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Ida Susser: Melenchon: the creation of a left political bloc

Focaal Web Editor , June 21st, 2022

On June 19, 2022, the united left party, NUPES (New Ecological and Social Popular Union), cobbled together by Jean-Luc Melenchon in less than two months, won enough seats…


Living with Long Covid: A Reflection

Clair Zhang , April 24th, 2022

As a COVID long-hauler, I inhabit a liminal space of intractable uncertainty with regards to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and prognosis. COVID infections have blurred the boundary between the two…

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Maka Suarez: Thinking about debt with David Graeber and La PAH

focaal_admin , December 21st, 2021

Let me begin by saying “this is a thought experiment”; a phrase David often used, and I find useful. In this talk I’d like to propose an approach…


Solidarity in Protest: Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Carli Hansen , December 16th, 2021

Recently published in the Teaching Culture series, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders and shows how youth…

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Anthony Stavrianakis’s Leaving: A Narrative of Assisted Suicide by Ari Gandsman

Ari Gandsman , August 4th, 2021

Leaving: A Narrative of Assisted Suicide Anthony Stavrianakis University of California Press, 2000. 248 pages. Everyone discovers an academic doppelgänger at some point. We invest ti…


Tackling the pandemic: examining the role of social movements and organizations in Argentina by Silvia Hirsch

Silvia Hirsch , May 13th, 2021

Introduction Mónica, a 44-year-old woman, wakes up every morning thinking about the challenges ahead. Today, like every other day, she will prepare soup with noodles and rice for…


Feminist Hopes for Chile’s Future

Chelsea Horton , March 5th, 2021

Two million Chileans marched for gender equality and democratic reform on International Women’s Day 2020. With the writing of a new constitution now on the horizon, feminist activists…

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STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020

In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


The Chilean Estallido, Plebiscite 2020, and Legacies of Truth-Telling

Joseph Feldman , July 15th, 2020

On November 25, 2019, Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, gathered in Santiago’s Plaza de Armas. Against a backdrop of anti-Piñera graffiti painted on government buildings, museums, and Catholic…

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Sophia Hornbacher-Schönleber: “A Matter of Priority”: The Covid-19 Crisis in Indonesia

focaal_admin , May 11th, 2020

Sophia Hornbacher-Schönleber, University of Cambridge COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in Indonesia. The government ignored the crisis for too long, relying on a dubious religious discourse of divine pro…


How are Foreign Domestic Workers Implicated in the Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong?

Charlotte Brill , April 13th, 2020

by Charlotte Brill ‘’My eyes were very painful’’, said an Indonesian migrant worker who was caught in a cloud of tear gas on her day off. This tear…

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Sandro Mezzadra: Politics of struggles in the time of pandemic

focaal_admin , April 9th, 2020

A prolonged wait at the pharmacy, a long queue before entering a supermarket. Experiences like this, today increasingly common, can help us to see how the spreading of…


Witnessing Puerto Rico, Recognition, and Feeling in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Michelle Munyikwa , October 3rd, 2019

As the plane descended to land in San Juan’s Airport in August 2018, almost a year after Hurricane Maria jolted Puerto Ricans on the island and elsewhere, I…

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Optics and Fluidity: Evading Surveillance in Hong Kong

Jessica Lauren Bray , October 3rd, 2019

請點此閱讀中文版 Eyes in/on/for Hong Kong  At the Hong Kong airport, thousands of protesters line the arrivals hall. Creating a corridor for passengers to walk through, they stand silently,…


#Review: Queer Festivals

Clinton Glenn , September 11th, 2019

Konstantinos Eleftheriadis’s Queer Festivals: Challenging Collective Identities in a Transnational Europe is a much needed and welcome addition to a small but growing body of critical literature…


Our Governor Resigned via Facebook: #RickyRenuncia, Puerto Rico’s Summer of Protest

Patricia Alvarez Astacio , July 31st, 2019

Disponible en español aquí. On July 13th, the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for Investigative Journalism) leaked 889 pages of a Telegram App chat between the governor of…


Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 25th, 2019

Today, the 25th of March, marks the anniversary of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. The fire occurred in 1911,…

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Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 6th, 2018

by Hannah Rose   Last Thursday night, the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper marked ‘confidential’ to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service,…

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No Paninis for Poverty Pay

rebeccaprentice , October 5th, 2018

by Rebecca Prentice Throughout the UK yesterday restaurant and food delivery workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages, zero hours contracts, and unpredictable work schedules—including those…

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When ‘roofless’ migrants make their place. Contradictive perceptions of belonging in São Paulo’s squats #displacement

Heike Drotbohm , August 21st, 2018

In Brazilian squats, a ‘local population struggles for their ‘right to the city’ and a ‘migrant’ population tries to establish and improve their lives (temporarily) in multiple places…


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

guestanthropologist , March 19th, 2018

…May ’68, Nuit Debout and Romanticizing Struggles by Jade Ascencio In 2016, the Nuit Debout movement in Paris installed its headquarters only two stops away from my place….

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Accumulation by Dispossession, Solidarity in Precarity and the Future of Higher Education…

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 15th, 2018

…A Quick Manifesto  by a group of Anthropology and Global Studies students at the University of Sussex As both consumers of knowledge capital, and investors in our own education, we…

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So…Is There A Global Occusphere?

MPeterson , March 12th, 2018

The Occusphere. That’s the term given by Tod Moore of the University of Newcastle in Australia to the “totality of Occupy-inspired events” in his article “The transformation …


Anthropologists on the Strike

cultureandcapitalismblog , February 23rd, 2018

Yesterday, lecturers began 14 days of strikes in over 60 universities across the United Kingdom. Nominally, the strikes are to oppose pension changes proposed by university employers that would end…

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