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War between good citizens and bad citizens: tools for today’s totalitarianism in Brazil and the Philippines

Cecilia Pe Lero , July 30th, 2021

On May 6, 2021, on the heels of Brazil’s deadliest month since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, special police forces in Rio de Janeiro killed 28 people…


The researchers that search engines make invisible

clearstaff , June 10th, 2021

I went to the university’s article database but finding this paper again wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

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Waking up to the politics of citation

clearstaff , June 10th, 2021

I found myself shocked by the importance of citation, and particularly by my lack of awareness of the impact my citing could have on others.

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This safety asphyxiates us: The banal border in Barcelona

Corina Tulbure , May 20th, 2021

Last month, while in Spain, we woke up to the news that local residents in the Canary Islands were planning to set up patrols to attack immigrants. In…


How does/did Modi do it? The significance of ‘decisionism’

John Harriss , May 12th, 2021

An introductory note: In the short space of time that has elapsed since I first drafted this essay – in the last week of March 2021 – and…


CLEAR mini-documentaries

Max Liboiron , May 10th, 2021

CLEAR has worked with Couple3 Films to make a series of short documentaries about the lab and our processes. We’ve also brought those processes into the filmmaking.

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Totalizing Infrastructures: Statecraft in the Uyghur Penal Colony

Darren Byler , May 4th, 2021

There were three lanes at the checkpoint in Turpan—an old Uyghur-majority oasis city on the northern reaches of the Taklamakan Desert in Northwest China. Two lanes were fitted…


Sinicizing Islam in Contemporary China

Jing Wang , April 30th, 2021

Modern states, both liberal and non-liberal, tend to deploy totalitarian-style strategies which force an “internal other” to assimilate into the dominant group. Such assimilationist policies presume t…


Casting Out the Disabled and Ill Immigrant: The Legacies of Australia’s Immigration Restriction Act of 1901

Helena Zeweri , December 11th, 2020

Collectively, immigration policies function to perform national sovereignty by reinforcing the division between citizen and migrant, usually conflated with ‘native’ and ‘outsider.’ While the work of p…


Today’s Totalitarian Menace

Today's Totalitarianism Editorial Collective , November 16th, 2020

Wherever one looks across the globe today democracy is in decline and trends towards what was once called “totalitarianism” are on the rise. In China 1,000,000 Uighurs are…


Today’s Totalitarianism – Call for Submissions

Greg Feldman , October 31st, 2020

Today’s Totalitarianism welcomes written opinion pieces that increase our awareness of the dangers we confront at this historical juncture anywhere in the world, of efforts to resist them,…


The Search for a Good Online Journal Platform

Grant Otsuki , July 20th, 2020

There’s an old saying, probably from a management textbook somewhere, that I see pop up on the software developer side of the internet from time to time. Everyone…

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On Pandemic Prophecy, Unsustainable Lockdowns and the Magic of Numbers: A Conversation with Carlo Caduff #MUHUM

Till Mostowlansky , May 22nd, 2020

As vast parts of the world went into Covid-19 lockdown over the past months critics of this approach have emerged from a broad spectrum: amongst others, libertarians who…


Muslim NGOs Facing COVID-19 in France #MUHUM

Lucas Faure , May 4th, 2020

Since the beginning of the Covid-19, Muslim NGOs have been at the forefront of the crisis in France. Their implication at the national level challenges negative stereotypes on…



Omar Bah , November 20th, 2019

In Episode 10, Going Native, Omar grasps the true meaning of kizunguzungu: but is the dizziness coming from denying local researchers authorship, or from open relationships? (Also, in which…


#MDGComics: Mzungus in Development and Governments! #9

Omar Bah , November 7th, 2019

In Section 9 Omar teaches Greta the amount of adjectives required to break government gatekeeping – while Naga defends the precious Ministry data from short term consultants in spite…


#MDGComics: Mzungus in Development and Governments! #8

Omar Bah , October 29th, 2019

In Section 8, Linguistic Interpretation (or lost in MDGs translation), the role of language is explored. Will Omar understand Mzungus better if he improves his fluency in Acronymia? How do…


#MDGComics: Mzungus in Development and Governments! #7

Omar Bah , October 22nd, 2019

In Section 7 Omar is in search of his own existential place within the research: definitely not inside the Cheraton, maybe far from Mzungus for a while… a holiday…


Welcome to #MDGcomics: Mzungus in Development and Governments!

Omar Bah , October 11th, 2019

Welcome to #MDGcomics: Mzungus in Development and Governments! A Phd turned Graphic novel about Mzungus in Development and Governments. Meet Omar, the one with the fake beard. Omar…


Muslim Humanitarianism: An Afterword #MUHUM

Julie Billaud , July 12th, 2019

What kind of practices, forms of moral reasoning and ethical orientation does Muslim humanitarianism entail? In what contexts and in response to what social problems does it arise?…


Islam, Humanitarianism and everyday religion #MUHUM

Filippo Osella , July 11th, 2019

In this intervention I argue that charitable or humanitarian practices among contemporary Muslims— and everyday religiosity more generally—are constituted and experienced not only through differences …


At Odds with the Impulse: Muslim Humanitarianism and its Exclusions in Northern Pakistan #MUHUM

Emma Varley , July 10th, 2019

Drawing on fieldwork undertaken between 2004 and 2013 in Gilgit Town, the multi-sectarian capital of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, this brief explores how, even while they…


A Postcolonial Civic? Shi‘i Philanthropy and the Making and Marking of Urban Space in Mumbai #MUHUM

Radhika Gupta , July 9th, 2019

Scholarly discussions of charity, philanthropy and humanitarianism in varied contexts tend to uphold the moral ideal of giving for the sake of humanity at large or the common…


The Egyptian Red Crescent in the Twentieth Century #MUHUM

Esther Moeller , July 8th, 2019

The Egyptian Red Crescent was founded in 1912 by Sheikh Ali Yussuf with a clear Panislamic and anticolonial agenda. In the following decades, however, the organization turned more…