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Positioniertheit im Gesundheitsnotstand: Wahrnehmungen, Auslassungen und Bewertungen im Kontext von Ebola und Corona (#WitnessingCorona)

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Anne Menzel   „Es ist wohl auch zu spät. Das Virus hat sich so weit verbreitet, dass es kaum noch hülfe, einzelne…

“From Zero to Hero”: The life of Sierra Leonean football players in Scandinavia, by Zora Šašková

Community league game in Lunsar, Port Loko District “Is Foday back home?” I asked Erik, a former Danish Superliga coach and owner of a second division club in…

The making of a market: politicising gangs in Sierra Leone, by Kars de Bruijne

The back of a clique member By January 2019, politicians were recruiting gang members once again, nearly a year after the Sierra Leone elections. They were asked to…

Are Sierra Leone’s gangs a new phenomenon? by Kars de Bruijne

MOB – Members of Blood together with 103 a constituency number is an indication of the politics and gangs nexus – photo by the author One Friday afternoon,…

Freetown – tangible progress, by Mats Utas

Kushe-o (hello) – entering Eastern parts of Freetown in the late afternoon New roads and through fares, broadened streets, less traffic congestion, paved streets, a toll road making…

Sierra Leone’s laws to protect women have unintended consequences, by Luisa Schneider

Age-of-consent law is complex. If it is set too high, there’s a risk that it will undercut young people’s agency. If it is set too low, it does…

Congosa politics: Rumours and elections in Sierra Leone, by Diana Szanto

The red party. APC political rally in Freetown Congosa in Krio means gossiping and spreading rumour, but its connotations are much darker than in English. It equals with name…

Elective Affinities: Fragility and Injustice in the Field, by Luisa Enria

2017 They say they can’t tell if I have malaria or not, maybe it’s something else. “Just lie down, try the drip, and see if it helps”. I…

Can you imagine? Reflections on the SL elections and implications for penal policy and practice, by Andrew Jefferson and Luisa Schneider

Sierra Leone has a new president. And despite being challenged prior to the elections, the two party-system dominated once again. After two five-year terms under Ernest Bai Koroma…

Jostling for power: Sierra Leone’s election runoff, by Luisa Enria and Jamie Hitchen

After six days of patiently waiting, during which 25% increments of Sierra Leone’s 7 March presidential vote were gradually released, on the evening of 13 March, chair of…

Generation Terrorists: The Politics of Youth and the Gangs of Freetown, by Kieran Mitton

Youth at Risk – Youth as Risk On the evening of the 15th February, six leading presidential candidates for the Sierra Leone presidential elections took to the stage….

The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 31: Adia Benton on Public Health, Ebola and Black Lives on Both Sides of the Atlantic

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…

Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary repercussions at a former centre of the outbreak, by Anita Schroven

Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…

Remnants of Ebola: Contemporary Repercussions at a Former Centre of the Outbreak, by Anita Schroven (2017)

Field notes from Kailahun and Kpemalu. The road network in Sierra Leone has much improved in recent years, especially since the first time I travelled to the Eastern…

Ebola: why has the previous existence of Ebola in the Mano river region not been discussed?

  Empty Ebola Treatment Center at ELWA outside Monrovia. November 1, 2016 Passage from a medical journal from 1982: The results seem to indicate that at least Liberia…

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards. Book Review by Jamie Hitchen

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic is one of the first books to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent pandemic in West Africa, The…

Flavour was not supposed to die…, by Andrew Jefferson

It’s raining in Freetown and the traffic is, as usual, slow on the road through Congo Town towards Kroo Town Road. The radio announcer is going through the…

The Morning After: anthropology and the Ebola hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven

The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…

The Morning After: Anthropology and the Ebola Hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven (2016)

The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…

The Morning After: Ethnologie mit Ebola-Kater

Anne Menzel und Anita Schroven Ebola Behandlungszentrum in Forécariah, Guinea | Anita Schroven, Januar 2016 Jahreswechsel sind traditionell die passende Zeit für Rückblicke und Katerstimmung. Allerdi…

Closed fists of Ebola, by Diana Szántó

The arrival is always a shock. When the door of the aeroplane opens, there is a sudden rush of heat, of odours and colours. It does not take…

DisNGOization in practice

I have been here for three weeks that have run so fast that it seems I landed yesterday.  It is time to focus on the main reason of…

Dignity Market

Dignity Market is a place that my friends rented so that disabled people living in different collective homes in and around the city can come there to work,…

Closed fists of Ebola

I did  long term anthropological fieldwork amongst the polio-disabled communities of Freetown between 2008 and 2012. The research fed into my doctoral dissertation: „Where parallel worlds meet: civil…