Tag: papers

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

randiirwin , April 10th, 2022


The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send papers centering the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes…


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The Multiple Displacements of Mangalore Special Economic Zone

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


This paper analyses three different types of displacement – social, cultural and economic – in the lives of three women and their families which have been affected by…


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… And the Street Goes on

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


Népszínház utca is a street that begs to be the subject of study. Its name, People’s Theatre Street, produces expectations that are fully met. Its surroundings are a…


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Red Mud, a Divided Settlement and the Toxic Waste Poisoning Hungary

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


Environmentalists, and the EU, have long voiced concern over a toxic waste site on the banks of the Danube in northern Hungary. So why do most locals living…


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Critique of podcasting as an anthropological method

Ian M. Cook , November 2nd, 2020


You: Can podcasts be used as a method in anthropology? Me: Yes! You: How? Why? To what ends? But what about (INSERT CONCERN HERE)? Oh, wow it might…


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Interview with Ishani Dasgupta, 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner

randiirwin , June 5th, 2020


Ishani Dasgupta (PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania) was awarded APLA’s 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize for her paper…


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Immoral Times: Vigilantism in a South Indian City

Ian M. Cook , January 2nd, 2020


As I write, the Indian state appears to be flexing its majoritarian muscles through the joint implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of…


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2019 Schedule for APLA at AAA/CASCA!

randiirwin , November 19th, 2019


Welcome to the 2019 edition of APLA at the AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting schedule. Below is a list of events, panels, and workshops that are sponsored or co-sponsored by…


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The ordeal simulation hypothesis

Alberto Acerbi , June 6th, 2019


You have probably heard the adagio that “man bites dog”, and not “dog bites man”, makes for a good piece of news: unusual, exceptional, events are better stories…


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APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2019

randiirwin , April 21st, 2019


The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send papers centering on the analysis…


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Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

Alberto Acerbi , February 15th, 2019


Online misinformation, fake news, false news, hoaxes, you name it, has been blamed for almost everything bad happening in the last years, from the success of Trump to…


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Did Einstein really say that?

Alberto Acerbi , September 19th, 2018


The phenomenon of online diffusion of misattributed quotes is so widespread that got its own dedicated meme. You may have seen a picture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th…


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