecies Care and Responsibility

The Familiar Strange , February 27th, 2019

Dog keeping is a polluted, unholy, and prohibited practice in rural Pakistan. Many Sunni Muslims belonging to Hanfi jurisprudence consider the dog’s mere presence in a house a…

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Public Anthropology and negotiating what that means on TV.

Uzma , May 24th, 2018

A few years ago, I wrote a piece on making archaeology popular in which I recounted the ways in which archaeology became part of public discourse through television media, and…


Plumbing the Depths in Lahore

Alexandra Frankel , March 15th, 2018

Waste water inspections open up questions about bureaucratic processes and interactions. In the summer of 2015, the top tiers of the Punjab political and civil administration met in…

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DragNet: January 16 – January 31, 2018

ngraulich , February 6th, 2018

Image from projects.bettergov.org DragNet is back, with a recap of a number articles that came up last month in our twitter feed. In World News, we have a…


anthro in the news 1/4/16

anthropologyworks , January 4th, 2016

Sidney Mintz: Founder of the anthropology of food Cultural anthropologist Sarah Hill, associate professor at Western Michigan University, published an article in the Boston Review detailing the work…


Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

tabsir , July 4th, 2015

In case you were wondering what kinds of books Bin Laden was reading, at least in his Pakistan compound before his demise, the U.S. Government has provided a…


Pervez Hoodbhoy and Scott Atran on hope and extremism

gregdowney , April 26th, 2015

By Profs. Pervez Hoodbhoy and Scott Atran After he circulated his address to the UN Security Council on extremism (available here), Prof. Scott Atran received the following response…


In the Journals – April 2015

Sean Miller , April 21st, 2015

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. With winter…