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Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Ines Hasselberg , May 30th, 2016


The following article initially appeared on FocaalBlog and was reposted with the kind permission of the author.  On 14 April 2010, I was approached by J., who had come across…


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The digital prophets of Israel

Elad Ben Elul , May 2nd, 2016


At a time when the words “Israel” and “Anthropology” are constantly attached to “boycott,” “occupation,” or “war,” it is very easy to fall into simplistic or generalised perspectives on…


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Big Data, Big Issues: The Internet and the Perils of Progress

Andreas Hackl , April 13th, 2016


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Finding tales to tell

Meike Rottermann , February 22nd, 2016


“Looking for a story? I might just have one!”   With those words, Hikmet, a Turkish friend, invited me for a walk: story hunting in Istanbul. It was…


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Academics’ call for peace in Turkey: from “going public” to “getting persecuted”

Transformations Network , January 15th, 2016


Just a few days after the brutal terror attack on tourists took place in Istanbul, Turkish president Erdoğan and prime minister Davutoğlu used this tragic event to attack a petition by “Academic…


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Are you sure?

Jonathan Burrow , October 17th, 2015


During my fieldwork in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, I was constantly faced with large photographs of children’s faces, in many emotional states, accompanied by milk powder tins and…


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Submit a picture story and win a spot in a two-day multimedia storytelling workshop with Transformations

Transformations Network , July 22nd, 2015


The workshop will be held by the price-winning journalist Matthias Eberl, who is one of the pioneers of multimedia storytelling. Participants will learn how to combine different media…


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#SIEF2015 #EngagedAnthropology #Discuss

Transformations Network , June 22nd, 2015


Our panel “Engaged Anthropology: Reality? Necessity? Utopia?” seeks to reflect ‘engagement’ in anthropology against the backdrop of utopia. What is the purpose of our scientifi…


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What is an anthropological global generalization?

Daniel Miller , May 13th, 2015


Perhaps the biggest problem of our entire project is that every time anyone asks us a question we have nine different answers, which is not what the person…


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Keep on going: how Palestinians make their way through the maze of the occupation

Eva Kössner , May 4th, 2015


In the occupied West Bank, mobility and migration aren’t just everyday routine. They are highly charged political issues. In my field research (2010) among young Palestinians who had…


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Living the reaspora: Afropolitans back home

Jana Gerold Michelle Engeler , April 16th, 2015


Only recently, debates on global mobility of people consider the movement from economically richer to poorer countries, even though this trend increases from year to year. People do…


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An unavoidable force: the Palestinian citizens of Israel after the elections

Andreas Hackl , March 31st, 2015


For decades, the Palestinian citizens of Israel had to cope with a life at the margins of both Palestine and Israel, were largely excluded from the ‘peace process’…


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Don’t let them drown!

Natalia Paszkiewicz , February 17th, 2015


I always enjoyed swimming, and I was even training to become a professional swimmer when I was in a primary school. It did not work out because I…


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What does poverty look like on social media?

Razvan Nicolescu , February 5th, 2015


First, we should keep in mind that low income is not necessarily related to poverty in Grano. I will briefly explain why. Indeed, the unemployment figures for the local…


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Call for papers: Im/mobilities as products and generators of conflict

Andreas Hackl , February 5th, 2015


How are peace and conflict connected to im/mobilities? We invite papers for the 5th Bi-annual meeting of the network ‘Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology’ (PACSA), held 2-4 Septembe…


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From thieves to customers

Kathrin Heitz T. , January 29th, 2015


  Between 2002 and 2011, the northern half of the Côte d’Ivoire was controlled by the rebel group Les Forces Nouvelle. In contrast to other violent groups, the rebels did not hide in the…


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From “being a scientist” to “being a curiosity”: a tale amongst egg hunters.

Andrés Forero Rueda , January 10th, 2015


“Listening and watching, that’s what it is about” said Martin with a Frisian accent, who together with Sven, was teaching me about the Frisian tradition of lapwing egg-hunting….


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