Tag: refugee

The R-word and the G-word: On counting and accountability in the case of the Rohingya

aaaguestcontributor , February 7th, 2019

Given the sensitivity of this issue, this article was previously published anonymously on the blog operated by the former AAA Committee for Human Rights. The author is currently writing…

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Fifty Years of Refuge in the Gaza Camp

Alexandra Frankel , August 30th, 2018

This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series.  For stateless Palestinian refugees in Jordan, ordinary life can be an extraordinary accomplishment. The Gaza Camp (mukhayyam Gaza) is…

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Refugees and Police Violence in Calais

Alexandra Frankel , December 11th, 2017

An anthropologist reflects on ethical responsibility and everyday violence. Sitting on a bench in a beautiful town-center park in Calais, we speak to a number of Ethiopian refugees…

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NO WALL TO LEAN ON #newtonloss

Dalene Swanson , December 2nd, 2016

Who counts as human? Whose lives count as lives?… Loss and vulnerability seem to follow from our being socially constituted bodies, attached to others, at risk of losing…


In the Journals – February 2016

David Thompson , February 24th, 2016

    Welcome back to In the Journals, a look at recent publications in the world of security, law, crime, and governance.  The February issue of Cultural Anthropology is…


Making Heidelberg a Home while Longing for a Global City – by Magdalena von Drachenfels

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

“For now our home is Heidelberg” says Laila Khan (all the names have been changed) and, pointing towards her one year old son, Shahid, she adds: “He was…

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Homing Heidelberg – a Student Project Exploring Refugee’s Ways of Navigating the City

anthropologiphone , February 24th, 2015

By Marie Sander, lecturer of the seminar Transcultural Place-Making How can we understand the idea of ‘home’ in times of migration? Is ‘home’ a place, social ties, family,…

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Tuberculosis in Prisons

Paul Mason , June 5th, 2014

  Last year I wrote a blog post for the TB CRE covering a story about Ravindra Patil who died of tuberculosis after having spent time in Mumbai…

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