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Book launch/discussion: The Subject of Human Rights (SUP 2020)

Danielle Celermajer , May 25th, 2021

When: 28 May 2021 / 9.30-11 am CET Link: https://zoom.us/j/96385183041 ID: 963 8518 3041 Password: 672357 Danielle Celermajer and Alexandre Lefebvre (University of Sidney) will speak about their new…


Mediating Mobility: Migration and Brokerage at the Borders of the State

Natasha Raheja , May 17th, 2021

Natasha Raheja (Cornell University) will present on ‘Mediating mobility: Migration and brokerage at the borders of the State’. Elizabeth Challinor (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) will ac…


Kaleidoscope of truth

Sandhya Fuchs , April 5th, 2021

Sandhya I. Fuchs (LSE and University of Bern) will talk about “Kaleidoscope of truth: Legal fictions, real cases and controversial proof in the production of the Prevention of…


Legal Consciousness Compared: the Case of Botswana

Sophie Andreetta , February 23rd, 2021



An Intellectual Odyssey. The Case of Legal Pluralism

Keebet Von Benda-Beckmann , January 22nd, 2021

When: 29 January 2021 / 2-3.30 pm CET Link: https://zoom.us/j/93210372616pwd=dTZZ… ID: 93210372616 Password: 4JzWZ6 Abstract Sally Merry was an active participant in the work of the project gro…


Doing an Ethnography of Corruption

Birgit Müller , January 9th, 2021

When: 15 January 2021 / 2-3.30 pm CET Link: https://zoom.us/j/93210372616pwd=dTZZ… ID: 93210372616 Password: 4JzWZ6 See you on Zoom! Here is the full schedule of the webinar series. You…


Heeding anthropological mottos in the study of law

Marie-Benedicte Dembour , December 8th, 2020

Abstract Even though I have been based in a school of law for thirty years, my scholarly contributions do not come across as legally conventional. This is no…


How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Finale

Neil Turner , December 1st, 2020

The Euro crisis: an episode in the history of money The monetary crisis that has overwhelmed the eurozone of late needs to be seen in this context. The…

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How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Part 3

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2020

The demise of national capitalism To talk of the world economy being “informalized” suggests that there is a global rule-system, whereas effective rules are now absent at all…

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How the informal economy took over the World – Part 2 by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2020

  The dialectics of form “General Forms have their vitality in Particulars, and every Particular is a Man” (William Blake). Most readers of this book live substantially inside…

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How the informal economy took over the world by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , September 1st, 2020

A la recherche du temps perdu (In search of lost time) The idea of an informal economy was born at the moment when the post-war era of developmental…

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Seeing Culture Everywhere: A Book Review by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , August 2nd, 2020

The authors of this well-written book tell how they were pushed by their editor into writing for a general audience. They have succeeded without sacrificing analytical rigor. They…

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In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020

Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


Why George Floyd Matters

Neil Turner , July 1st, 2020

With all due respect and no malice intended but the George Floyd murder is not the first time African American men have been wrongfully brutalized and killed by…

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Pandemics: Agents of Global Change – Part 2

Neil Turner , June 1st, 2020

The Economic and Commercial Impact of Pandemics By now, the COVID-19 influenza outbreak has reached practically all parts of the globe. In the context of discussing the pandemic,…

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Balancing Acts: An Ethnographer’s Thoughts on Studying Religion

The Familiar Strange , May 24th, 2020

Anthropologists sometimes study sensitive topics and it is therefore not uncommon for ethnographic work to attract serious criticism along such lines. In a recent social media thread, I…

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New Preface to Globalization from Below: The World’s Other Economy by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , May 1st, 2020

IV. The informal economy has taken over the World The idea of an informal economy was born in the 1970s when the post-war era of developmental states was…

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Pandemics: agents of global change

Neil Turner , April 1st, 2020

It was the early 1990s, while working at the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia, I became interested in epidemiology. With all the doctors around (there were twelve…

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A Cultural Zoo: Shaligram Stone in an Ammonite World

The Familiar Strange , March 15th, 2020

Author: Holly Walters, a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, United States. Her work focuses on religion, language, and ritual practice in South Asia. Her current research addresses issues…

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Ep #53 Making Meaningful Anthropology: Amita Baviskar on Maggi Noodles and Anti-Dam Movements

Alex D'Aloia , March 8th, 2020

“It was a really difficult dilemma for me, because I felt that I needed to stand by my work, but at the same time what was more important…

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Cultural Critique: Anthropological – by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2020

Cultural Critique Cultural critique, the use of anthropology to draw critical attention to institutions that readers take for granted, is as old as the origins of the modern…

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The Subjugation of Liberal Democracy

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2020

Are we witnessing in our lifetime the slow destruction of liberal democracy? Have we exhausted the limits of a political system that has served nations for more than…

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Religious Colonizing in Brazil

Neil Turner , January 1st, 2020

After Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil, I sort of lost the desire to write anything more about the country. As a gringo living in Brazil for more…

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The Collapse of Societies

Neil Turner , December 1st, 2019

By now, the entire world is aware of the historic and unprecedented events occurring in the United States.  It seems trite to characterize these events as…

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