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Book Review: Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement by Eduardo Zachary Albrecht

Rose Deller , December 14th, 2017

In Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement, Eduardo Zachary Albrecht explores the alter-globalisation movements in Spain, Italy and Greece that envisage resistance less as…

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David Hamou and Ida Susser: Where to Catalonia?: Is this commoning? What for independence?

Focaal Web Editor , December 11th, 2017

As we sit here in Barcelona, a historic center of anarchism and left resistance, the questions debated in the most recent Focaal special section “Exploring the urban commons” confront us….


Accidental experimental ethnography #Colleex

Eeva Berglund , September 20th, 2017

Researching with social movements (environmental activism, makerspaces) brings ethnography’s nuanced, embodied and collective sense-making to the fore. I also argue that anthropological research…


Review of Richard S. Newman’s “Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present”

guestauth0r , September 18th, 2017

Newman’s activists press for environmental change imbedded with critiques of capitalism and industrialization, racial injustice, and its global implications. This view distorts the complexity of histo…

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Pollution is Colonialism

Max Liboiron , September 1st, 2017

Colonialism in Canada is an ongoing structure whereby settler society and government assert sovereignty over lands already occupied by Indigenous peoples.

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The forgotten story of how a toxic spill and a book launched Britain’s environmental movement

guestauth0r , August 21st, 2017

When in 1963 some farm animals in the parish of Smarden in Kent became sick and died, suspicions fell on a nearby pesticide factory run by a division…

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Class Politics and Romania’s “White Revolution”

Deborah Jones , July 6th, 2017

The color white embodied exclusionary middle-class aspirations to moral governance and virtuous citizenship. Romania’s “White Revolution” (January–­­February 2017), the most recent episode of East Eur…

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The media practices of social movements: a critical overview of the literature

John Postill , June 23rd, 2017

Invited lecture to the Summer School on Media in Political Participation and Mobilization,  Centre on Social Movement Studies, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Fl…


Community Responses to Toxic Hazards: A Reading List

Max Liboiron , June 19th, 2017

A reading list of the David and Goliath story of communities versus industries, governments, and polluting infrastructures.

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Call for participation: Enacting Environmental Data Justice

Max Liboiron , May 1st, 2017

Held on Tuesday, August 29, this event will explore possibilities for data justice through a framework of environmental justice.

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Media practices and social movements reading list

John Postill , March 29th, 2017

A preliminary, abridged reading list on the topic of media practices and social movements in preparation for the Summer School on Media in Political Participation and Mobilization,  Centre…


The case for a people’s smart sanctions campaign against Trump’s America

guestauth0r , February 27th, 2017

The forces arrayed against Donald Trump’s presidency in the US could soon encompass most of the world once Trump’s climate change threats meet resistance.

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Victory at Standing Rock reflects a failure of US energy and climate policy

guestauth0r , December 22nd, 2016

Stopping the pipeline in one spot, after all, won’t stop oil altogether. Climate change, however, is a threat most of all to Indigenous peoples around the world.

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Bureaucrats and techies leading the pollution resistance against Trump

Max Liboiron , December 15th, 2016

Some of Trumps efforts are literally to support and intensify environmental pollution, and some are efforts to make certain people disposable. But people are fighting back. A lot…

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Public e-seminar on media practices and the radical imagination

John Postill , October 23rd, 2016

By Veronica Barassi via EASA Media Anthropology Network mailing list We will be launching our next e-seminar on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 00:00 GMT. If you are…


Political culture keywords: exploring social movements and media practices that are worlds apart

John Postill , October 23rd, 2016

Proposal to the special issue of Media, Culture and Society on “Media, political cultures and social movements”, Veronica Barassi, Alice Mattoni and Anastasia Kavada (eds.). John Postill (RMIT)…


On Solidarity and Molecules (#MakeMuskratRight)

Max Liboiron , October 20th, 2016

Deferring to molecules rather than social movements when it comes to contamination is a case of power relations.

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Jonathan DeVore: Reflections on crisis, land, and resilience in Brazil’s politics of distribution

Focaal Web Editor , October 6th, 2016

The rightful share and the lion’s share Brazil is at a critical juncture. Improvements in social welfare that have been achieved over the past two decades threaten to…


A Brief History of Anti-Capitalism, Pulled from a Dumpster

guestauth0r , June 6th, 2016

By Alex V. Barnard “Seeing all the waste exposes very clearly the priorities in our society, that making a profit is more important than feeding people, than preserving the…

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Reconciliation’s Waste: heritage and waste in post-apartheid South Africa

guestauth0r , May 2nd, 2016

Portable toilets and urine on colonial era statues are reconciliations ruins, the things leftover that heritage helps to frame but yet cannot fully explain. As matter that remains…

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Why I’m Voting for the Boycott Part 3: It’s in the Resolution

Kerim , April 29th, 2016

This is the third post in a three-post series of personal reflections on the AAA boycott vote. The first post discussed my own childhood Zionist education, while the…

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“Anthropology for peace”

Anne Kelsey , April 11th, 2016

In the Communications Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where I work, there are posters from an old engagement campaign that read “___­­­­__ for peace.” The…

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Massimiliano Mollona: The end of the Latin American pink tide? An introduction

Focaal Web Editor , March 15th, 2016

This post is the introduction to a series on the Latin American pink tide, moderated and edited by Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths, University of London). The twenty-first century opened…


Who is Going to Fix the Road to Europe?

Deborah Jones , March 4th, 2016

Road M15 near Reni, Ukraine in October, 2013. Photo courtesy Simon Schlegel When protests erupted in Ukraine in late November 2013, I was conducting fieldwork in southern Bessarabia,…

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