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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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Goodbye “American Greatness”

Maximilian C. Forte , April 29th, 2020


Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…


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From Hollywood to Hitler: Rethinking the Cultural Politics of Propaganda

Maximilian C. Forte , January 6th, 2020


What is propaganda? What does cinema reveal about the Third Reich and its people? What are German films about during the Third Reich? What do they reveal? And…


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Der Westen und die Hongkong-Proteste – Kritik aus der chinesischen Netzgemeinde

Florian Jung , December 27th, 2019


Medien und Politik im Westen haben die Demonstrationen in Hongkong von Anfang an kritisch begleitet. Die jeweiligen Standpunkte und Aktivitäten werden auch in China aufmerksam verfolgt und rufen…


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Krampfhaftes Kontrastsehen: Handke, Srebrenica und der Nobelpreis

Markus Wild , November 27th, 2019


Seit die Schwedische Akademie im Oktober 2019 verkündet hat, Peter Hanke den Nobelpreis zu verleihen, reisst Kritik an dieser Entscheidung nicht ab. Verdient Handke den Literaturnobelpreis? Verharmlos…


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Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Maximilian C. Forte , September 29th, 2019


Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…


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America: Imagine an America without Her

Maximilian C. Forte , May 6th, 2019


What might world history have looked like if there had never been a United States, or if it ceased to exist before the 20th-century? Is “America” an “exceptional”…


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The WikiLeaks Case: Democracy Dies in Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , April 14th, 2019


In the avalanche of news reports that have washed over the globe since the abduction of Julian Assange, this conversation struck me as containing numerous points of importance….


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US-manufactured Crisis in Venezuela: Creating a “Need” for Intervention

Eva Bartlett , April 1st, 2019


Eva Bartlett, reporting from Venezuela, is a freelance journalist with extensive experience in the Gaza Strip and Syria. See her website, In Gaza, for more of her work,…


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Top Articles of 2018

Alexandra Frankel , December 17th, 2018


As the year winds down, Anthropology News rounds up our most popular articles of 2018. From critical reflections on the discipline and experiences of it, to grappling with…


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How “Fake News” Lost Its Meaning

Adam Hodges , June 6th, 2018


Collins Dictionary named “fake news” its 2017 word of the year, an easy choice given the word’s “unprecedented usage increase” of 365 percent over the previous year. Collins…


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A Theory of Propaganda for the Social Media Age

Adam Hodges , April 9th, 2018


Intertextuality and the propagation of disinformation Propaganda typically refers to manipulative techniques and misleading messages used to gain public acquiescence for a political cause, especially …


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Die guten Menschen von Sichuan: Alles nur fake?

Lisa Krauss , July 13th, 2017


Eine Reihe von guten Taten beschäftigt derzeit die chinesische Netzgemeinde. Ausgelöst wurde die Diskussion von einer Reihe Fotos, die besonders vorbildliches Verhalten chinesischer Bürger in der U-Ba…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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Spreading Alerts in Egypt and Elsewhere

MPeterson , June 18th, 2015


When people keep getting warnings but nothing ever happens… they just start ignoring them. One of the interesting things about living as an expatriate in Egypt and India…


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Realism or Iconography? The Pentagon’s Implicit Theory of Visual Representation

Maximilian Forte , October 11th, 2014


The following is an extract from my chapter, “A Flickr of Militarization: Photographic Regulation, Symbolic Consecration, and the Strategic Communication of ‘Good Intentions’,” published in Good Int…


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The US Military as Great Chief, Father, Doctor, and Babysitter

Maximilian Forte , October 2nd, 2014


The following is an extract from my chapter, “A Flickr of Militarization: Photographic Regulation, Symbolic Consecration, and the Strategic Communication of ‘Good Intentions’,” published in Good Int…


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The Visual Imperium

Maximilian Forte , September 30th, 2014


The following is an extract from my chapter, “A Flickr of Militarization: Photographic Regulation, Symbolic Consecration, and the Strategic Communication of ‘Good Intentions’,” published in Good Int…


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